Book List:19 titles
  • When Julie skips school and sets off with her best friend and some local boys for a camping trip in the desert, she finds herself the target of unwanted, drug-fueled sexual attention. Running away in fear, she takes a dangerous fall down the shaft of...


  • A story collection spanning New York to Haiti and beyond from the National Book Award–finalist and author of Barking Man.   Spanning twenty years, Bell’s third collection of stories showcases his phenomenal literary range and his unwavering focu...


  • A stunning novel that burns to the touch. Mae, a blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas casino, spends her free time wandering the desert with a rifle, or sitting in her trailer obsessively watching replays of an old lover escaping the wreckage of 9/11. ...


  • With the same eloquence and grasp of history that marked his award-winning fictional trilogy of the Haitian Revolution, Madison Smartt Bell turns his gaze to Nathan Bedford Forrest, the most celebrated and reviled general of the American Civil War. H...


  • In the twenty-fourth volume of this distinguished anthology, Madison Smartt Bell chooses twenty-one distinctive pieces of short fiction to tell the story of the South as it is now. This is a South that is still recognizable but no longer predictable....


  • A freelance film editor, Tracy Bateman goes where the work is. So when his old partner calls with an assignment, Tracy finds himself on a plane to Rome. But there are surprises waiting for him--deadly surprises that will lead him on a desperate chase...


  • The Stone that the Builder Refused is the final volume of Madison Smartt Bell’s masterful trilogy about the Haitian Revolution–the first successful slave revolution in history–which begins with All Souls' Rising (a finalist for the National Boo...


  • The only taste of life Jesse has known in his twenty years is bitter: his mother disappeared before he could talk, his father never got over being left, and Jesse’s presence seems only to kindle his father’s anger. Jesse’s talent is for music, ...


  • Continuing his epic trilogy of the Haitian slave uprising, Madison Smartt Bell’s Master of the Crossroads delivers a stunning portrayal of Toussaint Louverture,  former slave, military genius and liberator of Haiti, and his struggle against the...






  • When child psychologist Mike Devlin opens a Tae Kwon Do school near the Baltimore housing projects, the brutality of the streets, a series of violent deaths, and deadly misunderstandings shock him into seeing how minimal his influence in life has bee...


  • A serious historical novel that reads like a dream." -- The Washington Post Book World "One of the most spohisticated fictional treatments of the enduring themes of class, color, and freedom." -- San Francisco Chronicle NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALI...


  • One fateful decision pushes a soldier from a life of stifling order to a life of freedom as doomed as it is thrillingMacrae, a nice kid from a small town in Tennessee, joins the army only because the boys he grew up with enlisted before him. But when...


  • Ten tales of misfits in big cities and lonely backwaters, striving to free themselves from traps of their own making In each of Bell's ten stories, characters struggle through trying times, captives of their own bad decisions or plain bad luck. I...


  • Madison Smartt Bell is one of the most versatile and gifted authors of his generation, a literary stylist with few peers. Doctor Sleep, one of his best novels, is a taut and satisfying psychological thriller planned to be released as a major motion p...


  • A man returns home from Vietnam to his now abandoned family homestead outside of Nashville, suffering from a serious psychological wound incurred in combat. He meets up with a childhood friend who is black, and together they battle against a platoon ...




  • A photographer descends into New York City’s chaotic and brutal underground in this sweeping story of the Big Apple at its seediest It’s 1982, and Clarence Dmitri Larkin is working as a photographer at Bellevue hospital in Manhattan. The job off...


  • New York City's Washington Square is the cruising ground of small-town drug dealer Johnny B. Goode, his main man, Holy Mother, his Black Muslim enforcer, a Puerto Rican voodooist, and the storytelling Porco Miserio...