Books by E. Annie Proulx

THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1997 by E. Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"All in all, a strong sampling of what the major magazines (the New Yorker, Paris Review, GQ, etc.) are publishing these days."
Over 80 years old, this admirable series might consider a new rule: No stories included that will appear in book form before the "best" volume does. Read full book review >
ACCORDION CRIMES by E. Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

Proulx's third novel, and first since the spectacular success of her Pulitzer—winning The Shipping News (1993), is a panoramic mosaic of the immigrant experience in 20th century America that confirms her oft-noted similarity to Steinbeck—and offers the most comprehensive survey of working-class life since Dos Passos's U.S.A. trilogy. Read full book review >
THE SHIPPING NEWS by E. Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 1993

"Proulx does okay by Newfoundland (though she won't help tourism any), but Quoyle, the poor turkey, is a fatal self- inflicted wound."
Life was hard for Proulx's people in Heart Songs (1988) and Postcards (1991), and it's no easier for them in this dreary second novel, as they battle the elements (and their private demons) in Newfoundland. Read full book review >
POSTCARDS by E. Annie Proulx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 1992

"Promising work, providing that Proulx discovers a few colors on the other side of the spectrum in novel number two."
Proulx staked her claim on the rocky soil of New England gothic in a collection called Heart Songs and Other Stories (1988), and puts down roots there in this dark debut novel that chronicles the slow diaspora and death of a Vermont farm family. Read full book review >