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Michael R. French

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#1 Amazon best selling author Michael French graduated from Stanford University and Northwestern University. He is a businessman and author who divides his time between Santa Barbara, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is an avid high-altitude mountain trekker, as well as a collector of first editions of twentieth-century fiction.

He has published twenty-four books, including fiction, young adult fiction, biographies, and art criticism. His novel, Abingdon’s, was a bestseller and a Literary Guild Alternate Selection. His young adult novel, Pursuit, was awarded the California Young Reader Medal.

The Reconstruction of Wilson Ryder was published January 2013.

Mountains Beyond Mountains was published April 2013.

Once Upon a Lie was published
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Once Upon a Lie

4.28 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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The Reconstruction of Wilso...

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3.68 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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The Art of Frank Howell

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Why Men Fall Out of Love: W...

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Abingdon's

3.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1979 — 4 editions
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Picture In my new novel, The Beginner’s Guide to Winning an Election, I was pleased to be recently interviewed on a podcast by a savvy, knowledgeable sixteen year old student activist on KidsFirst.

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“No man is an island,” wrote John Donne, the 16th Century English poet and cleric.  In politics, this metaphor seems especially relevant.  It is convenient, especially with social medi... Read more of this blog post »
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“A lot of men not only fear emotional pain, they are afraid to be transparent and vulnerable. To let an outsider even glimpse their confusion or suffering is a taboo that starts in adolescence and becomes more entrenched with adulthood.”
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