Justin Cronin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage, The Twelve, The City of Mirrors, Mary and ONeil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Whiting Writers Award. A Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Rice University, he divides his time between Houston, Texas, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Justin Cronin recommends
Strangers at the Feast (2010)
"Gorgeously written and uncompromising in its vision, Strangers at the Feast is more than a great novel. It's an important one."
The Water Wars (2011)
"A rousing adventure story in the tradition of The Hunger Games."
Close Your Eyes (2011)
Amanda Eyre Ward
"Electrifying, a literary whodunit of the first order! You won't be able to look away. People will be talking about this book."
The Starboard Sea (2012)
Amber Dermont and Amber Dermont
"The Starboard Sea is a touching, beautiful, and deeply wise novel, a hymn to the bittersweet glories of youth. You will be enthralled."
(Wool Trilogy, book 2)
"An epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world."
The Curiosity (2013)
Stephen P Kiernan and Stephen P Kiernan
"A true page-turner... a book that will stop your heart and start it again."
The Poison Artist (2016)
"Magnificent, thoroughly unnerving . . . I dare you to look away."
The Last One (2016)
"The Last One seamlessly melds two of our contemporary obsessions - the threat of global catastrophe and the staged drama of reality TV - into a fiercely imagined tale of the human psyche under stress. This is an uncompromising, thought-provoking debut."
On the Free (2017)
"On the Free is a roaring adventure that will make you stand up and cheer."
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