Book List:12 titles
  • During the Christmas season, mall pet store manager Vernon Ricketts splits his time between selling irresistible puppies and kittens festooned with holiday bows and shielding the mall's loiterers from its over-zealous manager, “Terminator” Vander...


  • “If there remains any doubt about Allan Gurganus’s literary greatness, Local Souls should put this to rest forever.”―Jamie Quatro, New York Times Book ReviewDecoy, the concluding novella of Allan Gurganus’s hugely acclaimed Local Souls, was...


  • Wells Tower says of Gurganus, "No living writer knows more about how humans matter to each other." Such ties of love produce hilarious, if wrenching, complications: "Fear Not" gives us a banker's daughter seeking the child she was forced to surrender...


  • Offering his first book in a decade, Allan Gurganus returns us to Falls, North Carolina, mythic site of his immortal Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. With three linked, darkly funny novellas, Gurganus charts the old habits--adultery, obsess...


  • This year, acclaimed short-story writer ZZ Packer chooses twenty distinctive stories representing the great number of voices and narratives coming out of the South. Some of the youngest and freshest talents on the literary horizon-Bret Anthony Johnst...


  • One of America’s most highly regarded photographers, Burk Uzzle has claimed a territory all his own as a chronicler of the quirky and strangely beautiful in the vast American landscape. A Family Named Spot gathers seventy-seven black-and-white phot...


  • In his fictional Falls, North Carolina–a watchful zone of stifling mores–Allan Gurganus’s fond and comical characters risk everything to protect their improbable hopes from prejudice, poverty, betrayal. Seeking warmth and true connection, they ...


  • With great narrative inventiveness and emotional amplitude, Allan Gurganus gives us artistic Manhattan in the wild 1980s, where young artists--refugees from the middle class--hurl themselves into playful work and serious fun.  Our guide is Hartley ...


  • Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Confederate widow Lucy Marsden, one of the most entertaining an...







  • Allan Gurganus was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He lives in Manhattan and in Chapel Hill. Gurganus's short fiction has appeared in Harper's, The Atlantic, Granta, Antaeus, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. He has won many award...