Books by Edith Forbes

NAVIGATING THE DARWIN STRAITS by Edith Forbes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2001

"A feel-good tale for the politically correct, offering bland food for thought and characters too good to be interesting."
A young man comes of age as he learns to separate the strands of luck and genetics, idealism and practicality, that run through his life. Read full book review >
EXIT TO REALITY by Edith Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1997

"Bland, trite, populated by mediocre characters, and painfully unsurprising: a crushing disappointment."
Far-future what-is-reality puzzler, a first venture into science fiction for the author of the mainstream Nowle's Passing (1996), etc. In the year 2874, Earth's population consists of 150 billion immortals, with all other species deliberately eliminated; every scrap of usable land (but not, for some reason, the sea) supports agriculture; and apartments are stacked inside landforms impossible to cultivate, though most folk prefer virtual reality anyway. Read full book review >
NOWLE'S PASSING by Edith Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 1996

"A story, like a timeles New England landscape, that lingers in the best possible way."
In a skillfully done second novel, Forbes (Alma Rose, 1993) again displays a gift for the critical detail, elegant description, and quiet yet evocative character portrayal. Read full book review >
ALMA ROSE by Edith Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 1993

"Life-affirming without sentimentality; in spite of the occasional character too good to be real, the portrayal of love and growth rings absolutely true."
A self-contained young woman in a small western town awakens to life through a lesbian affair: an appealing first novel told with beguiling honesty and humor. Read full book review >