Book List in Order:16 titles

  • From National Book Award finalist and "one of our most gifted writers" (Chicago Tribune)-- a timely and unsettling new novel about the people drawn to and unmoored by a local activist group more dangerous than it appears.Once a promising actor, Tim B...


  • Dickens and Hardy knew it, and Chaucer knew it before them: the face can be a powerful expression of personality. So why, in the last hundred years, has literature increasingly put its characters behind masks? ...


  • “There’s something I want you to do.” This request -- sometimes simple, sometimes not -- forms the basis for the ten interrelated stories that comprise this latest penetrating and prophetic collection from an author who has been repeatedly pra...


  • From the collection Gryphon, Charles Baxter’s luminous story of caretaking under any circumstance.    Burrage never thought he’d be the responsible one. When his brother and sister-in-law die in a car accident, he becomes caretaker to his you...


  • EVER SINCE THE PUBLICATION OF The Harmony of the World in 1984, Charles Baxter has slowly gained a reputation as one of America's finest short-story writers. Each subsequent collection -- Through the Safety Net, A Relative Stranger, and Believers -- ...


  • During Nathaniel Mason's first few months as a graduate student in upstate New York, he is drawn into a tangle of relationships with people who seem to hover just beyond his grasp. There's Theresa, alluring but elusive, and Jamie, who is fickle if no...


  • Five Oaks, Michigan is not exactly where Saul and Patsy meant to end up. Both from the East Coast, they met in college, fell in love, and settled down to married life in the Midwest. Saul is Jewish and a compulsively inventive worrier; Patsy is genti...


  • A marvelous collection of fiction by America's best new writers.Upon its launch in 2000, Best New American Voices received acclaim for the range and originality of its selections, which represented the best writing from new American writers who are g...


  • National Book Award Finalist From "one of our most gifted writers" (Chicago Tribune), here is a superb new novel that delicately unearths the myriad manifestations of extraordinary love between ordinary people. The Feast of Love is just that -- a sum...






  • With his five previous books of fiction, Charles Baxter established himself as a contemporary literary master, in the traditions of Raymond Carver, William Maxwell, and Alice Munro. This radiant new collection confirms Baxter's ability to revel in th...


  • In these ten stories, Charles Baxter shows his genius in making his characters' everyday sufferings--and occasional fragile joys--seem utterly unprecedented, even as he reminds us, gently and with a sly comic twist, that everything they feel is only ...



  • "In his quiet cosmic wonderment, Baxter is the equal of John Updike and Anne Tyler at their largest and best."―GQ Without question Charles Baxter, whose ravishing novel The Feast of Love was a National Book Award finalist, is one of our finest cont...


  • "In his quiet cosmic wonderment, Baxter is the equal of John Updike and Anne Tyler at their largest and best."―GQ Without question Charles Baxter, whose ravishing novel The Feast of Love was a National Book Award finalist, is one of our finest cont...


  • Hugh Welch has cared for his little sister Dorsey ever since they were children, when Dorsey looked at him as though he were a god. But when Dorsey returns to their small Michigan hometown with a successful career as an astrophysicist and a happy fam...


  • Baxter dives into the undercurrents of middle-class American life in these eleven arresting, often mesmerizing stories. Whether they know it or not, Baxter's characters are floating above an abyss of unruly desire, inexplicable dread, unforeseen trag...