Books by Anthony Giardina

The author of two novels and a short-story collection, Anthony Giardina has has two plays produced to critical acclaim at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, the Manhattan Theatre Club, Arena Stage in Washington, and elsewhere. He has written for Harper’


NORUMBEGA PARK by Anthony Giardina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"This is a superb novel on every level, for Giardina fully fleshes out his characters as he scrutinizes their personal, family and social lives."
A graceful novel of an American family struggling to find identity and spiritual meaning in an age resistant—and even hostile—to their fumbling attempts. Read full book review >
WHITE GUYS by Anthony Giardina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"An ambitious novel that touches nimbly on issues of race and class while charting expertly the minefield of family life."
A bond formed in adolescence threatens, years later, to tear apart a family as Giardina's latest novel (Recent History, 2001, etc.), meaty and multi-faceted, evolves into a loose-knit murder mystery. Read full book review >
RECENT HISTORY by Anthony Giardina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2001

"A gracefully written literary novel that perceptively examines one family's struggles with the desire for social, sexual, and economic success."
A young boy grows into manhood under the weight of his Italian-American family's ambition and repressed sexuality: an emotionally piercing, quietly beautiful third novel by the author of The Country of Marriage (not reviewed). Read full book review >