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Richard J. Alley

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Richard J. Alley, author of FIVE NIGHT STAND, is an award-winning reporter, columnist, and editor from Memphis, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife and four children.

His short story, "The Panama Limited," appears in the anthology MEMPHIS NOIR (Akashic Books).

A new memoir chronicles the life and times and music of Jim Dickinson.

As a tourist on the Dickinson Delta Musical Expedition, the decision of where to stop on your journey will be a difficult one. Baylor University? East Memphis? Muscle Shoals? West Memphis? Miami? Hollywood? Where will you climb out of that “canary-yellow Ford Torino with racing stripes, a full race cam, and three on the tr...

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Listening to Murakami speak about the very universal way our inner voice functions with random thoughts - like clouds in the sky that come and go - was a little taste of heaven for me.

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“And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it's all right, it's all right
We've lived so well so long
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As women across the country publicly opened up about harassment and assaults by politicians, actors, and news personalities, I cracked open Manhattan Beach, the new novel from Jennifer Eg
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“They are four people as similar as they are unique—one at the end of his career, one lost in the middle, one who dreams of beginning, and the fourth, a child, not knowing what is ahead of him.”
Richard J. Alley, Five Night Stand

“East 103rd, New York, New York”
Richard J. Alley, Five Night Stand

“rarely, at this age, think of the future. It might not be that afternoon, it might not be the next day, it might not even be in a week, but their time on this earth is limited. If they think in seasons, this might be their last. If they think in holidays, they might not live to see another wreath on the door. So they don’t think about it, or they try not to.”
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“They are four people as similar as they are unique—one at the end of his career, one lost in the middle, one who dreams of beginning, and the fourth, a child, not knowing what is ahead of him.”
Richard J. Alley, Five Night Stand




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