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Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Joy Fowler was born on 7 February, 1950 in Bloomington, Indiana and studied political science at the University of California. She writes in various genres including science fiction, fantasy and literary fiction and often writes about women and themes of alienation.

Her first book, Recalling Cinderella was published in 1985 and she won the International Author of the Year award for 2014’s We Are Completely Beside Ourselves.


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Karen Joy Fowler Books

  • We are All Completely Beside Ourselves

    Karen Joy Fowler

    Product Code: AKDRP
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    Longlisted for 2014's Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Karen Joy Fowler's We are All Completely Beside Ourselves is an exciting book that will leave you breathless.

    A novel full of secrets, it tells the story of college girl Rosemary, who has decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. All people know is that she's an only child and her brother and sister disappeared. But now she's decided to reveal all - beginning towards the end and then going back to the beginning. Twice.

    Funny, clever, intimate and honest, this is a smart tale of tragic hilarity.
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  • Sweetheart Season

    Karen Joy Fowler

    Product Code: AMRGA
    Paperback
    This is a funny and warm novel from the Man Booker shortlisted author of bestselling hit The Jane Austen Book Club. 'Polls have recently confirmed what has long been suspected; most men do not want brainy women. Stewardesses have turned out to be that occupation blessed most often with marriage. The key elements appear to be uniforms and travel.' It is 1947 and in the aftermath of World War II halcyon days have not returned to Magrit, Minnesota, where the veterans have failed to come home. The men haven't died; they've just moved onto greener pastures, rejecting the local women, who served the war effort in the Scientific Kitchen of Margaret Mill. The mill was founded by Henry Collins, the man responsible for Sweetwheats, the world's first puffed and sugar-coated cereal. As part of a publicity campaign, Henry creates the Sweetwheats Sweethearts all-girl baseball team, convincing the mill girls that this will help them find husbands. Karen Joy Fowler is the Man Booker shortlisted, bestselling author of Sister Noon (a PEN/Faulkner prize finalist), Sarah Canary, The Sweetheart Season, The Jane Austen Book Club, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and the story collection Black Glass. She is a PEN/Faulkner Prize finalist and lives in Davis and Santa Cruz, California.
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