Books by Alan Isler

CLERICAL ERRORS by Alan Isler
Released: June 1, 2001

"A profound tale, with its profundity couched in irreligious humor."
The award-winning author of The Prince of West End Avenue (1994), among others, stays true to form with this immensely funny and sad story about the slippery road to identity. Read full book review >
THE BACON FANCIER by Alan Isler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"By turns angry, deeply inventive, and unsettling, these novellas are a penetrating and original meditation on the vexed question of identity and a pointed reminder that Isler is swiftly becoming a writer of very considerable powers. (Author tour)"
Four precise, elegant novellas, depicting, with wit and anger, the efforts of beleaguered Jews to come to an understanding with a hostile Gentile world. Read full book review >
KRAVEN IMAGES by Alan Isler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"This sly comedy becomes, in the end, a subtle, profoundly moving meditation on identity and responsibility: an ambitious, stirring work by a very promising young writer."
Nicholas Kraven, the middle-aged British protagonist of Isler's savagely funny second novel (after The Prince of West End Avenue, 1994), would seem to have it made. Read full book review >
THE PRINCE OF WEST END AVENUE by Alan Isler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 1994

"A delicious, evocative, gentle debut, written in prose to be savored and cherished."
Memories of past sorrow and misspent passion come unbidden to an elderly Holocaust survivor in this elegant novel, when a woman bearing a resemblance to an old love joins the staff at a retirement home located on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Read full book review >