The Catalog of Crooked Thoughts, by Robert McKean


For a novel that deals with the aftermath of a sudden death, The Catalog of Crooked Thoughts is wonderfully full of life. Robert McKean writes with such fierce intelligence, such lyrical wit and psychological acuity, that I found myself thinking that Franz and Ellen Stahrenberger were living just down the road–that I might meet Franz in the halls of the local college, or Ellen taking down a For Sale sign. I was ready to follow these characters , and their author, anywhere. -Margot Livesey



  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Longleaf Press; 1st edition (November 30, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 302 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 098621423X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0986214233