Books by Joy Nicholson

Joy Nicholson was born in Wisconsin and then moved to Palos Verdes, California when she was in kindergarten. She and her brother Jay grew up surrounded by a difficult family life. Much of her family life is reflected throughout her debut novel, The Tribes


THE ROAD TO ESMERALDA by Joy Nicholson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Without qualification: take the road to Esmeralda."
Second-novelist Nicholson (The Tribes of Palos Verdes, 1997) blends the trenchant politics of Barbara Kingsolver with the emotional insight of Sue Miller. Read full book review >
THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES by Joy Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 1997

"A compelling, realistic view of the underbelly of affluent California life. (Author tour)"
First-novelist Nicholson, a native Californian, describes in scathing detail the treacheries behind the facade of upper-class Palos Verdes. Read full book review >