Lerner, Ben

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The Topeka School

Readers seeking the wry humor for which MacArthur fellow Lerner is noted will find it in short supply here. This exploration of the angst-filled road to manhood is recommended for fans of Jonathan Franzen. [See Prepub Alert, 3/25/19.]
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Matters of Vital Interest: A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen

Cohen fans will devour this book, hoping to find clues about the man behind the legend. As with Dwayne Raymond's Mornings with Mailer, it provides an intimate look at the daily life of an artist.
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A Court of Refuge: Stories from the Bench of America's First Mental Health Court

Written by a committed legal advocate, this book is valuable for its cogent insights into the development and spread of mental health courts as well as its critical perspective on the Florida mental health care system.
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Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances

Taking a page from the musical Hamilton's diverse cast of characters, these stories tackle issues of race, sexual orientation, religion, and class while still managing to be heartwarming and humorous. Lerner (A Taste of Honey) and Milan (Unveiled) are established authors who continue to deliver satisfying romances, while rising star Cole (An Extraordinary Union) adds a unique new voice to the genre. Highly recommended.
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A Taste of Honey

Explicitly sexy, funny, and sweet as spun sugar, this engaging, erotic bagatelle is a decadent treat for fans who like their romances on the edgy side. Lerner (Listen to the Moon) lives in Seattle.
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Why Won't You Apologize? Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts

Highly recommended for mental health professionals and anyone struggling to offer an apology, hoping for one, or wishing to move on—with or without forgiving.
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The Bridge Ladies

This group memoir is profoundly personal. Capturing the pathos of seemingly ordinary lives in an entertaining way, it should appeal to readers interested in women's issues and may inspire some to take up bridge.
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The Hatred of Poetry

Recommended for anyone interested in poetry. [See Prepub Alert, 12/7/15.]
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The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers

Publishing executive-turned-literary agent Lerner offers advice on query letters; multiple submissions; working with editors, publicists, and agents; dealing with rejection; and writer's block...

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