Books by Andrea Barrett

ARCHANGEL by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"Barrett's stories rank with the best."
The award-winning author returns with another collection of stories distinguished by uncommon scope and depth. Read full book review >
THE AIR WE BREATHE by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A marvel of intelligent design, and a truly original cautionary tale, from one of the most interesting and unconventional of all contemporary American writers."
Shadows revealed by X-ray machines and generated by the gathering momentum of World War I darken and enrich the texture of Barrett's demanding, rewarding sixth novel (Servants of the Map, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >
SERVANTS OF THE MAP by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Gorgeous, illuminating, entrancing fiction."
The scientific themes that made Barrett's novel The Voyage of the Narwhal (1998) and her NBA–winning collection Ship Fever (1996) two of the most unusual literary successes of their decade again predominate in this superb new gathering of four stories and two novellas. Read full book review >
THE VOYAGE OF THE NARWHAL by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"You feel she could do full justice to it, or indeed whatever subject she chooses. (Author tour)"
Barrett's impeccably researched and stunningly written tale of a star-crossed Arctic voyage—a logical successor to such earlier fiction as The Forms of Water (1993) and the National Book Award—winning Ship Fever—is, simply, one of the best novels of the decade. Read full book review >
SHIP FEVER by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Marvelous stories, unlike any being written today, by a writer whose continuing growth may well be one of the most interesting literary developments of the '90s."
 A brilliant first collection of stories—many set in the historical past, and all concerning varieties of scientific pursuit and discovery—by the author of such well-received novels as The Middle Kingdom (1991) and The Forms of Water (1993). Read full book review >
THE FORMS OF WATER by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Strong currents, clear writing, but a crew of characters that misses the boat."
 Barrett (The Middle Kingdom, 1991, etc.) returns with her specialty—a story about the tangled web of a family told in prose that's spun smooth as silk. Read full book review >