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Quick Hits for Oct. 14: To Franzen or not to Franzen and Canada is Franzen-less

Quick Hits for Oct. 14 Just in the click of time… Shop Indie Bookstores No Freedom? No Franzen?!:  The backlash was almost immediate.  Once the National Book Award finalists were announced and the list didn’t include Franzen for the most amazing novel in American history(sic), the internet Audubon went haywire over the exclusion.  Personally, I…

Not Your Typical April in Paris

After I finished reading Michael Wallner’s debut novel, April in Paris, I kept thinking ‘Wow, this would make a great movie’. German soldier meets young French cutie amidst the backdrop of WWII in occupied France. They fall in love with bombs dropping in the background. War-ravaged sets and spot-on period wardrobe will guarantee at least…