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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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Fall Line

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Red Dirt: A Tennis Novel

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Calling

3.91 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Putting cash into a jukebox is not the wisest expenditure, but I've long had one go-to song that gives you the most value for your money. I worked it into my poem "Harmonica Rescue," which I'm happy to say is published on page 24 the new Philadelphia Stories magazine. Read more of this blog post »
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" Kathleen, My apologies, but these were last year. I will be doing some events in Georgia next year when my next novel comes out in April. "
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