Book List in Order: 8 titles

  • Set in Thomas Farber's Berkeley cottage, Brief Nudity's nonfiction narratives move across three decades, appraising the meaning of both home and the impulse to put one's house in order. Taking the measure of aging, desire, and memory in an inevitably...


  • Thomas Farber's works of fiction, creative nonfiction, and the epigrammatic reveal him as a writer charting the voyage of his generation with luminous, scrupulous integrity. Anatomist, ironist, and moralist, he achieves large effects with deceptively...


  • In the words of Isabel Allende, “Here is a poet who writes with economy and precise beauty of desire, love, and the irrevocable loneliness of the heart.” In his first novel since the highly acclaimed Curves of Pursuit, Thomas Farber has created h...


  • Celebrating with deceptive economy and merciless wit the perils of our journey through life, Thomas Farber's "compressions, repercussions, tarts & tales" reverberate as they evoke French epigrams, Zen koans, and the wry wisdoms of country music. Unfl...



  • In his first novel, Thomas Farber gives us an unusually honest look inside the heart of a man trying to understand the curves of pursuit in his own life. His ties, for example, to his older brother: as boys and on into adulthood, the two communicate ...