Three Things About Elsie

Three Things About Elsie

A Novel

Book - 2018 | First Scribner hardcover edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501187384
1501187384
9781501187391
1501187392
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 22 cm

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84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty ... Read More »


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multcolib_susannel Jun 26, 2019

This tale of friendship that spans 60 years, is infused with the mysterious working of a woman's mind determined to remember the past.

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Readyreader1st
Jan 19, 2019

I've never had a problem finishing a book, because I love to read and figure at some point it is going to just kick in but I just could not go beyond 3 chapters on this, nothing about it could pic my interest. Will go down in my books as a non reader Hopefully the only one

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Alphacat
Nov 26, 2018

I love this author. She also wrote The Trouble with Goats and Sheep. She does a good job of developing the characters and there is lots of intrigue. Both are a great read.

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CloudyDayReader
Oct 04, 2018

This is a great book, the characters and relationships are described so well. I have been telling my friends about it. It starts a little slow but picks up the pace as the mystery unfolds.

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