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Adam Ross

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Adam Ross lives in Nashville with his wife and two daughters. His debut novel, Mr. Peanut, a 2010 New York Times Notable Book, was also named one of the best books of the year by The New Yorker, The
Philadelphia Inquirer
, The New Republic, and The Economist. Ladies and Gentlemen, his short story collection, was included in Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2011. His non­fic­tion has been pub­lished in The New York Times Book Review, The Daily Beast, The Wall Street Jour­nal, GQ, The Nashville Scene, NFo­cus, P.O.V., and Jun­gle Law. His fic­tion has appeared in The Car­olina Quar­terly and FiveChap­ters.

Average rating: 3.29 · 4,337 ratings · 978 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Mr. Peanut
3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 3,918 ratings — published 2010 — 28 editions
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Ladies and Gentlemen
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 401 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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As I said in my blurb, this book marks the debut of a major new author. Shafer's brilliant, hilarious, moving, inventive, imaginative. This is five books rolled into one that doesn't feel like a mashup, ever. What it does feel like is RIGHT NOW, abou ...more
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It is obvious, in reading through these stories, where their author has written directly from his experience and where he is weaving fiction. The stories are not uniformly autobiographical, and so the overall collect..." Read more of this review »
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The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
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Impossible to overpraise. One of the great bildungsromans in five movements. It's our great good luck as Americans to read them uninterrupted. I devoured the first four in two weeks and then held off on At Last, just to make it last. I can't wait to ...more
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“You know, as I've grown older, my ideas about sin have changed. I used to believe that sins were things you did, but I don't think that now. I think sins are what you ignore.”
Adam Ross, Mr. Peanut

“A man who loves his mother too much is someone who can never love his wife enough.”
Adam Ross, Mr. Peanut

“He closed his eyes, shook his head. If he could get her alone somewhere, somewhere completely private, he'd kill her. He would break a rock over her head and split her skull open so that he could see, just for a second, what the fuck was in her mind.”
Adam Ross, Mr. Peanut

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“We tell stories of other people's marriages, Detective Hastroll thought. We are experts in their parables and parabolas. Be can we tell the story of our own. If we could, Hastroll thought, there might be no murders. If we could, we might avoid our own cruelties and crimes.”
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