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James P. Othmer

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in Mt. Kisco, NY, The United States


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Author of the novels THE FUTURIST and HOLY WATER and the nonfiction advertising memoir ADLAND: Searching for the Meaning of Life on a Branded Planet. Also, writing as James Conway, the author of the financial thriller THE LAST TRADE.

James P. Othmer's comic novel "Holy Water,"

By Elinor Lipman
Sunday, June 20, 2010

By James P. Othmer
292 pp. $26.95

The hero of James P. Othmer's second novel, "Holy Water," is -- luckily for us -- living a middle-management life that has added up only to "the conscientious fulfillment of limited expectations." At 32, Henry Tuhoe has a résumé that traces his lateral moves and p... Read more of this blog post »
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The Futurist
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 351 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
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Adland: Searching for the M...
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Holy Water
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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O Visionário
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2006
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L'uomo Che Vendeva Il Futuro
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2007
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