Book List in Order: 12 titles


  • A father bravely confronts an unthinkable tragedyin William Humphrey’s most heart-wrenching novel. In the aftermath of his son’s suicide, Ben Curtis returns to the upstate New York fishing lodge that holds some of his happiest memories. It has be...



  • From one of America’s most acclaimed authors comes a masterful collection of bittersweet tales about the autumn of life In the exquisite title story, seventy-six-year-old Virginia Tyler will finally marry the love of her life—as soon as she finds...



  • “Good writing is rare enough. Storytelling is an even rarer skill. A genuinely comic vision is beyond price. The Ordways has all three.” —Time On the annual graveyard-working day in Clarksville, Texas, families come from all over Ea...



  • A collection of short stories by the author of Home from the Hill features the tale of a furniture picker fleeing across America with a dead body in his trunk, an old writer lying about his youth to a journalist, and others....



  • National Book Award Finalist: The mesmerizing saga of a Texas family torn apart by passion and pride. Twelve years after Hannah Hunnicutt was committed to a Dallas asylum, her body is brought home to northeast Texas to be buried alongside those o...



  • A Scottish-Cherokee boy accompanies his grandparents on the Trail of Tears in this “superb” novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Ordways (Time).   Twelve-year-old Amos Ferguson is a blond, blue-eyed boy of mixed Cherokee a...



  • The essential anthology of early short fiction by an American master Set primarily in Texas and Oklahoma during the Great Depression, these extraordinary stories display the unique blend of irony, nostalgia, and sharp-edged lyricism that established ...




  • Haunted by the consequences of his life, Ben Curtis returns to the fishing lodge that played a vital role in his life in an attempt to come to terms with himself, the breakup of his marriage, and the tragic self-destructiveness of his son...









  • “A big, rich, satisfying, old-fashioned hunk of a book . . . part comedy, part tragedy, and thoroughly satisfying.” —Chicago Tribune Book World A Texas family as big and brash as their home state, the Renshaws are united by their...