Books Jesse Ball Books by Jesse Ball Jesse Ball has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Jesse Ball NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. HarperCollins Author Interviews One Final Road Trip Takes A 'Census' Of The Hurt In The World March 10, 2018 Jesse Ball's latest novel pairs a terminally ill man and his adult son, who has Down syndrome, in a mysterious hunt for information. Also, tattoos — they give out a lot of tattoos. One Final Road Trip Takes A 'Census' Of The Hurt In The World Listen · 3:27 3:27 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/592073879/592566081" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'Cure' Hits The Reset Button On Suicidal Minds July 23, 2015 Jesse Ball's A Cure For Suicide is a poignant psychological dystopia about dealing with painful memories and the true price of starting over. / Review Book Reviews In 'Curfew,' A Compelling Brain-Teaser Of A Novel June 27, 2011 Jesse Ball's latest novel follows an "epitaphorist" who writes copy for gravestones in an ominous police state. Reviewer Jessa Crispin says that while Ball's prose is skillful, the details he slyly omits are even more compelling.