Books by Heidi Julavits

HEIDI JULAVITS is the author of two previous novels, The Mineral Palace and The Effect of Living Backwards, as well as a collaborative book, Hotel Andromeda, with the artist Jenny Gage. She is a founding editor of Believer, and her writings have appeared


THE FOLDED CLOCK by Heidi Julavits
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"An inventive, beautifully crafted memoir, wise and insightful."
Reflections on being and becoming. Read full book review >
READ HARDER by Ed Park
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Hotly anticipated in 2020: The Believer's Read Hard with a Vengeance."
Nineteen essays, often funny and sometimes poignant, from the journalists, essayists and novelists long admired by the editors at McSweeney's Believer magazine. Read full book review >
WOMEN IN CLOTHES by Sheila Heti
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"'What are my values?' one woman asks. 'What do I want to express?' Those questions inform the multitude of eclectic responses gathered in this delightfully idiosyncratic book."
A quirky anthology exploring the meaning of clothes. Read full book review >
THE VANISHERS by Heidi Julavits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"Intelligent and ambitious, but also heavy-handed and alienating."
A dour heroine tracks her psychic attacker in this dark latest from Julavits (The Uses of Enchantment, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT by Heidi Julavits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"Potent and intoxicating: a dangerously seductive book."
A twisting, Rashomon-like novel about a high-school girl who vanishes for several weeks, then returns, to accusations that she faked her abduction. Read full book review >
THE EFFECT OF LIVING BACKWARDS by Heidi Julavits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Julavits does everything she can to turn readers off. But that may be her point."
Following her seriously dark first novel (The Mineral Palace, 2000), Julavits takes a real risk with this black comedy about an airplane hijacking, not exactly the subject to tickle most funny bones these days. Read full book review >
THE MINERAL PALACE by Heidi Julavits
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Ambitious and well written, but way over the top."
An overwrought first novel, in which a young wife and mother encounters dust storms and despair in Depression-era Colorado. Read full book review >