Books by Joanna Hershon

A DUAL INHERITANCE by Joanna Hershon
Released: April 30, 2013

"A richly composed but demanding portrait of familial gravity and the wobbly orbits that bring us together again and again."
The lives, loves and fortunes of two very different men become hopelessly entwined as the decades pass them by. Read full book review >
THE GERMAN BRIDE by Joanna Hershon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2008

"A beautifully written tale of small sufferings and redemptions."
At once lyrical and heartbreaking, Hershon's third novel (Swimming, 2001, etc.) follows a young Jewish bride as she leaves the refinement of Berlin for the wilds of 1860s Santa Fe. Read full book review >
THE OUTSIDE OF AUGUST by Joanna Hershon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A moving tale that goes on far too long: it ends up sounding as sad and rambling as a drunk's confession."
A wistful family portrait by Hershon (Swimming, 2001) follows two Long Island children through adolescence to adulthood as they struggle to make sense of their parents' unhappy marriage. Read full book review >
SWIMMING by Joanna Hershon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A flawed if interesting debut by a more than capable writer who'll surely give us better."
Unrealized or discarded possibility are both the subject and nature of this earnest debut, a story reminiscent of the family-centered fiction of Sue Miller and Jane Hamilton. Read full book review >