Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Joy Fowler is an American author known for her works of science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction. She is best known for her novel 'The Jane Austen Book Club' and has received numerous awards for her writing, including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the World Fantasy Award.


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  1. 1. We are All Completely Beside Ourselves

    The novel follows the story of a woman named Rosemary who grew up in an unusual family, with her parents being behavioral scientists and her sister being a chimpanzee, part of an experiment her parents were conducting. As she grows older, Rosemary grapples with the loss of her sister, who was sent away when she was five, and her brother, who left the family due to the emotional turmoil caused by the experiment. The book explores themes of memory, family, and the ethical treatment of animals.

    The 8487th Greatest Book of All Time