Books by Beth Lordan

BUT COME YE BACK by Beth Lordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"There's nothing flashy here, but each image, moment, and word counts and builds as the characters' lives overlap—overlap in connections the more powerful for their subtlety."
Life is an accumulation of told and, more importantly, untold stories in a quietly remarkable linked collection (a second from Lordan: And Both Shall Row, 1998) about a couple who retire to Ireland. Read full book review >
AND BOTH SHALL ROW by Beth Lordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 1998

"A bit of a patchwork, but with brilliant work included."
A first collection from Lordan (August Heat, 1989) is an uneven gathering of six linked stories (some of them appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in the '80s) and a blistering title novella that's one of the finest works of its kind since Tillie Olsen's classic "Tell Me a Riddle" (which it substantially resembles). Read full book review >
AUGUST HEAT by Beth Lordan
Released: June 7, 1989

Small-town life proves as oppressive as the heat and humidity in this unusual first novel with its deliberate biblical echoes and Faulknerian strains. Read full book review >