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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

By Karen Joy Fowler

“A gripping, bighearted book.” —Khaled Hosseini



Winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award



One of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2013 and named by The Christian Science Monitor as one of the top 15 works of fiction



The New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club introduces a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one.



Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. “I was raised with a chimpanzee,” she explains. “I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren’t thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern’s expulsion … she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as a sister.” As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. Then, something happened, and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence.



In We Are All Completely beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler weaves her most accomplished work to date—a tale of loving but fallible people whose well-intentioned actions lead to heartbreaking consequences.

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Publish Date

2013

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9780399162091


Format: Book
Author: Fowler, Karen Joy
Summary: Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.
Title: We are all completely beside ourselves / Karen Joy Fowler.
Publisher Date: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2013.
Subject: Families -- Fiction Self-realization in women -- Fiction Human-animal relationships -- Fiction Life change events -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780399162091 0399162097
Current Holds: 8
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F Fowler
Oclc: 822532814
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Bib Id: 434327

Format: Book
Author: Fowler, Karen Joy
Summary: Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.
Title: We are all completely beside ourselves / Karen Joy Fowler.
Publisher, Date: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2013.
Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Families -- Fiction
Subjects: Self-realization in women -- Fiction
Subjects: Human-animal relationships -- Fiction
Subjects: Life change events -- Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Notes: "A Marian Wood book."
LCCN: 2013000988
ISBN: 9780399162091
ISBN: 0399162097
Requests: 8
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: F Fowler