Bone Truth

A novel by Anne Finger

October 1, 1994 • 5.5 x 8.5 • 192 pages • 978-1-56689-028-1

Unplanned pregnancy causes Elizabeth, a 33-year-old disabled activist and feminist artist, to confront her history.

Engaging and entertaining, Bone Truth is the story of a woman about to start a new life. But Elizabeth Etters’s present is filled with complex choices and her past with even more persistent questions. Whether about the McCarthy era of her Communist Party parents or her contemporary relationship with a young artist, Bone Truth is a novel of reconciliation, failure, love, courage, compromise, and passion.

About the Author

Anne Finger is the author of Bone Truth. She has also written Elegy for a Disease: A Personal and Cultural History of Polio; Past Due: A Story of Disability, Pregnancy and Birth; and a short story collection, Basic Skills.


“Finger’s debut novel is marked by lyrical, searing prose that evokes the strength, influence, and fragility of memory. Funny, stirring, tender, true.” Kirkus Reviews

“Getting to the bone truth is no easy ride, requiring as it does living fully in the body with all her memories, living in all the rooms of all the houses, being conscious from the marrow out. It’s a ride I recommend taking if for no other reason than the pleasure of the fierce, intelligent prose Anne Finger gives us in this stunning novel.” —Cheryl Marie Wade, editor of Range of Motion