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Sam Allingham

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Sam Allingham‘s short fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines, including One Story, Epoch, American Short Fiction, StoryQuarterly, and Five Points, and has received a Special Mention for the Pushcart Prize. His story collection The Great American Songbook publishes from A Strange Object in 2016. He lives with his wife in Philadelphia, and teaches at Temple University.

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message 4: by tia

tia Hello. :)
I read your review of "A Book of Memories" and I just wanted to say that it made me laugh out loud (in a good way, of course). I look forward to reading more of your reviews in the future!


message 3: by Kris

Kris Thank you so much for the friend request, Sam! I'm delighted to accept it! I see many tantalizing books on your shelves, plus you're a fellow Philadelphian! I'm looking forward to great discussions with you.


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Ed Many thanks for the friend add, Sam. I hope you find lots of good reads. Have a great holiday.

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