Tracing the Bones

A Novel

2016 USA Best Book Awards: General Fiction, Finalist

“Elise’s writing is smart, beautiful, dark, funny, unflinchingly honest, and downright poetic. As a fellow writer, I find the whole thing infuriating.”
―Jon Gunn, writer/director of Mercy StreetsMy Date With DrewLike Dandelion DustDo You Believe? and The Week

“New-age bodywork, inter-dimensional sex, a possible murder, and a really hot yoga guy―Elise Miller is lighting up all my chakras with her page-turner Tracing the Bones!”
―Mike Albo, author of Spermhood

Cynical housewife Eve Myer has two kids, chronic back pain, and a decaying writing career―as well as a stagnant marriage haunted by her husband’s long ago affair.

When a new family moves in next door, Eve becomes consumed with curiosity about beautiful life coach Anna, and with powerful lust for Billy, a sexy alternative healer with a troubled, mysterious past. As Eve begins healing sessions with Billy, an unthinkable tragedy strikes Anna and her small son. Eve's obsession invites even more suspicion and mistrust into her marriage and as her life unravels, her sessions with Billy intensify, culminating in an alternative, experimental trip deep into the woods―a freezing winter’s journey that threatens the remaining bonds of Eve’s marriage and finally uncovers the reason for Anna’s death.

Author: Elise Miller

Publication Date: June 14, 2016

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2016 USA Best Book Awards: General Fiction, Finalist

“This thrilling tale of a suburban housewife manages to be simultaneously satirical and spooky.”
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“Elise’s writing is smart, beautiful, dark, funny, unflinchingly honest, and downright poetic. As a fellow writer, I find the whole thing infuriating.”
―Jon Gunn, writer/director of Mercy StreetsMy Date With DrewLike Dandelion DustDo You Believe? and The Week

“New-age bodywork, inter-dimensional sex, a possible murder, and a really hot yoga guy―Elise Miller is lighting up all my chakras with her page-turner Tracing the Bones!”
―Mike Albo, author of Spermhood

“Engaging, arousing, unpredictable, and seriously funny. Read this suburban satire as soon as possible―you won’t be sorry.”
―Darin Strauss, author of More Than it Hurts You and Chang & Eng

About the Author

Elise Miller discovered her talent and passion for writing by accident, during a short-lived but rigorous acting pursuit in the late 1990s. She immediately began studying writing in earnest at Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City, and hasn’t looked back since. Elise lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two teeny rescue dogs.

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