Book List in Order:5 titles

  • “Bender's willingness to go deep, to burrow down into what's right and wrong about 21st century America and Americans, is a mirror that draws us in and does not allow us to look away." ―Los Angeles Times on Refund The National Book Award finalist...


  • A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST We think about it every day, sometimes every hour: Money. Who has it. Who doesn’t. How you get it. How you don’t.In Refund, Bender creates an award-winning collection of stories that deeply explore the ways in whic...


  • Karen E. Bender burst on to the literary scene a decade ago with her luminous first novel, Like Normal People, which garnered remarkable acclaim.A Town of Empty Rooms presents the story of Serena and Dan Shine, estranged from one another as they sepa...


  • A moving collection of personal essays about the real, human experiences behind the highly politicized issue of reproductive choice.At a time when a woman’s most complex decisions have been reduced to political rhetoric and impersonal theory, and p...


  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller and one of the Washington Post's best books of the Like Normal People charts the lives of "three richly textured characters whose irreducible idiosyncrasies, griefs, longings, and loves will surely expand our sense of w...