“An engrossing, believable, gracefully written family drama that reveals our past’s bare-knuckle grip on our present.”
– Emma Donoghue, author of Room
Welcome to Jan Ellison’s web site. Jan’s debut novel, A Small Indiscretion, will be published by the Random House Publishing Group. The novel begins one September morning in 2011 when San Francisco shop-keeper Annie Black learns that her college-aged son, Robbie, has been in a terrible car accident and lies in a coma battling kidney failure. As her family’s world begins to fall apart and Annie fights to save it, she must confront her own indiscretions, not only the transgressions of the summer, but the collisions of a long ago winter in Europe that drew an invisible map of her family’s future.
Jan has also published award-winning short stories, and was the recipient of a 2007 O. Henry prize for “The Company of Men,” her first story to appear in print.