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Jess Wells

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Faulkner, Rushdie, Garcia-Marquez, Winterson

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March 2008


Thrilled to announce the launch of my fifth novel, Straight Uphill: A Tale of Love and Chocolate, delving into five generations of women chocolatiers in a small Italian village. Through the World Wars, back to the Age of Discovery and up to modern times, villagers on a small Italian hilltop struggle with a sense of purpose and the meanings of love. Critics call them “complex characters, vividly drawn” and “delightful proof that a literary novel can be a deeply satisfying page-turner.”

I've also released an audiobook that is a collection of modern short stories: The Disappearing Andersons of Loon Lake is now available on Audible.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. DALL highlights life around a small lake in Northern Michigan.

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The Mandrake Broom

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Fahişeliğin Tarihi

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Lesbians Raising Sons

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Aftershocks

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A Slender Tether

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The Price of Passion

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"Jaguar Paloma and the Caketown Bar" Seeks Representation

I am seeking representation for my sixth book, Jaguar Paloma and the Caketown Bar, a novel of magical realism set in 1865 in the riverside shanty town of Tartatenango, known as Caketown to raucous miscreants and cast-off mothers, muleteers and forgers, drunken monks and bridesmaids, Romany and bastard children who flout the borders between legitimacy and illegitimacy. The mayor of the city on-the-

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Description: Read chapter one of my new novel, The Mandrake Broom, as it sets the scene in Italy, 1465 and introduces you to Luccia, her mother and godmother, and the rising troubles for women doctors.
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Fascinating story of the woman who led the largest WWII spy network. The prose is a bit flat but the story is page-turner.
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Fun and breezy book, and after having been in Vietnam recently, it made me feel nostalgic and happy for a glimpse back.
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message 7: by Mark

Mark Baynard Thanks for connecting Jess! I wish you continued success on your fourth novel. Check out my books: "100 Years: A Journey to End a Vicious Cycle" and "These Are Your Flowers" on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00TLXK5L6


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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♀☻ஆ(¸.•'´Pal2aSt0o `'•.¸) Hi, Jess!

Thanks for adding me


message 4: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, Jess!

Thanks for the invite!!

Holly

ONCE UPON A THANKSGIVING...available on eHarlequin.com now and on shelves in October!


ROSALIE Silly me...I've just realized there are blogspot addresses as part of our profiles. I would be happy if you dropped by sometime. And is it okay for me to visit yours? You sound like a very interesting person.

justmeRosalie


ROSALIE Hi,Jess,
How kind of you to agree to be my friend. Thanks for responding.
I'll type you later.
justmeRosalie


Catherine Hi there! Nice to see you out here too. :-)


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