Books by Jean McGarry

NO HARM DONE by Jean McGarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2017

"McGarry at her best pushes the envelope just past realism in a way that can be comic, creepy, and poignant, putting her in the school of Lorrie Moore and George Saunders."
Short stories dominated by postwar Irish-American families and marked by an entertainingly strange sensibility. Read full book review >
DREAM DATE by Jean McGarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2002

"Reading McGarry's stories (Home at Last<\I>, 1994, etc.) is to be surprised and delighted."
After a second novel (Gallagher's Travels, 1997), McGarry returns to her strength, the short story, with a knockout fourth collection of wonderfully honed, superbly quirky tales exploring the modern-day crises of relationship-weary men and women. Read full book review >
GALLAGHER'S TRAVELS by Jean McGarry
Released: July 31, 1997

A fictional account of a young woman's struggles to become an investigative journalist in the early '70s is informative at its best, plodding and colorless at its worst. Read full book review >
THE COURAGE OF GIRLS by Jean McGarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1992

"Cyrs, almost completely."
After two books of linked short stories about Irish Catholics in Providence, Rhode Island, McGarry uses her first novel to track another Providence native, a dÇclassÇ lapsed Catholic who moves to New York. Read full book review >