Books by Graham Swift

WISH YOU WERE HERE by Graham Swift
Released: April 17, 2012

A novel as contemporary as international terrorism and the war in Iraq and as timeless as mortality, from one of Britain's literary masters. Read full book review >
TOMORROW by Graham Swift
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"A richly satisfying novel of blood ties, the interplay of nature and nurture and the secrets that even the closest families keep from each other."
A marvelous character study with minimal plot. Read full book review >
THE LIGHT OF DAY by Graham Swift
Released: May 5, 2003

"A moody lament for a vanished past, present, and future that grates subtly on the nerves and lingers uncomfortably in the memory."
An ex-policeman turned private detective finds himself unable to forget a former client who murdered her unfaithful husband. Read full book review >
LAST ORDERS by Graham Swift
Released: April 5, 1996

Britisher Swift's sixth novel (Ever After, 1992 etc.) and fourth to appear here is a slow-to-start but then captivating tale of English working-class families in the four decades following WW II. When Jack Dodds dies suddenly of cancer after years of running a butcher shop in London, he leaves a strange request—namely, that his ashes be scattered off Margate pier into the sea. Read full book review >

EVER AFTER by Graham Swift
Released: March 12, 1992

This time out, Swift (Out of This World, Waterland, Learning to Swim, etc.) at first seems to be reworking a fictional convention that's becoming tired from overuse: the writer—or, as here, the Oxford academic—who finds himself in possession of an old manuscript whose revelations dovetail with the perturbations of the modern interpreter. Read full book review >