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But the sun had shone so brightly, the water so blue, the martinis so cool in the winsome way of one’s first time abroad. America and its bedevilments had been banished from his life.

. . .A loud mechanical rumbling interrupts Tyler’s reverie. The speeding Alfa Romeo would have knocked the remaining life out of him if he hadn’t slipped off into the bushes. Which is all pretty offensive, and now one of his favorite Italian shirts is entangled in vines. , .”




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Aug 6
Jamie Brisick, Becoming Westerly, Pilgrim Surf & Supply, Williamsburg

Aug 7
Jamie Brisick, Becoming Westerly, Pilgrim Surf & Supply, Amagansett

Sept 10
Lisa Reisman, 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours, lunch talk, Haverford College

Sept 19
Lisa Reisman, 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours, luncheon and book signing, Burgundy Books

Oct 4
David Winner, Tyler's Last, KGB Reading Series, New York

Oct 13
David Winner, Tyler's Last, Word Bookstore, Jersey City

Oct 14
Lisa Reisman, 5 Months 10 Years 2 Hours, reading and discussion, Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, CT


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Tyler's Last
David Winner

Valletta78
Erin Fitzgerald

California Prose Directory 2016
Sarah LaBrie, editor


Feb 2016


Welcome to Christiania
Fred Leebron



Mar 2016


The Marble Army
Gisele Firmino

Devotion
Michelle Herman

Kama
Terese Brasen

Hope For A Cool Pillow
Margaret Overton


June 2016


Patrick Fitzmike, Mike Fitzpatrick

Larry Smith


Madeleine E.

Gabriel Blackwell





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