Mr. Tall

A Novella and Stories
By Tony Earley (Electronic Book, 2014)
The highly anticipated return of Tony Earley, celebrated author of Jim the Boy


Two decades after his debut collection Here We Are in Paradise (LB, 2/94) heralded Tony Earley as one of the most accomplished writers of his generation, the rueful, bittersweet, and riotous stories of Mr. Tall reestablish him as a mythmaker and tale spinner of the first rank. These stories introduce us not only to ordinary people seeking to live extraordinary lives, but also to the skunk ape (a southern variant of Bigfoot), the ghost of Jesse James, and a bone-tired Jack the Giant Killer. Whether it's Appalachia, Nashville, the Carolina Coast, or a make-believe land of talking dogs, each world Earley creates is indelible.
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    • Price: $12.99 US/$12.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316246118

    • On Sale Date: 08/26/2014

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The highly anticipated return of Tony Earley, celebrated author of Jim the Boy


Two decades after his debut collection Here We Are in Paradise (LB, 2/94) heralded Tony Earley as one of the most accomplished writers of his generation, the rueful, bittersweet, and riotous stories of Mr. Tall reestablish him as a mythmaker and tale spinner of the first rank. These stories introduce us not only to ordinary people seeking to live extraordinary lives, but also to the skunk ape (a southern variant of Bigfoot), the ghost of Jesse James, and a bone-tired Jack the Giant Killer. Whether it's Appalachia, Nashville, the Carolina Coast, or a make-believe land of talking dogs, each world Earley creates is indelible.

Tony Earley is the author of the novels Jim the Boy and The Blue Star. His fiction has earned a National Magazine Award and appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and Best American Short Stories. Earley was chosen for both The New Yorker's inaugural best "20 Under 40" list of fiction writers and Granta's "20 Best Young American Novelists." He lives with his family in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming Chair in English at Vanderbilt University.
  • Praise for THE BLUE STAR

    "I galloped through the novel and relished every page . . . The Blue Star, like its hero, is irresistible." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "Tony Earley's novels are the Shaker chairs of American literature." (Christian Science Monitor).

  • "Tony Earley bewitches his readers with an idyll of boyhood so completely realized that we never want to leave it." (Newsweek).

  • "At the heart of The Blue Star is a good, old-fashioned love story . . . Earley writes with the same lyrical simplicity that he employed in Jim the Boy, calling to mind his literary idol Willa Cather." (Boston Globe).

  • "A very fine book, full of moments of humor and tenderness . . . The Blue Star is, in more ways than one, a wonderful reminder of how we used to live." (Minneapolis Star Tribune).

  • Praise for JIM THE BOY

  • "From its title to its closing sentence, Tony Earley's first novel returns to basics, back to modernness in the old sense of the world. It's not a big book, just a good one-and in this instance good is higher praise than great." (Walter Kirn, New York Times Book Review).

  • "So perfectly depicted that it exists outside of real time." (Orlando Sentinel).

  • Praise for HERE WE ARE IN PARADISE

  • "Tony Earley does the practically impossible . . . These stories are both incredibly funny and effortlessly convincing." (Louise Erdrich, author of The Round House and The Plague of Doves).

  • "[Earley] writes his stories with care, word by word and sentence by sentence, and they are distinguished by their feeling for the specifics of lives lived in one place, and for their intelligence, and for their humor." (Charles Baxter, author of The Soul Thief and The Feast of Love).

  • "Each of Tony Earley's stories is like a little novel: fully imagined, fully realized . . . He sees beneath the surface, the calm water of everyday lives, into the hidden depths of the soul." (Lee Smith, author of On Agate Hill and Cakewalk).

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Mr. Tall
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $12.99 US/$12.99 CAN
  • Pages: 256
  • ISBN-13: 9780316246118
  • On Sale Date: 08/26/2014
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