Professor of English
It’s been my mission as a novelist to write about working people without idealizing or demeaning them and without standing them up against the wall to represent some political ideology of the author. I’m especially interested in the interior lives of working people, a territory ignored by most literary writers.
Never Back Down (David Godine, Inc. 2012)
I Love U (Ernest Hebert doing business as Recycling Reality, ebook on the Kindle, 2011)
Mad Boys (Recycling Reality, reprint as ebook 2012)
Spoonwood (UPNE [University Press of New England]) 2005
The Old American (UPNE) 2000
Mad Boys (UPNE) 1993
The Kinship (UPNE) 1993 *reprint of two novels from my Darby series plus an essay.
Live Free or Die (Viking 1990) reprinted by UPNE 1993
The Passion of Estelle Jordan (Viking 1987)
Whisper My Name (Viking 1984)
A Little More Than Kin (Viking 1982)
The Dogs of March (Viking 1979)
Handbook on Fiction Writing: Recycling Reality: Publishing, Writing, Despair, Ecstasy; limited ebook publishing, given free to my students.
Essay: Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire's North Country (Bondcliff Books, 2011)
Introduction: Perley Swett by Sheila Swett (Cheshire County Historical Society 2010)
New Hampshire Patterns (thirteen essays) with Photographer Jon Gilbert Fox (UPNE 2007)
Essay: Where the Mountain Stands Alone: Stories of Place in the Monadnock Region (UPNE 2006)
Essay: “Wilson’s Mills, Maine, a Town that Feeds Wild Deer” in New England: Special Places & Certain People (Yankee Books 1986)
Essay: “The Last Wave” in The Contemporary Reader (Little Brown 1984)
Essay: “Shirley Hodge” in While Someone Else is Eating (Doubleday 1984)
Works in Progress
Darby Doomsday (University Press of New England 2014)