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

Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
7
Chapter 3
15
Chapter 4
23
Chapter 5
27
Chapter 6
35
Chapter 7
39
Chapter 8
47
Chapter 37
341
Chapter 38
351
Chapter 39
363
Chapter 40
373
Chapter 41
383
Chapter 42
391
Chapter 43
401
Chapter 44
405

Chapter 9
55
Chapter 10
63
Chapter 11
67
Part Two
79
Chapter 12
81
Chapter 13
91
Chapter 14
99
Chapter 15
113
Chapter 16
127
Chapter 17
139
Chapter 18
149
Chapter 19
155
Chapter 20
161
Chapter 21
165
Chapter 22
173
Part Three
181
Chapter 23
183
Chapter 24
191
Chapter 25
195
Chapter 26
209
Chapter 27
231
Chapter 28
243
Chapter 29
251
Chapter 30
261
Chapter 31
267
Chapter 32
277
Chapter 33
281
Part Four
305
Chapter 34
307
Chapter 35
323
Chapter 36
331
Part Five
423
Chapter 45
425
Chapter 46
437
Chapter 47
451
Chapter 48
471
Chapter 49
487
Chapter 50
501
Chapter 51
515
Chapter 52
525
Chapter 53
535
Chapter 54
551
Chapter 55
559
Part Six
577
Chapter 56
579
Chapter 57
589
Chapter 58
597
Chapter 59
611
Chapter 60
615
Chapter 61
625
Chapter 62
629
Chapter 63
635
Chapter 64
643
Chapter 65
649
Chapter 66
655
Part Seven
665
Chapter 67
667
About the Author
673
Reading Group Guide
675
Back Cover
678
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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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