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Lexi Blake

Austin Ratner

Dear Librarians,

A dazzling story of fathers, sons, and brothers, bound by love, divided by history... IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING tells the story of the Auberons, a lovably neurotic, infernally intelligent family who love and hate each other — and themselves — in equal measure. Part family saga, part coming-of-age story, it's a kinetic, fresh, bawdy yet earnest shot to the heart.

An iTunes Best Book of the Month, Jonathan Burnham Schwartz says "it dances and rages with uncommon wisdom, conveying the pain, comedy, and beauty of familial love across the generations." Publishers Weekly calls it "a spiky tale of family...The characters are compelling, and the bonds between these brothers and fathers and sons are convincing and raw."

My first book, The Jump Artist, was awarded the Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, praised as "a remarkable work" by Harper's Magazine and featured in Publishers Weekly as one of the most promising debuts of the year. IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING is my second novel, and one I hope resonates with readers of all ages.

I'm giving away five copies and would love for you to have one. Write to me — — for a chance to win.

Thank you,
Austin Ratner
In the Land of the Living / Austin Ratner / Reagan Arthur Books / Hardcover
Price: $25.99 / ISBN: 978-0316206099 / Published: March, 2013
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