Monthly Archives: September 2011

Justin Cronin, author of “The Passage,” weighs in on “The Night Strangers”

Big, big thanks to Justin Cronin for his thoughtful, spirited review of “The Night Strangers” at amazon. Given how much I have revered Cronin’s work — going all the way back to his novella, “A Short History of the Long … Continue reading

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“‘The Catcher on the Pot’ not for sale

Well, it looks like I am never going to own J.D. Salinger’s toilet. Just for the record, the word “toilet” appears five times in Salinger’s masterpiece, “The Catcher in the Rye,” usually in the context of “toilet articles.” Twice it … Continue reading

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Kissing my lovely bride in Redbook

“Men can emote — really!” I love the headline.  It’s a preview to a short essay I wrote for “Redbook” about one of my wife’s quirks that I particularly love.  See below: The two of us kissing in “Redbook” — … Continue reading

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I may be coming to your house.

Not kidding. Cabot Creamery and Read It Forward have teamed up to create a sweepstakes with prizes that include copies of my new novel, The Night Strangers, collections of my books for your local library, and lots of coupons for … Continue reading

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Justin Cronin on “The Night Strangers”

Big, big thanks to Justin Cronin for his thoughtful, spirited review of “The Night Strangers” at http://www.amazon.com.  Given how much I have revered Cronin’s work — going all the way back to his novella, “A Short History of the Long … Continue reading

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Yankee burrito worth that second mortgage

Last month, I took out a bank loan to buy a burrito at Yankee Stadium. It was not just any burrito, of course, it was a “Yankee burrito.” In other words, even the beans were arrogant. I am a serious … Continue reading

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My “Three Books for the Frequent Flyer” for NPR

Friday evening I was on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” recommending three books for the truly frequent flyer. Here is the link, if you would like to listen to the four-minute essay or simply read it and see which books I … Continue reading

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