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

A rambling and oddly good-natured debut describing a childhood spent on the wrong side of the tracks. Read full book review >