Books by William Kowalski

EPIC GAME by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Although Kowalski (The Innocence Device, 2014, etc.) drives this brief tale toward an inevitable conclusion, it's still an agreeable journey with a smart, sassy heroine who's not nearly as tough as she likes to think she is."
A professional poker player gets a surprising legacy from her only friend. Read full book review >
THE GOOD NEIGHBOR by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"An uneven fourth outing by Kowalski (The Adventures of Flash Jackson, 2003, etc.), with a unique and nicely textured historical subplot that's outweighed by the plodding tone and somewhat convoluted main story."
An engaging if overwritten tale about a Manhattan couple changed by a house in the country. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF FLASH JACKSON by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2003

"An appealing and original story that gets bogged down in its own originality: it would have worked better had the author pulled out fewer stops."
Canadian Kowalski's third outing, a follow-up to his debut (Eddie's Bastard, 1999), offers an engaging, offbeat account of an All-American girl coming of age in a very strange town. Read full book review >
SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF HERE by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2001

"Likable characters, though the quick plotting, in this coming-of-ager part two, could have been sacrificed for a little more depth and self-reflection."
An amiable if slight continuation of the author's debut novel (Eddie's Bastard, 1999) brings hero Billy Mann to Santa Fe in search of the mother who abandoned him. Read full book review >
EDDIE'S BASTARD by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Knock-off models are best enjoyed when the original is kept from view, and though its merrily familiar plot can make this somewhat difficult, Kowalski's version will get you from A to B better than most. (First printing of $75,000)"
Newcomer Kowalski pens an entertaining John Irving soufflÇ: a coming-of-age tale about a boy who becomes a novelist, having written a symbolic short story that he includes in a novel about a young boy coming of age. Read full book review >