Books by Pam Houston

CONTENTS MAY HAVE SHIFTED by Pam Houston
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"Houston is a fine travel writer, but her characters are cardboard cutouts for every cliché of contemporary uplifting women's fiction."
Houston's second novel (Sight Hound, 2005, etc.) combines thinly disguised travel essays with a new age romance as her heroine travels the world with one lover, then more or less settles down for another. Read full book review >
SIGHT HOUND by Pam Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2005

"A feel-good Reader's Digest anecdote spun out to booklength."
A cancer-stricken, three-legged Irish wolfhound named Dante embodies the Wisdom of the Ages, in this fervent debut novel from Houston (Waltzing the Cat, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME by Pam Houston
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Ultimately, though, when Houston notes that 'my need to write the things that terrify me is matched only by my desire to write the things that surprise and delight,' it's clear that's she's satisfied both requirements. (Author tour)"
A collection of essays, most of which have appeared elsewhere, by novelist (Waltzing the Cat, 1998, etc.) and adventurer Houston. Read full book review >
WALTZING THE CAT by Pam Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Houston remains a gifted writer who needs a subject."
An unconventional protagonist and vivid style are the distinguishing features of this nevertheless uneven second collection of 11 interrelated stories from Houston (Cowboys Are My Weakness, 1992). Read full book review >
COWBOYS ARE MY WEAKNESS by Pam Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"The author doesn't always search far enough for the reason why smart women behave like dishrags—but most of these stories are fine things from a writer one hopes will come up with a novel before too many suns sink in the West."
``...I should know better, but I love it when he calls me baby.'' That about sums up the sentiment running through these fresh, highly crafted, image-packed stories by the debuting Houston. Read full book review >