Book List in Order:7 titles

  • "Schoemperlen's inventive language and narrative structures encourage readers to be free 'from the prison of everyday thinking.'" The New York Times Book ReviewFirst Things First gathers eighteen of the best of Diane Schoemperlen's earliest and uncol...



  • In a he said, she said story, the writer always gets the last word. She is a writer, established and successful, with a full life and supportive friends. Then he walks into a book signing and back into her life 30 years after he broke her heart. Th...



  • what would you do if you found the blessed virgin mary standing in your living room ? ON AN APPARENTLY TYPICAL MONDAY MORNING, a middle-aged writer enters her living room and finds a woman standing by her fig tree. The woman is wearing a blue tren...


  • Diane Schoemperlen's acclaimed In the Language of Love expanded our expectations of the contemporary novel, using everyday words to deconstruct a young woman's life and loves. In her new short story collection,Forms of Devotion, she again tests the b...


  • In this astonishingly inventive novel, Diane Schoemperlen uses the 100 stimulus words from the Standard Word Association Test as a narrative framework for exploring her heroine's growing understanding of the meaning of love. A tour de force of wit an...