Books by Starling Lawrence

THE THIEF OF WORDS by Starling Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2013

"Emotionally honest, beautifully written."
Elegant, elegiac novel from publisher/writer Lawrence (Montenegro, 1997, etc.), set in a dangerous time and place. Read full book review >
THE LIGHTNING KEEPER by Starling Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Machines supply the light here; the people are dim indeed."
Ponderous second novel by veteran publishing exec Lawrence juxtaposes the fitful advance of early-20th-century American technology with the characters' stalled romantic aspirations. Read full book review >
MONTENEGRO by Starling Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 1997

"A lush, middlebrow drama that's perfect for the big screen—and could easily become the next English Patient, given the right director."
A far cry from his collection of contemporary stories, Legacies (1996), this first novel by Norton's editor in chief is a tale of romance and honor set against the turbulent Balkans just before WW I—a setting with particular relevance to current events. Read full book review >
LEGACIES by Starling Lawrence
Released: April 1, 1996

"Lawrence's deliberate tales quietly develop considerable force, displaying nuanced, careful artistry."
Eight graceful stories in a debut collection from Norton's editor in chief: tales that vary greatly in subject and setting but rely on a similar sense of revelation, and on the ``weak magic'' provided by light. Read full book review >