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Rachel Cantor

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I am the author of the forthcoming novel Half-Life of a Stolen Sister (Soho Press 2023) as well as the novels Good on Paper (Melville House 2016) and A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World (Melville House 2014).

I live in New York, in the writerly borough of Brooklyn, but have also made my home in most U.S. states between Virginia and Vermont. In addition to writing fiction, I freelance as a writer for nonprofits that work in low-income countries. I’ve worked everywhere from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe (most recently in Laos, Namibia, and Nigeria). I spent much of my adolescence in Rome, and as a young adult, wandered the world--working on food festivals in Melbourne, Australia, and European jazz festi
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Starred Reviews from Publishers' Weekly & Kirkus for GOOD ON PAPER!

Starred reviews from both Kirkus Reviews and Publishers' Weekly for Rachel Cantor's forthcoming novel Good on Paper (Jan. 26, 2016)!

Kirkus (STARRED REVIEW): "... Cantor clearly loves her characters, and she shows true mastery of their inner lives. Between endearingly wonky riffs about translation, she offers full access to Shira’s roller coaster of emotions, the collisions of her past and present, Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 20, 2015 11:00 Tags: good-on-paper, kirkus, publishers-weekly, review, starred-review
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Rachel Cantor Larry wrote: "glad to be here...thanks, Rachel. looking forward to your book release. the description on Amazon sounds to be right up my alley. peace, Larry"
Thank you, Larry! I appreciate it! I am so excited about this book, I can't tell you! I'm not very active on Goodreads (yet? I'm not sure), but please let me know what you think of the book when you read it!

Thanks for being in touch!
Rachel


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Larry Berthold glad to be here...thanks, Rachel. looking forward to your book release. the description on Amazon sounds to be right up my alley. peace, Larry


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