Books by T.R. Pearson

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"With an entertaining insider's perspective, Littlefield transports readers back to a seemingly magical time when half the country would watch the same show."
Frank oral history of a golden age of TV programming. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2006

"Some readers will admire Willis's courage; others will lament his foolhardiness. All will be vastly entertained."
Was William Willis, who went rafting across the Pacific alone in 1954, the avatar of today's extreme sports aficionados—or simply out of his mind? Read full book review >
GLAD NEWS OF THE NATURAL WORLD by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Not one of Pearson's best, but riding the wave of his highly spiced prose is still a pleasure of its own."
For his tenth novel, Pearson reaches back to his first (A Short History of a Small Place, 1985), pressing into service again Louis Benfield of Neely, North Carolina. Read full book review >
TRUE CROSS by T.R. Pearson
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The ramblings overtake the journey in short order, but fortunately Pearson knows how to string a tale—just not when to quit."
Another shaggy-dog tale from Pearson (Polar, 2002, etc.), past master of the Southern Gothic. Read full book review >
POLAR by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"A diverting frolic through Pearson's particular narrative homeland, filled with eccentrics and elaborate anecdotes that will entertain while the tale is, well, gotten on with."
Pearson's ninth outing (after Blue Ridge, 2000) is a gangly ramble: a simple tale about a Virginia ne'er-do-well whose sudden capacity to tell the future makes him helpful in the case of a missing girl. Read full book review >
BLUE RIDGE by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2000

Fans of Pearson's six wonderful novels, especially of his Carolina trilogy and Cry Me a River (1993), may find his latest disappointing. The prose here is leaner, with little narrative expansiveness and less backslapping geniality. Read full book review >
CRY ME A RIVER by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1993

"The genius is not in the tale, but in the telling—generous in spirit, deft in design."
Pearson's latest comedy of bad manners (Gospel Hour, 1991, etc.) confirms his status as a master storyteller. Read full book review >
GOSPEL HOUR by T.R. Pearson
Released: Feb. 19, 1990

With this his fifth novel in almost as many years, Pearson promises to become—if he isn't already—one of the most welcome, durable, and necessary comic voices in American fiction. Read full book review >