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Q&A | February 27, 2014

Rene Denfeld: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Rene Denfeld



Describe your latest book. The Enchanted is a story narrated by a man on death row. The novel was inspired by my work as a death penalty... Continue »
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    The Enchanted

    Rene Denfeld 9780062285508

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Randall Nichols has commented on (5) products.

Loteria by Mario Alberto Zambrano
Loteria

Randall Nichols, October 14, 2013

Zambrano's "Loteria" was an impulse buy that yielded a touching story of family tragedy. Using the images of loteria cards as a jumping off point for a personal history of tragedy, the book was a quick and worthwhile read. Highly recommended.
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Beautiful Ruins (P.S.) by Jess Walter
Beautiful Ruins (P.S.)

Randall Nichols, October 14, 2013

Somewhere between the film "Cinema Paradiso" and the book "The Time Traveler's Wife" sits Jess Walter's "The Beautiful Ruins." The story switches between narratives to tell a tale mixed up in the good and the bad of Hollywood's golden age, a quiet corner on the coast of Italy, and other locales. In the end, "The Beautiful Ruins" is more than a romance - it's also got tragedy and long-delayed coming of age stories mixed into a tremendously satisfying mix.
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Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
Hark! A Vagrant

Randall Nichols, January 1, 2012

A great read. I've enjoyed the online strip for awhile now, but with the brief commentary added to the strips in the book, this is even better. I've taken to reading one a day as reward. Check it out.
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The Lost Books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason
The Lost Books of the Odyssey

Randall Nichols, September 1, 2011

This book felt like it fell somewhere between Alan Lightma's "Einstein's Dreams" and a story by Borges, with the Iliad and the Odyssey as the focus. It was an inventive take that, while original, felt true to the stories and characters in them. It was one of a few books in recent memory that I can say I couldn't put down.
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Tinkers by Paul Harding
Tinkers

Randall Nichols, January 1, 2011

Amazing attention to detail and description, to the sense of loss and living.
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