Books by Bill Roorbach

THE GIRL OF THE LAKE by Bill Roorbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Readable entertainments that have much to say about the world."
Elegant, assured short stories by Roorbach (Summers with Juliet, 2016, etc.), winner of an O. Henry Prize for a story gathered in an earlier collection. Read full book review >
THE REMEDY FOR LOVE by Bill Roorbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Lyrical, reserved and sometimes unsettling—and those are the happier moments. Another expertly delivered portrait of the world from Roorbach (Life Among Giants, 2012, etc.), that poet of hopeless tangles."
A closely observed meditation on isolation and loneliness "in a world in which no social problem was addressed till it was a disaster." Read full book review >
LIFE AMONG GIANTS by Bill Roorbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A narrative threaded through with corruption and an appreciable number of love stories."
With memories of people tangled "in a hopeless knot," David "Lizard" Hochmeyer attempts to unravel the Gordian in Roorbach's (Temple Stream, 2005, etc.) latest novel. Read full book review >
TEMPLE STREAM by Bill Roorbach
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"Deft and evocative, making small adventures loom joyfully large."
A quest for the headwaters of a small stream in Maine becomes an obsession bound up in a celebration of life. Read full book review >
THE SMALLEST COLOR by Bill Roorbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2001

"Well-drawn characters and a topical theme make this a lively read."
Roorbach (Summers with Juliet, 1992, etc.) effectively juggles a number of themes in a slyly composed whodunit that's also a paean to burying the bones of the past. Read full book review >
SUMMERS WITH JULIET by Bill Roorbach
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Nicely penned in places, but hamstrung by incessant meandering."
Courtship, travelogue, nature observations, and fish stories cover the map in this unfocused debut. Read full book review >