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James J. Kaufman

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A businessman, attorney and former judge, James J. Kaufman blends reality with fiction in his debut novel, THE COLLECTIBLES. Like Kaufman, protagonist Joe Hart is an accomplished, sought-after attorney who helps businessmen turn around their failing businesses. Also, like Jim, Hart focuses on helping others simply because it's the right thing to do. From its taut business dealings to its focus on helping each other, THE COLLECTIBLES will appeal to those who believe in the book's underlying message, "Sometimes in life you have to have enough faith to make an irrevocable commitment."

A child of wealth and privilege, Preston Wilson fears financial failure, which is fast becoming a reality. Famed attorney Joe Hart agrees to help only after extracting an unconventional promise: Preston must care for Joe's "collectibles," several people facing challenges and needing help. Can Preston fulfill the pledge? Does he have a choice?

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James J. Kaufman
The Collectibles / James J. Kaufman / Downstream Press / Paperback; 309 Pages
Price: $14.95 / ISBN: 978-0982587300 / Published: November, 2010
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