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  

NEWS

My appreciation of writer Edward P. Jones for Public Books

April 18 4:15 pm Works-in-Progress Talk at Wellesley College’s Newhouse Center 

12 Women Who Write Amazing Short Fiction

“Assigned Reading”: My Literatures of Migration Course at Boston College

A Christmas Mitzvah read on NPR by Susan Stamberg

Video Interview on Roots & Routes: New Core Pilot Course at Boston College

“Welcome Home” . . . essay in Tablet Magazine

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

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)

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Published on April 1, 2019 at 11:40 am  Comments Off on The End of the Point  
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