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Howard Reiss

The Laws of Attraction is Howard Reiss' third novel.

 

Howard Reiss' second novel, The Year of Soup was inspired by a dinner at a small restaurant in Northampton, Mass. when an old professorial looking gentlemen with a bottle of wine in a paper bag sat down at a table in the corner and was immediately joined by the young, female proprietor and chef. Although he couldn't hear their conversation, he tried to imagine it and their stories as well. This novel received the Silver Medal for Best Fiction in the North-East Region at the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2013.

 

Howard Reiss' first novel, A Family Institution, published in 2011, was based on a true incident involving the discovery of an aunt hidden from the family who spent most of her life in Pilgrim State Hospital. The main character's quest for the truth about what happened takes him to Pilgrim State where he takes a job in the records department, learns a lot about how the mentally ill and, in particular, his aunt was treated in the 1950s, and in the process turns his life and family upside down. It's a serious subject approached with a strong comic touch and has been a growing favorite of book clubs around the country.

 

Howard Reiss is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia Law School. He won writing prizes at both institutions, but confined his creative energies for the first 25 years after graduation to designing greeting cards and writing songs for his wife and daughters on the guitar. He also wrote a law book, which sat proudly on his parents’ coffee table. Howard helped found a soup kitchen in Nyack, New York where he lives and runs, supports book publishers by buying more books than he can possibly find the time to read, and is somewhere north of 50.

A Note From Howard Reiss

Hi Friends,

As a result of the overwhelming response, I have decided to extend my holiday sale to December 19 AND to include my first two novels as well!

All three of my novels are available for purchase at a reduced price of $0.99!

The Laws of Attraction

The Year of Soup

A Family Institution

EACH AVAILABLE FOR JUST $0.99!!! Don't miss out on this great deal!

Thank you so much for the support and for getting "The Laws of Attraction" to #20 in the Legal Thriller category on Amazon.

Happy holidays and happy reading!

Howard Reiss

 
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The Laws of Attraction
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The Year of Soup
Based on an event from the author’s life, this is a story about an unusual mid-life crisis triggered by the discovery of an aunt who was mistreated for mental illness in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Coming to terms with his own family his...
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A Family Institution


Visit Howard Reiss's website: http://www.howardreiss.com




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