Books by Gladys Swan

NEWS FROM THE VOLCANO by Gladys Swan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Jason laments that 'there is nothing so false or stupid as the idea of the second chance, the fresh start.' Yet Swan keeps the men and women in her sensuous, bittersweet stories dreaming and reaching, in the very best traditions of American storytelling."
The five stories in Swan's fourth collection (Of Memory and Desire, 1989, etc.) stay with familiar yet satisfying material: hopelessly stifled lives adrift in the American Southwest. Read full book review >
GHOST DANCE: A PLAY OF VOICES by Gladys Swan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"Swan is no Garc°a M†rquez, but this Southwest-flavored concoction, mildly experimental, leads us through an entertaining mix of entangling alliances and intrigues."
A second novel from Swan (after Carnival for the Gods, 1986), who's also published three collections: a multiple point-of-view extravaganza set in a small town in New Mexico on the occasion of the return of a Hollywood actress. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1991

"The best are superb explorations of loss."
Swan's third collection (Carnival for the Gods, Of Memory and Desire) offers ten stories, mostly set in the Southwest and mostly chronicling varieties of loss. Read full book review >