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About the Book

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

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.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
by Karen Joy Fowler

  • Publication Date: May 30, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: A Marian Wood Book/Putnam
  • ISBN-10: 0399162097
  • ISBN-13: 9780399162091