The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, a collection of stories, Graywolf Press, May 2009. Paperback, Graywolf, May 2010; paperback, May 2011.
The Half-Known World: On Writing, a collection of essays, Graywolf Press, August 2008.
What Men Call Treasure: The Search for Gold at Victorio Peak, co-written with David Schweidel, a nonfiction account of a search for treasure, Cinco Puntos Press, August 2008.
Century’s Son, a novel, Alfred A. Knopf, April 2002. German Language edition, 2005. Paperback from Picador, August 2003.
American Owned Love, a novel, Alfred A. Knopf, April 1997. Paperback, Harper Collins, April 1998. British edition, Quartet Books, October 1997.
Living to Be 100, a collection of stories, Alfred A. Knopf, April 1994. Paperback edition, Harper Collins, April 1995.
Mystery Ride, a novel, Alfred A. Knopf, January 1993. Big print edition, 1993. Paperback edition, Harper Collins, January 1994. British, Japanese, Italian, and German editions, 1996. CBS made-for-television film “Twelve Mile Road” released in 2003.
The Geography of Desire, a novel, Alfred A. Knopf, September 1989. Paperback edition, Harper Collins, January 1994. British edition, Quartet Books, 1997.
Crooked Hearts, a novel, Alfred A. Knopf, June 1987. Paperback editions, Dell 1988; Harper Collins, January 1994. Dutch language edition, 1988. British edition, 1998. MGM film released, September 1991.
Dancing in the Movies, a collection of short stories, University of Iowa Press, January 1986. Paperback edition, New American Library, 1633 Broadway, January 1987. Independent film “Glissando” (based on one of the stories) released 2002.
Virtual Death, a novel written under the pseudonym Shale Aaron, Harper Collins, August 1995. Limited edition by Easton Press, Norwalk, CT, August 1995. Czech language edition, 1997.
"The Long Shrift," Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York, July 2014.
“Tongues,” a full-length play, major production American Southwest Theatre Company, March 1999.