Books by Victoria Redel

BEFORE EVERYTHING by Victoria Redel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Though Redel has chosen a difficult topic, too often she opts for 'a-w-w' moments rather than unflinching confrontations."
Friends and family gather to cajole, comfort, and/or castigate a dying woman. Read full book review >
MAKE ME DO THINGS by Victoria Redel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Redel writes with wit and with a great understanding of the vagaries of adult relationships."
Eleven stories of love, loss and relationships gone awry. Read full book review >
THE BORDER OF TRUTH by Victoria Redel
Released: April 30, 2007

"Still, within the confines of its father-daughter story, a powerful essay on the instinct to both keep and reveal family secrets."
A woman is drawn inexorably deeper into her father's past as a World War II refugee in Redel's second novel. Read full book review >
LOVERBOY by Victoria Redel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"A psychological novel with so few notes in its chords—so thin—that the reader can't feel much for anyone in it, woman or boy."
Redel's first novel (after Where the Road Bottoms Out, stories, 1995) strains long in an extremely narrow swath of the psychological spectrum—with results that belabor the tale remorselessly but just don't become convincing or moving. Read full book review >
WHERE THE ROAD BOTTOMS OUT by Victoria Redel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 1995

"Underripe."
In this, her debut collection, Redel (a Gordon Lish protÇgÇ) gives us 16 stories (some previously published in, among other places, The Quarterly and The Antioch Review) that, taken together, comprise a wild smorgasbord of subject, voice, and skill. Read full book review >