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Elizabeth Graver

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in Los Angeles, The United States




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Elizabeth Graver’s most recent novel, The End of the Point, is set in a summer community on Buzzard’s Bay from 1942 to 1999. The novel was one of ten works of fiction selected for the long list for the 2013 National Book Award in Fiction and received glowing reviews from the New York Times (where it was an Editors' Pick), Seattle Times, Boston Globe, Kirkus, and Real Simple. It comes out in paperback and as an audiobook in April, 2014 and is forthcoming in a German edition.

Elizabeth Graver is the author of three other novels: Awake, The Honey Thief, and Unravelling. Her short story collection, Have You Seen Me?, won the 1991 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Her work has been anthologize

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The End of the Point

3.18 avg rating — 2,108 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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The Honey Thief

3.32 avg rating — 890 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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3.56 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 1997
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3.22 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Have You Seen Me?

3.92 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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The Best American Short Sto...

3.84 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Story Magazine

4.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1999
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American Fiction (Vol. 9)

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1997
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“Largely, now, it was not anger he felt, but rather a kind of bone-scraping, quiet, ever-present sorrow. To come to the place that was supposed to stay the same, to come and find it changed. Dr. Miller had warned him against what he called the 'geographic cure.' You can't fix yourself by going somewhere else, he'd said. You'll always take yourself along.”
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“Table salt hardens here. Books mildew. Diaries flip open. Private Property: Please Turn Around.”
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“how much he loved being alone except when he didn't, except when it got to be too much?”
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“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

“Try to be one of those on whom nothing is lost.”
Henry James, The Art of Fiction

“Darling, I don't want you; I've got no place for you; I only want what you give. I don't want the whole of anyone.... What you want is the whole of me-isn't it, isn't it?-and the whole of me isn't there for anybody. In that full sense you want me I don't exist.”
Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart

“I don't believe less is more. I believe that more is more. I believe that less is less, fat fat, thin thin and enough is enough. ”
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“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
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