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David Abrams’ debut novel about the Iraq War, Fobbit, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and a Best Book of 2012 by Barnes and Noble. It was also featured as part of B&N's Discover Great New Writers program. His short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and have appeared in Esquire, Narrative, Glimmer Train Stories, The Missouri Review, and many other places. He regularly blogs about the literary life at The Quivering Pen.

The Legend One Seat Over

IN MEMORIAM

The Legend One Seat Over

By David Abrams ×

David Abrams on a missed connection with a literary hero.
Montana Myths: Malcolm Brooks

Discover

Montana Myths: Malcolm Brooks

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The author of Painted Horses on his high metabolism, learning from elders, and subverting myths of the American West.

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Marquez at Camp Liberty

In the Margin

Marquez at Camp Liberty

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When I heard that Gabriel García Márquez had died, I immediately thought of three things: the fine grit of Iraqi sand that scratched between the page and my fingertips, the metal cot...

Hugh Ambrose on The Pacific

Interviews

Hugh Ambrose on The Pacific

A conversation with . David Abrams ×

The author of The Pacific talks about the book, the HBO series, and the dark side of the "Good War."

The Sojourn

Reviews & Essays

The Sojourn

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A story of a World War I sniper's dreams of glory, and the terrible reality of combat.

A Geography of Secrets

Reviews & Essays

A Geography of Secrets

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Frederick Reuss's new novel tracks two men whose daily decisions canbring down innocent bystanders a world away.

The Wake of Forgiveness

Reviews & Essays

The Wake of Forgiveness

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A South Texas drama offathers, sons, and horses unfolds with Faulknerian grandeur.

The Wilding

Reviews & Essays

The Wilding

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MotherNature's dark side comes to the fore in Benamin Percy's tale of a woodlandexcursion gone wrong.

Captivity

Reviews & Essays

Captivity

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A new novel revisits the elaborately faked set of séances of the famed Fox sisters.

Matterhorn

Reviews & Essays

Matterhorn

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An ambitious new novel recreates the chaos of jungle combat in Vietnam -- from one who took part.

Hugh Ambrose on The Pacific

Interviews

Hugh Ambrose on The Pacific

A Conversation with David Abrams ×

The author of The Pacific talks about the book, the HBO series, and the dark side of the "Good War."

Shadow Tag

Reviews & Essays

Shadow Tag

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A spouse’s revenge through a false diary is at the heart of a tale of psychological suspense.