Alden Bell





Alden Bell

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Alden Bell is a pseudonym for Joshua Gaylord, whose first novel, Hummingbirds, was released in Fall '09. He teaches at a New York City prep school and is an adjunct professor at The New School. He lives in New York City with his wife, the Edgar Award-winning mystery writer, Megan Abbott.


Average rating: 3.86 · 8,849 ratings · 1,586 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Reapers are the Angels ...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 7,507 ratings — published 2010 — 25 editions
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Exit Kingdom (Reapers, #2)
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 374 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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La ira de los ángeles
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When We Were Animals
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 595 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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Hummingbirds
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3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 405 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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The Late American Novel: Wr...
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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“God is a slick god. Temple Knows. She knows because of all the crackerjack miracles still to be seen on this ruined globe.”
Alden Bell, The Reapers are the Angels

“Truth be told, the inward gaze is something she's not too fond of. But there are secrets that lurk in the mind, and she doesn't want any of them sneaking up on her. Sometimes it pays to take a deep look inside even if you get queasy gazing into those dark corners.”
Alden Bell, The Reapers are the Angels

“...a noisy parade of memories that frustrate her because of the way they play themselves out. These memories-it feels like she's back there in the moment, like she has the moment to do over and make different choices than she made. But she can't, because they're just memories and they're set down permanent as if they were chiseled in marble, and so she just has to watch herself do the same things over and over and it's a condemnation if it's anything.”
Alden Bell, The Reapers are the Angels

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MARCH BOOK CLUB RUNOFF POLL: With too many items tied we need to vote once more, with only the top scorers from the first round. Listed in order of GR rating. (Please remember a vote is a commitment to follow-through if your choice wins.)

Old Man's War by John Scalzi
2007, 314 pages, average GR rating 4.22
$7.99 Kindle, $7ish paperback

Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1) by John Scalzi
 
  7 votes, 50.0%

The Man in the High Castle
1962, 272 pages, average GR rating 3.83
Kindle $7.69, cheap used paperback

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
 
  5 votes, 35.7%

The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell
2010, 225 pages, average GR rating 3.91
$9.99 Kindle, cheap used paperback

The Reapers are the Angels (Reapers, #1) by Alden Bell
 
  2 votes, 14.3%

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