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Jess Walter is the author of six novels, most recently the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins (2012). He was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award for The Zero and winner of the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel for Citizen Vince. His short fiction and essays have appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, Playboy and other publications. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

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Beautiful Ruins: A Novel
by Jess Walter
The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his  funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later.   “Why mince words?...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Romance; Literary Fiction
The Financial Lives of the Poets: A Novel
by Jess Walter
The Financial Lives of the Poets is a comic and heartfelt novel from National Book Award nominee Jess Walter, author of Citizen Vince and The Zero , about how we get to the edge of ruin—and how we begin to make our way back. Walter tells the story of Matt Prior, who’s losing his job, his wife, his house, and his mind—until...
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Categories: Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction
Ruby Ridge: The Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family
by Jess Walter
On the last hot day of summer in 1992, gunfire cracked over a rocky knob in northern Idaho, just south of the Canadian border. By the next day three people were dead, and a small war was joined, pitting the full might of federal law enforcement against one well-armed family. Drawing on extensive interviews with Randy Weaver's family...
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Categories: History; Politics & Government
We Live in Water: Stories
by Jess Walter
The first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins , We Live in Water is a diverse suite of stories marked by the wry wit and generosity of spirit that has made him one of America’s most talked-about writers. Stories in We Live in Water range from comic tales of love to...
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Categories: Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Over Tumbled Graves: A Novel
by Jess Walter
In Over Tumbled Graves, Jess Walter, National Book Award finalist and author of Citizen Vince and The Zero, confronts our fascination with pathology and murder. A thriller of extraordinary depth and dimension, Over Tumbled Graves follows Caroline Mabry, a Spokane police detective searching for a serial murderer.
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction
The Zero: A Novel (P.S.)
by Jess Walter
The Zero is a groundbreaking novel, a darkly comic snapshot of our times that is already being compared to the works of Franz Kafka and Joseph Heller. From its opening pages—when hero cop Brian Remy wakes up to find he's shot himself in the head—novelist Jess Walter takes us on a harrowing tour of a city and a country shuddering...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction
Land of the Blind: A Novel
by Jess Walter
While working the weekend night shift, Caroline Mabry, a weary Spokane police detective, encounters a seemingly unstable but charming derelict who tells her, "I'd like to confess." But he insists on writing out his statement in longhand. In the forty-eight hours that follow, the stranger confesses to not just a crime but an entire...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Citizen Vince
by Jess Walter
At 1:59 a.m. in Spokane, Washington—eight days before the 1980 presidential election—Vince Camden pockets his stash of stolen credit cards and drops by an all-night poker game before heading to his witness-protection job dusting crullers at Donut Make You Hungry. Along with a neurotic hooker girlfriend, this is the total sum of...
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Categories: Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction
ESPN Quick Pitches: A Star-Studded Lineup of Original Sports Fiction
by Jess Walter
Get your red-hot sports fiction right here! QUICK PITCHES fires ten great pieces of short fiction right at the intelligent sports fan’s strike zone. Featuring authors as diverse as bestselling writer Dave Eggers and major league pitcher Miguel Batista, these stories demonstrate that sports in the post-ESPN world is no mere metaphor...
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