Books by Charles Frazier

Charles Frazier grew up in the mountains of North Carolina. Cold Mountain, his highly acclaimed first novel, was an international bestseller, and won the National Book Award in 1997.

VARINA by Charles Frazier
Released: April 3, 2018

"Intriguing subject. Uneven execution."
A new novel of the Civil War and its aftermath from the author of Cold Mountain (1997, etc.). Read full book review >
NIGHTWOODS by Charles Frazier
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Where his debut (Cold Mountain, 1997) won the literary lottery as an award-winning popular blockbuster, this suggests that Frazier is more than a one-hit wonder."
A Southern gothic narrative that's strong on characters and backwoods atmosphere but undermined by literary affectation. Read full book review >
THIRTEEN MOONS by Charles Frazier
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"One of the great Native American - and American - stories, and a great gift to all of us, from one of our very best writers."
The recent resurgence in historical fiction arguably dates from the critical and popular success of North Carolinian Charles Frazier's memorable first novel, Cold Mountain. Read full book review >
COLD MOUNTAIN by Charles Frazier
Released: June 1, 1997

"A promising but overlong, uneven debut. (First printing of 40,000; author tour)"
A grim story about a tough, resourceful Southern family in the Civil War is somewhat submerged by the weight of lyrical detail piled on the tale, and by the slow pace of the telling. Read full book review >