Thorndike Press

The Souvenir Museum

  • Elizabeth McCracken
  • Offered By:
  • ISBN-10: 0063063166
  • ISBN-13: 9780063063167
  • DDC: SC
  • Shipping Weight: .65 lbs ( .29 kgs)
  • Paperback
  • Published/Released April 2021

This product is part of:

Distribution - Large Print Standing Order Plan

Option Number: [8]

As a special service to our customers‚ we distribute bestselling and popular large print titles from other publishers through our catalog. This offers the convenience of ordering from one source. This subscription contains a mix of both hardcover and softcover titles.



An Award-Winning Author

In these stories, the mysterious bonds of family are tested, transformed, fractured, and fortified. A recent widower and his adult son ferry to a craggy Scottish island in search of puffins. An actress who plays a children’s game-show villainess ushers in the New Year with her deadbeat half-brother. A mother, pining for her children, feasts on loaves of challah to fill the void. A new couple navigates a tightrope walk toward love. And on a trip to a Texas water park with their son, two fathers each confront a personal fear.


Customer Reviews

“McCracken’s sly, emotionally complex collection (after BOWLAWAY) focuses on characters uprooted from their usual surroundings. . . . Each story opens to reveal a whole life spent within the web of a family, chosen or not. Full of gems, this collection is a winner.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“McCracken . . . proves her mastery of short fiction with these 12 tightly structured, searingly realistic stories. . . . Enduring love - along with the urge to resist it - is this volume’s common theme, whether in relationships between parents and children, lovers, ex-lovers, friends, and even in-laws. . . . An astonishingly powerful collection worth multiple readings.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“[A]n assured collection . . . McCracken opens up worlds in a mere sentence, and every page is illuminated with nuanced observations of human behavior.”

— Booklist