Books by Jean-Christophe Rufin

CHECKPOINT by Jean-Christophe Rufin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A novel of war that asks hard questions about what decency demands of us as human beings."
Five aid workers with divergent agendas drive a truck loaded with supplies into the heart of war-torn Bosnia. Read full book review >
THE RED COLLAR by Jean-Christophe Rufin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2015

"Rufin's novel is meticulous and orderly in its depictions of basically sympathetic characters trying to understand one another and find a common ground."
A heroic veteran of World War I faces trial for a mysterious offense. Read full book review >
BRAZIL RED by Jean-Christophe Rufin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Sprawling and slow, of interest mainly to those with a knowledge of the arcane history of French colonization."
Rufin's third (The Siege of Isfahan, 2001, etc.) is based on the French colonization of Brazil, which inspired Montaigne's essay "On Cannibalism" and his "myth of the noble savage." Read full book review >
THE SIEGE OF ISFAHAN by Jean-Christophe Rufin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Absolute nonsense—and immensely entertaining."
This heavy-breathing sequel to Rufin's popular romantic adventure and surprise Prix Goncourt winner, The Abyssinian (not reviewed), takes stalwart apothecary Jean-Baptiste Poncet from his homeland to Russia (in the early 19th century), and a series of dangerous exploits that climax upon his return to Isfahan, then under attack by Afghanistan. Read full book review >