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Jess Walter


USA flag (b.1965)

Jess Walter (born July 20, 1965) is an American author of six novels, a collection of short stories, and a non-fiction book. His books have been published in twenty-six countries and translated into twenty-eight languages. He is the recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, among others, and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2006.

Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller
 
Series
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction
Every Knee Shall Bow (1995)
     aka Ruby Ridge
In Contempt (1996) (with Christopher Darden)
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Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (2006) : Citizen Vince
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2006) : The Zero


Jess Walter recommends
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Fathermucker (2011)
Greg Olear
"Raucously, wickedly, sweetly, saucily, surprisingly, profanely funny... a wonderful novel."
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This Dark Road to Mercy (2014)
Wiley Cash
"This Dark Road to Mercy is a terrific, moving and propulsive novel: Harper Lee by way of Elmore Leonard."
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A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain (2014)
Adrianne Harun
"Mythical, magical, and chillingly real."
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Third Rail (2014)
(Eddy Harkness, book 1)
Rory Flynn
"Third Rail gets off to a ripping start and never lets off the gas."
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Arts & Entertainments (2014)
Christopher Beha
"Christopher Beha is one of the most talented young writers at work today."
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Call Me Home (2015)
Megan Kruse
"Call Me Home is an uncommonly powerful debut novel. Megan Kruse writes with great heart and intelligence as she crafts a gripping story from the shards of a broken family."
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The Lost History of Stars (2017)
Dave Boling
"Dave Boling has a rare gift for finding humanity in historical fiction. His new novel, The Lost History of Stars, is another gripping tale about living in war’s barbaric shadow, and how moments of decency and heroism and glimpses of the natural world sustain us."
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Midnight At the Bright Ideas Bookstore (2017)
Matthew Sullivan
"With Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, Matthew Sullivan has written - with great panache and suspense - a smart, twisty crime novel filled with compelling characters set in a world that book-lovers will adore."
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Mr. Dickens and His Carol (2017)
Samantha Silva
"Mr. Dickens and His Carol is a novel of pure charm and humor, a terrific holiday tale. Samantha Silva had me haunting those dark streets alongside her inspired Dickens."
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Come with Me (2018)
Helen Schulman
"Come with Me is an inventive and incisive novel about the way we live now and the way we might have lived. Helen Schulman is a gifted and generous writer."

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