Books by Don Lee

LONESOME LIES BEFORE US by Don Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A forgiving portrayal of the risks inherent in asking what might have been."
A down-on-his-luck alt-country singer gets another shot at stardom—if he really wants it. Read full book review >
THE COLLECTIVE by Don Lee
Released: July 16, 2012

"A novel undone by Lee's indecisiveness over how much slack to cut his protagonist, the obnoxious Joshua."
During college and afterwards, some aspiring Asian-American artists figure out their identities in this third novel from the former editor of Ploughshares (Wrack and Ruin, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
WRACK AND RUIN by Don Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Over-the-top complications sometimes get in the way of Lee's wry commentary on contemporary life."
Lee (Country of Origin, 2004, etc.) whimsically examines the intertwining of some rather fey lives over a Labor Day weekend in a small California community. Read full book review >
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN by Don Lee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"Thriller conventions draw the reader, like the characters, into a gallery of human enigmas. First-novelist Lee (Yellow, stories, 2001), the longtime editor of Ploughshares, leaves no fingerprints: his cool, precise prose captures his characters without overexplaining them."
A handful of restless, intertwining lives in 1980 Tokyo. Read full book review >
YELLOW by Don Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Memorable. May the author now fearlessly face a novel."
Debut collection of seven intelligent short stories and a novella about Asian-Americans, mostly centered in coastal California, by the editor of Ploughshares. Read full book review >