Charles Bock is the author of the novel Beautiful Children, which was a New York Times bestseller and notable book of the year, and won the Sue Kaufmann Prize for best first novel from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His fiction and non-fiction has appeared in Harper's, Esquire, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Slate, AGNI, and the Iowa Review, as well as in numerous anthologies. He's received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri foundation in Umbria Italy, Yaddo, UCross, and the Vermont Studio Center.
Charles Bock recommends
A Day and a Night and a Day (2009)
"Delivers an astonishingly heady and warm and enthralling read. This is the good stuff."
The Visibles (2009)
"The Visibles is that rarest of accomplishments -- a novel that pulls you into its world, then just...keeps...getting...better. Sara Shepard writes with a grace and ease, but don't be deceived -- the big stuff is in here: coming of age; New York in the nineties; the complications of family and friendship; illness and ambition; hope and disappointment and redemption. On every page you'll find an architect's control, a painter's eye, a dancer's elegance, and, best of all, an unending well of generosity. The Visibles is what you want from fiction. Enjoy."
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