Books by Joseph Kertes

THE AFTERLIFE OF STARS by Joseph Kertes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Kertes' voice is a lyrical one, and his work is frequently moving, but long passages seem to wash by without fully convincing the reader they've actually happened."
Two boys flee the 1956 Russian occupation of Budapest. Read full book review >
GRATITUDE by Joseph Kertes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Well-researched but floundering melodrama."
Rambling Holocaust novel from Hungarian-Canadian Kertes (Boardwalk, 1998, etc.) refracts the fate of Hungary's Jews through a variety of lives. Read full book review >
THE GIFT by Joseph Kertes
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"It's a bleak lesson, in an age of attempts at multiculturalism and tolerance, unleavened by pretty illustrations. (Fiction. 6+)"
A cautionary tale about sharing the warmth of holiday spirit that may leave most readers chilled. Read full book review >