Books by Anne Rivers Siddons

Anne Rivers Siddons is a New York Times bestselling author. Her books include Colony, Downtown, Fault Lines, Heartbreak Hotel, Hill Towns, Homeplace, John Chancellor Makes Me Cry, Kings Oak, Low Country, Nora, Nora, Outer Banks, Peachtree Road, The House


BURNT MOUNTAIN by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Siddons is at her usual incisive best at skewering the mores of socially pretentious Southerners, and her prose is limpid and mesmerizing, but the grand gignol denouement beggars belief."
Summer camps play a pivotal role in the life of a young Atlanta heiress. Read full book review >
OFF SEASON by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2008

"The inadequately foreshadowed surprise ending involves an ultimate betrayal that will dismay readers almost as much as it does Lilly."
A widow returns to her family cottage in Maine, her late husband's ashes and ornery cat in tow, and ponders her first experience of love and loss. Read full book review >
ISLANDS by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2004

"The inconsistency in tone at the close is disappointing, though fans will welcome yet one more exploration of American southern life á la Siddons (<\I>Nora, Nora, 2000, etc.)."
Old South sensibilities, sparkling Charleston, and a group of aging socialites—all merge with an unshakable love for the land. Read full book review >
NORA, NORA by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2000

"Quirky family drama mixed with a Forrest Gumpish catchall of early '60s pop culture: sure to entertain, if not enlighten."
Coming-of-age tale from Siddons (Low Country, 1998, etc.) set in the South circa 1961. Read full book review >
LOW COUNTRY by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

Familiar ground for the prolific Siddons (Up Island, 1997, etc.), though her latest saga of the South replaces gothic melodrama with well-honed emotion. Read full book review >

UP ISLAND by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

Siddons has her formula down to a science (Fault Lines, 1995, etc.), as this latest once again demonstrates. Molly Bell Redwine is a woman who's never had a chance to discover herself. Read full book review >

FAULT LINES by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 1995

Siddons' latest, her 11th (after Downtown, 1994), is surprisingly low on the melodrama scale: only a handful of syrupy passages and unconvincing scenes mar this highly entertaining, unabashedly lightweight southern saga. Merritt Fowler's dutiful suburban Georgia housewife/mother routine is due for a shake-up. Read full book review >

DOWNTOWN by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

Fresh from a fictional European jaunt in last year's Hill Towns, Siddons returns to the American South to depict a sheltered young woman's first taste of independence in the late 1960s. Raised to be a ``decent Catholic girl,'' 26-year-old Smoky O'Donnell leaves her working-class Savannah home for the bright lights of Atlanta, lured by a job offer from Matt Comfort, the talented and high-spirited editor of Downtown magazine. Read full book review >

HILL TOWNS by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1993

Siddons' last big commercial outing (Colony, 1992) was built along a New England-Southern axis. Read full book review >

COLONY by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

If it's gothic, Siddons (Outer Banks, King's Oak, etc.) can do it, or so it would appear in this latest novel destined for commercial success. Read full book review >

OUTER BANKS by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

Yet another southern gothic twister from Siddons—though this time the author edges into the emotionally honest territory of, say, a Gail Godwin, right up until the very end, when she slams the melodramatic gas pedal to the floor. But things start out reasonably and interestingly enough, with middle-aged Kate Lee, a recent cancer patient who feels sure the little cancer ``Pac-Men'' are gobbling her again. Read full book review >