Books by Alan Spence

THE PURE LAND by Alan Spence
Released: Nov. 10, 2007

"A colorful, empathetic, melancholy-tinged portrait of a Victorian colossus."
Fictionalized biography of the young adventurer-turned-businessman who helped shape modern Japan and may have inspired Madame Butterfly. Read full book review >
WAY TO GO by Alan Spence
Released: May 4, 2004

"There's an appealing freshness to Spence's writing; too bad he gives up on credible plotting and characterization."
Death is everywhere in this odd novel, a coming-of-age story that dissolves into notes from a funeral business. First US publication for the Scottish Spence. Read full book review >