book cover of Bowlaway
Added by 2 of our members

Bowlaway

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
‘A big, glorious novel in every sense, this sprawling family saga…is a funny and big-hearted epic from a seriously gifted wordsmith’
Marie Claire

Read the sweeping and enchanting new novel from the author of The Giant’s House

Bertha is an enigma to everyone in Salford, Massachusetts – ever since she was discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery with nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin and fifteen pounds of gold on her person. She has no past to speak of, and her mysterious origin scandalises the townspeople, as does her choice to marry and start a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her.

But Bertha is plucky and entrepreneurial, and the bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford’s most defining landmark. As she changes the town forever, her singular spirit resonating through every board and brick and bone, an epic family saga unfolds, set against the backdrop of twentieth-century America.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Elizabeth McCracken is one of my favorite writers...I've read everything she's written...and there's nothing I haven't liked and admired enormously." - Nick Hornby


Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Elizabeth McCracken's Bowlaway

Hardback Editions

March 2019 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Bowlaway
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
ISBN: 0-224-08711-8 / 978-0-224-08711-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Bowlaway: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
ISBN: 0-06-286285-5 / 978-0-06-286285-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2020 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Bowlaway
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
ISBN: 0-09-952694-8 / 978-0-09-952694-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


November 2019 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Bowlaway: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
ISBN: 0-06-286286-3 / 978-0-06-286286-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2019 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Bowlaway
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
ISBN: 1-78733-169-5 / 978-1-78733-169-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Bowlaway: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
ISBN: 0-06-288827-7 / 978-0-06-288827-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2019 : Audio CD
thumb

Title: Bowlaway Lib/E
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
ISBN: 1-982606-90-8 / 978-1-982606-90-9
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : Audio CD
thumb

Title: Bowlaway: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
ISBN: 1-982606-91-6 / 978-1-982606-91-6
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : MP3 CD
thumb

Title: Bowlaway
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
ISBN: 1-982606-92-4 / 978-1-982606-92-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Bowlaway: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Bowlaway: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2019 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Bowlaway: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Bowlaway
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Bowlaway: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth McCracken
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA