Paul Reidinger

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The Agony and the Irony: Reflections and Speculations on the Christian Conundrum
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,560. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General, Nonfiction » History » Civilization
An American writer revisits the greatest story ever told -- and finds an unexpected love story.
Autumnal, Eternal: A Reminiscence of Four Northern California Painters, 1992-2020
Price: Free! Words: 63,240. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
An American writer recalls his interlaced friendships with four Northern California painters at the turn of the millennium and beyond.
The Winceworthys
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 218,110. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
There’s no family like an unhappy family, and there’s no family more unhappy than the Mackenzies, whose only daughter has married down, down, down, wincingly down. Who did she find down there, in the depths of the wild American dark?
American Empty: Nine Lamentations for the Republic
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 119,970. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2018. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In nine discrete but related essays, an American writer considers the darkening patterns of American life -- social, cultural, moral and political -- since November 22, 1963.
Left at the Bay of Pigs and Other Sorrows: The Roots and Branches of the Kennedy Assassination
Price: Free! Words: 16,200. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2017. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Kennedy assassination, though a perfect crime or close to it, can be understood if not solved.
The Varieties of Erotic Experience
Price: Free! Words: 11,670. Language: American English. Published: December 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Urban
The Varieties of Erotic Experience blends the sacred, the profane, the urbane and the humane into a tangy literary cocktail.
The Roujet Symphony: An American Revelation in Four Movements
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 150,530. Language: American English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Downton Abbey," American-style. A true story of public grandeur, great fortune, illicit love, and decline and fall.
Hipsters of the Civil War: Essays in American History and Culture
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,760. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature, Essay » Political
A catalogue of unorthodoxy, from Lincoln to Shakespeare and back again, with stops at many points in between and beyond. After an unconscionable delay, I have finally added hyperlinks to the TOC, for ease of navigation.
Better Read: A General Theory of Democracy, Literacy and Participation in America
Price: Free! Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature
An American writer argues that the reading habit and the fate of American democracy are profoundly linked.
The Bad American
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 135,510. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Welcome to the Great Post-American Novel. You’ll never see the US of A the same way again.
The Federalist Regained
Price: Free! Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » American
An American writer offers a riposte to Alexander Hamilton and a fresh interpretation of the Bill of Rights.
Double Jeopardy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,310. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Paul Reidinger's second novel, first published in 1989, concerns a mysterious family murder and the efforts of an idealistic young lawyer to figure out what really happened even as his professional relationship with the murderer, a surly teenage boy, turns his own world upside-down.
The City Kid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,290. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Paul Reidinger's fourth novel, first published in 2001, is a closely observed meditation on youth and sex, age and loneliness, and the undying hope for connection at the heart of human lives. The novel also offers a glimpse of that elusive bird, the happy gay couple, in their native environment -- the home they've made for themselves.
Good Boys
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,060. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
A decade in the lives of three college pals -- good boys all -- whose paths cross and recross as they approach thirtysomething still trying to sort out the little disturbances of man: the tangled webs of friendship, the wheat and chaff of profession, the gilded cage of sex, the slippery meaning of "good" in a world that isn't. (First published by Dutton in 1993.)
The Best Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,010. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Paul Reidinger's first novel, originally published in 1986, describes the lives of three San Franciscans in their 20s -- he, she and and he -- who find themselves caught up in a design for living that breathes the spirit of the 1980s.
Lions in the Garden: A Canine Meditation
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,670. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An American writer reflects on a life spent with two chow chows. Newly revised, with photos.
Patchwork: Essays and Criticism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,660. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Categories: Essay » Literature
A polymathic collection of essays -- personal, political, literary and sensual -- from America's most underrated writer. Now with working links!

Paul Reidinger's favorite authors on Smashwords

Shavi Blake
Latest book: Plexiglass.
Published April 22, 2013.

Smashwords book reviews by Paul Reidinger

  • Dispersion Model (246 per.mutations) on Oct. 17, 2012

    An astounding and unique poem, a genuine contribution to American literature. Language of fractured beauty, images flashing by as if seen through the windows of a speeding car, echoes of "Howl" and "Leaves of Grass." The poem is intimate, epic, honest, uncomfortable, funny and carried from beginning to end by a twisting energy.