Books by Thisbe Nissen

OUR LADY OF THE PRAIRIE by Thisbe Nissen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"At first, Nissen's narrator (Osprey Island, 2004, etc.) seems clever and voluble, so daring with her spanking-scene opener, but eventually she wears a bit thin."
Against the backdrop of the Bush-Kerry election, an Iowa Democrat has a midlife crisis that gives the tornadoes that rip through the state a run for their money. Read full book review >
OSPREY ISLAND by Thisbe Nissen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

Despite flaws, this second from Nissen (The Good People of New York, 2001), about alcohol-sodden year-rounders on a resort island in the Northeast, shows that she can deliver a compelling and layered tale. Read full book review >
THE GOOD PEOPLE OF NEW YORK by Thisbe Nissen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2001

"A mostly satisfying rendition of the complex mother-daughter relationship, told with edgy humor and deep sympathy."
An episodic first novel of divorce, motherhood, and coming-of-age in Manhattan of the 1970s and '80s, by the author of the story collection Out of the Girls' Room and Into the Night (1999). Read full book review >