Patrick Sullivan

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First Cosmic Velocity

An impressively realized work that will be welcomed by those interested in literary fiction, Cold War history, and early space programs.


A promising and ambitious effort despite its drawbacks, this work is recommended for fans of debut novels, historical fiction, and books about small-town America.

In the Full Light of the Sun

A beautifully crafted exploration about living in a very complex world; recommended for fans of literary fiction, historical novels, and art history. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]

The Gifted School

A thoughtful, engaging examination of a subject torn from the headlines: how parents succumb to a kind of temporary insanity as they jockey for position, status, and prestige

Family of Origin

A strong psychological profile of a deeply human character; recommended for fans of complex female protagonists, psychological family dramas, and literary fiction.

Paris, 7 A.M

A triumph; recommended for fans of poetry, women's studies, and contemporary literary fiction.

The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill

A powerful debut novel for fans of literary fiction and with special import for fathers and soon-to-be fathers.


A playful, powerful meditation on the proposition that life itself is strange; enthusiastically recommended for fans of literary fiction. [See Prepub Alert, 7/30/18.]

The Waiter

Put on the shelf with Samuel Beckett. Essential for literary fiction fans.—Patrick Sullivan, Manchester Community Coll., CT

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