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Born and raised in western Maine, Alex left his home state to attend Phillips Exeter Academy and went on from there to earn degrees from Harvard and Brown, where he studied Ancient Judaism.

Alex has taught high school English for over a decade and during this time earned an MFA in writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. It was in this program that he started work on his debut novel, Revolutionary, which was published by Simon & Schuster in January 2014.

Currently, Alex teaches in New Hampshire.

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A wonderful historical novel - very well-researched and painstakingly put together. I really admired how the author made this piece quite bittersweet; moments of joy and moments of darkness, avoiding the saccharine that too many novels settle for. A ...more
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At times very engaging, this story dragged towards the middle and took a long while to develop any sort rising action. Also, I don't mind dark, but there was needless violence and some really gratuitous scenes that didn't help with character ...more
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The rare instance where I like a second book in a series better than the first! From the opening on, the pacing was great. New ideas, new places, and new conflict were introduced, so it felt not just like a continuation but an exploration. My only ...more
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Thoroughly enjoyed this short novel. With a daring premise, the author nonetheless depicts "normal" life. The phrasing, the short, pithy jabs that capture the narrator's voice and viewpoint were what really grabbed me. This was a funny and true read.
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