Book List in Order:6 titles

  • Crossing Eden is the story of an American family in the summer of 1929, when a failed businessman divides himself from his wife and children, and a troubled farm boy runs away from home in the company of a gangster. It s also the tale of a nation in ...


  • Veteran Joe Krueger is drifting in 1950s California when the sweet— and sexy — Ida rents him a room. Joe starts helping out around the boardinghouse, and the two marry. The honeymoon is over when a motel owner and her crippled husband t...


  • In The Big Town, salesman Harry Hennesey’s hopes of success, both in his household and the world, have driven him to sell his home in an Illinois small town, ship his wife and kids to his mother in Texas, and take his chances in the big city, where...


  • In the summer of 1929, three strong-willed women, related by marriage, gather under one roof: widowed matriarch Maude Hennesey, whose belief in old-fashioned ways is shared by the ladies of her club; her pretty, spoiled daughter Rachel; and daughter...


  • This Side of Jordan, Monte Schulz's literary prose novel, is told in the voice of a lost generation hurtling toward the Great Depression. In the spring of 1929, 19-year-old consumptive farm boy Alvin Pendergast finds an invitation for a late-night sl...


  • When a sixteen-year-old girl is raped down by the river, she tells the police that tramps committed the crime, and the angry townspeople descend upon a camp of drifters seeking revenge. Reprint. NYT. ...