J. Robert Lennon

J. Robert Lennon

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in Easton, PA, The United States
January 01, 1970




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J. Robert Lennon is the author of a story collection, Pieces For The Left Hand, and seven novels, including Mailman, Familiar, and Happyland. He holds an MFA from the University of Montana, and has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Playboy, Granta, The Paris Review, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. He has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and his story "The Rememberer" inspired the CBS detective series Unforgettable. He hosts the podcast Writers at Cornell, and co-hosts another, Lunch Box, with poet Ed Skoog. His book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, and The London Review of Books, and he liv ...more

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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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Pieces for the Left Hand: 1...
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The Light of the Falling Stars
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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The Funnies
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On the Night Plain
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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See You in Paradise: Stories
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The Great Zomboni
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“She had the scattered feeling she always got when events conspired to mess things up, and nothing exhausted and frustrated her more than a mess she was incapable of fixing.”
J. Robert Lennon, The Light of Falling Stars

“What she wanted was really two things: to be elsewhere, and to be somebody else. Or at least a version of herself that had made better decisions, that had thought more clearly. ”
J. Robert Lennon, The Light of Falling Stars

“People, in my long experience, want to talk. They may believe they wish to keep secrets, and they may believe that they are capable of doing so. But the truth is that secrets exist to be revealed; and it is usually very easy to find the combination of words that will cause them to emerge.”
J. Robert Lennon, Castle


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