Books by Stewart O'Nan

Nearly 20 years ago, Stewart O'Nan quit his job as a structural engineer to pursue a career in writing. He graduated from Cornell in 1992 with an MFA, and his first book, In the Walled City, won the 1993 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Emily, Alone is his most recent work, which Kirkus calls, "[a]nother quietly poignant character study from O'Nan." Photo credit: Trudy O'Nan


HENRY, HIMSELF by Stewart O'Nan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2019

"Astute and tender, rich in lovely images and revealing details—another wonderful piece of work from the immensely gifted O'Nan."
The husband and father whose death haunted two previous novels about the Maxwell family (Wish You Were Here, 2002; Emily, Alone, 2011) speaks for himself in this moving third installment. Read full book review >
EMILY, ALONE by Stewart O'Nan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2011

"Rueful and autumnal, but very moving."
Another quietly poignant character study from O'Nan (Songs for the Missing, 2008, etc.), this one tracing the daily routines and pensive inner life of an elderly widow. Read full book review >