Dingley Falls

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 704 pages
5 Reviews
Praise for Dingley Falls

"Witty, intelligent, deeply felt, and vividly narrated."
-New York Times Book Review

"A wonderous achievement. Malone's novel is as lusty, whimsical, tragic- even as bizarre-as life itself. It is a triumph of the highest order."
-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Dingley Falls is a wonderful novel, impressive in every way and constantly entertaining. Everything in this book sparkles and rings true."
-Chicago Tribune

"If not the Great American Novel...Dingley Falls is surely the Great American Comedy. The two may just be synonymous."
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A lovable, sprawling, old-fashioned kind of novel, full of energy and gems of characterization."
-Washington Post Book World

"In Dingley Falls, Malone has produced a remarkable work of fiction...He combines humor, compassion, and literate writing with a storytelling ability that is rare in contemporary fiction."
-Houston Chronicle

One day your small town is quietly its normal self, humming along in comforting consistency. And then-all of a sudden-strange lights are coming from the forest.

Not to mention the odd rash of hate mail popping up. And in all honesty, what is with these odd pairings of couples suddenly coming together?

Welcome to Dingley Falls, where the only thing certain is that life will never be the same. Spend a week in Dingley Falls, and once you've visited, it will be a place you'll never forget.

From New York Times bestselling author Michael Malone, Dingley Falls is a triumph of rollicking joy and masterful storytelling.

 

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User Review  - kebets - LibraryThing

I'm not sure about this book. I liked this but I didn't like it.... I was in the mood for a big old fat book that sucked me in to the world of the story. This didn't quite do that. It was big and fat ... Read full review

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Even if you didn't know anything about Michael Malone you would swear his novel, Dingley Falls, is supposed to be a script, or at least the backdrop, to a titillating, slightly scandalous soap opera ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
the people in alphabetical order
On the Rampage Pip Off the Rampage Pip Such is Life
part one
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41

Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
part two
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
part three
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
part four
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
part five
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55
part six
Chapter 56
Chapter 57
Chapter 58
Chapter 59
Chapter 60
Chapter 61
Chapter 62
Chapter 63
Chapter 64
Chapter 65
Chapter 66
part seven
Chapter 67
About the Author
Reading Group Guide
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Michael Malone is the author of ten novels, a collection of short stories, and two works of nonfiction. Educated at Carolina and at Harvard, he is now a professor in Theater Studies at Duke University. Among his prizes are the Edgar, the O. Henry, the Writers Guild Award, and the Emmy. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with his wife.

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