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Elizabeth Crook

USA flag (b.1959)

Born in Houston, Crook lived in Nacogdoches and San Marcos, Texas, with her parents, brother and sister until 1966 when the family moved to Washington D.C., where her father, William H. Crook, was director of VISTA for Lyndon Johnson. Later, the family moved to Canberra, Australia, where her father was U.S. ambassador to Australia. Returning to Texas, Crook graduated from San Marcos High School in 1977. She attended Baylor University for two years before transferring to Rice University, from which she graduated in 1982

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
New Books
November 2023

The Madstone
   The Raven's Bride (1991)
   Promised Lands (1994)
   The Night Journal (2006)
   Monday, Monday (2014)
   The Which Way Tree (2018)
   The Madstone (2023)
Elizabeth Crook recommends
'Til All These Things Be Done (2022)
Suzanne Moyers
"A serious and intensely gratifying page-turner that places the reader squarely in an era of political, social, and emotional turmoil in Texas. It's also a poignant love story, as Moyers presides over the lives of her characters with tenderness and a sure hand. Love, longing, and the hard persistence of hope shine in this debut novel."
Nobody's Pilgrims (2022)
Sergio Troncoso
"Eloquent, bold and terrifying, Nobody's Pilgrims is a fresh new take on the ancient themes of innocence pursued by evil, and of the young finding their way through a chaotic and uncertain world. Turi, Arnulfo and Molly are original and uniquely endearing, and they're a pleasure to travel with, even on such a frightening journey."
The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu (2021)
Tom Lin
"The prophet in Tom Lin’s extraordinary novel refers to his friend Ming as a ‘man out of bounds.’ Likewise The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu defies the boundaries of genre, at times standing staunchly within a perfectly researched historical world, and then strolling nonchalantly past those barriers into the world of magic and haunted souls. It’s a story that’s both brilliantly vibrant and brutally dark."

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