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

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

4.18 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Art of Frank Howell

4.60 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1997
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Indiana Jones and the Templ...

3.71 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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Why Men Fall Out of Love: W...

3.83 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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Abingdon's

3.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1979 — 4 editions
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Pursuit

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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Us Against Them

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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Lifeguards Only Beyond This...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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Picture In 2017, I began wondering how the new political norms in Washington would filter down to a  public high school election, say, in 2025.  I made middle-of-the-night notes.  Then I put those notes into  pages.  Then I made the pages into a novel.  Then I rewrote the story a half dozen times… until I began to see how it could all come true.  
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“When you're in love, there's nothing that can embarrass or surprise you.”
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“We must believe we are capable of transcending evil, of not needing to hide in the darkness or surrender to our basest fears.”
Michael R. French, Once Upon a Lie

“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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“Rationality and calm self-determination were one of the great illusions of the universe... in the end, we were all ruled by our passions.”
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“When you're in love, there's nothing that can embarrass or surprise you.”
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“In our ever-changing universe, lives collide, and, like runaway planets, we just keep going.”
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“If you spend long enough realizing a character in your book, congratulations, you've made a friend for life.”
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