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Ed Tarkington

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Ed Tarkington’s debut novel ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART (2016) was a ABA Indies Introduce selection (top 10 debuts of the publishing season), an Indie Next pick, a Book of the Month Club Main Selection, and a Southern Independent Booksellers Association bestseller. His second novel, THE FORTUNATE ONES, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books. A regular contributor to Chapter16.org, his articles, essays, and stories have appeared in a variety of publications including the Nashville Scene, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Knoxville News-Sentinel, and Lit Hub. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Ed Tarkington Hi Sherri, I'm finishing my next novel now. Hope to have a draft to my editor in the next month or two; probably will be out in late '18 or '19…moreHi Sherri, I'm finishing my next novel now. Hope to have a draft to my editor in the next month or two; probably will be out in late '18 or '19 depending on how much work needs to be done. Thanks for your interest--hope to see you on my next visit to Dayton! Best, ET
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“But only a few have the will -- be it born of courage or recklessness, folly or sublime wisdom -- to act and, by their action, transform themselves. They will pay for their courage, of course; the world does not treat its "others" lightly. But so will the rest of us -- the ones who love them -- haunted as we are by our envy of their bright, burning beauty, which we can bear neither to look at nor to turn away from.”
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“Only love can break your heart. And who wants to live without love?”
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“What would it mean to believe that my existence was the consequence of a ruinous error in judgment? “You”
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