J. Robert Lennon

J. Robert Lennon


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in Easton, PA, The United States
January 01, 1970

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J. Robert Lennon is the author of a story collection, Pieces For The Left Hand, and seven novels, including Mailman, Familiar, and Happyland. He holds an MFA from the University of Montana, and has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Playboy, Granta, The Paris Review, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. He has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and his story "The Rememberer" inspired the CBS detective series Unforgettable. He hosts the podcast Writers at Cornell, and co-hosts another, Lunch Box, with poet Ed Skoog. His book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, and The London Review of Books, and he liv ...more

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Average rating: 3.51 · 6,250 ratings · 1,013 reviews · 28 distinct worksSimilar authors
Broken River

3.51 avg rating — 1,396 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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Familiar

3.30 avg rating — 1,070 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Castle

3.09 avg rating — 586 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Mailman

3.68 avg rating — 531 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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Pieces for the Left Hand: 1...

3.99 avg rating — 590 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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The Light of the Falling Stars

3.37 avg rating — 451 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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See You in Paradise: Stories

3.77 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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The Funnies

3.62 avg rating — 327 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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On the Night Plain

3.50 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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Happyland

3.74 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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“She had the scattered feeling she always got when events conspired to mess things up, and nothing exhausted and frustrated her more than a mess she was incapable of fixing.”
J. Robert Lennon, The Light of Falling Stars

“What she wanted was really two things: to be elsewhere, and to be somebody else. Or at least a version of herself that had made better decisions, that had thought more clearly. ”
J. Robert Lennon, The Light of Falling Stars

“People, in my long experience, want to talk. They may believe they wish to keep secrets, and they may believe that they are capable of doing so. But the truth is that secrets exist to be revealed; and it is usually very easy to find the combination of words that will cause them to emerge.”
J. Robert Lennon, Castle

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