Books by Robb Forman Dew

Robb Forman Dew is the author of the novels DALE LOVES SOPHIE TO DEATH, THE TIME OF HER LIFE, and FORTUNATE LIVES, as well as a memoir, THE FAMILY HEART. Dew lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband, who is an author and a professor of histo


BEING POLITE TO HITLER by Robb Forman Dew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2011

"The fictional characters, so vivid in The Evidence Against Her (2001), have paled as they have aged, and even the passions of the younger generation are too muted to engage the reader."
The third installment of Dew's portrait of the Scofield clan of Washburn, Ohio (The Truth of the Matter, 2005, etc.), focuses on the aging of matriarch Agnes. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER by Robb Forman Dew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2005

"Dew never finds a way past the blandness of her nice characters' lives."
Dew returns to the Scofield family of Washburn, Ohio, in this disappointing sequel to The Evidence Against Her (2001). Read full book review >
THE EVIDENCE AGAINST HER by Robb Forman Dew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2001

"Although Dew's stately pace requires patience, particularly at first, the fictional world she creates becomes irresistible and hard to leave by book's end."
From American Book Award winner Dew (Dale Loves Sophie to Death, 1981; a memoir, The Family Heart, 1994, etc.) comes a leisurely, deceptively formal, quietly ambitious exploration of love in turn-of-the-century Ohio. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Despite stylistic lapses and a few bursts of preachiness, a reflective exploration of a mother's struggle with her attitudes toward homosexuality and a family's negotiation of difference."
A moving and honest account by American Book Award-winning novelist Dew of what she learned when her oldest son came out. Read full book review >
FORTUNATE LIVES by Robb Forman Dew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 1992

After her mediocre second novel (The Time of Her Life, 1984), Dew resurrects the Howells family from her stunning debut, Dale Loves Sophie to Death (1981), and proves, once again, that common sense and elegant prose can transform ordinary lives into compelling fiction. Read full book review >