The Never-Open Desert Diner

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781101906903
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About the Author

JAMES ANDERSON grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He is a graduate of Reed College, and received his MFA in creative writing from Pine Manor College. His short fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in many magazines, and he previously served as the publisher and editor-in-chief of Breitenbush Books. The Never-Open Desert Diner is his first novel.

Reviews

"An exceptional book.... The novel is outstanding in every regard -- writing, plot, dialogue, suspense, humor, a vivid sense of place." - The Washington Post

"High, dry and severely beautiful.... Anderson is one fine storyteller." - Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

"James Anderson's first novel works on elements of mirage -- a mystery novel with literary shimmers. In the end it is all there, apparent in the high heat of the desert: a great story, well-told, funny, daring, smart and deeply affecting." --Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning author of Let the Great World Spin

"James Anderson has written a striking debut novel --lyrical, whimsical, atmospheric and skillfully rendered." - CJ Box, New York Times Bestselling author of Badlands

"You have not read a book like The Never Open Desert Diner in a long time, if ever. Once you open its pages you will know you are in for something surprisingly enjoyable. James Anderson and his premiere novel are a serendipity that will make a mark on your brain in the most positive way." - Jackie Cooper, The Huffington Post

"An extraordinary debut." - Milwaukee Sun-Sentinel

"Anderson ... writes with a lyrical style and allows the plot to unfold in a manner as seductive as the desert itself. Readers who revel in fiction set in the Southwest will want to join his protagonist for the ride." - Library Journal

"Anderson distills the heat and shimmering haze of the Utah desert into his fine first novel." - Publishers Weekly

"Part love story, part mystery, part meditation on place, James Anderson's The Never-Open Desert Diner is peopled with quirky characters and peppered with fine prose that has the taste of truth. Anderson's abundant talents will certainly keep readers turning the pages." -- Roland Merullo, author of Breakfast With Buddha