Books by Pam Durban

SO FAR BACK by Pam Durban
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Not an especially artful novel, though a generally absorbing and eventually very moving one. Durban really isn't one of the better novelists around, but her patience and compassion make her fiction very attractive—and worth paying attention to."
Ancestral guilt, racial conflict, and the call of the unlived life are the dominant themes of this intricate, slow-moving second novel from the South Carolinian author (All Set About With Fever Trees, 1985; The Laughing Place, 1993). Read full book review >
THE LAUGHING PLACE by Pam Durban
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 1993

"Not a tale of innocence betrayed, then, but of arrogance revealed."
 This first novel by Durban (All Set About with Fever Trees, 1985) adds little to the ever-expanding literature of family dysfunction: it's really one long-winded southern whine about ``a make-believe world of appearances, a world of graciousness and beauty and truth.'' No Quentin Compson, Annie Vess simply hates the South. Read full book review >