Books by Bernard Cooper

MY AVANT-GARDE EDUCATION by Bernard Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2015

"An unconventional narrative that focuses on sharp, piercing moments."
PEN/Hemingway Award winner Cooper (The Bill from My Father: A Memoir, 2006, etc.) returns with a memoir/essay collection (some previously published) that chronicles his early interest in pop art and charts where that interest has taken him.Read full book review >
THE BILL FROM MY FATHER by Bernard Cooper
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"A graceful memoir filled with pain, regret, confusion and wonder."
A difficult father's difficult final years, affectingly told by a son who, along the way, experiences just about the entire range of human emotion. Read full book review >
GUESS AGAIN by Bernard Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2000

"When he hits his mark between sentiment and jokiness, Cooper can be searing."
Like Cooper's previous novel (A Year of Rhymes, 1993) and memoir (Truth Serum, 1996), his debut collection of 11 stories, most first seen in literary quarterlies, focuses on gay men in southern California. Read full book review >
TRUTH SERUM by Bernard Cooper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 1996

A riveting, masterfully crafted memoir by essayist and novelist Cooper (A Year of Rhymes, 1993, etc.) that should find a wide readership beyond the gay market. Read full book review >

A YEAR OF RHYMES by Bernard Cooper
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

A sweet, nostalgic first novel by essayist Cooper (Maps to Anywhere, 1991) delineating the riddles that define Burt Zerkin's 11th year—as Burt discovers his sexual longing for boys and men and faces the death of an older brother from leukemia. Read full book review >