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Elizabeth Crook’s The Which Way Tree
Chasing revenge on the Texas frontier in this remarkable new novel from the author of Monday, Monday
Books Review  March 8, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...That's one way Elizabeth Crook grips you in her latest novel: pitting vulnerable humans against a bloodthirsty beast of almost supernatural size, power, and intelligence, a creature so vicious and unstoppable that it's become legend. Crook's mountain lion – "panther" in the parlance of the book's Civil War-era Texas setting – may not have the size of Moby-Dick, but it casts as long a shadow as the White Whale, with settlers from the Hill Country to the Rio Grande sharing tales of the dreaded Demonio de Dos Dedos – the Demon of Two Toes..."

Monday, Monday
Elizabeth Crook's new novel charts the ripples radiating out from the Whitman shootings
Arts Story  May 15, 2014, by Danielle White
"...Monday, Mondayby Elizabeth Crook Sarah Crichton Books, 352 pp., $26..."

Seen / Soon: Feb. 2
Hearing a stately Passion from Arvo Pärt sung by Ensemble VIII and reading a Texas take on Moby Dick from Austin author Elizabeth Crook
Arts Column  February 1, 2018
"...The Which Way Tree is the latest from Austin author Elizabeth Crook, who manages in it the striking feat of not only capturing the voice of a 19th century youth as honestly and compellingly as Mark Twain did but also having her Texas Huck recount a Moby Dick-like pursuit across Texas in which the White Whale is a malevolent mountain lion and its Ahab is a girl it mauled while killing her mother. Crook kicks off the release of the novel Wed., Feb..."

The Night Journal
Though the structure of Elizabeth Crook's The Night Journal could be labeled with lit-crit buzzwords like 'mise en abyme' and metafiction, the best descriptor available for it is the slightly awkward 'story-within-a-story'
Books Review  February 3, 2006, by Jess Sauer
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Author by Author
Notable Folks in Their Own Write
Books Story  May 1, 1998
"...Marion Wilkinson | Jan Grape | Tom Grimes | Tom Doyal | Evelyn Palfrey | Marian E. Barnes | Elizabeth Crook | Jim Bob McMillan | Barbara Bonds Thomas | Jesse Sublett..."

Far Away, From Home
Local authors' summer lit-aways to distant places
Arts Story  May 15, 2014
"...All five authors have ties to Austin, and yet their books carry us to Okinawa, small-town Appalachia, the future of technology, and even Austin in the days before the Armadillo and MoPac. (This last, Elizabeth Crook's Monday, Monday, has just been selected for the Mayor's Book Club.) So sit down and let someone from home send you someplace far from it..."

Books Column  April 17, 1998, by Clay Smith
"...The Texas Unit of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic has released volume one (of what they are hoping will be many more) of Texas Voices and Visions, which consists of nine Texas authors reading excerpts of their works. Four of those authors, Gary Cartwright, Jan Reid, Elizabeth Crook, and the certifiably insane Jim Kunetka will be at Book People Friday, April 17, 7pm, to read from their works..."

Celebrity Reviews
Books Story  May 1, 1998
"...Jim Hightower, nationally syndicated talk radio host and author of There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos, still enjoys popping a beer and watching re-runs of Nixon's "I am not a crook" speech. D..."

Texas Book Festival 2018: The Full List
Lineup includes Cecile Richards, Julián Castro, + 280 more
DAILY Arts  August 29, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...Adult Fiction Jeffrey Abbott – The Three Beths Heather Abel – The Optimistic Decade [image-3-right] Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah – Friday Black Rumaan Alam – That Kind of Mother Xhenet Aliu – Brass Chloe Benjamin – The Immortalists Lou Berney – November Road Chaya Bhuvaneswar – White Dancing Elephants Sarah Bird – Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen David Bowles – Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico Margaret Bradham Thornton – A Theory of Love Jamel Brinkley – A Lucky Man: Stories Rita Bullwinkel – Belly Up: Stories Edward Carey – Little Elaine Castillo – America Is Not the Heart Adrienne Celt – Invitation to a Bonfire Sandra Cisneros – Pura Amor Alyssa Cole – A Duke by Default Naima Coster – Halsey Street Elizabeth Crook – The Which Way Tree Jennifer Donaldson – Lies You Never Told Me Aja Gabel – The Ensemble Meg Gardiner – Into the Black Nowhere Jasmine Guillory – The Wedding Date Louisa Hall – Trinity Julia Heaberlin – Paper Ghosts: A Novel of Suspense Rachel Heng – Suicide Club: A Novel About Living Debra Jo Immergut – The Captives Shelley Jackson – Riddance, or The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers and Hearing-Mouth Children Chelsey Johnson – Stray City Caleb Johnson – Treeborne [image-4-left] Tayari Jones – An American Marriage Sophie Jordan – Beautiful Sinner: A Devil's Rock Novel Jack Kaulfus – Tomorrow or Forever & Other Stories R.O. Kwan – The Incendiaries Catherine Lacey – Certain American States: Stories Lillian Li – Number One Chinese Restaurant Julia London – Seduced by a Scot (The Highland Grooms) Jason Lutes – Berlin Ling Ma – Severance Rebecca Makkai – The Great Believers Stephen Markley – Ohio Cathy Maxwell – A Match Made in Bed: A Spinster Heiresses Novel Stefan Merrill Block – Oliver Loving Fatima Farheen Mirza – A Place for Us Wyétu Moore – She Would Be King Walter Mosley – John Woman Celeste Ng – Little Fires Everywhere Tommy Orange – There There Miriam Parker – The Shortest Way Home Frances de Pontes Peebles – The Air You Breathe Daniel Peña – Bang Camille Perri – When Katie Met Cassidy Turk Pipkin – The Moleskin Mystery and All for Love Brontez Purnell – Since I Laid My Burden Down Jamie Quatro – Fire Sermon Donald Quist – For Other Ghosts Shobha Rao – Girls Burn Brighter [image-5-right] Cydney Rax – A Sister's Secret Ingrid Rojas Contreras – Fruit of the Drunken Tree Steven Saylor – The Throne of Caesar John Scalzi – Head On: A Novel of the Near Future V.E..."

Texas Book Festival 2017: The Full List
Dan Rather, Jeffrey Eugenides, the Bush sisters, and 291 more
DAILY Arts  September 12, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...Morgan Babst – The Floating World Rosecrans Baldwin – The Last Kid Left Robert Jackson Bennett – City of Miracles Olga Campos Benz – It's News to Me Christopher Brown – Tropic of Kansas Julie Buntin – Marlena C. Robert Cargill – Sea of Rust Jessie Chaffee – Florence in Ecstasy Dan Chaon – Ill Will Zing Clemmons – What We Lose: A Novel Patty Yumi Cottrell – Sorry to Disrupt the Peace Elizabeth Crane – Turf Jeffrey Cranor & Joseph Fink – It Devours! Elizabeth Crook – The Which Way Tree Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney – The Nest Nicky Drayden – The Prey of Gods Jennifer Egan – Manhattan Beach Owen Egerton – Hollow Nathan Englander – Dinner at the Center of the Earth Jeffrey Eugenides – Fresh Complaint Emily Fridlund – Catapult: Stories and History of Wolves Cristina Garcia – Here in Berlin Sarah Rafael Garcia – SanTana's Fairy Tales Meg Gardiner – Unsub Ryan Gattis – Safe Tom Gauld – Baking with Kafka Nelson George – To Funk and Die in L.A. Manuel Gonzales – The Regional Office Is Under Attack! Christine Granados – Fight Like a Man Daryl Gregory – Spoonbenders Amelia Grey – Isadora Gabe Habash – Stephen Florida Daniel Handler – All the Dirty Parts Rodrigo Hasbún – Affections Laden Hubbard – The Talented Ribkins Lindsay Hunter – Eat Only When You're Hungry Jack Jemc – The Grip of It Rachel Kadish – The Weight of Ink Christina Baker Kline – A Piece of the World Lisa Ko – The Leavers Nicole Krauss – Forest Dark Min Jin Lee – Pachinko Melissa Lenhardt – Sawbones Jardine Libaire – White Fur Attica Locke – Bluebird, Bluebird Fiona Maazel – A Little More Human Simeon Marsalis – As Lie Is to Grin Claire Messud – The Burning Girl Mary Miller – Always Happy Hour Tim Murphy – Christodora Alissa Nutting – Made for Love Deji Bryce Olukotun – After the Flare Jorge Cepeda Patterson – Milena Natasha Pulley – The Bedlam Stacks Alisha Rai – Hate to Want You Jan Reid – Sins of the Younger Sons K Arsenault Rivera – The Tiger's Daughter Emily Robbins – A Word For Love Rakesh Satyal – No One Can Pronounce My Name Cat Sebastian – Ruin of a Rake Jessica Shattuck – The Women in the Castle Karen Shepard – Kiss Me Someone Mia Sosa – Acting on Impulse Bradley Spinelli – The Painted Gun Adam Sternbergh – The Blinds Jonny Sun – Everyone's an Aliebn When Ur an Aliebn Too Paco Ignacio Taibo II – Four Hands and Pancho Villa Takes Zacatecas Gabriel Tallent – My Absolute Darling Sherry Thomas – A Study in Scarlet Women and Conspiracy in Belgravia Amita Trasi – The Color of Our Sky Deb Olin Unferth – Wait Till You See Me Dance: Stories Weike Wang – Chemistry Amanda Eyre Ward – The Nearness of You Stephanie Powell Watts – No One Is Coming to Save Us..."

Texas Book Festival 2014: The Full Party List
Among the 275 authors: Oates, Ellroy, Mosley, Lear, Dean
DAILY Books  September 11, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...And the fiction list is a veritable who's who of the local literary scene: Sarah Bird (Above the East China Sea), Elizabeth Crook (Monday, Monday), Rolando Hinojosa (The Valley), James Magnuson (Famous Writers I Have Known), Philipp Meyer (The Son), Elizabeth McCracken (Thunderstruck and Other Stories), Meg Gardiner (Phantom Instinct), Jeff Abbott (Inside Man), Bill Cotter (The Parallel Apartments), Dean Young (Fall Higher), and Carrie Fountain (Instant Winner) … to name a few...."

2002 Texas Book Festival Schedule
Books Story  November 15, 2002
"...#E2.012The Facts Behind Historical Fiction Paulette Jiles, Lynda S. Robinson, Steven Saylor, David Marion Wilkinson, Janice Woods Windle, Moderator: Elizabeth Crook..."

Details on how to enter the Ninth Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest and more Texas Writers Month events.
Books Column  May 19, 2000, by Clay Smith
"..."Texas: The Mythic Frontier," a panel discussion sponsored by the Austin Writers' League and Barnes & Noble at Barnes & Noble Homestead (44010 Hwy. 183) at 7:30pm with writers Elizabeth Crook, Elmer Kelton, and David Marion Wilkinson...."

1998 Texas Book Festival Schedule
Books Story  November 13, 1998
"...1:30pm Time Travelers: Historical Novelists at Work Moderator: Elizabeth Crook; Tracy Daugherty, Tina Juárez, Joan Stocks Nobles, Janice Woods Windle..."

Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair 2018
Humanities Texas has the one-stop shop for all the lit lovers on your gift list with 26 authors on hand to sign your purchases
Arts Story  December 6, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...W. Brands! On, Elizabeth Crook! On, Bill Wittliff! On, Mimi Swartz! On, Carrie Fountain! On, Don Graham! On, Michael Barnes! On, ....."

Previewing the 2006 Texas Book Festival
Books Story  October 27, 2006, by Shawn Badgley
"...Barbara Whitehead, DJ Stout; Moderator: Elizabeth Crook..."

Previewing the 2006 Texas Book Festival
Books Story  October 27, 2006
"...Elizabeth Crook (The Night Journal)..."

2006: Year of the Bird; plus, the Dobie Paisano deadline is upon you, and a big month at Barnes & Noble Arboretum
Books Column  January 27, 2006, by Shawn Badgley
"...Slate, director, at to find out more. Notable Upcoming Events of Interest ... February is a big month at Barnes & Noble Arboretum: Austin’s Elizabeth Crook is the store’s featured author, and she’ll do a reading and signing there on Feb..."

The Gates of the Alamo Reviewed
Mark Busby reviews Stephen Harrigan's The Gates of the Alamo.
Books Story  March 24, 2000, by Mark Busby
"...These interpretations of history will spark discussions and maybe fistfights and hair-pulling among believers on different sides, but The Gates of the Alamo will be remembered for its interpretation of history and perhaps more for its memorable fictional characters, vivid descriptions, and effective narrative. While Harrigan worked on the novel for over eight years, he consulted two other novelists who have written about Texas history, Elizabeth Crook (Promised Lands and The Raven's Bride) and Jeff Long (Empire of Bones), discussing the craft of writing a historical novel..."

Texas Book Festival Schedule
Books Story  November 5, 1999
"...11am-12:15pm Through the Looking Glass: Mark Doty, Spike Gillespie, Memoirs Elva Treviño Hart, Edward Swift, Moderator: Elizabeth Crook..."

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