Book Launch with authors Susan Stinson & Elizabeth McCracken

Join authors Susan Stinson (Martha Moody, Spider in a Tree) and Elizabeth McCracken (The Souvenir Museum, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry) online for a reading and discussion of the new edition of Susan Stinson's novel Martha Moody which is published this month by Small Beer Press. 

Signed copies of Susan Stinson's books are available for purchase below — personalized copies will be available at the event.

Please leave a note in the comments if you'd like a signed/personalized copy of Susan's books.

We have copies of Spider in a Tree despite what this website says! If you'd like a copy, please purchase Martha Moody and put "Spider in a Tree" in the comments, thank you!

We will have copies of Susan's earlier works for sale with all payments going directly to Susan. Please email us if you'd like to buy  Venus of ChalkFat Girl Dances with Rocks, and/or Belly Songs.

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Susan Stinson's most recent novel, Spider In A Tree, was published by Small Beer Press. Her other novels are Venus of ChalkFat Girl Dances with Rocks, and Martha MoodyBelly Songs, a collection of poetry and lyric essays, was published in 1993. Her work -- which has appeared in The Public Humanist, The Kenyon Review, The Seneca Review, Curve, Lambda Book Report, and The Women's Review of Books -- has received the Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Award from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Benjamin Franklin Award in Fiction as well as a number of fellowships. She was born in Texas, raised in Colorado, and now lives in Northampton, MA.

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of seven books: Here’s Your Hat What’s Your HurryThe Giant’s House, Niagara Falls All Over AgainAn Exact Replica of a Figment of My ImaginationThunderstruck & Other StoriesBowlaway, and the forthcoming collection of short stories The Souvenir Museum.  She’s received grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Liguria Study Center, the American Academy in Berlin, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Thunderstruck & Other Stories won the 2015 Story Prize. Her work has been published in The Best American Short StoriesThe Pushcart PrizeThe O. Henry PrizeThe New York Times Magazine, and many other places. You can find her rather often, entirely too often, really, on Twitter.

Event date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
86 Cottage Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Martha Moody Cover Image
ISBN: 9781618731807
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Published: Small Beer Press - December 1st, 2020

At once a love story and a lush comic masterpiece, Martha Moody is a speculative western which embraces the ordinary and gritty details -- as well as the magic -- of women's lives in the old west.

Spider in a Tree Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781618730695
Published: Small Beer Press - October 8th, 2013

Stinson reads the natural world as well as Scripture, searching for meaning. But instead of the portents of an angry god, what she finds there is something numinous, complicated, and radiantly human.--Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

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ISBN: 9780062971289
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Published: Ecco - April 13th, 2021


Award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken is an undisputed virtuoso of the short story, and this new collection features her most vibrant and heartrending work to date

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ISBN: 9780062862860
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Published: Ecco - November 5th, 2019

A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley

From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century—nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fi

Thunderstruck & Other Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812987676
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - August 18th, 2015


The Washington Post  San Francisco Chronicle • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Miami Herald • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews

Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry: Stories (Art of the Story) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062873729
Published: Ecco - February 5th, 2019

The singular, enchanting debut story collection from Elizabeth McCracken, now back in print as part of Ecco’s “Art of the Story” series, and with a new introduction from the author

Called “astonishingly assured” by The Guardian, the nine stories that make up Elizabeth McCracken’s debut story collection deal with oddball char

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316027663
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 22nd, 2010

"This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending," writes Elizabeth McCracken in her powerful, inspiring memoir. A prize-winning, successful novelist in her 30s, McCracken was happy to be an itinerant writer and self-proclaimed spinster.

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ISBN: 9780385340892
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - October 30th, 2007

“McCracken mixes the proper amount of lunacy with exactly the right amount of sorrow. The blend is reminiscent of such late-20th-century treasures as The Accidental Tourist, The World According to Garp, or A Confederacy of Dunces.”—Denver Post

Niagara Falls All Over Again: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385336482
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - November 26th, 2002

By turns graceful and knowing, funny and moving, Niagara Falls All Over Again is the latest masterwork by National Book Award finalist and author of The Giant’s House, Elizabeth McCracken.

Venus of Chalk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781563411373
Published: Firebrand Books - May 1st, 2004