Books by Chris Adrian

THE NEW WORLD by Chris Adrian
Released: May 5, 2015

"People do a lot of weeping in this book. Maybe that's meant to compensate for its lack of emotional depth."
Imagine a more benign Brave New World yoked with a short love story from a New Yorker back issue.Read full book review >
THE GREAT NIGHT by Chris Adrian
Released: May 3, 2011

"How could such a talented writer be led so astray? Blame the bad faerie Self-Indulgence."
Imagine a mashup of J.M. Barrie and Armistead Maupin, and you'll sense the disorienting weirdness of this third novel from Adrian (The Children's Hospital, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
A BETTER ANGEL by Chris Adrian
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Abrasive, accusatory, despairing and, more than often enough, quite unforgettable fiction."
Illness, loss and grief assume ingeniously arresting forms in this short-story collection from a uniquely gifted author who is also a practicing pediatrician and divinity-school student. Read full book review >
GOB’S GRIEF by Chris Adrian
Released: Jan. 16, 2001

"A magnificent debut. "
The effects of a catastrophic civil war on a hopeful young society, one energized and conflicted by innovation and reform, are explored with ferocious imaginative power by newcomer Adrian, a Virginia medical student who seems poised to embark on two demanding and distinguished careers. Read full book review >