Books by Aimee Bender

AIMEE BENDER is the author of the short story collection The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and the novel An Invisible Sign of My Own. Her stories have appeared in Granta, GQ, Harper’s, The Paris Review, and others, as well as heard on PRI’s This American Li


THE COLOR MASTER by Aimee Bender
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Bender's gifts as an author are prodigious, and with each story, she moves the reader in surprising, not to say startling, ways."
Stories that range from fairy tales to quasi-erotica, all showing Bender's versatility as an author. Read full book review >
WILLFUL CREATURES by Aimee Bender
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2005

"A handful of real moments, presented with bite and wit."
Second story collection from a keen stylist (The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, 1998) intent on rewriting the grim fable of modern life. Read full book review >
AN INVISIBLE SIGN OF MY OWN by Aimee Bender
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2000

"Sometimes this young author's tale of young people, chronicled by a young narrator, just feels young. Sometimes it is exuberantly, heartbreakingly youthful."
Bender's first novel, following a successful collection of stories (The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, 1998), is exasperating and charming in about equal measure. Read full book review >
THE GIRL IN THE FLAMMABLE SKIRT by Aimee Bender
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"A notable debut by a writer who sees not only the spider but also the shining filaments that trap us. (First serial to Granta, GQ, and Story)"
Sixteen stories that, like contemporary fairy tales, disclose those bittersweet truths about life that hide in unlikely and grotesque disguises. Read full book review >