Books by Jim Heynen

ORDINARY SINS by Jim Heynen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Perhaps 'flash fiction' is the name for these stories, but Heynen has been writing them since before that term came into vogue."
A collection of very short pieces—some less than one page, none longer than two—that find inspiration in character sketches written by the ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus. Read full book review >
COSMOS COYOTE AND WILLIAM THE NICE by Jim Heynen
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"A sweet, funny, passionate triumph. (Fiction. YA)"
An at-risk teenager finds love while skating the ragged edge of disaster, in this offbeat romance from the author of Being Youngest (1997). Read full book review >
BEING YOUNGEST by Jim Heynen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A perceptive novel about companionship that both pinches the funnybone and plucks a few heartstrings without missing a beat. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Heynen (for adults, The One-Room Schoolhouse, 1993, etc.) chronicles the growth and friendship of two appealing youngsters in rural Iowa—and a sweet, simple farm life it's not. Read full book review >
Released: June 3, 1993

"Exquisite."
The essence of American boys' practicality, perversity, and sweetness memorably captured in a hundred brief, reverberant tales of farm life, some reprinted from an earlier collection by poet Heynen (You Know What is Right, 1985). Read full book review >