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The Never-Open Desert Diner

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The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson
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Nov 08, 2016 | ISBN 9781101906903

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“An exceptional book…. The novel is outstanding in every regard — writing, plot, dialogue, suspense, humor, a vivid sense of place.” – The Washington Post

High, dry and severely beautiful…. Anderson is one fine storyteller.” - 
Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

“James Anderson’s first novel works on elements of mirage — a mystery novel with literary shimmers.   In the end it is all there, apparent in the high heat of the desert: a great story, well-told, funny, daring, smart and deeply affecting.”
 —Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning author of Let the Great World Spin

“James Anderson has written a striking debut novel —lyrical, whimsical, atmospheric and skillfully rendered.” – CJ Box, New York Times Bestselling author of Badlands
“You have not read a book like The Never Open Desert Diner in a long time, if ever. Once you open its pages you will know you are in for something surprisingly enjoyable. James Anderson and his premiere novel are a serendipity that will make a mark on your brain in the most positive way.” – Jackie Cooper, The Huffington Post
“An extraordinary debut.”  – Milwaukee Sun-Sentinel
Anderson … writes with a lyrical style and allows the plot to unfold in a manner as seductive as the desert itself. Readers who revel in fiction set in the Southwest will want to join his protagonist for the ride.”Library Journal
Anderson distills the heat and shimmering haze of the Utah desert into his fine first novel.”  – Publishers Weekly
“Part love story, part mystery, part meditation on place, James Anderson’s The Never-Open Desert Diner is peopled with quirky characters and peppered with fine prose that has the taste of truth. Anderson’s abundant talents will certainly keep readers turning the pages.” — Roland Merullo, author of Breakfast With Buddha

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