About Elizabeth Percer

Elizabeth is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and has twice been honored by the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation. She received a BA in English from Wellesley, a PhD in arts education from Stanford University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship for the National Writing Project at UC Berkeley.

Elizabeth was born just outside of Boston to an immigrant Jewish father and a converted Irish Catholic mother. When she was 21, despite never having been any further west than Pennsylvania, she bought a one-way ticket to San Francisco, and has never quite found her way back. She now lives in Northern California with her husband, their three children, and an eight-year-old tabby who is as doted upon as he is neurotic.

All Stories Are Love Stories

Amazon “Best Books of 2016”
Finalist for the 2016 NICBA Award!

 

About All Stories Are Love Stories

In this thoughtful, mesmerizing tale with echoes of Station Eleven, the author of An Uncommon Education follows a group of survivors thrown together in the aftermath of two major earthquakes that strike San Francisco within an hour of each other—an achingly beautiful and lyrical novel about the power of nature, the resilience of the human spirit, and the enduring strength of love.

On Valentine’s Day, two major earthquakes strike San Francisco within the same hour, devastating the city and its primary entry points, sparking fires throughout, and leaving its residents without power, gas, or water.

Among the disparate survivors whose fates will become intertwined are Max, a man who began the day with birthday celebrations tinged with regret; Vashti, a young woman who has already buried three of the people she loved most . . . Continue reading “All Stories Are Love Stories”

AN UNCOMMON EDUCATION

Amazon “Best Books of 2012”

About An Uncommon Education

For fans of PrepDead Poets Society, and Special Topics in Calamity Physics comes an elegant and remarkably insightful coming-of-age debut, in which a young woman’s serendipitous discovery of her college’s underground Shakespeare Society leads to an unforgettable series of transformations. When Naomi finds herself joins “Shakes” at Wellesley, she finally lets herself embrace the passionate inner self she’s always kept locked away. But when a sudden scandal unfolds, she will be forced to learn the limits of the relationships that have sustained her. An intimate and enthralling narrative, Elizabeth Percer’s debut novel An Uncommon Education marks the emergence of a stunning new literary talent. Continue reading “AN UNCOMMON EDUCATION”

ULTRASOUND

About ULTRASOUND

From a noted new author comes a brilliantly original collection of poems that explore the experience of pregnancy through the curious lens of medical technology. Playing on the intersections between life and gestation, knowledge and curiosity, love and fear, Elizabeth Percer presents an unflinchingly tender and honest meditation on the mysterious condition known as pregnancy. Continue reading “ULTRASOUND”