Books by Marian Thurm

THE GOOD LIFE by Marian Thurm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"Thurm simultaneously creates and destroys a brightly detailed domestic world in this relentlessly paced, ultimately pitch-dark emotional thriller."
A happy family on vacation in Florida is revealed to be a ticking bomb. Read full book review >
TODAY IS NOT YOUR DAY by Marian Thurm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Life really is this difficult and annoying; stories like these make it more bearable."
Eleven wry, elegant stories, à la Lorrie Moore and Amy Bloom, address the sometimes-brutal stupidities of modern life. Read full book review >
WHAT’S COME OVER YOU? by Marian Thurm
Released: June 1, 2001

"'Love the One You're With' could be the theme song for these poignant, multilayered, pitch-perfect slices of life filled with humanity and hope despite frequent betrayals and abandonments."
Love and loss form myriad combinations in these quirky, funny, ironic, and heartbreaking tales: a third collection from storywriter and novelist Thurm (The Clairvoyant, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >
THE CLAIRVOYANT by Marian Thurm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Like its protagonists, Thurm's latest is as brisk, charming, and good-natured as they come—but so slight that it leaves only a phantom aftertaste on the literary tongue."
Thurm revisits favorite themes (death, interracial marriage, life in New York) in her characteristically lighthearted way in her fourth novel (The Way We Live Now, 1991, etc.), this featuring a Manhattan psychic who chats with ghosts and interferes compulsively with the lives of those he loves. Read full book review >
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW by Marian Thurm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"This unevenness aside, however: an engaging, fast-moving, appealing novel."
In her third novel (Walking Distance, 1987; Henry in Love, 1990), Thurm, in her typically brisk, matter-of-fact style, taxis the reader effortlessly back and forth between Manhattan neighborhoods and several generations of a spirited family. Read full book review >