Books by Jean Giono

MELVILLE by Jean Giono
by Jean Giono, translated by Paul Eprile
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This isn't your typical fictionalized life of a writer—instead, it's an unexpected meditation on the convergence of two literary lives."
This lyrical novel reimagines Herman Melville's life and adds a hauntingly atmospheric spin. Read full book review >
HILL by Jean Giono
by Jean Giono, translated by Paul Eprile
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Though this novel is nearly 90 years old, its sharp focus and uncompromising storytelling leave it feeling hauntingly timeless—a story of primal conflicts erupting into seemingly pastoral landscapes."
In this newly translated 1929 novel, a small community in Provence is forced to contend with internal strife and environmental catastrophes. Read full book review >
THE SOLITUDE OF COMPASSION by Jean Giono
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2002

"Small offerings from a master. Like Faulkner, Giono takes us into an unpleasant world shot through with strange and unexpected beauty."
Twenty stories in a first English translation, by the celebrated French novelist (Second Harvest, 1999, etc.), with an introduction by Henry Miller, in his day a fierce admirer. Read full book review >
AN ITALIAN JOURNEY by Jean Giono
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"His enchanting invitation to the idiosyncratic charms of Italy stands out brightly among the ho-hum abundance on the subject."
In this intimate narrative of his travels through Italy, appearing in English for the first time (it was originally published in 1954), Giono brings his novelist's sensibility not only to the beauty and surprise that is Italy but to the profound questions of why one travels, and what one brings to such an undertaking. Read full book review >