Books by Fred Chappell

A SHADOW ALL OF LIGHT by Fred Chappell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Given Chappell's stellar reputation as a fantasist, more than a little disappointing, although readers who enjoyed the magazine stories will dive right in."
A picaresque, Italianate shadow-magic story sequence—several elements of which have previously appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine—from poet and fantasist Chappell (Dagon, 1968, etc.).Read full book review >
ANCESTORS AND OTHERS by Fred Chappell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A heaped literary plate with something for every taste."
From Southern poet/novelist Chappell (Look Back All the Green Valley, 1999, etc.), a richly varied collection of short fiction. Read full book review >
LOOK BACK ALL THE GREEN VALLEY by Fred Chappell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Chappell's Kirkman novels are among the finest fiction of our time—even if they're too modest and polite to come right out and say so."
You're probably not human if you don't laugh out loud and wipe away tears all the way through this delightful continuation of the much-loved North Carolina poet and novelist's Kirkman saga (Farewell, I—m Bound to Leave You, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"But his traditionalism is fair, clear, vigorous, and sane."
A rare, reasonable critic strikes. Read full book review >
FAREWELL, I'M BOUND TO LEAVE YOU by Fred Chappell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1996

"Busy, satisfying, and wholesome: Chappell casts a sharp eye upon a very rich landscape and gives us a portrait as poignant as it is clear. (Author tour)"
Well-crafted portraiture from southern novelist Chappell (More Shapes Than One, 1991; Brighten the Corner Where You Are, 1989, etc.), who offers proof that regional fiction is alive and well, and perfectly suited for export up North and farther afield. Read full book review >
MORE SHAPES THAN ONE by Fred Chappell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"Chappell provides answers in these inventive tales—answers that are by turns as circular as Borges, as richly symbolic as Kafka, and as zany as Woody Allen."
Southern poet and novelist Chappell offers 13 stories that use conventions of genre writing to metaphysical and metaphorical ends: these are marvelous renditions—sometimes exuberant, sometimes meditative, arcane or antic. Read full book review >