Books by Jeffrey Lent

AFTER YOU’VE GONE by Jeffrey Lent
Released: March 1, 2009

"Readers will likely be angered by the arbitrary thwarting of two appealing characters, but the novel's prose is so gorgeous, its insights so mature, that they may be willing to accept its dark finale."
More strong, thoughtful fiction from Lent (A Peculiar Grace, 2007, etc.) about family ties and the hold of the past on protagonists pondering their direction into the future. Read full book review >
A PECULIAR GRACE by Jeffrey Lent
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The ecstatic closing pages will strike some as over-the-top, but sensitively developed characters and gorgeous prose will keep most admirers of serious American fiction engaged in this moving, though flawed novel."
Another intense exploration of family ties, doomed love and existential questing from talented, risk-taking Lent (Lost Nation, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
LOST NATION by Jeffrey Lent
Released: May 1, 2001

"Lent is a writer who seems determined to scale some pretty formidable rhetorical and thematic heights. He's getting there."
A powerful impression of waste, loss, and guilt elevates the melodramatic and rather contrived content of this ambitious second novel by Vermont author Lent (In the Fall, 2000). Read full book review >
IN THE FALL by Jeffrey Lent
Released: April 1, 2000

Family history as a double helix of white and black reaching back across three troubled generations: a densely layered saga

and remarkable debut.

At the end of the Civil War, Vermonter Norman Pelham lies wounded in a Virginia field until he's revived by the

green-eyed African-American girl Leah, and between the two more than a spark of attraction is kindled. Read full book review >