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Timothy Schaffert


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Author of five novels: The Swan Gondola, The Coffins of Little Hope, Devils in the Sugar Shop, The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God, and The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters. Director of the (downtown) omaha lit fest. Contributing editor, Fairy Tale Review. Assistant Professor in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln creative writing program.

"The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God" is part of the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers program, and was the 2007 Omaha Reads one-book-one-city selection. "Devils in the Sugar Shop" was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a Book Sense pick.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
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Wilberforce (2015)
H S Cross
"In this riveting and playful novel by H. S. Cross, mental warfare rules among friends and enemies at a boarding school, making for delicious complications and twisted loyalties."
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Marriage of a Thousand Lies (2017)
SJ Sindu
"I love Lucky, the unforgettable narrator of Marriage of a Thousand Lies. She has taken a place among my favorite misfits in literature, a young woman longing for love and tradition and celebration and family even as she defies expectations and navigates her own paths. I'm especially captivated by the novel's honesty and tenderness--SJ Sindu is an intuitive writer with great insights into the complications of love and friendship."
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The Pallbearer (2018)
Jordan Farmer
"Captivating. Intensely atmospheric. Stark, haunting, poetic. Aficionados of Jim Thompson will appreciate Farmer's gritty portrait of dangerous, heartbroken misfits, and they'll find in The Pallbearer all the raw, crooked suspense of the best film noir. Above all is the depth of Farmer's perspective on these devastated characters and all the intrigue they kick up from the dust and dirt."

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