P Town

P Town

by Howard Reiss


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Mara, a New York City street musician, has had horrible luck with men, including the death of her college boyfriend.

Horton, a young fisherman in Truro, is troubled by an incident in his past.

Randy, a retired New York City school teacher, has recently lost his partner of 30-plus years, and is haunted by his one big regret in life.

Ernie, a retired plumber from the south side of Boston who has been living a lie his entire life, moves to Wellfleet for the oysters, and finds he has a knack for making birdhouses.

Serendipitously, they all end up in the summer at the tip of Cape Cod in beautiful, spirited Provincetown, where a gifted and rather unusual street musician, Reed, brings them together and changes their lives forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990806233
Publisher: Krance Publishing
Publication date: 11/12/2015
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

"P Town" is Howard Reiss' fourth novel.

"The Laws of Attraction," Howard Reiss' third novel is an insightful and quirky legal thriller about a young woman's fight over her elderly husband's estate and her claim to be the reincarnate of his first wife, which leads to a rather unusual and somewhat comical trial to determine whether or not there is life after death. This novel is a Readers' Favorite 5 star "guilty reading pleasure."

Howard Reiss' second novel, "The Year of Soup" was inspired by a dinner at a small restaurant in Northampton, Mass. when an old professorial looking gentlemen with a bottle of wine in a paper bag sat down at a table in the corner and was immediately joined by the young, female proprietor and chef. Although he couldn't hear their conversation, he tried to imagine it and their stories as well. This novel received the Silver Medal for Best Fiction in the North-East Region at the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2013.

Howard Reiss' first novel, "A Family Institution," published in 2011, was based on a true incident involving the discovery of an aunt hidden from the family who spent most of her life in Pilgrim State Hospital. The main character's quest for the truth about what happened takes him to Pilgrim State where he takes a job in the records department, learns a lot about how the mentally ill and, in particular, his aunt was treated in the 1950s, and in the process turns his life and family upside down. It's a serious subject approached with a strong comic touch and has been a growing favorite of book clubs around the country.

Howard Reiss is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia Law School. He co-founded a soup kitchen in Nyack, New York where he lives and runs.

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite In a lovely story that combines love, happenstance and the connections that one can make with people brought together by circumstance, P Town by Howard Reiss is an unforgettable read. Follow the stories of a disparate group of characters who all find themselves in Provincetown for the summer. Each of the characters - Mara, Randy, Ernie, Horton and Reed - come from very different backgrounds and are wounded in their own way. The relationships that they form while in the lovely Cape Cod "P Town," as Provincetown is called, are ones that might serve to bring healing to each in their own way, if they are able to accept it. I so enjoyed P Town. This book grabbed me from the very first page and kept me obsessively reading until the end. Author Howard Reiss has done a beautiful job in creating characters that his readers will connect with, relate to, and care about. If that isn't a hallmark of a great author, I am not sure what is. The author's scene setting is excellently done, and readers will feel as if they can simply slip through the pages to Provincetown while they are reading. Any reader who enjoys romance or simply a great piece of fiction would love this book. I highly recommend P Town. I look forward to reading more from the very talented Howard Reiss, and certainly hope that he is hard at work on his next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago