Book List in Order:11 titles

  • “In these 35 stories, one struggles to find a sentence that is anything less than jewel-box perfect.” ―The New York Times Book ReviewGina Berriault is known for the complexity and compassion with which she weaves her characters, and her stories...


  • Gina Berriault’s work as a storywriter of great psychological empathy and extraordinary elegance and subtlety was celebrated widely at the end of her life. Her collection Women in Their Beds, won the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, the National Boo...


  • “Short stories and some short novels are close to poetry—with the fewest words they capture the essence of a situation, of a human being. It’s like trying to pin down the eternal moment.” —Gina BerriaultGina Berriault was one of the great, rar...


  • Gina Berriault had written critically acclaimed stories and novels for decades, but in 1996 she was in the literary spotlight as never before, winning both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Women in Their Beds. Thi...



  • Vivian Carpentier, confined by her role as an upper class woman in the 1940s, gleans meaning only from erotic love. Troubled by the elusiveness of men, yet convinced that they run the world, she can barely conceal her desperation to entice. Strugglin...


  • Hal O. Costigan, candidate for Congress, is the kind of man people envy. He has a loving wife, a supportive family, a devoted mother. Friendly, intelligent, successful, he is a man on the rise - until he is caught in an affair with a high school girl...


  • This remarkable collection received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Rea Award for the Short Story, a gold medal from the Commonwealth Club of California, and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award....