Elizabeth McCracken is an author best known for her books Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry, The Giant’s House, Niagara Falls All Over Again, and Bowlaway, among others. Her books have been extremely well reviewed and she has received numerous grants and fellowships.

In addition to her writing, she has also taught creative writing at Western Michigan University, the University of Oregon, the University of Houston, and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is also the James A. Michener Chair in Fiction at the University of Texas, Austin.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Giant's House(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Niagara Falls All Over Again(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bowlaway(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Bowlaway: A Novel is one of McCracken’s best reviewed novels. Nobody knows much about Bertha Truitt. She was discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery with nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin and fifteen pounds of gold on her. The townspeople have a lot of questions about her, but she’s not telling and the whispers only increase when she marries the doctor who saved her life. Bertha opens a bowling alley in the town that becomes the center of the happenings, but when Bertha passes away in a freak accident the story of Bertha gets even weirder when a son no one knew about shows up to claim ownership of the bowling alley.

Another good book by McCracken is The Giant’s House: A Romance. Peggy Cort is 26 in 1950 and feels like her chance at love is over. She’s working as a librarian and ready to resign herself to never finding love until James Carlson Sweatt comes into her library. He is not what she was expecting though as he is an 11-year old boy with the size of a giant. They are an odd couple for friendship, but soon realize that they are the only ones who can really understand each other.

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