We Only Know So Much by Elizabeth Crane
A Novel (P.S.)

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...a wry evocation of modern life, at once familiar but also revelatory.
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A funny and moving debut novel that follows four generations of a singularly weird American family, all living under one roof, as each member confronts a moment of crisis in a narrative told through a uniquely quirky, charming, and unforgettable voice. Acclaimed short story writer Elizabeth Crane, well known to public radio listeners for her frequent and captivating contributions to WBEZ Chicago’s Writer’s Block Party, delivers a sublime, poignant, and often hilarious first novel, perfect for fans of Jessica Anya Blau’s The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and Heather O’Neill’s Lullabies for Little Criminals.

“Crane has a distinctive and eccentric voice that is consistent and riveting.” —New York Times Book Review


About Elizabeth Crane

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Elizabeth Crane is the author of three collections of short stories: When the Messenger Is Hot, All This Heavenly Glory, and You Must Be This Happy to Enter. Her work has been featured in the Mississippi Review, Chicago Reader, Believer, Other Voices, Bridge, and several anthologies, including McSweeney's The Future Dictionary of America, The Best Underground Fiction, Loser, Altared, and The Show I'll Never Forget. She is a regular contributor to Writer's Block Party on WBEZ Chicago. In 2003 she received the Chicago Public Library 21st Century Award. She currently teaches creative writing and lives in Chicago with her husband and their dog.
Published June 12, 2012 by Harper Perennial. 280 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Scott Martelle on Aug 13 2012

...a wry evocation of modern life, at once familiar but also revelatory.

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