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ERIC Number: EJ791505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-15
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
First Novels: Debuts Unlimited
Hoffert, Barbara
Library Journal, v133 n5 p44-45 Mar 2008
Murder and magic, illicit love and puppy love, home-grown tragedy and the ravages of far-off war. No one topic defines a first novel, and, no, they are not all autobiographical. Among last season's top debuts, published from August through December 2007, are Ellen Litman's cross-format "The Last Chicken in America: A Novel in Stories" and genre benders like Derek Nikitas's "Pyres" and C.L. Wilson's "Lord of the Fading Lands". An exception was made for Sarah Addison Allen's exceptional "Garden Spells". Years ago, Allen published two small romances under a pseudonym, but since she has remade herself by choosing to work in another genre under her own name, in this paper, the author cites her current success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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