Listen to an audio excerpt of THE JEALOUS KIND, narrated by Will Patton
Archives for August 2016
The Jealous Kind,” Now available in all formats.
An atmospheric coming-of-age story set in 1952 Texas as the Korean War rages…
On its surface, life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. But beneath the glitz and superficial normalcy, a class war has begun, and it is nothing like the conventional portrayal of the decade. Against this backdrop, Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed.
When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War.
Written in evocative prose, The Jealous Kind may prove to be James Lee Burke’s most encompassing work yet. As Aaron undergoes his harrowing evolution from boy to man, we can’t help but recall the inspirational and curative power of first love and how far we would go to protect it.
- Lone Star Literary review of THE JEALOUS KIND
- The Missoulian Review of THE JEALOUS KIND
- THE JEALOUS KIND review from Missoula Independent
- GARDEN&GUN MAGAZINE, feature.
- JLB was interviewed in the January 2016 edition of Cowboys & Indians Magazine.
- The Providence Journal named House of the Rising Sun as one of the best books of 2015. “Another masterpiece by this master of prose.”
- People Magazine‘s People Picks and Entertainment Weekly’s Must List both include House of the Rising Sun.
- The Sacramento Bee included House of the Rising Sun in a roundup of Western books.
- Recent reviews have run in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Austin American-Statesman, Tampa Bay Times, Kansas City Star, Buffalo News, and elsewhere. House also received a Shelf Awareness starred review.
James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the New York Times Best Selling Author of more than thirty novels and two collections of short stories. He lives in Missoula, Montana.