Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Driving the Heart and Other Stories” as Want to Read:
Driving the Heart and Other Stories
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Driving the Heart and Other Stories

by
3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A debut collection of short fiction by an author whose work has appeared in Best American Short Stories and other collections and periodicals features such works as Thief, Dog Lover, Sadness of the Body, and the title story, about a man who transports organs for transplants.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by W. W. Norton & Company
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Driving the Heart and Other Stories, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Driving the Heart and Other Stories

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Casey
Jul 30, 2010 Casey rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the 13 first person narratives that make up Brown's first collection. Though all the stories are told by male narrators and are similar thematically--several deal with drug use/addiciton, fathers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam, fathers returning damaged (or not at all)and the aftermath--each story feels fresh.

I admire how Brown is able to pack so much into each of these stories, not only about the narrator, but about other characters as well. It's difficult (at least for m
...more
Hanie Ghaderi
Dec 06, 2014 Hanie Ghaderi rated it it was amazing
ميتونم به جرئت بگم يكي از بهترين هاي پنج سال اخير بود.
Josh
Feb 27, 2014 Josh rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Turning into one of my favourites of all time.

Yep. Easily top 3. Wow. Thank you, Jason Brown!
Erin Lyndal
Dec 24, 2012 Erin Lyndal marked it as to-read
I read the title story of this book already in a magazine and was quite impressed. Looking forward to reading the rest!
Amy
Feb 22, 2009 Amy rated it really liked it
The title story has got to be one of the best short stories in the past 20 years.
Barbra Quade
I love this intense smart collection of short stories. I was riveted.
Spike Anderson
Jul 25, 2011 Spike Anderson rated it it was ok
Shelves: short-stories
moderately interesting and the writing is fine. Subject matter worth the read
Heather
Jul 03, 2007 Heather rated it really liked it
Old professor-- great book.
John Phillips
John Phillips rated it really liked it
Aug 01, 2016
Erin
Erin marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2016
Neil
Neil rated it it was amazing
Jul 12, 2016
Angela Pneuman
Angela Pneuman rated it it was amazing
May 28, 2016
Patrick Dacey
Patrick Dacey rated it really liked it
Apr 17, 2016
Michelle Jenson
Michelle Jenson marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2016
Emily Mack
Emily Mack marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2016
Megan
Megan added it
Jan 20, 2016
Caitlin
Caitlin rated it really liked it
Jan 12, 2016
Emily
Emily marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2016
Rachel
Rachel rated it liked it
Sep 20, 2015
Natalia
Natalia marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2015
Jennifer Bushroe
Jennifer Bushroe rated it liked it
Aug 31, 2015
Brian Farnham
Brian Farnham marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2015
Robert
Robert added it
May 01, 2015
Cora Mills
Cora Mills rated it really liked it
Mar 10, 2015
Christine Stocke
Christine Stocke marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2015
Teresa
Teresa added it
Jan 26, 2015
Zoë
Zoë added it
Dec 01, 2014
Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher marked it as to-read
Sep 27, 2014
Jessa
Jessa added it
Sep 06, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book