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J.R. Chartrand

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J.R. Chartrand is an award-winning journalist and fiction writer living in the Pacific Northwest. He cut his writing teeth on covering college football in the south and later professional sports. Then he moved West to chase adventure and the great outdoors.

"Under Your Skin" released in December 2011 and was his first fiction novel.

When I was a youngster, I liked stories that ended all neat and tidy. The hero always crushed the villain. The good guy always got the girl. Justice always triumphed over evil.

I first realized just how much I craved these conclusions when my mom suggested I read Bernard Malamud's classic "The Natural." The movie starring Robert Redford and Kim Bassinger was enormously more popular than the book... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 25, 2012 08:56 • 229 views • Tags: bernard-malamud, books, corruption, gambling, hollywood-endings, kim-bassinger, movies, payoffs, robert-redford, roy-hobbs, the-natural
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Under Your Skin

3.37 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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3.58 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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"Good book! It grabbed at the beginning and pulled me till the very end. =D

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