The End of the Point

EndOfThePoint PB c“With her fourth and most emotionally textured novel, Graver proves herself a master chronicler of the ever-spiraling human comedy.  The End of the Point is a work of uncommon gracefulness, as much in its boundless empathy as in the luminosity of its prose.”–Jan Stuart, The Boston Globe

“Eloquent . . . Graver’s engaging, expansive storytelling allows us to take up residence inside the mind of a host of different characters, watching as they create their own pictures of the world around them, as they invest certain places and people with mythical significance.”  –Alida Becker, The New York Times

A place out of time, Ashaunt Point—a tiny finger of land jutting into Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts—has provided sanctuary and anchored life for generations of the Porter family, who spend summers along its remote, rocky shore. But in 1942, the U.S. Army arrives on the Point, bringing havoc and change . . .  read more  


“Welcome Home” . . . new essay in Tablet Magazine

German Edition of The End of the Point (Die Sommer der Porters) is out! 

“This Immigrant Life” on Elizabeth’s recent course at Boston College

Panel: Authority and Authoritarianism in Fiction & Politics, with Elizabeth Graver, Edward Hirsch, Gish Jen & Adam Johnson.  Watch the video!

National Book Awards Long List for Fiction

“Graver Draws on Family History” (Boston Globe)

Filling the Well: E. Graver on the Early Stages of the Novel-Writing Process

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Published on March 17, 2017 at 7:24 am  Comments Off on The End of the Point