Books by Joseph Olshan

CLOUDLAND by Joseph Olshan
Released: April 10, 2012

"Even as you wonder who the killer will turn out to be, you'll worry mainly about how she's going to come through all this."
In this refreshingly cliché-free serial-killer tale, Olshan tries his hand with a female narrator/heroine, whom he handles just as deftly as his sensitive male heroes (The Conversion, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
THE CONVERSION by Joseph Olshan
Released: April 15, 2008

"European sensibility and sensuality add new dimensions to Olshan's writing."
Time and sexual boundaries are transcended in Olshan's eighth novel (In Clara's Hands, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
IN CLARA’S HANDS by Joseph Olshan
Released: March 1, 2003

"Soap opera: caricatures (the faithful nanny, haunted mother, jilted lover obsessed with his boyfriend) in a tale that tries to make up for its shallowness with improbable twists of fate and endless (equally improbable) revelations from the lurid past."
Grim but tepid psychological thriller pieces together the enigma of a woman's disappearance. Read full book review >
NIGHTSWIMMER by Joseph Olshan
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"But like Baldwin, Olshan deems it necessary to surround a powerful love story with an awkward and distracting plot."
Olshan (The Waterline, 1989, etc.) has written a beautiful and flawed novel about two gay men learning to trust again. Read full book review >