Jess Walter
Jess Walter is an American novelist and screenwriter. His work has been translated into over 20 languages. Walter’s essays, short stories and non-fiction work have been widely published in such publications as Details, Playboy, Newsweek, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and more. Jess lives with his wife Anne and children, Brooklyn, Ava and Alec in his childhood home of Spokane, Washington.

Jess Walter made his debut as a published author in 1995 with the non-fiction book Every Knee Shall Bow. His first novel, Over Tumbled Graves, was published in 2001. Below is a list of Jess Walter’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Camden Books


Citizen Vince(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Zero(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Over Tumbled Graves(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Land of the Blind(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Financial Lives of the Poets(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beautiful Ruins(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas


Don't Eat Cat(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


We Live in Water(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Every Knee Shall Bow(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Contempt(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Every Knee Shall Bow was also published as Ruby Ridge. In Contempt was written with with Christopher Darden.

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Jess Walter Synopsis: Citizen Vince is the first Camden novel by Jess Walter. It’s one minute before 2 a.m. in Spokane – eight days prior to the presidential election of 1980. Vince Camden takes his collection of stolen credit cards to an all-night poker game before heading to his witness-protection job dusting crullers at the local doughnut shop. Along with a neurotic hooker girlfriend, this is the total sum of Vince’s new life. But when a familiar face shows up in town, Vince realizes his sordid past has never left him. During the next unforgettable week, he’ll negotiate a coast-to-coast maze of obsessive cops, eager politicians, and assorted mobsters – but will soon discover that redemption may exist, of all places, in the voting booth.


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