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Vince Vawter

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Vince Vawter is the author of PAPERBOY, a 2014 Newbery Honor book, and COPYBOY, a sequel published Aug. 1, 2018. He lives with his wife near the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee on a small farm. Vawter spent 40 years in the newspaper business before retiring to write books.

I’ve had the occasion to talk to several authors lately whose books have been published in foreign countries, and we have something in common – confusion.


Our agents and sub-agents do all the work and we get books with words we don’t understand to put on our bookshelves.


I was recently made aware that PAPERBOY has just gone into its third printing in Turkey by the Kirmizi Kedi Publishing Co. That...

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Paperboy

3.95 avg rating — 8,553 ratings — published 2013 — 19 editions
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"It is the summer of 1959 in Memphis, Tennessee and 11 year old Little Man, as his Mam, the housekeeper, calls him, has agreed to take over his best friend's paper route for a month while he visits his grandparent's farm. Taking over the paper rout..." Read more of this review »
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The strongest aspect of Ms. Palacio's "Wonder" is the dialogue of the teen and pre-teen characters. Each generation has its own patois, and it's a challenging and moving target for the writer. A weaker aspect (caveat to come later) is the predictabil ...more
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I read "Speedboat" because it was the No.1 book on writer David Shields' list. I didn't think as much of it as David, but it did grow on me the more I read. My initial reaction was that Renata Adler was a bit self-indulgent in the writing, but I fina ...more
Out With It by Katherine  Preston
" Katherine Preston chose to write her story as memoir rather than a general treatise on stuttering. We are all the better for her decision. The physiol ...more "
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How Literature Saved My Life by David Shields
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I tried to tell a friend about "How Literature Saved My Life" and I found myself searching for adequate words. My sentences all ended in "you just have to read it."

I've been reading David Shields for 25 years, and his fiction, essays and criticisms
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Lives of the Novelists by John Sutherland
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LIVES OF THE NOVELIST by John Sutherland.
This is unlike any other novelist compilation book I have ever read. The short sketches of the writers always told me something I did not know about the authors, and Sutherland was brutally frank in his assess
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“Why do people who can talk right waste so many words saying nothing?”
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“Words in the air blow away as soon as you say them, but words on paper last forever”
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“Remember, my young Messenger, that intelligence doesn't always equate to moral actions”
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Al Capone Does My Homework
 
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