Books by Tom Grimes

MENTOR by Tom Grimes
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"Without wasting a word, Grimes presents a thoroughly readable view of how stories—and writers, at least of a certain kind—are made."
An illuminating account of a writer's life under the tutelage of another writer. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2003

"The unwitting laughter he steadily evokes, page by page, makes Grimes (City of God, 1995) a joyous dark humorist."
Dystopian satire on the Information Age and medicated students that may well charm its way intravenously into the hearts of younger readers. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 20, 1999

Three-and-a-half dozen grade-A short stories, as hatched in one of the country's premier academic incubators of creativity. Read full book review >

CITY OF GOD by Tom Grimes
Released: Aug. 14, 1995

A near-future novel that depicts with savage glee the economic-driven Armageddon awaiting us: a choreographed, televised race war brought to you by your local sponsors. The author of two baseball-oriented novels (A Stone of the Heart, 1990; Season's End, 1992), Grimes here makes a quantum leap into DeLillo land, taking the usual Blade Runner vision of our world in a few years' timeincome disparity a gulf, the streets a battlefieldand casting it in the poetry of direct marketing. Read full book review >

SEASON'S END by Tom Grimes
Released: April 2, 1992

Grimes's second novel—the spirited tale of a rookie player fighting to survive in the complex world of professional baseball- -picks up where his first, A Stone of the Heart (1990), left off in evoking the bleak choices facing the previous generation of middle- class America and its children's mad desire to get away. Mike Williams—the product of an urban, lower-middle-class family in conformist, TV-dazed, 50's America—burns with a desire to triumph over his dreary origins, and luckily he has the talent and drive to do so. Read full book review >