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Karin Salvalaggio

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Beckley, West Virginia , The United States
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Karin Salvalaggio was born in West Virginia in the 1960s. Her father was career military and her mother was a homemaker. Karin has fond memories of her nomadic childhood. She’s lived in places as climatically diverse as Alaska and Florida and as culturally distinct as California and Iran. Early on, she found companionship in books. Karin attended the University of California Santa Cruz, graduating in 1989, but aside from two years in Italy, she has lived in London, England since 1994. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. Her short story “Walleye Junction” was published in the Mechanics Institute Review 8 in 2011. Her debut novel, a thriller entitled Bone Dust White, has received critical praise. Burnt River ...more

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Average rating: 3.51 · 1,973 ratings · 310 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Bone Dust White (Macy Greel...

3.40 avg rating — 1,329 ratings — published 2014 — 21 editions
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Burnt River (Macy Greeley, #2)

3.84 avg rating — 290 ratings — published 2015 — 14 editions
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3.64 avg rating — 187 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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Silent Rain (Macy Greeley, #4)

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Written by a deceptively polite Englishman named Tom Wood, Kill For Me is the eighth in a series of novels charting the adventures of a ruthless contract killer named Victor. Victor’s spycraft is off the charts and he rarely puts a foot wrong as he p ...more
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Claire Fuller’s third novel Bitter Orange is a delicious read that lingers in the reader’s subconscious long after the final page is turned. It’s the summer of 1969 and Frances, Peter and Cara are camping out at Lyntons, a once-grand, neoclassical ma ...more
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It All Falls Down is the second in what will hopefully turn out to be a long-running series of crime novels by Canadian author Sheena Kamal. Once again focused on an enigmatic female protagonist named Nora Watts, it is a worthy follow up to Kamal’s c ...more
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T.S. Eliot
“And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you
I will show you fear in a handful of dust”
T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land




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