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Joe Samuel “Sam” Starnes was born in Alabama, grew up in Cedartown, Georgia, and has lived in either New Jersey or Philadelphia since 2000. Red Dirt: A Tennis Novel, published in 2015, is his third novel. His first novel, Calling, was published in 2005, and was reissued in 2014 as an e-book by Mysterious Press.com/Open Road. NewSouth Books published his novel Fall Line in November 2011, and it was selected to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Best of the South” list. He has had journalism appear in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and various magazines, as well as essays, short stories, and poems in literary journals. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, an MA in Eng ...more

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3.85 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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I read these stories when they were published individually and I read again in this book and I'm keeping it by my bedside so I can go back and read again. "Diagonal" is one of my all time favorite stories by any writer, and so many others in here too ...more
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This is a fantastic debut novel, and not simply for the scenes with the bitter, drunken ex-munchkin actor who returns angrily to the hometown of Wizard of Oz author Frank Baum. It's a compelling story from beginning to end. Kevin Catalano's writing i ...more
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Tony Knighton’s novella Happy Hour has so much narrative energy I couldn't put it down. Amidst all this momentum, it also paints a vivid, gritty portrait of Philadelphia that jumps off the page. The undertone of unemployment and drug use are well-man ...more
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