Book List in Order: 29 titles


  • In Who Is Teddy Villanova?, Mr. Berger turns for the first time to the private-eye thriller, as practiced by the masters Hammett and Chandler. The seedy office . . . the down-at-heel detective . . . and more.In Who Is Teddy Villanova?, the cast of ch...



  • A dozen remarkable short stories from the author of Little Big Man, offering an absurdist journey through the mind of one of America’s great storytellers Thomas Berger’s first short story collection in almost thirty years showcases the author...



  • Fed up with the sarcastic, opinionated, and disrespectful women he comes across, Ellery Pierce decides his only choice is to build the perfect woman. A technician at an animatronics firm, Ellery has the experience and tools ready at his fingertips. A...



  • Roy Courtright is good-looking, healthy, independent, well liked, and the owner of a successful classic car dealership. His best friend, Sam Grandy, is the near inverse: married, a spendthrift, overweight, needy, and near bankruptcy. Yet they've bee...




  • Jack Crabb, hero of Little Big Man and beloved chronicler of the Wild West, is back in the saddle again. This time he meets, drinks with, and rides with Bat Masterson, Annie Oakley, and Doc Holliday, and even travels with Buffalo Bill Cody to meet Qu...



  • In a tale set in a typical American town, the author of Little Big Man uses humor and irony to weave together a story of murder, dysfunctional families, friendship, torn loyalties, and the American dream....



  • From the author of Little Big Man comes a modern retelling of Robinson Crusoe that is an introspective look at the human condition only Thomas Berger could deliver. “Both a survival tale and a story of the redemptive power of love and nature, the ...



  • "I envy your first encounter, if that is what it is, with Meeting Evil, one of Berger's most relentless and ingenious 'contraptions.'" --Jonathan Lethem, from the IntroductionMeeting Evil tells an adrenaline-pumped, genuinely frightening tale of male...








  • Thomas Berger puts his signature spin on the Greek myth ORESTEIA in this brilliant story set in small-town America. “Gripping and funny, and, like the Greek tragedies, it leaves us thoughtful” —San Francisco Chronicle When Augie leaves to join ...



  • The Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of Little Big Man returns with perhaps one of his most imaginative alternate realities yet: a matriarchal society.   Women reign supreme in the not-so-distant future, where Georgie Cornell has no choice but ...





  • “The truth is always made up of little particulars which sound ridiculous when repeated.” So says Jack Crabb, the 111-year-old narrator of Thomas Berger’s 1964 masterpiece of American fiction, Little Big Man. Berger claimed the Western as serio...



  • A novel of alternate realities from the Pulitzer Prize–nominated author: “Those willing to spend a few hours in his Twilight Zone will come away the richer” (Library Journal).   With a loving wife and son, a successful job as chief copy-ed...



  • Pushed around at work, deserted by his wife, and admonished by his sister, Fred Wagner is feeling practically invisible and wills himself physically invisible, with results both pathetic and hilarious...



  • Chuck Burgoyne is no ordinary houseguest. The Graveses (father Doug; wife Audrey; son Bobby; and daughter-in-law Lydia) have gotten used to his polite manners and gourmet breakfasts. But one morning at the Graveses' summer home, Chuck fails to appear...



  • Russell Wren is shanghaied into service by an organization alternately called "the Bunch, the Troop, the Pack, the Gang," who bombed his office and sent him off to Saint Sebastian, a small country tucked among the borders of Austria, Germany and Czec...








  • Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, The Feud chronicles a hilariously destructive rivalry between families from neighboring towns in 1930s America. "I marked my copy of THE FEUD with a star wherever its blend of irony, parody and slapstick made me laugh ...



  • Carlo Reinhart returns home from service in occupied Germany and finds the postwar U.S. a different world: housing developments, gadget technology, a physical and spiritual malaise that boom times evoke. Good-hearted and intelligent, sympathetic but ...



  • Suburban regular guy Earl Keese confronts the yawning pit of chaos in the persons of Harry and Ramona, a younger couple who have just moved into the only other house on their dead-end street. Literally overnight, Earl's painstakingly controlled world...



  • Thomas Berger breaks all the rules in this detective story that’s less who-done-it, and more why-done-it. “An original and powerful tale of a saintly murderer.”—Arthur Koestler "Detweiler is one of the most complex characters in modern fictio...



  • Thomas Berger's modern hero Carlo Reinhart is thrust into the strangest chapter of his life yet Carlo Reinhart's life has taken many turns. From his idealistic youth in Crazy in Berlin, to his entrance into adulthood in Reinhart in Love , throug...



  • With these tales, the author pays homage to the lives of King Arthur, the Round Table knights and their ladies, while introducing inspired new twists to the stories of old. Thomas Berger has previously written "Little Big Man", "Killing Time" and "Ch...



  • Pulitzer Prize nominee and author of The Feud, Thomas Berger displays his genre bending prowess once more in this mystery turned comedy, featuring unforgettable dialogue and an extremely fun cast of characters. “Berger’s style, which is one of th...



  • The time is the 1930s. Buddy Sandifer, dressed in his natty white flannels, baby-blue shirt, striped tie, tan-and-white shoes, and coconut-straw hat with polka-dot band, is falling into one of his moods. Owner of a used-car lot and father of a fiftee...



  • The saga of Thomas Berger's Reinhart series continues. Carlo Reinhart, now a 44-year-old liberal, has found himself to be merely a vague shadow of the young man he once was. Bob Sweet, a high school acquaintance for whom success has become a habit wa...



  • Crazy in Berlin is the first volume in the saga of Carlo Reinhart. As an army medic stationed in Allied-occupied Germany, Reinhart is a young man of large bulk (two hundred pounds, plus)—good-hearted, intelligent, and something of a fool. He pursue...






Complete Series List in Order

Carlo Reinhart

1) Crazy in Berlin (Dec-1958)
2) Reinhart in Love (Jan-1982)
3) Vital Parts (Jun-1970)
4) Reinhart's Women (Sep-1981)