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JOSHUA MOHR is the author of five novels, including “Damascus,” which The New York Times called “Beat-poet cool.” He’s also written “Fight Song” and “Some Things that Meant the World to Me,” one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle best-seller, as well as “Termite Parade,” an Editors’ Choice on The New York Times Best Seller List. His novel “All This Life” was recently published by Counterpoint/Soft Skull.

The Los Angeles Times is super awesome: "The novel is expertly paced and full of action building to a meaningful end. Mohr's brightest moments are his observations of the irresistible lure of online life... Mohr gets it right and it's a satisfying read."

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Some Things That Meant the ...

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All This Life

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Description: Forthcoming novel from Joshua Mohr. In stores July 1st.
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I've dug every book of Dennis' that I've read. This one's especially cool to see him get out of his comfort zone. It's a quick read; treat yourself to it!!
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“Don’t rush to spend time by yourself. Don’t hurry to alienation. It’s an inevitable destination. Time will eventually shroud you like velvet curtains, blacking out everything.”
Joshua Mohr, All This Life

“I was convinced that she was about to tell me my card was declined, and assumed Derek wanting to talk later meant he'd soon be telling me our life was declined. Everything, everyone had reached their limits with me.”
Joshua Mohr, Termite Parade

“What’s so satisfying about liking something? How could that ever fulfill you? Why scroll through posts and pictures and links? Why comment on other human beings’ updates when you’ve walked by twenty people on the street and didn’t take the time to talk to any of them?”
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Lolly K Dandeneau Finished Some Things That Meant the World to Me, and I just wanted to say I loved it for making me feel a full range of emotions. Beautifully written! Can't wait to read more by you!


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Joshua Lolly LKH wrote: "I am looking forward to reading Some Things that Meant the World to Me as I am ordering it tonight. I have heard wonderful things about it and lately I have been let down by certain books :( But I ..."

L: I'm sorry to hear you've been having a rough run of books lately. I hope "Some Things" is the crazy romp you're looking for :)


Lolly K Dandeneau I am looking forward to reading Some Things that Meant the World to Me as I am ordering it tonight. I have heard wonderful things about it and lately I have been let down by certain books :( But I truly can't wait to read yours!


message 19: by Colin

Colin McKay Miller Thanks for the request, Joshua, I'd seen your profile via friends' profiles. I'm going to have to fight that 'other' Batman to death soon though.


Anonymous I want to read your novel sooner (in Indonesian edition) hope our publishers here already make an arrangement for it.


message 17: by Evan

Evan Nice to meet you, Josh.

Cheers,
Evan


Christine Hi Joshua,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
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We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



Christine Hi Joshua, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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message 14: by Becky

Becky Everhart You have excellent taste in books. My to-read shelf is engorged. :)


message 13: by D.A.

D.A. Schneider Hello, Joshua.

My new book, The 9 Ghosts of Samen's Bane, is available now at amazon.com and target.com. Have a great day.


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Darylrobidoux Nice to meet you fellow author.Whats your upcoming book



Catherine Hi there - congrats on the PW review and thanks for the request! :-)


message 10: by Lucy

Lucy Your book looks incredible. Congrats on what looks like some great early praise! Good luck!


message 9: by Tha

Tha hey..thanks for the add ^^


Christine Thanks for being a friend on goodreads Joshua, I hope to hear more from you. Blessings CJ
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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hey Joshua, a big congrats on your new book! Thanks for the friendship, too.
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 6: by Joe

Joe Thanks for friending me although I'm curious about how you found me.

You teach writing and I'm trying to learn how to write. Sounds like a match to me. LOL

-Joe-


Joshua Beth wrote: "Hi Joshua,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author, and I think everyone should buy 16 or 17 copies of my mystery novel, A REAL BASKET CASE, too! Good luck on your upcoming release."


wouldn't life be easier if everyone bought 16 copies of our books?


message 4: by Maria

Maria Hi Joshua, thanks for the friend request and good luck with your new book! It sounds like it would be an enthralling read; I've put it on my 'to-read' shelf


message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi Joshua,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author, and I think everyone should buy 16 or 17 copies of my mystery novel, A REAL BASKET CASE, too! Good luck on your upcoming release.


Rosemary Congratulations on the birth of your first novel!


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

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