Gregory Blake Smith is the author of numerous short stories and four novels,
The Devil in the Dooryard, The Divine Comedy of John Venner, which was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Madonna of Las Vegas, and The Maze at Windermere. His short story collection The Law of Miracles won the Juniper Prize for Fiction and the Minnesota Book Award.
The Maze at Windermere
A richly layered novel of love, ambition, and duplicity, set against the storied seascape of Newport, Rhode Island. Published in January 2018 by Penguin Random House books.
The Law of Miracles
The characters in these stories navigate a world between the everyday and the extraordinary, where the rational and irrational intersect — the space governed by The Law of Miracles.
The Madonna of Las Vegas
It’s the hair-raising countdown to a new millenium, and Cosmo Dust watches in dismay as the wreckage of his life comes into garish focus in the phantasmagoric glow of post-Sinatra Las Vegas.
The Divine Comedy of John Venner
John Venner, a thirty-five-year-old doctor of divinity, hurtles along the middle of life’s road as the clean white sheets of heaven and the goatish delights of hell compete for his soul in a riotous struggle between the flesh and the spirit.
The Devil in the Dooryard
How do you live your life when nobody, neither God nor the devil, keeps accounts any longer? For John Wheelwright, the answer lies in adopting a seventeenth-century ghost and moving to an island in Boston harbor where he can keep his soul free of the pollution of twentieth-century America.