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Lucky 7: Exley

August 24, 2012 • No Comments

“Sometimes you have to tell the truth about some of the stuff you’ve done so that people will believe you when you tell them the truth about other stuff you haven’t done.” - Miller Le…

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Lucky 7 e-books: A Funny Thing Happened

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A Funny Thing Happened
Some laughs come from the belly and make you gasp for air. Some come as chuckles and a wry smile. We offer up seven books that will make you giggle, tee-hee,…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2011 (Part 1)

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Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow
The Love Wife by Gish Jen:  This novel takes us to the heart of the most complicated–and a complicating–American family. It broke my heart and then put it back…

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On Writing: Brock Clarke and Kevin Wilson

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Brock Clarke and Kevin Wilson talk inspiration, performance art, unlikeable characters, Cormac McCarthy, short stories, and potato guns. Brock Clarke is the author of An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England and Exley.…

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October 6, 2010

A Fan’s Notes on A Fan’s Notes

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Brock Clarke on Frederick Exley’s cult classic

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.I first read Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes in the summer of 1993. I was at my parents’ house in upstate New York.…

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October 5, 2010

Happy Exley Day!

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Hooray, today’s the publication date of Brock Clarke’s new novel, Exley! And to celebrate, we’re giving you an exclusive excerpt to read. But first, check out some of the great reviews Exley has already received:…

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