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Jess Walter

USA flag (b.1965)

Jess Walter (born July 20, 1965) is an American author of six novels, a collection of short stories, and a non-fiction book. His books have been published in twenty-six countries and translated into twenty-eight languages. He is the recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, among others, and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2006.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction, Historical, Romance, Science Fiction

   1. Citizen Vince (2005)
   2. The Zero (2006)
   We Live in Water (2013)
   The Angel of Rome (2022) (with Edoardo Ballerini)
Series contributed to
The One
   2. Parable (2019)
Non fiction
   Every Knee Shall Bow (1995)
     aka Ruby Ridge
   In Contempt (1996) (with Christopher Darden)
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (2006) : Citizen Vince
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2006) : The Zero

Jess Walter recommends
Fathermucker (2011)
Greg Olear
"Raucously, wickedly, sweetly, saucily, surprisingly, profanely funny... a wonderful novel."
This Dark Road to Mercy (2014)
Wiley Cash
"This Dark Road to Mercy is a terrific, moving and propulsive novel: Harper Lee by way of Elmore Leonard."
A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain (2014)
Adrianne Harun
"Mythical, magical, and chillingly real."
Third Rail (2014)
(Eddy Harkness, book 1)
Rory Flynn
"Third Rail gets off to a ripping start and never lets off the gas."
Arts & Entertainments (2014)
Christopher Beha
"Christopher Beha is one of the most talented young writers at work today."
The Lost History of Stars (2017)
Dave Boling
"Dave Boling has a rare gift for finding humanity in historical fiction. His new novel, The Lost History of Stars, is another gripping tale about living in war’s barbaric shadow, and how moments of decency and heroism and glimpses of the natural world sustain us."
Midnight At the Bright Ideas Bookstore (2017)
Matthew Sullivan
"With Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, Matthew Sullivan has written - with great panache and suspense - a smart, twisty crime novel filled with compelling characters set in a world that book-lovers will adore."
Mr. Dickens and His Carol (2017)
Samantha Silva
"Mr. Dickens and His Carol is a novel of pure charm and humor, a terrific holiday tale. Samantha Silva had me haunting those dark streets alongside her inspired Dickens."
Come with Me (2018)
Helen Schulman
"Come with Me is an inventive and incisive novel about the way we live now and the way we might have lived. Helen Schulman is a gifted and generous writer."
Such a Fun Age (2019)
Kiley Reid
"Such a Fun Age is such a fabulous book-a crisp, wry, and insightful novel about class, race, and relationships. Kiley Reid is a gifted young writer with a generosity that makes her keen social eye that much funnier and sharper."
Truly Like Lightning (2021)
David Duchovny
"Truly Like Lightning is a terrific novel--smart, moving, propulsive--at once a satire of Hollywood power brokers and a dead-serious contemplation of American values and ideals. David Duchovny writes with the heart of a great comic novelist and the soul of a philosopher."
Appleseed (2021)
Matt Bell
"This is a fiercely original book—at once intimate and epic, visceral and philosophical—that sent me scurrying for adjectives, for precedents, for cover. Matt Bell commands the page with bold, vigorous prose and may well have invented the pulse-pounding novel of ideas."

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