Books by Jessica Francis Kane

THIS CLOSE by Jessica Francis Kane
Released: March 5, 2013

"Another worthy book from a fine writer."
The third book and second story collection from Kane (The Report, 2010, etc.) offers 12 lucid, elegant and immersive stories about interpersonal strains and tensions among lovers, neighbors, children and their parents, and so on. Read full book review >
THE REPORT by Jessica Francis Kane
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Some plot problems aside, a deft, vivid first novel."
Kane reimagines a real-life civilian tragedy during World War II, when 173 people, fleeing an apparent air raid, were crushed to death in a stairwell in a newly built Tube station in London. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2002

"These characters, along with others equally on edge, give voice to the ceaseless yearnings that—so Kane's volume suggests—preoccupy us almost from the cradle to the grave. Lovers of lighthearted fiction, fear to tread here."
Eleven downbeat stories, five published previously, from newcomer Kane: blues variations that form an insistent but eloquent study of faces of quiet desperation. Read full book review >