Daniel Hecht's story made me fall in love . . . In times of darkness, a story like this gives light, and strength, and hope.

          -- Laurie R. King,New York Times bestselling author of

             The Beekeeper's Apprentice and 26 other novels.

​1973 "Guitar" album to be re-released -Dec., 2020!

  • Bloody Genius, by John Sanford
  • Breath, by James Nestor
  • The Good Detective, by John McMarch
  • The Evil Men Do, by John McMarch
  • The River, by Peter Heller
  • Dark Sacred Night, by Michael Connelly
  • The Sentence is Death, by Anthony Horowitz
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Daniel Hecht's very first solo guitar album, first pressed in 1973, has just been re-released on vinyl and in digital form by Morning Trip Records of Toronto!  Considered a foundational album in the emerging genre of "American Fingerstyle Guitar," pioneering new solo guitar techniques, its tunes combine elements of classical music, folk, country, jazz, and Indian classical music.

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  • Neptune's Inferno, by James Hornfischer
  • Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathan Lethem
  • Empire Falls, by RIchard Russo
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Bookshelf photo of Daniel Hecht's books by Stella Hovis.  For permission to use the cover images displayed on this site, I would like to thank Blackstone Publishing, Bloomsbury, Viking/Penguin, Signet/New American Library, Macmillan, Crown/Random House, Simon & Schuster UK./Pan, Blackstone Audio Books, Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff, Plaza y Janes Editores, Kustannusosakeyhtio Otava, Uitgave van Concentra Uitgeversmaatschappij, Circulo de Lectores, Editora Rocco Ltda., Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, Arnoldo Mondator Editores, G.K. Hall & Co., Presses de la Cite.

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​​"Former musician Daniel Hecht has brought a welcome artistry to his new field . . .  He is a writer for those who demand texture, intriguing information, and a provocative thesis along with their thrills."     -  Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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On Brassard's Farm is available in print, e-book, and audiobook editions wherever books are sold. Click any of the icons below to purchase a copy!

A wondrous, unique love story . . . There is backbreaking labor, beauty, tragedy, and joy in this story of starting life again.
            -- Publishers Weekly

Published in hardcover, e-book, and audio by Blackstone Publishing in 2019, in softcover in 2020, Daniel Hecht's seventh novel has received critical acclaim - and rave reader reviews on Amazon and Goodreads!

On Brassard's Farm is a beautifully written homage to a way of life and a moving story of love and connection.

           -- Library Journal (starred review) 

​Read Daniel Hecht's On Brassard's Farm !

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