Vera Caspary

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General Information

Name: Vera Caspary

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1899 in Chicago, Illinois

Deceased: 1987 in New York, New York

Illinois Connection

Vera Caspary was born and raised in Chicago. She lived here until 1924 when she moved to New York.

Biographical and Professional Information

After her graduation from high school in 1917, her father enrolled her in a six month course in a business college, and by January 1918, Caspary found herself working as a stenographer. Caspary went through a string of menial office jobs, looking for one where she could write instead of taking dictation from people with bad grammar. Finally breaking into book publishing with her first novel, The White Girl, in 1929. She is the author of the classic mystery, Laura.

Published Works

  • The White Girl, Grosset & Dunlap , 1929
  • Thicker Than Water, Liveright, 1932
  • Laura, Houghton Mifflin, 1943
  • Bedelia, Triangle Books, 1945
  • Stranger Than Truth, Random House, 1946
  • Thelma, Little Brown, 1952
  • Evvie, White Lion, 1960
  • Bachelor in Paradise, Dell, 1961
  • A Chosen Sparrow, W. H. Allen, 1964
  • The Man Who Loved His Wife, White Lion, 1972
  • The Rosecrest Cell, Putnam, 1967
  • Final Portrait, W. H. Allen, 1971
  • Ruth, Pocket Books, 1972
  • The Dreamers, Pocket Books, 1975
  • The Secret of Elizabeth, Pocket Books, 1978
  • The Secrets of Grown-Ups, (autobiography), McGraw, 1979

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Bedelia (Femmes Fatales)

ISBN: 1558615075
Release Date: 2005-11-01

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A Chosen Sparrow

ASIN: B0000CM3G4
Release Date: 1964

Man Who Loved His Wife

ISBN: 085617744X
Release Date: 1972-12

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Final Portrait

ISBN: 0491000995
Release Date: 1971-11-08

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Release Date: 1972

The Dreamers (A sweeping saga of women's fantasies and dark passions)

ASIN: B000F1W4G2
Release Date: 1965

Secret of Elizabeth

ISBN: 0671821385
Release Date: 1979-02-01

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The Secrets of Grown-Ups

ISBN: 0070102236
Release Date: 1979

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Literary Awards

External Links

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