Dingley Falls by Michael Malone

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"Witty, intelligent, deeply felt, and vividly narrated."

-New York Times Book Review

"A wonderous achievement. Malone's novel is as lusty, whimsical, tragic- even as bizarre-as life itself. It is a triumph of the highest order."

-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Dingley Falls is a wonderful novel, impressive in every way and constantly entertaining. Everything in this book sparkles and rings true."

-Chicago Tribune

"If not the Great American Novel...Dingley Falls is surely the Great American Comedy. The two may just be synonymous."

-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A lovable, sprawling, old-fashioned kind of novel, full of energy and gems of characterization."

-Washington Post Book World

"In Dingley Falls, Malone has produced a remarkable work of fiction...He combines humor, compassion, and literate writing with a storytelling ability that is rare in contemporary fiction."

-Houston Chronicle

One day your small town is quietly its normal self, humming along in comforting consistency. And then-all of a sudden-strange lights are coming from the forest.

Not to mention the odd rash of hate mail popping up. And in all honesty, what is with these odd pairings of couples suddenly coming together?

Welcome to Dingley Falls, where the only thing certain is that life will never be the same. Spend a week in Dingley Falls, and once you've visited, it will be a place you'll never forget.

From New York Times bestselling author Michael Malone, Dingley Falls is a triumph of rollicking joy and masterful storytelling.


About Michael Malone

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Michael Malone is the author of ten novels, a collection of short stories, and two works of nonfiction. Educated at Carolina and at Harvard, he is now a professor in Theater Studies at Duke University. Among his prizes are the Edgar, the O. Henry, the Writers Guild Award, and the Emmy. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with his wife.
Published April 1, 2010 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 704 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Malone (The Delectable Mountains, Painting the Roses Red) remains a talented but skittery writer who can't quite seem to commit himself or marshal his forces: here he tackles a Peyton-Place-ish situation with sturdy professionalism but feels the need to hedge his bets, undercutting the central ma...

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