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Three Things About Elsie

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
The bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep delivers a suspenseful and emotionally satisfying novel "infused with warmth and humor" (People) about a lifelong friendship, a devastating secret, and the small acts of kindness that bring people together.

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing... might take a bit more explaining.

Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she thinks about her friend Elsie and wonders if a terrible secret from their past is about to come to light. If the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?

From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Three Things About Elsie "breathes with suspense, providing along the way piercing, poetic descriptions, countless tiny mysteries, and breathtaking little reveals... a rich portrait of old age and friendship stretched over a fascinating frame" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). This is an "amusing and heartbreaking" (Publishers Weekly) story about forever friends on the twisting path of life who come to understand how the fine threads of humanity connect us all.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A very special book that makes us think about ourselves and others more deeply … a terrific pageturner." - Nathan Filer

"An utter delight. Perceptive, funny, dark, moving. And so beautifully written. I loved it." - Sarah Winman


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Hardback Editions

February 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Three Things About Elsie (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 1-4328-6001-1 / 978-1-4328-6001-1 (USA edition)
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August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Three Things About Elsie: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 1-5011-8738-4 / 978-1-5011-8738-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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August 2018 : UK Hardback

Title: Three Things About Elsie
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 1-4448-3768-0 / 978-1-4448-3768-1 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Three Things About Elsie: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 0-00-819691-5 / 978-0-00-819691-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Three Things About Elsie: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 1-5011-8739-2 / 978-1-5011-8739-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Three Things About Elsie: A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2018
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 0-00-819694-X / 978-0-00-819694-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Three Things About Elsie: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 0-00-819692-3 / 978-0-00-819692-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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January 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Three Things About Elsie
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 0-00-824024-8 / 978-0-00-824024-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Three Things About Elsie: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 0-00-829576-X / 978-0-00-829576-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Three Things About Elsie
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 1-5082-6040-0 / 978-1-5082-6040-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Three Things About Elsie
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
ISBN: 1-5082-6423-6 / 978-1-5082-6423-1 (USA edition)
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Three Things About Elsie: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Three Things About Elsie
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Three Things About Elsie
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Three Things About Elsie
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January 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Three Things About Elsie
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Three Things About Elsie: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
Publisher: Scribner
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January 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Three Things About Elsie: A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2018
Author(s): Joanna Cannon
Publisher: The Borough Press
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