Bibliography: Ruth Suckow's Work

Here is a list of Ruth Suckow's books, in chronological order.

The RSMA began discussing one book each year at our annual meeting several years ago; next year (2013), we will be looking at The John Wood Case (1959).


Country People. New York: Knopf, 1924.

The Odyssey of a Nice Girl. New York: Knopf, 1925.

Iowa Interiors. New York: Knopf, 1926.

The Bonney Family. New York: Knopf, 1928.

Cora. New York: Knopf, 1929.

The Kramer Girls. New York: Knopf, 1930.

Children and Older People. New York: Knopf, 1931.

The Folks. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934.

Carry-Over. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936.

New Hope. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936.

Some Others and Myself. New York: Rinehart, 1952. [short stories and "A


The John Wood Case. New York: Viking, 1959.

University of Iowa Press -- Iowa City, IA

Two of Ruth Suckow's earlier books were reprinted, largely due to the efforts of the RSMA.

The Folks (reissued in 1992)

New Hope (reissued in 1998)

In addition, A Ruth Suckow Omnibus came out in 1988: this contains eleven of her short stories. It also includes an introductory essay by Suckow Scholar Clarence A. Andrews, a long time member of the RSMA.

Google Books

New Hope -- now available as an e-book! I read it on my iPad for this year's meeting.

Selected Nonfiction

"Iowa," American Mercury, 9 (Sept. 1926): 39-45.

"The Folk Idea in American Life," Scribner's Magazine, 88 (Sept. 1930): 245-55.

"Middle Western Literature," English Journal (College Edition), 21 (Mar. 1932): 175-82.

A Memoir. New York: Rinehart, 1952.

"An Almost Lost American Classic," College English, 14 (Mar. 1953): 315-25.

"The Surprising Anthony Trollope," 7he Georgia Review, 12 (Winter 1958): 388-95.

"Modem Figures of Destiny: D. H. Lawrence and Frieda Lawrence," D. H. Lawrence Review, 3 (Spring 1970): 1-30.

Selected Magazine Fiction

"The Best of the Lot," Smart Set, 69 (Nov. 1922): 5-36.

"Other People's Ambitions," Smart Set, 70 (Mar. 1923): 5-38.

"A Part of the Institution," Smart Set, 72 (Oct. 1923): 11-53.

"What Have I," Harper's, 178 (Jan. 1939): 126-37.

"A Little Girl's World," Midwest: A Literary Review, 3 (Spring 1960): 1-12.

Where can you FIND her books?

If you are looking for multiple copies of her books for a book club or school project, you can go to the following website, sponsored by the State Library Service Areas.

The following four titles are available for checkout from the Cedar Falls Public Library; they were donated by members of the RSMA and are located either in the Iowa Collection or in the Book Club selections.

The Folks (12 copies)

The John Woods Case (17 copies)

Memoir (4 copies)

A Ruth Suckow Omnibus (4 copies)

This page originally developed by Mike Dargan.

Last updated June 29, 2017