Books by Joan Mellen

FAUSTIAN BARGAINS by Joan Mellen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A book that will fuel conspiracy theorists and further blacken Johnson's legacy."
Linking LBJ to blackmail, intimidation, and even murder. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Go back now and try again,'' as he did to Hellman when she was writing The Children's Hour. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A complex literary relationship gets an intense treatment that, thanks to the delicious awfulness of its central characters, is worth reading—but with caution. Read full book review >
KAY BOYLE by Joan Mellen
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Precise in detail, panoramic in scope, psychologically subtle, more than a literary biography, like Boyle herself, it is social and political history, a film waiting to be produced."
The prolific Mellen (Creative Writing/Film, Temple Univ.) brings a literary talent as well as cinematic eye to the family saga of Kay Boyle (1902-92), an epic life reflecting the great literary and political events of the century. Read full book review >