Three Things about Elsie

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Scribner Book Company
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5.6 X 1.3 X 8.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Joanna Cannon is a psychiatrist with a degree from Leicester Medical School. She lives in England's Peak District with her family and her dog. She is the author of Three Things About Elsie and The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, a top ten bestseller in the UK.


"Breathes with suspense, providing along the way piercing, poetic descriptions, countless tiny mysteries, and breathtaking little reveals... a rich portrait of old age and friendship stretched over a fascinating frame."
--Kirkus (starred review)
Praise for The Trouble with Goats and Sheep:
"A delight from start to finish."
--Paula Hawkins, author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train
"Cannon's intense specificiy captures a world in amber . . . a microcosm rife with tiny extraordinaries."
--Samantha Hunt, The New York Times Book Review
"A unique and unforgettable debut."
--Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal
"A tender and charismatic look into life in a nursing home. Cannon effortlessly captures the home's slow routines, along with the ways that staff and residents coexist but often know little about each other . . . This heartfelt tale of friendship and aging explores letting go of the past in order to live fully in the present."
"Amusing and heartbreaking."
--Publishers Weekly
"A heartwarming meditation on friendship and the way people we love shape us for the rest of our days."
"A wonderful and entertaining feel-good story."
"Cannon's tale is infused with warmth and humor."
--People Magazine
"Florence attempts to unravel a mystery in this blend of crime thriller, character study, and treatise on the nature of memory."
--Harper's Bazaar
"Older characters are beginning to get their own literature, and Cannon's title is a positive addition [with its] little gems of wisdom."
--Library Journal
"Irresistibly good-hearted . . . captivating."
--The Daily Telegraph

"Powerful and profound."
--The Guardian

"Funny, melancholy, acutely observant . . . your heart will finally crack in two on the last page."
--Sunday Express