Adam Gopnik is an American author of children’s novels and non-fiction books. He is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker – to which he has contributed non-fiction, fiction, memoir and criticism.

Adam Gopnik made his debut as a published author in 2000 with Paris to the Moon – an account of the half-decade that he, his wife Martha, and son Luke, spent in the French city. His debut as a novelist was in 2005 with the novel The King in the Window. Below is a list of Adam Gopnik’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The King in the Window (2005)Description / Buy at
The Steps Across the Water (2010)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Paris to the Moon (2000)Description / Buy at
Lacombe (2001)Description / Buy at
Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York (2006)Description / Buy at
The Museum Today (2008)Description / Buy at
Angels and Ages: Lincoln, Darwin, and the Birth of the Modern Age (2009)Description / Buy at
The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food (2011)Description / Buy at
Winter: Five Windows on the Season (2011)Description / Buy at
New York Looks Best in Fall (2016)Description / Buy at
At the Strangers' Gate (2017)Description / Buy at
In Mid-Air (2018)Description / Buy at
A Thousand Small Sanities (2019)Description / Buy at
S. J. Perelman: Writings (2021)Description / Buy at
The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Americans in Paris (2004)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Fifth Annual Collection(1992)Description / Buy at
Life Stories(2000)Description / Buy at
The Best American Essays 2008(2008)Description / Buy at
Central Park: An Anthology(2012)Description / Buy at
The Moth(2013)Description / Buy at
The New Yorker, 04/12/21(2021)Description / Buy at
How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth(2022)Description / Buy at

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Adam Gopnik Synopsis: The Steps Across the Water is a children’s fantasy adventure novel by Adam Gopnik. Ten-year-old Rose lives in New York – a place where extraordinary things happen every day on every block. But Rose wasn’t born in New York; she was adopted as an infant from a far-away country. Rose loves her home and her family, but sometimes she can’t help but feel like she doesn’t belong. Then one day in Central Park, Rose sees something extraordinary: a crystal staircase rises out of the lake, and two small figures climb the shimmering steps before vanishing like a mirage. Only it’s not a mirage. Rose is being watched – recruited – by representatives of U Nork, a hidden city where Dirigibles and Zeppelins skirt dazzling skyscrapers that would dwarf the Chrysler building. Well-dressed U Norkers glide along the sidewalks on roller skates. Rose can hardly take everything in. Then she learns the most astonishing thing about U Nork. Its citizens are in danger, and they need Rose’s help, and hers alone…

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One Response to “Order of Adam Gopnik Books”

  1. Ingrid Larnis: 2 years ago

    First read Paris to the Moon on my first trip to Paris. Very taken with
    Luca, Adam and Martha’s son. I am curious as to how he turned out.
    What is he doing now? I follow all of Adam Gopnik’s literary offerings.
    The New Yorker is my favorite magazine. I also have Americans in Paris
    found in a thrift shop! No better editor than Gopnik. Please answer.


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