Books by Benjamin Markovits

A WEEKEND IN NEW YORK by Benjamin Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2019

"The writing and insight go far to making this a good book, but a less-privileged and more-challenging cast might have made it a better one."
A family's hopes, fears, loose ends, and fractures emerge during a few days in Manhattan. Read full book review >
YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS by Benjamin Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"An overly busy exploration of white privilege and new money colliding with the old economy."
A wayward academic tries to make a fresh start emotionally and professionally in economically devastated Detroit. Read full book review >
A QUIET ADJUSTMENT by Benjamin Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Markovits's delicate, painstaking, psychologically and socially acute examination of Byron's women can seem overwhelmed by its length and stylistic devotion."
Byron's life is revisited in a stylized fictional portrait that focuses less on the brilliant poet, more on the impossible husband. Read full book review >
IMPOSTURE by Benjamin Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"A sophisticated, technically and intellectually accomplished exercise of limited appeal."
A fictional biography presented as pastiche, in which disappointed John Polidori, Lord Byron's doctor and physical double, tries on the notorious poet's identity, with disastrous consequences. Read full book review >
FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS by Benjamin Markovits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A superficial work that glances at father-daughter relationships but has little interesting to say about them."
Markovits's second novel (after The Syme Papers, 2004) is actually four long stories, linked by place rather than theme. Read full book review >