Books by Whitney Otto

EIGHT GIRLS TAKING PICTURES by Whitney Otto
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Although overly schematic, Otto makes these eight women and the differing lenses through which they view the 20th century hard to forget."
Otto (A Collection of Beauties at the Height of Their Popularity, 2002, etc.) combines a paean to the art form with an argument for women's rights in these interlocking stories of eight fictional woman photographers, clearly inspired by actual photographers, over the course of the 20th century. Read full book review >
A COLLECTION OF BEAUTIES AT THE HEIGHT OF THEIR POPULARITY by Whitney Otto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2002

"Beautifully conceived and executed: a small gem."
As elaborate as origami, this elegant fourth from Otto (The Passion Dream Book, 1997, etc.) follows the lives of San Franciscans in search of love and pleasure. Read full book review >
THE PASSION DREAM BOOK by Whitney Otto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 1997

"Better as a grand tour than as a celebration of art and love. ($75,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Otto (Now You See Her, 1994, etc.) follows a pair of lovers as they migrate through several of the 20th-century's most exotic artistic movements. Read full book review >
NOW YOU SEE HER by Whitney Otto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Otto's first novel, a bestseller, was titled How to Make An American Quilt (1991), but this is the book that, despite, some wonderful writing, reads like patchwork."
In Otto's engaging but strangely disjointed second novel, a woman takes stock of her life as she approaches her fortieth birthday and discovers that she's, literally, not all there. Read full book review >