Books Ohio by Stephen Markley Hardcover, 484 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $27 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleOhioAuthorStephen Markley Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Four former classmates converge on their recession- and opioid-ravaged hometown on a fateful summer night that finds them pursuing respective goals based on haunting memories from their shared past. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Ohio 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. Review Book Reviews 'Ohio' Is A Wild, Angry, Devastating Debut August 28, 2018 Stephen Markley's novel follows four friends, each with their own baggage, who return to their home town on the same night, but for different reasons — leading to an explosive moment of violence.