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  • The Signal

    A Novel

    by Ron Carlson ...
    "The Signal accelerates like an avalanche...If men can't be brought back to fiction by books as fine as this one, it's their own damn fault."-The Washington PostRon Carlson, author of the critically acclaimed Five Skies, is an award-winning writer beloved by booksellers, reviewers, and readers alike. His most thrilling book to date, The Signal follows the story of Mack and Vonnie, a married couple ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $5.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    The Signal

    by Ron Carlson ...
    Narrated by T. Ryder Smith ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 23 min

    Well known for his short stories, critically acclaimed author Ron Carlson has been featured in the New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories. Carlson has also won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and the 1993 Ploughshares Cohen Prize. Here he captivates audiences with a compelling novel ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Betrayed by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    by Ron Carlson ...
    “Ron Carlson’s novel is in the coming-of-age tradition, with the contemporary attributes of humor and cool. . . . I liked Larry for his unpretentiousness, his wry, caring angle on experience.” —New York TimesIn this tender, comic novel, Larry Boosinger—graduate student, writer, garage attendant, escaped convict (and perhaps a person)—has one foot in late adolescence while he searches frantically ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The News of the World: Stories

    by Ron Carlson ...
    These stories come at us from every direction. They are Ron Carlson's response to the eighties, the stories we will want by our sides as the decade ends.Whether it is a husband trying to bring his marriage back together or Bigfoot finally coming forward, Carlson's characters speak with radical honesty that is disarming. They are the men and women all around us who open the refrigerator at two in ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • At the Jim Bridger

    Stories

    by Ron Carlson ...
    "We lean closer and closer, eager to catch every last word." said The New York Times Book Review. "Bigger, richer, funnier, and more complex than any description of them can convey," said the San Francisco Chronicle. "Some of the funniest and saddest stories ever to cozy up together," said the Los Angeles Times. Welcome to the short stories of Ron Carlson, where strange beach towels turn up in ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Plan B for the Middle Class: Stories

    by Ron Carlson ...
    In The News of the World, Ron Carlson's celebrated last collection, it was widely noted that the news was good. Here, as everybody goes to Plan B, the news is stronger, edgy, and bittersweet.Here are men and women in the middle--of life, of relationships. There is a difference between what they set out for and what they get. A single mother keeps house on an aircraft carrier. A new father finds ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Hotel Eden: Stories

    by Ron Carlson ...
    Prepare to be amused, moved, disturbed. These stories by a master of idiosyncrasy visit a world where wit has heft, charm has shadow, and human beings act out all the complicated nuances of love.In the title story, a young man waiting in the Hotel Eden discovers—as others have—that Eden is not a permanent domicile. In "Zanduce at Second," a baseball player turned killer-by-accident undergoes a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Fast Facts® on False Teachings

    World-renown cult experts Ron Carlson and Ed Decker combine their extensive knowledge to give readers quick, clear facts on the major cults and false teachings of today. Short, informative chapters contrast the cults' theologies with the truth found in God's Word. Readers will discover the key facts on...AtheismBuddhismEvolutionHinduismIslamSatanismAnd moreFast Facts® on False Teachings is an easy ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Five Skies

    by Ron Carlson ...
    Beloved story writer Ron Carlson's first novel in thirty years, Five Skies is the story of three men gathered high in the Rocky Mountains for a construction project that is to last the summer. Having participated in a spectacular betrayal in Los Angeles, the giant, silent Arthur Key drifts into work as a carpenter in southern Idaho. Here he is hired, along with the shiftless and charming Ronnie ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • A Kind of Flying: Selected Stories

    by Ron Carlson ...
    "These stories are full of surprises, jolts, and lightning strikes of recognition. Do yourself a favor and read Ron Carlson."—Stephen KingRon Carlson's stories come at us from all directions. Sometimes wicked or bittersweet, often zany, they are rich with a hard-earned hopefulness frequently absent in contemporary fiction. In this generous gathering from collections no longer available, longtime ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Return to Oakpine

    A Novel

    by Ron Carlson ...
    “ [A] moving novel about friendship, forgiveness, and mortality.” —Nancy Pearl, NPR’s Morning EditionRon Carlson has always been a critics’ favorite, but Return to Oakpine shows the acclaimed writer at his finest. In this tender and nostalgic portrait of western American life, Carlson tells the story of four middle-aged friends who once played in a band while growing up together in small-town ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $5.99 USD

  • Truants: A Novel

    by Ron Carlson ...
    “If you can read this one without getting a lump in your throat, turn yourself in to the nearest mortuary. Your heart has ceased to function. This book is about the innate hunger of the human heart to belong. To be part of a family unit whether or not there are blood ties. It’s about the refusal of the American adult to be bothered with those young enough or old enough to be a nuisance. And it’s ... Read more

    $12.99 USD