Book List in Order:46 titles

  • "Charyn skillfully breathes life into historical icons."" - New Yorker J.D. Salinger, mysterious author of The Catcher in the Rye, is remembered today as a reclusive misanthrope. Jerome Charyn''s Salinger is a young American WWII draftee assigne...


  • “Charyn’s blunt, brilliantly crafted prose bubbles with the pleasure of nailing life to the page in just the right words. . . . [Cesare is] provocative, stimulating and deeply satisfying.” ―Washington PostOn a windy night in 1937, a seventeen...


  • Two brothers: one, a man of God; the other, a man of the Mob. In a city on the edge of chaos, they'll do anything to survive.The story begins in New York City... one hour into the future. Crime runs rampant, rogue cops patrol the rubble-strewn stree...


  • "Charyn, like Nabokov, is that most fiendish sort of writer―so seductive as to beg imitation, so singular as to make imitation impossible." ―Tom BissellRaising the literary bar to a new level, Jerome Charyn re-creates the voice of Theodore Roosev...


  • The climactic conclusion to the iconic Isaac Sidel mystery series, which finds Charyn’s acclaimed hero facing his toughest showdown yet, this time as commander-in-chief... Reflecting our own world like a volatile funhouse mirror, Winter Warning ...


  • "A moving attempt to trace the connections between Kosinski's wartime struggles and postwar fictions." ―New Yorker"Jerzy is a novel with a light touch that's still capable of lifting heavy subjects. Charyn knows what he wants to do and knows how to...


  • Longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story AwardBrooklyn is dead. Long live the Bronx! In Bitter Bronx, Jerome Charyn returns to his roots and leads the literary renaissance of an oft-overlooked borough in this surprising new colle...


  • Jerome Charyn’s “daring” and “memorable” (The New Yorker) historical novel renders the inner life of our sixteenth president like never before. This unforgettable portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War effortlessly mixes humor with S...


  • A black defense attorney struggles with his obsession with the laziest whore in Harlem From his penthouse in posh Sugar Hill, Edward Parkchester rules over Manhattan. A silver-tongued defense attorney with a flourishing criminal sideline, he has f...






  • When his father dies, a young bumper inherits the bloody family business Holden is more than a bill collector. He’s a killer. His father came to New York from Belgium to spend his life driving cars for the Aladdin Fur Company. But Holden has mor...


  • After decades of madness in the Bronx, Isaac Sidel visits the craziest state in the country Isaac Sidel is too popular to be America’s vice president. Once the New York Police Department commissioner, he became the most beloved mayor in the cit...


  • When a friend’s crime spree threatens his legal empire, a powerful New York attorney must race to stop it -- before at least one of them winds up dead Edward Parkchester, or Parky, “the black eagle,” is the most successful criminal lawyer in...


  • Gr 7-9-- Depressed after his father's death at Bataan during World War II, Jack Dalton, 11, faces a host of problems. He's tired of being a scholarship student at an exclusive private school, and angry after being thrown over by his so-called ``fianc...


  • What if the old maid of Amherst wasn't an old maid at all? Her older brother, Austin, spoke of Emily as his wild sister. Jerome Charyn, continuing his exploration of American history through fiction, has written a startling novel about Emily Dickinso...


  • This comic masterpiece reimagines the American Revolution with a one-eyed spy, a heroic whorehouse madam, and a cunning George Washington. Praised for one of the most "singular and remarkable [careers] in American literature" (Jonathan Yardley, Wa...


  • Jerome Charyn is known for his paeans to the workingman. Here is another work in that tradition, about a simple prop manager who finds himself unexpectedly—and literally—pushed into the spotlight, and a player in world history.When Ivan Azerbaija...


  • When compiler Jerome Charyn first read Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March, a world of letters opened up to him. It was his first exposure to the full potential of language, rendered breathlessly. In those pages he felt the terror and delight...


  • Wealthy television producer Jocko Robinson falls in love with the Hurricane Lady, an ex-model calling herself Inertia, who serves a crime lord from Cologne, and finds himself drawn into a perilous and fantastical world of mayhem, crime, lust, and bet...


  • It is May, 1944. An ordinary sailor named Oliver Beebe, a handsome man with a head full of eyebrows, arrives at the White House to cut the Presidents hair, and quickly, mysteriously, becomes a live-in, full-time companion and confidant to the Chief E...


  • A portrait of World War II general George Patton is seen through the eyes of a member of his personal staff, Captain Roland Kahn, who walks the General's dog and runs a profitable scheme selling army supplies to underground customers...


  • The Big Guy is running for the White House. Or rather, his self-aggrandizing sometimes partner baseball czar J. Michael Storm is running for president, and taking the mayor of New York along - not for the ride, but for the muscle. Isaac is all muscle...


  • Yolanda's a convict, caught by the cops while her boyfriend was robbing a bank. Now all the Hell Sisters at Harrington Hills prison farm are in love with her. Their leader wants to "marry" her. Yolanda has to find a way out. She's been taking a philo...


  • In the emerald island of Yankee Stadium Isaac watches millionaires play baseball, while a few blocks away children smoke crack and wave kitchen knives in the air. This is the borough where wild dogs used to roam the parks. This is the land where an a...


  • A crime-lover's treasury of cutthroat murders and hairbreadth escapes includes the writings of such popular authors as James Ellroy, Lawrence Block, Sue Grafton, Tony Hillerman, P. D. James, and Sara Paretsky. Reprint....


  • Cast in the form of a hilariously ribald parody of a literary quarterly, ?"The Tar Baby"?is a brilliant, audacious, story-filled novel populated by an array of brawling academics and earthy townies. A commemorative issue honoring the late Anatole Wax...


  • On the brink of being named mayor of New York, Isaac the Pink Commish goes underground, assuming the alias of Geronimo Jones, and a racist gang called the Knickerbocker Boys begin killing off anyone who could be Isaac. Reprint....


  • Teaming up with a cop who occasionally deals on the wrong side of the tracks, police commissioner Sidel plans to raid Mafia hideouts and finds himself on a trail of ancient puppets, heroin, and corruption that leads straight to Sicily. Reprint....


  • A collection of more than forty crime stories features work by such well-known writers as Tony Hillerman, Sara Paretsky, P. D. James, Raymond Carver, Walter Mosley, George Chesbro, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and others. 35,000 first printing. ...


  • Obsessed with Alejo Toma+a7s and Carlos Maria Montalba+a7n, two corrupt members of the New York school system, police commissioner Isaac Sidel sends Detective Caroll Brent to dog their trail. Reprint....







  • Eager to find his girlfriend, Fay Abruzzi, who has been secreted away by her district attorney father, former hitman Sidney Holden agrees to come out of retirement and help millionaire Howard Phipps bring down the D.A. Reprint. PW....


  • "Vivid and sensitive." — Publishers Weekly. Inspired by Herman Melville's novella, this graphic novel recounts a gifted and naïve young man's recruitment by the Soviet secret service and his adventures in New York City...


  • Sent on a cross-country lecture tour after capturing the FBI's most wanted criminal, New York City Police Commissioner Isaac Sidel returns to the city and finds himself battling criminals, the establishment, and the Christy Mathewson Club...





  • Tell me what you throw into the garbage, and I will tell you who you are. Jerome Charyn takes two of the champion wastelands of our time--Vietnam and the grimmer reaches of New York's Lower East Side--and superimposes one upon the other. His purpose,...







  • In a shocking New York underworld populated by a constellation of punks, low lifes, thugs, nymphs, vice lords and bag men, Patrick Silver is an eccentric giant. An ex-cop, he once served under the now disgraced First Deputy Isaac Sidel. But now his l...




  • Lower East Side police inspector Isaac Sidel has his hands full when Rupert, the son of his best friend, joins with a Chinatown punk and a fiery JDL revolutionary to form a group that will topple Isaac's rule and tempt Isaac's daughter, Marilyn...