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Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

Praise for Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

"A new novel from Tom Franklin is always a reason to get excited, but a novel from Franklin and Fennelly is just cause to throw a block party."
       —Dennis Lehane

CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER
Winner of L.A. Times Prize, the U.K.’s prestigious Golden Dagger Award, the 2011 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, and nominated for an Edgar Award as best novel of 2011.

"A ripping good mystery, this novel also has depth and a subtle literary side, as the local area comes to life through the writer’s cinematic descriptive phrases and a large and colorful cast of supporting characters. Highly recommended."
       — Library Journal, starred review

"[A] terrific new novel….If you’re looking for a smart, thoughtful novel that sinks deep into a Southern hamlet of the American psyche, CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER is your next book."
       — Washington Post

"Long after the other 75 novels of suspense you’ve read this year merge in your memory, you’ll vividly recall this novel. Franklin has written not just a thriller of the first order, but a very fine novel, indeed."
       — Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of EMPIRE FALLS

SMONK
"Maintaining the dark tone of his excellent first novel, Franklin goes for the gothic in [this] weirdly fascinating tale."
       — Kirkus Reviews

HELL AT THE BREECH
"Beautifully written and potent."
       — Daniel Woodrell, Washington Post

"A literary knockout. Franklin has cleverly woven history and fiction. HELL AT THE BREECH is an impressive novel that should catapult Franklin into the big leagues."
       — USA Today

POACHERS
"It's as if the author kidnapped Raymond Carver's characters and set them loose in the Deep South."
       — New York Times Book Review

Praise for BETH ANN FENNELLY

UNMENTIONABLES

"Insouciant, sexy, funny, and dead-on . . . a startlingly empathetic series of concise and slashing poems."
       — Booklist

"A feast of light and sound."
       — Paste

TENDER HOOKS
"Move over, Sharon Olds, and make way, Denise Duhamel! Fennelly is a southern poet who writes of her own female experience as carnally, or perhaps incarnally, as either of those northerners."
       — Booklist, starred review

"Fennelly is officially one of my top ten poets."
       — Sherman Alexie

OPEN HOUSE
Winner of Kenyon Review Prize

"A promising, authentic voice."
       — Paul Zimmer, Georgia Review

"This is one of the most interesting, challenging, and accomplished first books to appear in recent years. . .Genuinely outstanding."
       — The Harvard Review

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