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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Good Brother (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Country Dark (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killing Hills (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Kentucky Straight (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of the Woods (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Same River Twice (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Heroes (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Father, the Pornographer (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best American Short Stories Books

The Best Short Stories of 1915 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1916 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1917 (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1918 (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1919 (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921 (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1922 (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1923 (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1924 (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1925 (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1926 (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1927 (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1928 (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1929 (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1930 (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1931 (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1932 (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1933 (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1934 (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1935 (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1936 (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1937 (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1938 (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1940 (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1941 (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1945 (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1946 (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1950 (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of 1969 (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories1921 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Mississippi Noir(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gather at the River(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chris Offutt is a published author of fiction known for writing mystery stories and nonfiction.

The author started his life on August 24, 1958, in Lexington, Kentucky. He has since developed a successful career writing fiction as well as nonfiction. Chris first began his career with the release of his collection Kentucky Straight in 1992. He would follow that up with his nonfiction book The Same River Twice in 1993, eventually writing more fiction and publishing No Heroes in 2003 and then My Father, The Pornographer in 2016, a memoir that was named the best book of the year by Publishers Weekly. His father was also a writer of science fiction.

The New York Times has deemed Chris to be a ‘fierce’ writer and their Book Review has positively appraised his work as being ‘brilliant’. Chris has been compared to other writers such as Raymond Carver and Ernest Hemingway by reviewers. He has also received awards and accolades for his work. Chris won the Whiting Writers Award in the category of ‘fiction/nonfiction’ and has also received the Fiction Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He first published a fictional novel of full length with the release of his book The Good Brother in 1997, which was released to much acclaim.

In addition to writing his own books, Offutt has worked on major television shows as a writer for various episodes. He has written episodes for True Blood, for the show Treme, for Weeds, and shorts such as 2015’s “Repeater” and “The Trapper” in 2011. Chris also wrote the television movie Tough Trade, which was released in 2010.

The Good Brother is the debut fictional novel meticulously crafted and put together by author Chris Offutt. Pick up a copy of this book and experience it for yourself!

Main character Virgil Caudill has never actively sought out trouble in his life, but sometimes you get put into situations that you never thought that you would be in. That is what Virgil is dealing with when he finds out that his rough and tumble brother Boyd is dead. Not only that, but someone murdered him. Boyd was always known for raising hell, but now Virgil is the only one left to do anything at all.

The good news is that the identity of the killer isn’t a mystery. Everyone around seems to know the person that actually did it, and so Virgil has a choice laid out in front of him. He can walk away, or he can pursue justice the good old fashioned way. Kentucky’s hills are full of people that have old school values and a murder like this would rarely go without being avenged.

Virgil is caught between a rock and a hard place and still reeling from the sudden loss of Boyd. If he chooses to let the killer go free, he’s liable to be branded a coward that won’t do the right thing by his blood. If he goes after the person that did it, he’ll potentially lose so much more. Can Virgil discover who he is and make a choice? Find out in this uniquely American work of fiction!

Country Dark is a fictional novel from Chris Offutt. Dramatic and rife with tension, this story is set in Kentucky in the rural areas stretching from the time span of the Korean War up until 1970.

Tucker is a veteran and a young man returning back from the war. He’s managed to find some work and get some cash coming in working for a bootlegger. When he falls for a young woman, he’s madly in love and they start their own family. While they may not have tons of wealth, they do have each other and their love for their family and their home.

Tucker finds himself in a unique situation when someone threatens his family, and a violent act could up end everything. Desperate to try and make it in the world of Kentucky, trying to make a living off of the land and through their ingenuity, this is a place where laborers and moonshine runners live and the social code is old and complex.

Take in all of the nuance of this one of a kind novel and check out the fresh and singularly creative literary voice of the author Chris Offutt for yourself!

The Killing Hills is an “Appalachian noir” novel by Chris Offutt featuring the main character of Mick Hardin, a vet that is on leave. He’s decided to go home so that he can spend some more quality time with his wife.

Main character Mick is an Army CID agent and a veteran of combat. He’s taken leave so that he can support his spouse, who’s pregnant and will have a baby soon. The only thing about it is that the two are not really getting along as well as he would like. Meanwhile, his sister has been promoted to sheriff. Now she’s handling her first ever investigation.

The case is murder, but the politicians locally are yammering for a new person to be assigned it. Perhaps they’re concerned that the new sheriff is too inexperienced, or perhaps it’s something else. Mick is willing to help his sister out by lending his expertise. He knows the area well and has enough experience to be more than familiar. As such, he is uniquely suited to help on the case.

He’ll let his sister look into things while quietly not raising any attention. But he’s also looking into the case more closely as it develops, as Mick can’t help but be intrigued by this case in his own hometown. He needs to speak to his wife, but with so much going on all around them and a murderer on the loose, can he trust that his family will be safe here?

Mick doesn’t know what he is supposed to do anymore. Can his sister catch a killer? Will he ever call his commanding officer back, or will Mick get sucked into this local mystery? Read this darkly compelling investigative novel to find out!

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