Falling for Johnny by Alison Johnson McLennan

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"Told in lyric yet economical prose, Falling for Johnny is the story of the unlikely friendship between Johnny, a vicious gangster, and Riley, an abandoned young woman whose life has been thrown into chaos by her mother's materialism and her father's prideful refusal to pay mob patronage. As Johnny and Riley's lives become increasingly entwined, they begin to draw out each other's best and worst qualities, leaving the reader to wonder if either of them can truly be saved." -- STERLING WATSON author of Fighting in the Shade, Sweet Dream Baby, and Blind Tongues
 

About Alison Johnson McLennan

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Alison (Johnson) McLennan came of age in Quincy, Massachusetts. At eighteen, she packed her bags and went west in search of powder snow and outdoor adventure. She earned a Bachelor of University Studies Degree in Expressive Therapy with a minor in Creative Writing from the University of Utah. The Utah Arts Council granted her an award for original writing. In January 2013, she will complete her MFA in Fiction at The Solstice Program of Pine Manor College where she was awarded the first Dennis Lehane Fellowship for Fiction. Falling for Johnny is her debut novel. She is currently working on her second novel, Ophelia's War.
 
Published August 26, 2012 by Twisted Roots Publishing. 212 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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McLennan's debut novel tells the story of Johnny McPherson, an organized crime boss in Boston, and Riley Donavan, a young woman who's drawn into Johnny's world by chance and circumstance.

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