Books by Cornelia Nixon

THE USE OF FAME by Cornelia Nixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"A predictable plot with characters who fail to evoke sympathy."
In alternating chapters, an unhappy couple reveals their marital woes. Read full book review >
JARRETTSVILLE by Cornelia Nixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Thrilling and cathartic, this imaginative, well-crafted historical fiction meditates on morality and the complexity of motivation."
The tragic end of a love affair precipitates an epic court case in a small Maryland town riven by the Civil War. Read full book review >
ANGELS GO NAKED by Cornelia Nixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"An ambitious portrait of a bittersweet contemporary marriage with a particularly contemporary problem, but the impact, unfortunately, is blunted by the elliptical format."
In this elegant but disconcertingly episodic novel, a husband pessimistic about Earth's future resists his wife's pleas to commit to their union by having children. Read full book review >