Books by Lloyd Jones

PAINT YOUR WIFE by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Jones' deep affection for his characters and the light, anecdotal touch with which he nudges them away from despair makes for a warm and original entertainment."
In this droll, beguiling tale, the mayor of a depressed New Zealand town finds an unusual way to damp pessimism and rekindle cooled marriages. Read full book review >
WATER by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2014

"The sad beauty in this scorched latter-day Eden is wrung from an ugly environmental truth in which even Jones' heavy-handed moral can't be heavy enough if it means avoiding such another fall of man."
A family on a Welsh farm in a grim future struggle to survive in this stark, affecting novel with a vision that means to disturb. Read full book review >
HAND ME DOWN WORLD by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A disarming vision of one woman's life in the underclass, though it takes time to come into focus."
A young woman's journey from Africa to Berlin to locate her kidnapped son, as told by a chorus of voices. Read full book review >
MISTER PIP by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A little Gauguin, a bit of Lord Jim, the novel's lyricism evokes great beauty and great pain."
Bringing Great Expectations to desperate children ravaged by revolution, an eccentric teacher becomes a martyr to literature and transforms the prospects of a strong-willed girl. Read full book review >
MISTER PIP by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A little Gauguin, a bit of Lord Jim, the novel's lyricism evokes great beauty and great pain."
Bringing Great Expectations to desperate children ravaged by revolution, an eccentric teacher becomes a martyr to literature and transforms the prospects of a strong-willed girl. Read full book review >
BIOGRAFI by Lloyd Jones
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

A New Zealand novelist mixes fantasy with fact in this unusual recreation of his search through post-Communist Albania for the late dictator Enver Hoxha's former double. Read full book review >