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Cox, Elizabeth 1942-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 3,079 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Filmed lectures  Manuscripts  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.O9183, 813.54
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Publications by Elizabeth Cox
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Cox
The slow moon : a novel by Elizabeth Cox( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
On an early spring night in 1991, Sophie and Crow slip away from a rowdy high school party and sneak off into the woods. An hour later, Sophie lies unconscious, covered with blood, and Crow is crashing through the underbrush, hurling himself into the river to escape the police. Despite Crow's frantic claims of innocence, evidence at the scene suggests his guilt. And Sophie, by now awake in the hospital, refuses to speak, leaving the residents of the couple's seemingly placid Tennessee town to draw their own wildly varying conclusions. With each answer comes a new set of questions. The tragedy reverberates throughout the community, among parents, friends, teachers, and neighbors--all connected to the young lovers, all with a stake in what happens next. --From publisher description
Night talk by Elizabeth Cox( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
The friendship of a black girl and a white girl in the racist South of the 1950s. They share the same room, which is so much against the mores of the day that they have to keep it a secret. After the lights are out, they exchange confidences. A friendship tested by rape and murder
The ragged way people fall out of love : a novel by Elizabeth Cox( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
Familiar ground by Elizabeth Cox( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
A story of confronting loss and the guilt that must yield to achieve any measure of self-forgiveness
Bargains in the real world : thirteen stories by Elizabeth Cox( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
A question of mercy : a novel by Elizabeth Cox( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
"Adam Finney, a young man who is mentally disabled, faces sterilization and lobotomy in a state-supported asylum. When he is found dead in the French Broad River of rural North Carolina, his teenaged stepsister, Jess, is sought for questioning by their family and the police. Jess's odyssey of escape across four states leads into dark territories of life-and-death moral choices where compassion and grace offer faint illumination but few answers. A Question of Mercy, set in a vivid landscape of the mid-twentieth-century South, is the fifth novel from Robert Penn Warren Award-winning writer Elizabeth Cox. As she challenges notions of individual freedom and responsibility against a backdrop of questionable practices governing treatment of the mentally disabled, she also stretches the breadth and limitations of the human heart to love and to forgive. Jess Booker, on the run and alone, leaves the comfort of her home near Asheville, recklessly trekking through woods and hitchhiking her way to a boarding house in tiny Lula, Alabama, a perceived safe haven she once visited with her late mother. Pursued by a mysterious car with a faded "I Like Ike" sticker, Jess is also haunted by memories of her mother's early death, her father's distressing marriage to Adam's mother, the loving bond she was able to form with Adam despite her initial resistance, and her boyfriend Sam's troubling letters from the thick of combat in the Korean War. In Lula, Jess finds, if only briefly, a respite among a curious surrogate family of fellow displaced outsiders banded together under one roof, and there she finds the strength to heed the call homeward to face the questions she cannot answer about her stepbrother's death. Through her vibrant depictions of characters in crisis and of the lush, natural landscapes of her southern settings, Cox brings to the fore the moral, ethical, and seemingly unnatural decisions people face when caring for society's weakest members. Grappling with the powerful bonds of love and family, A Question of Mercy recognizes the countless ways people come to help one another and the poor choices they can make because of love--choices that challenge the boundaries of human decency and social justice but also choices that can defy what is legal in the course of seeking what is right. Jill McCorkle, a Dos Passos Prize-winning novelist and short story writer and the author of Life after Life, provides a foreword to the novel."--
The slow moon by Elizabeth Cox( file )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
On an early spring night in 1991, Sophie and Crow slip away from a rowdy high school party and sneak off into the woods. Tonight, for the first time, they will make love. An hour later, Sophie lies unconscious, covered with blood, and Crow is crashing through the underbrush, hurling himself into the river to escape the police. Despite Crow's frantic claims of innocence, evidence at the scene suggests his guilt. And Sophie, by now awake in the hospital, refuses to speak, leaving the residents of the couple's seemingly placid Tennessee town to draw their own wildly varying conclusions. With each answer comes a new set of questions. The tragedy reverberates throughout the community, among parents, friends, teachers, and neighbors--all connected to the young lovers, all with a stake in what happens next. As growing suspicions divide the town, a closer look reveals that everyone has something to hide.--From publisher description
I Have Told You and Told You : Poems by Elizabeth Cox( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Carolina writers at home ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
From Beaufort to Boone and a dozen places in between, Carolina Writers at Home is a rich collection of true stories showcasing the houses where some of the most notable contemporary Southern authors--including Jill McCorkle, Nikky Finney, Allan Gurganus, Clyde Edgerton, and Michael Parker have forged their writing lives. The homes in these essays range from the classic bungalow and mid-century modern ranch house to wilder locales: a church, a trailer, and a sparsely-inhabited barrier island. Alongside the essays, Rob McDonald's evocative photographs capture the writers in their habitat, preserving their distinct personalities as well as the particular character of the house and place they inhabit. From the simple pleasures of Cassandra King's writing room, to the hilarious and sometimes terrifying intrusions of curious wildlife in George Singleton's realm, this unique anthology invites the reader to step inside some of the South's best loved writers' private worlds and see whant makes their houses truly their own. It shows how collections of objects can transform a simple house into Daniel Wallace's ark or Josephine Humphreys' museum, creating a sheltering place for a creative mind at work. [This book] pays homage to those who have taken inspiration form the beauty and singularity of the Carolina landscape and turned it into the written word. -- Front jacket flap
White sugar candy by Elizabeth Cox( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Second Sunday reading : Elizabeth Cox, Michael Parker : April 9, 1995 ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Old court. Bargains in the real world by Elizabeth Cox( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ms. Elizabeth Cox reads and discusses her book Barga[i]ns in the real world ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Reading and discussion by Elizabeth Cox, novelist, sponsored by The Writers Institute at Georgia Perimeter College
Second Sunday reading : Elizabeth Cox, Michael Parker : April 9, 1995 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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