Books by Tom Drury

PACIFIC by Tom Drury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"The always fresh perspective of this one-of-a-kind writer will have you responding like his character, who 'laughed with surprise in her heart.'"
Getting by, getting over, getting laid: Drury's characters keep busy in his fifth novel, another wild ride. Read full book review >
THE DRIFTLESS AREA by Tom Drury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Drury is a master at showing extraordinary things happening to ordinary people—and it's always a fun ride."
A likable loser has his small-town life upended by vicious lowlifes and Twilight Zone weirdness in this sparkling fourth novel from Drury (Hunts in Dreams, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
HUNTS IN DREAMS by Tom Drury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2000

"The trick and true pleasure here are in the utterly ordinary context these extraordinary events occur in. Drury never misses a beat—the quiet moments dazzle as much the louder ones."
From the Iowa heartland, Drury (The Black Brook, 1998, etc.) conjures a deceptively simple tale of a family and a weekend, during which the husband steals a gun, the wife runs away, the daughter gains a goat, and also a creepy admirer, the son waits for his mother—and life goes on. Read full book review >
THE BLACK BROOK by Tom Drury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 1998

"A trip and a treat. (Author tour)"
An irresistibly droll portrayal of an All-American liar, loser, and innocent dominates this edgy, captivating second novel by the author of The End of Vandalism (1994). Read full book review >
THE END OF VANDALISM by Tom Drury
Released: March 29, 1994

"All Drury needs is a plot for his work to really take off."
Drury's first novel, set in Grouse County, a network of small towns in the Midwest, is a poker-faced look at American folkways in a world that is precarious and perverse. Read full book review >