Joseph Lewis Heil, author of the award winning novel, The War Less Civil, welcomes you to his website.
In 2012, the prestigious Faulkner-Wisdom literary competition named The War Less Civil a finalist in the novel category.
The novel's main, overarching theme is anti-war, told through multiple generations of an American family struggling to survive and prosper in a divided and changing nation.
Mr. Heil’s second novel, Judas In Jerusalem, imagines the stunning and tragic fall and degeneration of Judas Iscariot, the so-called betrayer of Jesus.
Mr. Heil’s novels are available for sale in paperback editions on this website. Both books are available as e-books at Amazon.
A sprawling debut historical novel about a family that grapples with war and political tumult.
. . . this is a powerful, moving tale, reminiscent of John Steinbeck's East of Eden in its scope and artistic aspiration.
. . . a stirring homage to, and critique of, an ever changing United States.
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Mr. Heil’s second novel was released in October, 2018.
An early review by Mr. John Greenya. a Washington D.C. based reviewer for national publications and author of twenty-four books wrote …
“In THE WAR LESS CIVIL, his debut novel, Joseph Lewis Heil proved he can tell a story; in JUDAS IN JERUSALEM, his second novel, he proves he can tell any story. This oh-so-different history, is an excellent second effort -- no, make that second accomplishment.”