Books by Joe Meno

OFFICE GIRL by Joe Meno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2012

"A sweetheart of a novel, complete with a hazy ending."
Sometimes things just don't work out, no matter how hard we wish they would. But there's irony, so we have that going for us. Right? Read full book review >
THE GREAT PERHAPS by Joe Meno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Definitely out of the ordinary, and not the ideal book to digest in one sitting, but a mature step forward for this unsettling postmodernist."
Purposefully fragmented, often beguiling novel about a Chicago family's slow disintegration as its disgruntled members search in vain for the ethereal things they believe will set them free. Read full book review >
DEMONS IN THE SPRING by Joe Meno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Illustrations enhance the already vivid storytelling."
An inspired collection of 20 stories, brilliant in its command of tone and narrative perspective. Read full book review >
THE BOY DETECTIVE FAILS by Joe Meno
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"A full-tilt collision of wish-fulfillment and unrequited desires that's thrilling, yet almost unbearably sad."
What happens when a Hardy Boy grows up? Read full book review >
BLUEBIRDS USED TO CROON IN THE CHOIR by Joe Meno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Musical tales of love and loss with hardly a word wasted."
A jazzy collection of short stories and little moments from genre-hopping Meno (Hairstyles of the Damned, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
HOW THE HULA GIRL SINGS by Joe Meno
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The evil eyes of small-town America seem to peer from every page of Meno's claustrophic noir, where the good and the bad are forced down the same violent paths."
An ex-con can't seem to catch a break in his old hometown. Read full book review >
TENDER AS HELLFIRE by Joe Meno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 1999

"As a novel, though, it has the stilted, heavy feel of a wingless bird trying to fly."
A rambling and oddly good-natured debut describing a childhood spent on the wrong side of the tracks. Read full book review >