The Lost Legends of New Jersey

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A poignant and magical coming-of-age story Over 20,000-copies sold in hardback. 50,000-copy first printing; It's the early 1980s and the suburban streets are filled with Bruce Springsteen-era teenagers searching for answers...In The Lost Legends of New Jersey, Rick Reiken show us how magic can arise within the ordinary lives of struggling families and everyday people. In this rich, resonant tale filled with joy as well as heartbreak. Reiken reminds us that when good literature comes along, it feels like true love itself, as if something legendary is occurring.

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PRAISE FOR" THE ODD SEA
"The mixture of the grisly and metaphysical that Reiken works so effectively keeps you spellbound by The Odd Sea until its very last page."-The New York Times
"The story has a dark, dreamlike quality, and author Reiken tells it with no melodrama, nor any word out of place." -Time
PRAISE FOR" THE ODD SEA"
"The mixture of the grisly and metaphysical that Reiken works so effectively keeps you spellbound by The Odd Sea until its very last page."-The New York Times
"The story has a dark, dreamlike quality, and author Reiken tells it with no melodrama, nor any word out of place." -Time
PRAISE FOR" THE LOST LEGENDS OF NEW JERSEY"
"Deeply romantic, funny and tragic . . . Explores how more often than not we are the forces that get in the way of finding our true loves."-Bliss Broyard, The Washington Post book world
"Elegiac and unsparingly direct, funny and poignant . . . A beautiful story of loss, hope and survival."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A wonderful, wonderful, book . . . It is the story of parents and children and strange bonds between them."-The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Frederick Reiken holds a B.A. from Princeton and an M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine. His first novel, The Odd Sea, was chosen by Booklist as one of the 20 Best First Novels of the Year and won the Hackney Literary Award.

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