Books by Jonathan LaPoma

HAMMOND by Jonathan LaPoma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2018

"A compelling work of fiction that successfully captures the anger, frustration, and freedom of kids on the brink of adulthood."
Lapoma's (The Summer of Crud, 2018) novel tells the story of a group of misfit boys navigating adolescence in northern Buffalo, New York. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER OF CRUD by Jonathan LaPoma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A slender, fast-paced, fever-dreamed excursion that, despite a lack of plot, becomes undeniably addictive."
A rollicking, entertaining adventure on the open road starring two ferocious youths fueled by booze, pot, and canned spaghetti. Read full book review >
UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN by Jonathan LaPoma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2017

"A bit off-kilter as a coming-of-age story, but it succeeds as an account of an American abroad trying to escape—and see beyond—the tourist traps."
A recent graduate ditches Buffalo, New York, for a monthslong stay in a Mexican college town in this novel. Read full book review >
Developing Minds by Jonathan LaPoma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2015

"Entertaining and authentic look at the troubled American educational system, courtesy of two men propelled by perseverance and adventuresome spirits."
Two unlikely friends learn about life and hard work through the students they teach. Read full book review >