Elizabeth McCracken


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Elizabeth McCracken (born 1966) is an American author. She is married to the novelist Edward Carey, with whom she has two children - August George Carey Harvey and Matilda Libby Mary Harvey. An earlier child died before birth, an experience which formed the basis for McCracken's memoir, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination.

McCracken, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, graduated from Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts, and holds a degree in library science from Simmons College, a women's college in Boston. McCracken currently lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is an artist-in-res
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I’ve meant to post them earlier, but all of my e-mails lately begin, “Oh my Lord I am so sorry.”  Let’s face it: that’s how most of my e-mails begin.  I am always behind.  But here they are.  They’re nice, and I’m grateful.


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“Grief lasts longer than sympathy, which is one of the tragedies of the grieving.”
Elizabeth McCracken
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“I had never wanted to be one of those girls in love with boys who would not have me. Unrequited love - plain desperate aboveboard boy-chasing - turned you into a salesperson, and what you were selling was something he didn't want, couldn't use, would never miss. Unrequited love was deciding to be useless, and I could never abide uselessness.

Neither could James. He understood. In such situations, you do one of two things - you either walk away and deny yourself, or you do sneaky things to get what you need. You attend weddings, you go for walks. You say, yes. Yes, you're my best friend, too.”
Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant's House

“Books remember all the things you cannot contain.”
Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant's House
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The Giant's House The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken by Elizabeth McCracken An unusual love story about a little librarian on Cape Cod and the tallest boy in the world, "The Giant's House" is the magical first novel from the author of the 1994 ALA Notable collection Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry.
 
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The Library of Unrequited Love The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry by Sophie Divry One morning a librarian finds a reader who has been locked in overnight.
 
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