Books by Darin Strauss

HALF A LIFE by Darin Strauss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2010

"Genuinely remorseful and heartfelt, yet strangely unremarkable."
Redress and atonement mar a boy's adolescence after the accidental death of a classmate. Read full book review >
MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU by Darin Strauss
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2008

"This unpleasant medical mystery cum courtroom drama cum mother-from-hell novel relies on a flat third-person narrator who reports events rather than animating them."
Strauss (The Real McCoy, 2003, etc.) departs from writing historically based novels with this contemporary family drama about a suspicion of child abuse. Read full book review >
THE REAL MCCOY by Darin Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2002

"Not as good as Chang and Eng, then, but not bad at all. Strauss remains one of the most interesting and promising of younger American novelists."
There's ample entertainment value in this rather desperately inventive second historical novel by the author of the highly praised debut tale Chang and Eng (2000). Read full book review >
CHANG AND ENG by Darin Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2000

"Admirably researched, continuously absorbing, and very moving indeed."
An imposingly original first novel that focuses on unique historical figures: the eponymous Siamese twin brothers (1811–74) who endured opprobrium and despair, became international celebrities, married two American sisters, and fathered 21 children between them. Read full book review >