Welcome to the Homepage of Andrew Imbrie Dayton
Author of the novel, Dimwood Bluff (currently seeking representation)

Co-Author (with Elahe Talieh Dayton) of
The House That War Minister Built (Octavio Books, 2011)


After a cruel betrayal, three generations of a prominent Philadelphia family struggle to reconcile the expectations bequeathed them by their heritage with the decline bequeathed them by their forebear. Testing the meaning of success, they endure neglect, failure and untimely death in their search for redemption.
Want to know me better? Try this list of favorite books, in no particular order other than the first five, which I read and reread for inspiration:


The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

The Old Man and the Sea
, by Ernest Hemingway

One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez

The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy

The Hiding Place, by Trezza Azzopardi

[Everything else by Hemingway & Faulkner]

Empire Falls, by Richard Russo

Nobody's Fool, by Richard Russo

Everybody's Fool, by Richard Russo

The Risk Pool, by Richard Russo

Mohawk, by Richard Russo

The Piano Tuner, by DanielMason

One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey

Sometimes a Great Notion, by Ken Kesey

The House Girl, by Tara Conklin

The Eletric Kool-Aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe

The Wife of Martin Guerre
, by Janet Lewis

The Gendarme, by Mark Mustian

The World According to Garp
, by John Irving

The Wangs vs. the World
by Jade Chang

Stones for Ibarra, by Harriet Doerr

Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Imperial Twilight, by Stephen Platt

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon

Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

When We Were Vikings
, by Anndrew David MacDonald

The Caine Mutiny, by Herman Wouk

Armies of the Night, by Norman Mailer

Atonement, by Ian McEwan

True History of the Kelly Gang: A Novel, by Peter Carey

Oscar and Lucinda, by Peter Carey

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger

Moby Dick, by Herman Melville

Cloud Splitter, by Russell Banks

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan

An American Tragedy
, by Theodore Dreiser

The Kindly Ones
, by Jonathan Littell

Max Perkins, Editor of Genius
, by A. Scott Berg

The Marriage Plot
, by Jeffry Eugenides

The Clearing
, by Tim Gautreaux

Bottom Land, by Michelle Hoover

The Things They Carried
, by Tim O'Brien

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
, by Gabrielle Zevin

Them
, by Joyce Carol Oats

Animal Farm, by George Orwell

1984, by George Orwell

Babbit, by Sinclair Lewis

American Emperor
, by David O. Stewart

Summer of 1787
, by David O. Stewart

A High Wind in Jamaica, by Richard Hughes

Of Human Bondage
, by Somerset Maugham

Fathers and Crows
, by William Vollmann

Rabbit Run
, by John Updike

Winesburg Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson

All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren

The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

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Andrew Dayton works and lives with his wife and family in the Washington DC greater metropolitan area.
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