Books by Joy Castro

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A well-balanced panoply of family-centric musings from authors conflicted between responsibility and retribution."
A chorus of noteworthy memoirists reflects on the ethical consequences of airing dirty laundry. Read full book review >
NEARER HOME by Joy Castro
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 16, 2013

"The highlight here is in Nola's personal relationships, which show her to be funny, flawed and formidable."
The murder of a New Orleans journalist sets off a battle between a reporter determined to tell her story and a shadowy opponent equally determined to keep the truth under wraps. Read full book review >
ISLAND OF BONES by Joy Castro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Potent, emotional essays that speak to the relatable experience of rising above a harrowing childhood."
Castro (English and Ethnic Studies/Univ. of Nebraska; Hell or High Water, 2012, etc.) ponders her troubled adolescence and who she is today. Read full book review >
HELL OR HIGH WATER by Joy Castro
Released: July 17, 2012

"Castro's first mystery is fierce and intense, with both harrowing depictions of New Orleans after Katrina and psychological mayhem for its troubled heroine, who crawls under your skin and lingers there long after you've finished reading. A sequel is in the works."
Salvaging lives in post-Katrina New Orleans is no picnic. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Sept. 7, 2005

"Reads like a first draft."
An uneven look back at an abusive childhood. Read full book review >