Fiction by Contemporary American Working Class Authors

A Selected List

Compiled by Cheryl Cline

My aim in compiling this list is to show the diversity and depth of contemporary working class authors, most of whom are still writing.  This list includes novels and short story collections from about 1970 to the present. I am more interested in what working class authors are writing than in concentrating on labor novels or working class themes. Most of the books listed below do deal specifically with working class themes, but not all of them do. 

My aim in compiling it is to show that yes, working class people do write, do read, do create literature. Having heard on three separate occasions horror stories about university professors blithely telling their students there was no tradition of working class fiction in the United States, I picked up my 3x5 cards and went to work. I have a very big pile of 3x5 cards. The professors are wrong. 

This bibliography is excerpted from a longer list which will also appear on this site. This is a first draft and will be updated and revised. Additions and suggestions are welcome. 



  Acosta, Oscar Zeta. The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo. With an introduction by Hunter S. Thompson. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1972. Reprinted in paperback by Random House/Vintage 1989. 204p.

Agee, Jonis. Bend this Heart. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press. 1989. 130p. [Distributed by Consortium Books Sales & Distribution, St. Paul, Minn.] 

----------. Pretend We've Never Met. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1989. 147p. 

----------. Sweet Eyes. New York: Harper, 1991. 405p.

----------. Strange Angels. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1993. 405p. 

----------. A .38 Special and a Broken Heart: Short-Short Stories. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1995. 131p. [Distributed by Consortium Books Sales & Distribution, St. Paul, Minn.] Coffee-to-Go Short-Short Stories series.

----------. Taking the Wall: Stories. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1999. 180p. 

----------. The Weight of Dreams. New York: Viking, 1999. 387p.

Agueros, Jack. Dominoes and Other Stories from the Puerto Rican. Willimantic, Conn: Curbstone Press, 1993. 149p. [Short stories]

Alexie, Sherman. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993. 223p. Harper Perennial, 1994. 223p. [Short stories]

----------. Reservation Blues. New York: Warner, 1995. 306p.

----------. Indian Killer. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1996. 420p.

----------. The Toughest Indian in the World. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000. 238p.

Allison, Dorothy. Trash: Stories. Ithaca, N.Y.: Firebrand Books, 1988. 174p.

----------.. Bastard out of Carolina. New York: Dutton, 1992. 309p.

----------.. Cavedweller. New York: Dutton, 1998. 434p.

Ambert, Alba. A Perfect Silence. Houston, Tex.: Arte Publico Press, 1995. 234p.

----------. The Eighth Continent and Other Stories. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1997. 190p.

----------. Porque hay silencio. Houston, Tex.: Arte Publico Press, 1998. 167pp

Anaya, Rudolfo. Bless Me, Ultima. Berkeley: Quinto Sol Publications, 1972. 248p. New York: Warner Books, 1972. 277p.

----------. Tortuga. Berkeley: Editoral Justa Publications, 1979. 197p. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1979. 197p.

----------. Heart of Aztlan. Berkeley: Editorial Justa Publications, 1981. 209p.

----------. The Silence of the Llano. Berkeley: Tonatiuh / Quinto Sol, 1982. 173p. [Short stories]

----------. The Legend of La Llorona: A Short Novel. Berkeley: Tonatiuh / Quinto Sol, 1984. 95p.

----------. Lord of the Dawn. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987. 159p.

----------. Albuquerque. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1992. 280p. [Short stories]

----------. Bendceme, ltima. New York: Warner Books, 1994. 298p.

----------. The Anaya Reader. New York: Warner Books, 1995. 562p.

----------. Zia Summer. New York: Warner Books, 1995. 386p. (Sonny Baca mystery)

----------. Jalamanta: A Message from the Desert. New York: Warner Books, 1996. 194p.

----------. Rio Grande Fall. New York: Warner Books, 1996. 359p. (Sonny Baca mystery

----------. Shaman Winter. New York: Warner Books, 1999. 374p. (Sonny Baca Mystery)

Arias, Ron. The Road to Tamazunchale. Reno, Nev.: West Coast Poetry Review, 1975. (Third ed., 1978. 209p.)



. Baldwin, James. Tell Me How Long This Train's Been Gone. New York: The Dial Press, 1968. 484p.

----------. If Beale Street Could Talk. New York: The Dial Press, 1974. 197p.

----------. Just Above My Head. New York : Dial Press,1979. 597p.

----------. Early Novels and Stories. New York: Library of America, 1998. 970p. [Includes Go Tell It On the Mountain, Giovanni's Room, Another Country and Going To Meet the Man]

Bambara, Toni Cade. Gorilla, My Love. New York, Random House 1972, 177p.

----------. The Sea Birds are Still Alive: Collected Stories. New York: Random House, 1977. 208p.

----------. The Salt Eaters. New York: Random House, 1980. 295p.

----------. Those Bones are Not My Child. New York: Pantheon Books, 1999. 676p.

Banks, Russell. Family Life. New York: Avon, 1975. 118p.

----------. Searching For Survivors. New York: Fiction Collective, 1975. 153p.

----------. The New World. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1978. 136p.

----------. Trailerpark. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. 242p.

----------. The Relation of My Imprisonment: A Fiction. Washington, D.C.: Sun Moon Press, 1983. 120p.

----------. Continental Drift. New York: Harper & Row, 1985. 366p.

----------. Hamilton Stark. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978. 309p. New York: Ballantine Books, 1986. 288p.

----------. Success Stories. New York: Harper & Row, 1986. 183p.

----------. Affliction. Russell Banks. New York: Harper Row, 1989. 355p.

----------. The Sweet Hereafter. 1991. 257p.

----------. Rule of the Bone. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1995. 390p.

----------. Cloudsplitter. Russell Banks. New York, NY: Harper Flamingo, 1998. 758p.

----------. Fire on the Mountain: A Collection of Short Stories 1983. 133p.

----------. Copperhead Summer. 1985. 234p.

----------. Mountain Passage and Other Stories. 1986. 250p.

Barrio, Raymond. The Plum Plum Pickers. Sunnyvale, Calif.: Ventura Press, 1969. 201p.

Benedict, Pinckney. Town Smokes. Princeton/Ontario Review Press, 1987. 168p. [Short stories]

----------. The Wrecking Yard. New York: Doubleday, 1992. 208p. [Short stories]

----------. Dogs of God. New York: Doubleday, 1994. 354p.

Brito, Aristeo. El Diablo en Texas/The Devil in Texas. Translated from the Spanish by David William Foster. Tempe, Ariz.: Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue, 1990. [First Spanish edition c. 1976, Tucson: Editorial Peregrinos, 212p.]

Brown, Larry. Facing the Music. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1988. 167p.

----------. Dirty Work. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1989. 236p.

----------. Big Bad Love. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1990. 228p.

----------. Joe. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1991. 345p.

----------. Father and Son. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1996. 347p.

Brown, Rita Mae. Rubyfruit Jungle. Plainfield, Vt., Daughters, inc. [1973] 217p. New York: Bantam, 1977. 246p.

----------. A Plain Brown Rapper. Illustrated by Sue Sellars.Oakland, Calif.: Diana Press, 1976. 236 p.

----------. Six of One. New York: Harper & Row, 1978. 310p.

----------. Southern Discomfort. New York: Harper & Row, 1982. 249p.

----------. Sudden Death. Toronto, New York: Bantam Books, 1983. 241p.

----------. High Hearts. Toronto, New York: Bantam Books, 1986. 464p.

----------. Bingo. Toronto: New York: Bantam Books, 1988. 291p.

----------. In her day. [Plainfield, Vt.: Daughters, inc.], 1976. 196p. New York: Bantam Books, 1988. 178p.

----------. Venus Envy. New York: Bantam Books, 1993. 355p.

Bukowski, Charles. Post Office. Los Angeles, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press. 1971. 115p.

----------. South of No North: Stories of the Buried Life. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1973. 189p.

----------. Factotum. Santa Rosa, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press. 1975. 205p.

----------. Ham on Rye. Santa Rosa, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press. 1982. 283p.

----------. Hot Water Music. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press. 1983. 221p. [Short stories]

----------. All's Normal Here: A Charles Bukowski Primer. Edited by Loss Pequeo Glazier. Drawings by Charles Bukowski. Limited 1st ed. Fremont, CA: Ruddy Duck Press, 1985. 110p.

----------. Hollywood. Black Sparrow Press. 1989. 239p.

----------. Septuagenarian Stew: Stories and Poems. Santa Rosa, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press. 1990. 375p.

----------. Pulp. Santa Rosa, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press. 1994. 202p.

----------. Women. Santa Rosa, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press.



. Carver, Raymond. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?: The stories of Raymond Carver . New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976. 249p.

----------. Furious Seasons and Other Stories. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Capra Press, 1977. 110p.

----------. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. New York: Knopf: [distributed by Random House], 1981. 159p.

----------. Cathedral. New York: Knopf, 1983. 227p.

----------. Fires: Essays, Poems, Stories. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Capra Press, 1983. 189p.

----------. The short stories of Raymond Carver: Will you Please be Quiet, Please; What We Talk About When We Talk about Love; Cathedral. London: Pan Books, 1985. 447p.

----------. Ultramarine. New York: Random House, 1986. 140p.

----------. Elephant and Other Stories. London: Collins Harvill, 1988. 124p.

----------. Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988. 385p.

----------. No heroics, Please: Uncollected Writings. Raymond Carver. Edited by William L. Stull. Foreword by Tess Gallagher. London: Harvill, 1991. 239p. New York: Vintage Books, 1992. 239p.

----------. Short Cuts: Selected Stories. New York: Vintage Books, 1993. 157p.

Chase, Joan. During the Reign of the Queen of Persia. New York: Ballantine, 1983. 215p.

----------. The Evening Wolves. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1989. 295p.

----------. Bonneville Blue. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1991. 224p.

Chavez, Denise. The Last of the Menu Girls. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1986. 190p.

----------. Face of an Angel. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1994. 467p.

Churchill, Thomas. Centralia Dead March. Williamantic, Conn.: Curbstone Press, 1980. 213p.

Chute, Carolyn. The Beans of Egypt, Maine. New York: Ticknor Fields, 1985. 215p.

----------. Letourneau's Used Auto Parts. New York: Ticknor Fields, 1988. 244p.

----------. Merry Men. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. 695p.

----------. The Beans of Egypt, Maine: the Finished Version. 1st Harvest edition, San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1995. 281p. [Harvest American Writing series]

----------. Snow Man. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1999. 242p.

Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1983. 103p.

----------. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. New York: Random House, 1991. 165p.

Cooper, Michael. Dues, A Novel of War and After. Williamantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 1994. 240p.

Corpi, Lucha. Delia's Song. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1989. 191p. [Mystery]

----------. Eulogy For a Brown Angel. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1992. 189p. [Mystery]

----------. Cactus Blood. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1995. 249p. [Mystery]

---------- . Black Widow's Wardrobe. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1999. 193p.

Crews, Harry. The Gospel Singer. New York: Morrow, 1968. 248p.

----------. Naked in Garden Hills. New York: Morrow, 1969. 212p.

----------. This Thing Don't Lead to Heaven. New York: Morrow, 1970. 186p.

----------. Karate is a Thing of the Spirit. New York: Morrow, 1971. 218p.

----------. Car: A Novel. New York: Morrow, 1972. 152p.

----------. The Hawk is Dying. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. 226p.

----------. The Gypsy's Curse. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. 207p.

----------. A Feast of Snakes. New York: Atheneum, 1976. 177p.

----------. The Enthusiast. Winston-Salem, N.C.: Palaemon Press, 1981. [Limited edition; became All We Need of Hell]

----------. All We Need of Hell. New York: Harper Row, 1987. 161p.

----------. The Knockout Artist. New York: Harper Row, 1988. 269p.

----------. Body: A Tragicomedy. New York: Poseidon Press, 1990. 240p.

----------. Scar Lover. New York: Poseidon Press, 1992. 284p.

----------. Classic Crews: A Harry Crews Reader. New York: Poseidon Press, 1993. 444p.

----------. The Mulching of America. New York: Simon Schuster, 1995. 268p.

----------. Celebration. New York: Simon Schuster, 1998. 270p.

----------. Where Does One Go When There's No Place Left to Go? London: Gorse Publications, 1995. Signed, limited edition: Los Angeles: Blood Guts Press, 1998. 105p.




  Doctorow, E.L. Ragtime. New York: Random House, 1975.

Dybek, Stuart. Childhood and Other Neighborhoods. New York: Viking Press, 1980. 201p. [Short stories]

----------. The Coast of Chicago. New York: Alred A. Knopf, 1990. 173p. [Short stories]




  Ellison, Ralph. Flying home and other stories. Edited, with an introduction by John F. Callahan. New York: Random House, 1996. 173p.

----------. Juneteenth: A Novel. Edited by John F. Callahan. New York: Random House, 1999. 368p.

Erdrich, Louise. Love Medicine. New York: Holt, Rinehart Winson, 1984.




  Fante, John. The Brotherhood of the Grape. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. 178p. Reprinted, Santa Rosa, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press, 1988. 178p.

----------. Dreams from Bunker Hill. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press, 1982. 146p.

----------. 1933 Was a Bad Year. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1985. 127p.

----------. The Road to Los Angeles. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press, 1985. 164p.

----------. The Wine of Youth: Selected Stories. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1985. 266p.

----------. West of Rome: Two Novellas. Santa Rosa, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press, 1986 (c1985). 188p. [My Dog Stupid, The Orgy]

Fast, Howard. The Immigrants. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. 389p.

----------. Second Generation. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978. 441p.

----------. Spartacus. New York: Published by the Author, 1951. 363p. New York: Dell, 1979. 314p.

----------. The Establishment. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. 365p.

----------. The Legacy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. 359p.

----------. Max. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. 395p.

----------. The Outsider. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. 311p.

----------. The Immigrant's Daughter. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. 321p.

----------. The Call of Fife and Drum: Three Novels of the Revolution. Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, 1987. 568p.

----------. The Dinner Party. Boston: Houghton Mifflin: 1987. 250p.

----------. The Pledge. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. 324p.

----------. The Confession of Joe Cullen. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. 282p.

----------. The Trial of Abigail Goodman. New York: Crown Publishers, 1993. 256p.

----------. Seven Days in June: a Novel of the American Revolution. Secaucus, N.J.: Carol Pub., 1994. 191p.

----------. The Bridge Builder's Story. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1995. 210p.

----------. An Independent Woman. New York: Harcourt Brace Co., 1997. 340p.

----------. Redemption. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1999. 276p.

Flanagan, Robert. Naked to Naked Goes: Stories. 1987

Ford, Richard. A Piece of My Heart. New York: Harper Row, 1976. 297p.

----------. The Ultimate Good Luck. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. 201p.

----------. The Sportswriter. New York: Vintage Books, 1986. 375p.

----------. Rock Springs. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987. 235p. [Short stories]

----------. Wildlife. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990. 177p.

----------. Women With Men: Three Stories. New York: A.A. Knopf [Distributed by Random House], 1997. 255p.

Fox, Robert. Destiny News. 1977. [Short stories]




  Garcia, Guy. Obsidian Sky. Guy Garcia. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. 365 p.

----------. Skin Deep. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1997. 186p.

Gaspar, Frank X. Leaving Pico. University of Press of New England, 1999.211p. [A Hardscrabble Book]

Giardina, Denise. Storming Heaven: A Novel. New York: W.W. Norton, 1987. 312p. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988.

----------. The Unquiet Earth: A Novel. 1st ed. New York: Norton, 1992. 367p.

----------. Saints and Villains. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998. 487p.

----------. Good King Harry. 1999

Gilb, Dagoberto. The Magic of Blood Illustrated by Luis Jimenez. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1993. 288pp. [Short stories]

----------. The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuña. New York: Grove Press, 1994. 218p.

Grimsley, Jim. Comfort & Joy. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1999. 291p.

----------. Dream Boy. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1995. 195p.

----------. My Drowning. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1997. 258p.

----------. Winter Birds. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994. 209p.


H - I 

  Hale, Janet Campbell. The Owl's Song. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1974. 160p.

----------.. The Jailing of Cecelia Capture. New York: Random House, 1985. 201p.

Hebert, Ernest. The Dogs of March. New York: Viking Press, 1979. 255p.

----------. A Little More than Kin. New York: Viking Press, 1982. 224p.

----------. Whisper My Name. New York: Viking, 1984. 238p.

----------. The Passion of Estelle Jordan. New York: Viking, 1987. 210p.

----------. Live Free or Die. New York: Viking, 1990. 416p. University Press of New England paperback edition, Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1995. 416p. [Series title: Hardscrabble books]

----------. Mad Boys. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1993. 216p.

----------. The Kinship. With a new essay by Ernest Hebert. Hanover: University Press of New England, c1993. 224, 210, 22p. [Contains A Little More than Kin and The Passion of Estelle Jordan.]

Hendrie, Laura. Stygo. Aspen: MacMurray & Beck, 1994. 225p. 

----------. Remember Me. New York: Henry H. Holt, 1999. 373p.

Hijuelos, Oscar. Our House in the Last World. New York: Persea Books, 1983. 235p. Paperback edition: Washington Square Press, 1990. 253p.

----------. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1989. 407p.

----------. The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1993. 484p.

----------. Mr. Ives' Christmas. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. 248p.

----------. Empress of the Splendid Season. New York: Harper Flamingo, 1999. 342p.


J - K 

  Jones, Thom. The Pugilist at Rest: Stories. Boston: Little, Brown, 1993. 230p. 

----------. Cold Snap: Stories. Boston: Little, Brown, 1995. 228p.

----------. Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine: Stories. Boston: Little, Brown, 1999. 312p.

Kennedy, William. The Ink Truck. New York, Dial Press, 1969. 278p.

----------. Legs. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, [1975] 317p.

----------. Billy Phelan's Greatest Game. New York: Viking Press, 1978. 282p.

----------. Ironweed. New York: Viking Press, 1983. 227p.

----------. Quinn's Book. New York: Viking, 1988. 289p.

----------. Very Old Bones. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Viking, 1992. 292p.

----------. The Flaming Corsage. New York: Viking, 1996. 209p.

Kingsolver, Barbara. The Bean Trees. Harper Row, 1988. 256p.

----------. Homeland and Other Stories. New York: Harper & Row, 1989. 244 p.

----------. Animal Dreams. New York: Harper Row, 1990. 342p.

----------. Pigs In Heaven. New York, New York: Harper Perinnial, 1994. 288p.

----------. The Poisonwood Bible. New York: HarperCollins, 1998. 546 pages

Kromer, Tom. Waiting for Nothing and Other Writings. Edited by Arthur D. Casciato and James L.W. West III. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1986. 297 p.



  Limon, Graciela. The Memories of Anna Calderon. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1994.

Louis, Adrian C. Skins. New York: Crown Publishers, 1995. 296p.

----------. Wild Indians & Other Creatures Reno, Nev.: University of Nevada Press, 1996. 185p.




  Mailer, Norman. The Executioner's Song. Boston: Little, Brown, 1979. 1056p.

----------. Ancient Evenings. Boston: Little, Brown, 1983. 709p.

----------. Tough Guys Don't Dance. New York: Random House, 1984. 229p.

----------. Harlot's Ghost. New York: Random House, 1991. 1310p.

Mason, Bobbie Ann. Shiloh and Other Stories. New York: Harper Row, 1982. 247p.

----------. In Country. New York: Harper & Row, 1985. 247p.

----------. Spence + Lila. New York: Harper Row, 1988. 176p.

----------. Love Life: Stories. New York: Harper & Row, 1989. 241p.

----------. Feather Crowns. New York: Harper Collins, 1993. 454p.

----------. Midnight Magic: Selected Stories of Bobbie Ann Mason. Selected & introduced by the author. Hopewell, N.J.: Ecco Press, 1998. 301p.

McGrath, Thomas. This Coffin Has No Handles. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1988. 244p.

McMillan, Terry. Disappearing Acts. New York: Viking Press, 1989. 384p. 

----------. How Stella Got Her Groove Back. New York: Viking, 1996. 368p. 

----------. Mama. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. 260p.

----------. Waiting to Exhale. New York: Viking, 1992. 409p.

McMillan, Rosalyn. Knowing. New York: Warner Books, 1996. 405p.

----------. One Better. New York: Warner Books, 1997. 360p.

----------. Blue collar Blues. New York: Warner Books, 1998. 359p.

----------. The Flip Side of Sin. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. 350p.

Mendez, Miguel. Sueño de Santa María de las Piedras / The Dream of Santa María de las Piedras. Translated from the Spanish by David William Foster. Tempe, Ariz.: Bilingual Press, 1989. 194p.

----------. Peregrinos de Aztlán. México, D.F.: Ediciones Era, 1989. 188p. [Biblioteca Era. Series Claves]. Reprinted, Tempe, Ariz.: Editorial Bilingüe, 1991. 193p.

----------. Pilgrims in Aztlan. Tempe: Bilingual Press, 1992.

----------. Entre letras y ladrillos / From Labor to Letters: a Novel Autobiography. Translated from the Spanish by David William Foster. Tempe, Ariz.: Bilingual Press, 1997. 114p.

Miner, Valerie. Blood Sisters: An Examination of Conscience. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982. 206p.

----------. Movement: A Novel in Stories. Introduction by Susan Griffin. Trumansburg, NY: Crossing Press, 1982. 193p.

----------. Winter's Edge. London : Methuen, 1984. 184p.; Trumansburg, N.Y.: Crossing Press, 1985. 184p.; New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1996. 203 p.

----------. All Good Women. Freedom, California: The Crossing Press, 1987. 467p.

----------. Murder in the English Department. Women's Press: 1982; New York: St. Martin's, 1983. 169p.; Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1985, 169p.; London: Methuen, 1988.

----------. Trespassing and Other Stories. Freedom, Calif.: Crossing Press, 1989. 231p.; London: Methuen, 1989.231 p.

----------. A Walking Fire. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994. 254 p.

----------. Range of Light. Cambridge, Mass.: Zoland Books, 1998. 227p.

Mohr, Nicholasa. El Bronx Remembered: A Novella and Stories. New York: Harper & Row, 1975. 179p.; Houston: Arte Público Press, 1986. 179p.

----------. In Nueva York. New York: Dial Press, 1977. 192p.

----------. Rituals of Survival: A Woman's Portfolio. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1985. 158p.

----------. A Matter of Pride and Other Stories. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1997. 191p.

Morales, Alejandro. Verdad sin voz / Death of an Anglo. Translated from the Spanish by Judith Ginsberg. 1st. ed. México, D.F.: Editorial J. Mortiz, 1979. 300 p.

----------. Aras viejas y vino nuevo / Old faces and New Wine. Translated by Max Martinez. Edited and revised by J. Monleon Alurista. San Diego, Calif.: Maize Press, 1981. 132p.

----------. The Brick People. Arte Publico Press, 1988. 300p.

----------. The Rag Doll Plagues. Alejandro Morales. Houston, Tex: Arte Publico Press, 1992. 200p. [Science Fiction]

----------. Barrio on the Edge/Caras viejas y vino nuevo. México, D.F.: Editorial J. Mortiz, 1975. 127p. Reprint translated from the Spanish by Francisco A. Lomelí. Tempe, Ariz.: Bilingual Press, 1998. 216p.

Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. New York: Holt, Rinehart Winston, 1970. 164p.

----------. Sula. New York, A.A. Knopf / Random House, 1974 [c1973]. 174p.

----------. Song of Solomon. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1977. 337p.

----------. Tar Baby. New York : A.A. Knopf /Random House, 1981. 305p.

----------. Beloved. New York: A. A. Knopf /Random House, 1987. 275p.

----------. Jazz. First edition, Franklin Center, Penn.: Franklin Library, 1992. 229 p. First trade edition, New York: A. A. Knopf / Random House, 1992. 229p.

----------. Paradise. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1998. 31 p.

Morrissey, Bill. Edson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. 237p.

Mowry, Jess. Way Past Cool. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1992. 309p.

----------. Six Out Seven. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1993. 501p.

Mulligan, John. Shopping Cart Soldiers Willamantic, Conn.: Curbstone Press


N - 0 

  Oates, Joyce Carol. Them. New York: Vanguard Press, 1969. 508p.

----------. The Wheel of Love And Other Stories. New York: Vanguard, 1970. 440p. [Short stories]

----------. Wonderland. New York: Vanguard, 1971. 512p.

----------. Marriages and Infidelities. New York: Vanguard, 1972. 497p. [Short stories]

----------. Do With Me What You Will. New York: Vanguard, 1973. 563p.

----------. The Goddess and Other Women. New York: Vanguard, 1974. 468p. [Short stories]

----------. The Hungry Ghosts: Seven Allusive Comedies. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1974. 200p. [Short stories]

----------. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?: Stories of Young America. Greenwich, Conn: Fawcett, 1974. 352p. [Short stories]

----------. The Assassins: A Book of Hours. New York: Vanguard, 1975. 568p.

----------. The Poisoned Kiss And Other Stories from the Portuguese.

----------. The Seduction & Other Stories. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1975. 263p. [Short stories]

----------. Childwold. New York: Vanguard, 1976. 295p.

----------. Crossing the Border. New York: Vanguard, 1976. 256p. [Short stories]

----------. The Triumph of the Spider Monkey. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1976. 89p.

----------. Night-Side. New York: Vanguard, 1977. 370p. [Short stories]

----------. Son of the Morning. New York: Vanguard, 1978. 382p.

----------. All the Good People I've Left Behind. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1979. 227p. [Short stories]

----------. Cybele. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1979. 204p.

----------. Unholy Loves. New York: Vanguard, 1979. 335p.

----------. A Sentimental Education. New York: Dutton, 1980. 196p. [Short stories]

----------. Bellefleur. New York: Dutton, 1980. 558p.

----------. Angel of Light. New York: Dutton, 1981. 434p.

----------. A Bloodsmoor Romance. New York: Dutton, 1982. 615p.

----------. Last Days. New York: Dutton, 1984. 241p. [Short stories]

----------. Mysteries of Winterthurn. New York: Dutton, 1984. 482p.

----------. Wild Saturday. London: Dent, 1984. 184p. [Short stories]

----------. Solstice. New York: Dutton, 1985. 243p.

----------. Marya: A Life. New York: Dutton, 1986. 310p.

----------. Raven's Wing. New York: Dutton, 1986. 305p. [Short stories]

----------. You Must Remember This. New York: Dutton, 1987. 436p.

----------. The Assignation. New York: Ecco Press, 1988. 192p. [Short stories]

----------. American Appetites. New York: Dutton, 1989. 340p.

----------. Because It Is Bitter, And Because It Is My Heart. New York: Dutton, 1990. 405p.

----------. I Lock My Door Upon Myself. New York: Ecco Press, 1990. 98p.

----------. Oates In Exile. Toronto: Exile Editions, 1990. 188 p. [Short stories]

----------. Heat And Other Stories. New York: Dutton, 1991. 397p. [Short stories]

----------. The Rise of Life on Earth. New York: New Directions, 1991. 135p.

----------. Black Water. New York: Dutton, 1992. 154p.

----------. Where Is Here? Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, 1992. 193p. [Short stories]

----------. Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang. New York: Dutton, 1993. 328p.

----------. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?: Selected Early Stories. Princeton, NJ: Ontario Review Press, 1993. 522 p. [Short stories]

----------. Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque. New York: Dutton, 1994. 310p. [Short stories]

----------. What I Lived For. New York: Dutton, 1994. 608p.

----------. Zombie. New York: Dutton, 1995. 181p.

----------. Demon and Other Tales. Illustrated by Jason Eckhardt. West Warwick, RI: Necronomicon Press, 1996. 36p. [Short stories]

----------. First Love: A Gothic Tale. Designed and Illustrated by Barry Moser. Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, 1996. 90p.

----------. We Were the Mulvaneys. New York: Dutton, 1996. 454p.

----------. Will You Always Love Me? And Other Stories. New York: Dutton, 1996. 326p. [Short stories]

----------. Man Crazy. New York: Dutton, 1997. 282p.

----------. My Heart Laid Bare. New York: Dutton, 1998. 531p.

----------. The Collector of Hearts: New Tales of the Grotesque. New York: Dutton, 1998. 321pp. [Short stories]

----------. Broke Heart Blues. New York: Dutton, 1999. 369p.

----------. Blonde. New York: Ecco Press, 2000. 738p.

Oates, Joyce Carol, writing as Rosamond Smith. Lives of the Twins.

----------. Soul/Mate. New York: Dutton, 1989. 248p.

----------. Nemesis. New York: Dutton, 1990. 276p.

----------. Snake Eyes. New York: Dutton, 1992. 280p.

----------. You Can't Catch Me. New York: Dutton, 1995. 193p.

----------. Double Delight. New York: Dutton, 1997. 356p.

----------. Starr Bright Will Be With You Soon. New York: Dutton, 1999. 264p.

O'Brien, Dan. Eminent Domain. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1987. 135p.

----------. In the Center of the Nation New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991. 374p.

----------. Brendan Prairie. New York: Scribner, 1996. 255p.

----------. Spirit of the Hills. New York: Crown, 1988. 243p.

Offut, Chris. Kentucky Straight. New York: Vintage Books, 1992. 167p.

----------. The Good Brother. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. 317p.

----------. Out of the Woods: Stories. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999. 172p.

Ortiz Cofer, Judith. The Line of the Sun. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1989. 291p.

----------. The Latin Deli: Prose and Poetry. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1993. 170p. New York: W.W. Norton Co., 1995. 170p.

----------. An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio. New York: Orchard Books, 1995. 165p.

----------. The Year of Our Revolution: New and Selected Stories and Poems. Houston: Piata Books, 1998. 101p.




. Paley, Grace. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute. New York, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1974. 198 p. [Short stories]

----------. Later the Same Day. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1985. 211p.

----------. The Collected Stories. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. 386p.

Pancake, Breece D'J. The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake. Foreword by James Alan McPherson. Afterword by John Casey. Boston: Little, Brown, 1983. 178p. [Short stories]

Piercy, Marge. Going Down Fast. New York: Trident Press [1969] 349p.

----------. Dance the Eagle to Sleep. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1970. 232p.

----------. Small Changes. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1973. 562p.

----------. Woman on the Edge of Time. New York: Knopf, 1976. 369p.

----------. The High Cost of Living. New York: Harper & Row, 1978. 268p.

----------. Vida. New York: Summit Books, 1979. 412p.

----------. Fly Away Home. New York: Summit Books, 1984. 446p.

----------. Braided Lives. New York: Summit Books, c1982. 443p.

----------. Gone To Soldiers. New York: Summit Books, 1987. 703p.

----------. Summer People. New York, N.Y.: Summit Books, 1989. 380p.

----------. He, She, and It: A Novel. New York: Knopf [Distributed by Random House], 1991. 446 p.

----------. The Longings of Women. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1994. 455p.

----------. City of Darkness, City of Light. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1996. 479p.

----------. Three women. New York: William Morrow, 1999. 309p.

Piercy, Marge and Ira Wood. Storm Tide. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1998. 296p.

Plante, David. The Ghost of Henry James. London: Macdonald & Co., 1970. 219 p. Boston: Gambit, 1970. 247p.

----------. Slides. London: Macdonald and Co., 1971. 208p. Boston: Gambit, 1971. 186p.

----------. Relatives. London: Cape, 1972. 224p.

----------. The Darkness of the Body. London: Cape, 1974. 173p.

----------. Figures in Bright Air. London: Gollancz, 1976. 142p.

----------. The Family. London: Victor Gollancz, 1978. 301p. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1978. 301p.

----------. The Country. London: V. Gollancz, 1981. 159p. New York: Atheneum, 1981. 159p.

----------. The Woods. London: Gollancz, 1982. 123p. New York: Atheneum, 1982. 123p.

----------. The Foreigner. New York : Atheneum, 1984. 237p.

----------. The Francoeur Family. London: Chatto & Windus, 1984. 547p. Published in the U.S. as The Francoeur novels. New York: Dutton, 1983. 547p. [The Family; The Country; The Woods]

----------. The Catholic. London: Chatto & Windus, 1985. 151p. New York: Atheneum, 1986. 151 p.

----------. The Native. London: Chatto & Windus, 1987. 122p. New York: Atheneum, 1988. 122p.

----------. The Accident. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1991. 151p.

----------. Annunciation. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1994. 346p.

----------. The Age of Terror. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. 224p.

Porter, Connie. All-Bright Court. New York: Harper, 1991. 224p.

----------. Imani All Mine. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. 212p.

Puzo, Mario. The Fortunate Pilgrim. New York: Fawcett Crest, 1964. 254p.

The Godfather. New York, Putnam, 1969. 446p.

Fools Die. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons,1978. 572p.

The Fourth K. New York: Random House, 1991. 479p.

The Last Don. New York: Random House, 1996. 482p.



Q - R 

  Rechy, John. City of Night. New York: Grove Press, 1963. 380p.

----------. Numbers. New York: Grove Press, 1967. Reprinted with a new introduction by John Rechy. New York: Grove Press, 1984. 256p. 

----------. This Day's Death. New York: Grove Press, 1970 [c1969]. 255p.

----------. The Vampires. New York: Grove Press, 1971. 276p.

----------. The Fourth Angel. New York: The Viking Press, 1972. 157p.

----------. Rushes. New York: Grove Press [Distributed by Random House], 1979. 222p.

----------. Bodies and Souls. New York: Carroll & Graf, Distributed by Publishers Group West, 1983. 421p. 

----------. Marilyn's Daughter. New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1988. 531p.

----------. The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gómez. New York: Arcade Pub., 1991. 206p. 

----------. Our lady of Babylon. New York: Arcade Pub., 1996. 353p.

----------. The Coming of Night. New York: Grove Press, 1999. 244p.

Robison, Mary. Days: Stories. New York: Knopf /Random House, 1979. 180p.

----------. Oh! New York: Knopf, 1981. 209p.

----------. An Amateur's Guide to the Night. New York: Knopf [Distributed by Random House], 1983. 129p. Boston: Nonpareil/David R. Godine, 1989. 129p. (paperback)

----------. Believe Them: Stories. New York: Knopf, 1988. 146p.

----------. Subtraction. New York: Knopf / Random House, 1991. 215p.

Rodriguez, Abraham, Jr. The Boy Without a Flag: Tales of the South Bronx. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1992. 115p.

----------. Spidertown. New York: Hyperion, 1993. 323p.

Rosenthal, Chuck. Loop's Progress. New York: Weidenfeld Nicolson, 1986. 233p. Paperback ed.: Perennial Library, 1987. 233p.

----------. Experiments with Life and Deaf. New York: Weidenfeld Nicolson, 1987. 271p.

----------. Loop's End. Layton, Utah: Gibbs-Smith, 1992. 330p.

----------. Elena of the Stars. New York: A Wyatt Book for St. Martin's Press, 1995. 17p.

Roth, Henry. A Diving Rock on the Hudson. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. 418p.

----------. From Bondage. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. 397p.

----------. Mercy of a Rude Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994-<1996 > v. <1-3 >.



  Selby, Hubert, Jr. The Room. New York: Grove Press, 1971. 288p.

----------. The Demon. New York: Playboy Press, 1976. 312p.

----------. Requiem for a Dream. New York: Playboy Press, 1978. 279p.

----------. Song of the Silent Snow. London and New York: Marion Boyars. Distributed in the USA by Scribner Book Companies, 1986. 214p.

----------. The Willow Tree. New York: Marion Boyars, 1998. 288p.

Skillings, R. D. Alternative Lives: A Book of Stories. Ithaca, N.Y.: Ithaca House [Distributed by Serendipity Books, Berkeley, Calif.], 1974. 149p. 

----------. P-Town Stories, or, The Meatrack. Cambridge/Newton, Mass.: Apple-Wood Press, 1980. 144p.

----------. In a Murderous Time: Stories. Cambridge, Mass.: Apple-Wood Books, 1984. 191p.

----------. Where the Time Goes. Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 1999. 168p. [Hardscrabble Books series]

Smith, Larry. Working It Out. Roseville, Mich.: Ridgeway Press, 1998. 104p.

----------. Beyond Rust. 1996. [Short stories]

Stegner, Wallace. The Sound of Mountain Water. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969. 286p.

----------. Angle of Repose. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday [1971] 569

----------. The Spectator Bird. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1976. 214p.

----------. Recapitulation. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1979. 278p.

----------. On a Darkling Plain. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company [c1940]. 230p.

----------. One Way to Spell Man. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, 1982. 177p.

----------. Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner. 1st ed. New York : Random House, [1990]. xvi, 525 p.

----------. Crossing to Safety. 1st Random House ed. New York: Random House, c1987. 277p.

----------. Two Rivers. Covelo, California: Yolla Bolly Press, c1989. 91p. [Short stories]

----------. The City of the Living, and Other Stories. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin, 1956. 206p.

Still, James. Pattern of a Man and Other Stories. Frankfort, Kentucky: The Gnomon Press, 1976. 122p. [Short stories]

----------. The Run for the Elberta's. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1980. 144p. [Short stories]


T - U - V 

  Thomas, Piri. Stories from El Barrio. New York: Knopf, 1978. 141p.

Trambley, Estela Portillo. Rain of Scorpions and Other Stories. 1975. Reprint 199-?

Urrea, Luis Alberto. In Search of Snow. New York: Harper Collins, 1994. 259pp.

Vasquez, Richard. Chicano. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1970. 376p.

----------. The Giant Killer. Davenport, Fla.: Coral Reef Publications [Distributed by Kable News Co., New York], 1977. 207p. New York: Manor Books, 1978 207p.

----------. Another Land. New York: Avon, 1982. 293p.

Villarreal, Jose Antonio. The fifth horseman. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1974. 398p.

----------. Clemente Chacón: A Novel. Binghamton, N.Y.: Bilingual Press, 1984. 154p.

Viramontes, Helena Maria.The Moths and Other Stories. Houston: Arte Público Press, 1985. 118p. 

----------. Under the Feet of Jesus. New York: Dutton,1995. 180p.


W - XYZ 

  Walker, Alice. The Third Life Of Grange Copeland. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970. 247p.

----------. In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973. 138p.

----------. Meridian. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976. 288p.

----------. The Color Purple. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. 245p.

----------. The Temple of My Familiar. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989. 416p.

----------. Possessing the Secret of Joy. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. 286p.

----------. Everyday Use. Edited, and with an introduction by Barbara T. Christian. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1994. 229 p. [Short stories]

----------. The Complete Stories. London: The Women's Press, 1994. 290p.

----------. By the Light of My Father's Smile. New York: Random House, 1998. 222p.

Welch, James. Winter in the Blood. New York, Harper & Row, 1974. 176p.

----------. The Death of Jim Loney. New York: Harper & Row, 1979. 179p.

----------. Fool's Crow. New York: Viking, 1986. 391p.

----------. The Indian Lawyer. New York: W.W. Norton, 1990. 349p.

Wheeler, Charles. Snakewalk. New York: Harmony Books, 1989. 279p.

Wideman, John Edgar.

----------. A Glance Away. New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1967. 186p. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1985, 186p. [An Owl Book]

----------. Hurry Home. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970. 185p. 1st Owl book edition, New York: H. Holt, 1986. 185p.

----------. The Lynchers. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973. 264p. 1st Owl book edition, New York: H. Holt, 1986. 264p.

----------. Damballah. New York: Avon Books, 1981. 205p. New York, Vintage Books, 1988. 205p.

----------. Hiding Place. New York, N.Y.: Avon Books, 1981. 158p.

----------. Sent for You Yesterday. New York: Avon Books, 1983. 208p. New York: Vintage Books, 1988. 208p.

----------. The Homewood Trilogy. New York: Avon Books,1985. 531p. [Damballah, Hiding Place, Sent For You Yesterday] Also published as The Homewood Books. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992. 520p.

----------. Reuben. New York: H. Holt, 1987. 215p. 

----------. Fever: Twelve Stories. New York: H. Holt, 1989. 161p.

----------. Philadelphia Fire. New York: H. Holt, 1990. 199p. 

----------. The Stories of John Edgar Wideman. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992. 432p.

----------. All Stories Are True. New York: Vintage Books, 1993. 142p.

----------. Identities: Three Novels. New York: H. Holt; An Owl Book, 1994. 642p. [Glance Away, Hurry Home, The Lynchers]

----------. The Cattle Killing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. 212p.

----------. Two Cities. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. 242p. 

Williamson, Eric Miles. East Bay Grease. New York: Picador USA,1999. 248p.

Wolff, Tobias. In the Garden of the North American Martyrs: A Collection of Short Stories. New York, N.Y.: Ecco Press, 1981. 175p.

----------. Back in the World: Stories. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1985. 221p.

----------. The Barracks' Thief. New York: Ecco Press, 1985. 101p.

----------. The Stories of Tobias Wolff. London: Pan Books in association with J. Cape, 1988, c1985. 448p.

----------. The Night in Question: Stories. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (Distributed by Random House), 1996. 206p.