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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the beloved novel The Giant's House comes a beautiful new story collection. In "Property", a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish a rental house by removing his landlord's possessions. In "Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey", the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In "The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston", the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman. And in "Thunderstruck", a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter's risky behavior.
©2014 Elizabeth McCracken (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Critic Reviews

Starred review. “McCracken transforms life’s dead ends into transformational visions.” - Publishers Weekly
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4 out of 5 stars
By newyorkdoll on 07-15-14

Stories are ok but the last one is great

If you could sum up Thunderstruck & Other Stories in three words, what would they be?

interesting vignettes about sad people/ circumstances

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the detail and richness of the last story.

What about Erin Yuen’s performance did you like?

It was fine.

If you could take any character from Thunderstruck & Other Stories out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The Dad in the last story

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Kathy Yergeau on 06-25-14


What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A point to the stories

What do you think your next listen will be?

JK Rowling

What didn’t you like about Erin Yuen’s performance?

just ok, nothing grabbed me to pay attention and listen

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not even sure what the point to each of these stories was, they just ended, wouldn't recommend it, I should have asked for refund

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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