Books by Jay Atkinson

Jay Atkinson is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Caveman Politics. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe and Boston Herald and has been syndicated by the New York Times. He teaches writing at Salem State College and lives in Methuen, Massa


HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Drawing on archival documents and contemporary and recent histories, Atkinson has written a compelling narrative, but his reprisal of 17th-century prejudices makes for discomfiting reading."
A woman's life in dangerous times. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"A testosterone-laden tale deserving of an audience well beyond the locker room."
Atkinson (Writing/Boston Univ.; Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac's Lost Highway and My Search for America, 2010, etc.) takes readers on an exuberant journey into the center of the rugby scrum. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"A lionized legend wrapped in truisms trumps crime in Mystic River country."
A journal of the year the author spent working with a p.i. firm founded by a much-decorated Massachusetts city cop. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"An artful class portrait of a town seen through the lens of a game, a tight-throated personal journey back into youth, and a keen description of the life force that hockey can be."
Writing part memoir, part chronicle of a high-school hockey season, journalist and novelist Atkinson (Caveman Politics, 1997) takes readers along on his emotional ride as assistant coach of the 1999-2000 Methuen Rangers. Read full book review >