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Hoop: A Basketball Life in Ninety-five Essays
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|October 1, 2017

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Brian Doyle himself explains it best: ?A few years ago I was moaning to my wry gentle dad that basketball, which seems to me inarguably the most graceful and generous and swift and fluid and ferociously-competitive-without-being-sociopathic of sports, has not…
A Man After God's Own Heart: The Life Of David
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|March 18, 2015

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David was a man after God's own heart . . . What does it mean to be someone "after God's own heart?" David, King, psalmist and shepherd, gives us a picture with his own life. In many ways he is an extraordinary role model, a man who was fully human but exceeded…
Wet Engine: Exploring the Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart

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In this poignant and startlingly original book, Brian Doyle examines the heart as a physical organ-how it is supposed to work, how surgeons try to fix it when it doesn't-and as a metaphor: the seat of the soul, the power house of the body, the essence of…
The Adventures Of John Carson In Several Quarters Of The World: A Novel Of Robert Louis Stevenson

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"An affectionate homage...a loving reconstruction of an era of storytelling now lost." - The New York Times "[A] triumph...If a writer is going to put on Stevenson's voice, he'd better, as the poets say, 'bring it.' Reader, Doyle has brought it... Adventures…
Mink River
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|October 1, 2010

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Brian James Patrick Doyle was born in New York on November 6, 1956. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Notre Dame 1978. He worked for several magazines including U.S. Catholic, Boston College Magazine, and Portland Magazine, which…
Chicago: A Novel
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|March 14, 2017

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On the last day of summer, a young college grad moves to Chicago and rents a small apartment on the north side of the city, by the lake. This is the story of the five seasons he lives there, during which he meets gangsters, gamblers, policemen, a brave and…
Spirited Men: Story, Soul And Substance
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|January 25, 2004

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In this remarkable collection of essays, acclaimed writer Brian Doyle offers "resurrections, restorations, reconsiderations, appreciations, enthusiasms, headlong solos, laughing prayers, imaginary meetings with most unusual and most interesting men."…
Children and Other Wild Animals: Notes on badgers, otters, sons, hawks, daughters, dogs, bears, air…

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In Children and Other Wild Animals, bestselling novelist Brian Doyle (Mink River, The Plover) describes encounters with astounding beings of every sort and shape. These true tales of animals and human mammals (generally the smaller sizes, but here and there…
Martin Marten: A Novel
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|April 12, 2016

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WINNER OF THE LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE WINNER OF THE BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION Dave is fourteen years old, living with his family in a cabin on Oregon's Mount Hood (or as he prefers to call it, like the Multnomah tribal…
The Plover: A Novel
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|March 31, 2015

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Declan O Donnell has sailed deep into the vast, wild ocean, having had just finally enough of other people and their problems. He will go it alone, he will be his own country, he will be beholden to and beloved of no one. But the galaxy soon presents him with a…
Engage: Building Your Church Based Ministry To Men

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Engage answers the age-old questions: What is it Men are looking for and Need in a Church? and How do I build this Ministry? Engaging men to lead at the local church level is one of the biggest overlooked opportunities facing America's churches today. The needs…
The Mighty Currawongs
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|September 26, 2016

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Brian Doyle is the editor of  Portland Magazine  at the University of Portland, in Oregon. He is the author of many books of essays, “proems,” and fiction, among them  Bin Laden’s Bald Spot  (Red Hen Press, 2011). Among…
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