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When Tito Loved Clara is a finalist for the McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize awarded by the Writer’s Center. The winner will be announced in January, 2013.

Tito is named one of the best novels of 2011 by the Barnes & Noble Review.

An interview with Ella Delany in Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art.

Booked Up suggests that Tito be read on the PATH train.

Tom Deignan of the Irish Voice devoted a Sidewalks column to the novel.

An essay by John Paul Infante on judging When Tito Loved Clara by its cover.

An interview with Leonard Lopate on WNYC.

A really wonderful piece about Tito by Lizzie Skurnick in the Barnes & Noble Review.

Carla Zanoni writes about the novel on DNAInfo.

Christian Science Monitor recommends When Tito Love Clara for book clubs.

An absolutely terrific review from NPR.

Macy Halford interviewed me for The New Yorker‘s Book Bench blog.

The Book Maven reviewed Tito for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

A brief but positive review in the New York Times.

When Tito Loved Clara is “crack-like addictive” says Led Black on the Uptown Collective blog.

A Q&A about the book with my esteemed colleague, Erin Overbey.

A playlist for the novel on the Largehearted Boy’s site.

Entertainment Weekly reviews When Tito Loved Clara and gives it a B+.

O Magazine includes When Tito Loved Clara on its list of books to watch for in March.

New Yorker Book Club features When Tito Loved Clara in March.

A terrific review of the novel by Tara Pettit in BookPage.

A profile on the South Orange Patch.

My guest post on the Stay at Stove blog.

Caroline Leavitt interviewed me on her blog.


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October, 2013 (Exact date TBD)

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