Books by Alan Cheuse

PRAYERS FOR THE LIVING by Alan Cheuse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"At its best, this story of a Jewish immigrant family tested by fate is as haunting as it is entertaining and as fresh as it was when it was first published nearly 30 years ago."
A revision of Cheuse's 1986 novel The Grandmothers' Club, this mystical tale traces the rise and fall of a prominent rabbi, Manny Bloch, who goes into business with a brother-in-law named Mord.Read full book review >
SONG OF SLAVES IN THE DESERT by Alan Cheuse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"A complex, richly detailed story, which reaches an unexpected conclusion that, among other things, is likely to make the reader thirsty."
An imaginative, multigenerational exploration of the world of Southern slavery in the closing days of the "peculiar institution." Read full book review >
TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING by Alan Cheuse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A worthy effort, if a touch too elaborate, illuminating unknown corners of a great photographer's life."
A pensive, sometimes ponderous imagining of the life of renowned photographer Edward Curtis, who ran away from the urban circus to join the Indians. Read full book review >
THE SOUND OF WRITING by Alan Cheuse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

These 38 stories, almost all short-shorts, were originally chosen by the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project to be published in newspapers and read aloud on ``The Sound of Writing,'' an NPR program. Read full book review >