This inventive novel-within-a-novel structure weaves a highly imaginative love story across New York’s five boroughs.
My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.
Set deep in the Appalachian wilderness, The Land Breakers is a story of first and last things, of the violence of birth and death, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community.
A meditation on memory and futility among the ruins of artistic ambition, family myth, and the fall of the South.
As the voices of the narrators overlap and merge, they drift into one single stream, an elegiac evocation of love and loss.
Driven to despair by the intimate traumas of family, a nameless woman uses her sexuality as a weapon and shield.
In eight new stories, Kate Bernheimer leads us into a forest of everyday magic and misfits, where dinosaurs wear pajamas and talking dolls ruin your life.
In essays that are as companionable as they are ambitious, she uses the city to exercise a roving, meandering intelligence, seeking out the questions embedded in our human landscapes.