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Elizabeth H. Winthrop

Biography

Elizabeth H. Winthrop

Elizabeth H. Winthrop is the author of three novels: FIREWORKS, DECEMBER and THE WHY OF THINGS. She was the recipient of the Schaeffer Writing Fellowship at the University of California at Irvine where she earned her MFA. She lives with her husband and daughter in Massachusetts, where she is Assistant Professor of English/Creative Writing at Endicott College.

Elizabeth H. Winthrop

Books by Elizabeth H. Winthrop

by Elizabeth H. Winthrop - Fiction, Historical Fiction

On the eve of his execution, 18-year-old Willie Jones sits in his cell in New Iberia awaiting his end. Across the state, a truck driven by a convict and his keeper carries the executioner’s chair closer. On a nearby highway, Willie’s father Frank lugs a gravestone on the back of his fading, old mule. In his office, the DA who prosecuted Willie reckons with his sentencing, while at their gas station at the crossroads outside of town, married couple Ora and Dale grapple with their grief and their secrets. As various members of the township consider and reflect on what Willie’s execution means, an intricately layered and complex portrait of a Jim Crow-era Southern community emerges.