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Alice Elliott Dark

Alice Elliott Dark is the author of the novels Fellowship Point and Think of England, and two collections of short stories, In The Gloaming and Naked to the Waist. Her work has appeared in, among others, 
The New Yorker, Harper's, DoubleTake, Ploughshares, A Public Space, Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O.Henry Awards, and translated into many languages. "In the Gloaming," a story, was chosen by John Updike for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories of The Century and was made into films by HBO and Trinity Playhouse. 
Her non-fiction reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many anthologies.


Genres: Literary Fiction
   Think of England (2002)
   Fellowship Point (2022)
   Naked To The Waist (1991)
   In the Gloaming (2000)
Alice Elliott Dark recommends
Last House (2024)
Jessica Shattuck
"It's rare to find such a gripping novel about an ordinary family pulled in opposite directions by their generational differences and the opportunities and pressures of current events. This is a highly intelligent portrait of a country divided about its values, and an old New England house that has the capacity to shelter and heal all comers. I loved and related to Last House and will keep it on my favorites shelf."
Welcome Home, Stranger (2023)
Kate Christensen
"Rachel Calloway is a compelling heroine for the present moment - angry, honest, independent, witty, brilliant, and in pain. She sometimes makes impulsive choices, but her integrity is always intact. This is the most contemporary novel I have ever read, and I immersed myself in Rachel's Portland, Maine, her family and friends, her knowledge of coming climate catastrophes, and her confusion about where home is for her. Then suddenly, I realized that I was reading about the entire human condition, portrayed in crystal sentences I will return to many times. Welcome Home, Stranger is a novel for now and for the ages."
The Stark Beauty of Last Things (2023)
Céline Keating
"I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this book. The characters, the twisty plot, the detailed descriptions, and the setting of Montauk, a place of great natural beauty, all drew me in completely. When I miss being by the ocean-all the time-I will from now on have The Stark Beauty of Last Things to turn to for passages that take me there. This is a rare and special book to keep on the bedside table."

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Books containing stories by Alice Elliott Dark
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2008)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Katrina Kenison and John Updike
Nothing But You (1997)
Love Stories from the New Yorker
edited by
Roger Angell
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Katrina Kenison and Tobias Wolff

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