Books by Stephen McCauley

Stephen McCauley grew up outside of Boston and was more or less educated in public schools. He went to the University of Vermont as an undergraduate and studied for a year in France at the University of Nice. Upon graduation, he worked at hotels, kinderg


MY EX-LIFE by Stephen McCauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"A gin and tonic for the soul."
When midlife woes descend, a long-divorced couple find their paths merging again. Read full book review >
INSIGNIFICANT OTHERS by Stephen McCauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"A novel with pithy observations, lightness of touch and generosity of spirit."
A breezily funny, affecting tale by the author of the novel-turned-film The Object of My Affection, about the entanglements of a gay Bostonian facing a midlife crisis. Read full book review >
TRUE ENOUGH by Stephen McCauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Very entertaining, and McCauley digs a lot deeper than most authors of popular fiction."
An assortment of gay and straight characters uneasily assess their relationships with long-term partners, in McCauley's tart-but-sweet fourth novel (The Man of the House, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
THE MAN OF THE HOUSE by Stephen McCauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"Without losing his refreshingly frank voice or off-center characters, he's created a lament for the way a winner-take-all society can distort and impoverish the fates of real people trying to break the downward trajectory of their lives. (Author tour)"
A wry and melancholy comedy of modern manners (and the lack thereof) in which a gay man briefly becomes the center of things in the lives of his mostly straight friends. Read full book review >
THE EASY WAY OUT by Stephen McCauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Still, this light, easy read proves satisfying fare—thanks to deftly drawn characters and their real, if sometimes reluctant, affection for one another."
McCauley's funny, engaging, if somewhat meandering, second novel (The Object of My Affection, 1987) explores the dilemma of unfaithful Patrick, who longs to leave his staid lover Arthur even as he signs a mortgage application for a house the two are buying together—a charming Greek Revival cottage bordering a cemetery. Read full book review >