All the Secrets of the World


Product Details

$28.00  $26.04
Publish Date
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.5 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Steve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. He teaches Creative Writing at the Neiman Fellowship at Harvard and Wesleyan, as well as Hugo House, Grub Street, and numerous literary conferences. His essays and reviews have been widely published in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, Poets & Writers, Tin House, and Ploughshares. His journalism has received numerous awards including the top national prize for feature writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. His short stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, Best American Mysteries, Best American Erotica, and The Pushcart Prize. He serves as a literary correspondent for WBUR and appears on numerous podcasts. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.


Praise for All the Secrets of the World:

"With one unexpected twist after another, Steve Almond pulls you into this wild and engrossing novel about family, scorpions, and the rules of attraction. In All the Secrets of the World he shrewdly dissects the social and emotional landscape of 1980s California and creates a true page-turner." -Héctor Tobar, author of The Last Great Road Bum

Praise for Steve Almond:

"Almond's language is rendered in precise strokes, void of bland modernist generalities, with metaphors so original and spot-on that they read like epiphanies." San Francisco Chronicle "A gifted storyteller, Almond hooks you on the first page and keeps the thrills coming." People Magazine "Steve Almond is one of our finest literary provocateurs. His stories are without equal in their beautiful terrible honesty." Junot Diaz "[Almond's work] will make you grateful--for wit, for self-effacing humor, for joyful obsessiveness, for the precise and loving use of language to crack open and celebrate our oddness--in short, for a writer as funny and big-hearted as Steve Almond." George Saunders

"Mr. Almond ... is a shifty cornerback of a writer: rangy, sarcastic, offbeat. And every once in a while, he'll blindside you with a big hit." Dwight Garner, New York Times