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SET IN 1908-1910 SAN FRANCISCO, THE MAXWELL VENDETTA AND THE SECOND VENDETTA DESCRIBE A FAMILY’S STRUGGLE AGAINST A MARAUDER INTENT ON DESTROYING EVERY TRACE OF THEM AND THEIR LEGACY.

WITH THE E-BOOK AT JUST $2.99, AND  THE PAPERBACK AT $10.99 (2ND VENDETTA ONLY) THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BARGAINS IN LITERARY HISTORY. JUST CLICK ON A COVER IMAGE TO BUY IMMEDIATELY.

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THE MAXWELL VENDETTA

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THE SECOND VENDETTA

 

comprise two volumes of a trilogy of historical thrillers set in 19th and early twentieth century San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada. The third, entitled BONITA is nearing completion and will appear in due time. For a peek inside the covers of all three, click right here:  COMING ATTRACTIONS

IN MEMORIAM–JANET LYNN GRAY

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Listen: there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go —e. e. cummings–  Janet Lynn Gray died on —   Cancer claimed her body, but her indomitable spirit lives on. She was born Janet Lynn Brush in 1943 … Continue reading

STRANGER NO MORE

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I wanted to read Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation the moment i saw it advertised. However, I knew I had to reread The Stranger first. I hadn’t touched the book for decades, had not been thrilled by it the first time around, so … Continue reading

RIVER KWAI ON STEROIDS

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Boy do I hate to badmouth Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to The Deep North. I respect the Man Booker prize above all other literary awards, but I think they misfired with this one. Flanagan has given us a superbly realized setting … Continue reading

DREAMS FOR DREAMS’ SAKE

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Martin Dressler, the title character in Steven Millhauser’s 1997 Pulitzer-winning novel, subtitled The Tale of an American Dreamer, labors in his father’s cigar shop. We’re in late nineteenth-century, lower east side NYC, amid forces of opportunity and crushing poverty. Martin sees only the opportunity. … Continue reading

IT’S THE TRUTH, OR IS IT?

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Annie Barrows’ The Truth According to Us presents a complex story in what we moderns always like to call “a simpler time.” By which we mean small town life peopled by nuclear families where the parents mate for life and families cluster … Continue reading

YOU CAN’T KEEP ALICE WALKER DOWN

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You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down is Alice Walker developing her skills. The first copyright in my copy of the book is 1971, the latest, 1981. The Color Purple won its Pulitzer in 1983. I don’t know if the fourteen … Continue reading