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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
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  • May.30.2013
  • 9780142180822
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  • Audio Book
  • May.30.2013
  • 9781470881436
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  • Hardcover
  • May.30.2013
  • 9780399162091

Karen gives an overview of the book:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club introduces a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one   Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. “I was raised with a chimpanzee,” she explains. “I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren’t thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern’s expulsion … she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as a sister.” As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. Then, something happened, and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence. In We Are All Completely beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler weaves her most accomplished work to date—a tale of loving but fallible people whose well-intentioned actions lead to heartbreaking consequences.
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club introduces a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one
 
Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. “I was raised with a chimpanzee,” she explains. “I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren’t thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern’s expulsion … she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as a sister.” As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. Then, something happened, and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence.

In We Are All Completely beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler weaves her most accomplished work to date—a tale of loving but fallible people whose well-intentioned actions lead to heartbreaking consequences.

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About Karen

Karen Joy Fowler is the bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club, as well as science fiction, short stories, and historical fiction. Her latest collection is What I Didn’t See: Stories. She lives in Santa Cruz.

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Published Reviews

Dec.02.2013

To experience this novel exactly as the author intended, a reader should avoid the flap copy and everything else written about it. Including this review. The last writers to be unscathed by spoilers were...