Books by Thomas Fox Averill

Thomas Fox Averill is writer-in-residence and a professor of English at Washburn University of Topeka. He is the author of the novels Secrets of the Tsil Cafe and The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson.


ORDINARY GENIUS by Thomas Fox Averill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2005

"At its best, this creates a landscape at once realistic and fantastic, inhabited by characters whose eccentricities make them fully human."
Plainspoken, sharply observed collection from O. Henry Award-winner Averill (The Slow Air of Ewan Macpherson, 2003, etc.), first in a new series focused on the nation's heartland. Read full book review >
THE SLOW AIR OF EWAN MACPHERSON by Thomas Fox Averill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Decently done but unremarkable: second-novelist Averill (Secrets of the Tsil Café, 2001) creates some memorable characters but does little with them, and the lost-mother theme seems very old hat by now."
A fair-to-middling coming-of-ager set in Kansas, where the flatness of the plains can't obscure the dark shadows of family secrets cast long ago in Scotland. Read full book review >
SECRETS OF THE TSIL CAFÉ  by Thomas Fox Averill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"A pretty good cookbook struggling to get out of a bland novel."
Averill's debut provides a harmless enough occasion for the author to meditate philosophically on the sensual analogies between cooking, food, life and love. Read full book review >