Books by Nick McDonell

HISTORY
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Grim indeed and sometimes gruesome—and a brave work of investigation."
A firsthand look at the terror of war as visited on noncombatants exposed to American fire. Read full book review >
AN EXPENSIVE EDUCATION by Nick McDonell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A novel for the head more than the heart, but so very intelligent that for a certain kind of reader it will be catnip. "
McDonell's dark, relentlessly readable latest (The Third Brother, 2005, etc.) swings back and forth between Harvard and Africa, and in both cases the education is indeed expensive. Read full book review >
THE THIRD BROTHER by Nick McDonell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Engrossing, with indelible scenes and a protagonist to care about."
McDonell, who at 17 made a splash with his debut, Twelve (2002), delivers an assured and heartfelt second. Read full book review >
TWELVE by Nick McDonell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Not bad for a by-now 18-year-old, but still far from good: McDonell should stay in school a few more years."
Debut novel penned by a 17-year-old private high-school student in Manhattan. Read full book review >