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Emma Cline

Biography

Emma Cline

Emma Cline is the author of THE GIRLS and the winner of the
Plimpton Prize. Her first story collection is DADDY.

THE GIRLS was an international bestseller, and was a finalist for a National Book Critic's Circle Award, the First Novel Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the winner of the Shirley Jackson Award.

In 2017, Cline was named one of Granta's Best Young
American Novelists.

Her short stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Granta and Tin House. Her stories have been chosen for the Best American Short Stories in 2017, 2018 and 2020, and were anthologized in THE UNPROFESSIONALS: New American Writing from The Paris Review.

In 2019, Cline’s story, “What Can You Do With A General,” was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Story Prize.

Books by Emma Cline

by Emma Cline - Fiction, Short Stories, Women's Fiction

An absentee father collects his son from boarding school after a shocking act of violence. A nanny to a celebrity family hides out in Laurel Canyon in the aftermath of a tabloid scandal. A young woman sells her underwear to strangers. A notorious guest arrives at a placid, not-quite rehab in the Southwest. In DADDY, Emma Cline portrays moments when the ordinary is disturbed, when daily life buckles, revealing the perversity and violence pulsing under the surface. She explores characters navigating the edge, the limits of themselves and those around them. They want connection, but what they provoke is often closer to self-sabotage. What are the costs of one’s choices? Of the moments when we act, or fail to act?

by Emma Cline - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park and is immediately caught by their freedom and dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, she is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic and thrilling --- a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.

written by Emma Cline, read by Cady McClain - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park and is immediately caught by their freedom and dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, she is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic and thrilling --- a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.