Books by John Sedgwick

John Sedgwick is the author of the acclaimed psychological thriller The Dark House and, now, the psychological mystery, The Education of Mrs. Bemis, as well as three works of non-fiction. A longtime magazine journalist, he is currently a writer at large f


HISTORY
Released: April 10, 2018

"A vigorous, well-written book that distills a complex history to a clash between two men without oversimplifying."
"To the Cherokee, balance was everything": a broad-ranging history of a political rivalry that upset the Cherokee world for more than a century across the face of North America. Read full book review >
WAR OF TWO by John Sedgwick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An overly detailed but entertainingly irreverent account of two consequential men from the dawn of the American republic."
A parallel biography of two prominent figures from the Federalist era whose lives came into catastrophic collision on a dueling ground. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Surely one of the most exhaustively-researched attempts to exorcise personal demons."
Novelist and Harvard grad Sedgwick (The Education of Mrs. Bemis, 2002) painstakingly scrutinizes his Boston Brahmin family history to reveal more than a few skeletons. Read full book review >
THE EDUCATION OF MRS. BEMIS by John Sedgwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2002

"Obvious and overlong, but nevertheless a well-mannered tale, narrated at a nice steady pace in the best old-fashioned way."
In an updated and more geriatric version of Now, Voyager, Sedgwick (The Dark House, 2000) portrays a young psychiatrist unlocking the closets and airing out the skeletons in the ancestral home of an unhappy Boston Brahmin. Read full book review >
THE DARK HOUSE by John Sedgwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 2000

" Frederick Busch meets Blow-Up in a nerve-shredding debut. "
A Boston investment counselor's attempt to escape the unbearable secrets of his childhood through compulsive voyeurism leads him back to the heart of his family nightmare. Read full book review >