Books by Diana Wagman

EXTRAORDINARY OCTOBER by Diana Wagman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Offbeat while also incorporating themes of tolerance, October's tale will have readers rooting for her every step of the way. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
An ordinary girl, an unquenchable itch, a bizarre, spontaneously appearing flower-shaped ankle tattoo—and suddenly, four days before October Fetterhoff's 18th birthday, she begins to change. Read full book review >
LIFE #6 by Diana Wagman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"Although Wagman follows the contours of conventional midlife-crisis fiction with a too-easy ending, thoughtful references to Greek myth and musings on the nature of survival give the tale a darker, deeper hue."
In Wagman's latest (The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets, 2012, etc.), a cancer diagnosis and faltering marriage cause a middle-aged woman to contact the lover she hasn't seen in years.Read full book review >
THE CARE AND FEEDING OF EXOTIC PETS by Diana Wagman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"The opportunities for cliché are endless, but Wagman avoids most of them. Matters of timing aside, a satisfying glimpse into a herpetological demimonde—and the weird households of sunny SoCal."
A sometimes slow-moving but evocative study in the oddball psychology—or better, psychologies—that is as much a Southern California hallmark as sun and surf. Read full book review >
BUMP by Diana Wagman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Unsettling, witty, grim. The suicide notes are the best."
Four lives collide in a third death-obsessed fable from Wagman (Spontaneous, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
SPONTANEOUS by Diana Wagman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2000

"The frustrated desires of these characters are linked symbolically to the meat in Aunt Neddy's freezer. Spontaneous combustion microwaves rather than thaws, leaving its products ready quickly, and as well done as this exercise in flash defrosting."
Wagman's second (after Skin Deep, 1997), like a good Hollywood thriller, links an implausible premise to events convincing enough in their detail and swift enough in their development to carry the reader forward. Read full book review >
SKIN DEEP by Diana Wagman
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A disappointing debut from screenwriter Wagman, especially considering its intriguing initial idea."
A first novel with a fascinating concept falters when it leaves the main premise behind to examine less interesting byways. Read full book review >