Books Josh Ritter Books by Josh Ritter Josh Ritter has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Josh Ritter Review Book Reviews A Melodic 'Passage' Of Mythical Proportions August 3, 2011 Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter's debut novel Bright's Passage reads like a protracted folk song and features many of the form's perennial motifs: Biblical names, blazing fires, ghosts in white lace and a beatific baby. Josh Ritter is a singer-songwriter who has released six albums. Bright's Passage is his first novel. Marcelo Biglia/ hide caption toggle caption Marcelo Biglia/ Music Articles Josh Ritter: First A Songwriter, Now A Novelist June 27, 2011 In Josh Ritter's first novel, Bright's Passage, a World War I soldier goes home to West Virginia and must protect himself and his infant son. The book contains Ritter's trademark combination of humor, gothic themes and fantastical imagery (an angel who inhabits the body of a horse). Josh Ritter: First A Songwriter, Now A Novelist Listen · 8:20 8:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137446237/137459557" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2011 Books Preview: Spotting Summer's High Fliers May 31, 2011 The season of pleasure reading is upon us, and the publishing world has readied a handful of thrilling titles to be released just in time for the summer heat. After surveying the crop, here are our picks for fun reading in the sun.