A Child Across the Sky

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Literary Fiction

Author: Jonathan Carroll

Just as the the word “weird” has many implications and shades of meaning, so too does the latest–weird–work by this gifted and perplexing writer. As Carroll ( Bones of the Moon ; Sleeping in Flame ) himself says, “Life has a habit of turning dark corners.” Applied here, this observation seems an understatement: these convoluted corners are both light and dark, are many,….Read More

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Kissing the Beehive

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Sleeping in Flame

Walker Easterling is a retired actor turned successful screenwriter living in the Vienna of strong coffee, fascinating friends, and mysterious cafes. When he falls in love with Maris York, a… Continue Reading Posted in: American Writers, Fiction In English, Magical Realism, Paranormal & Urban Fantasy, Screenwriters

The Place of Dead Roads

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Outside the Dog Museum

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The Morning Star: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine is Illuminated

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Bones of the Moon

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White Apples

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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

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Glass Soup

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Selected Essays

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