The Man With No Borders #6 on Kindle Bestseller List

Yesterday Amazon made The Man With No Borders its “top literary pick” on its prestigious “First Reads” series. This morning my editor at Little A sent me the following note: ““Your book is currently in the top 10 in the Kindle store (#6) and ahead of Delia Owens and Amor Towles! Not bad. 🙂Congratulations! Carmen.”

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When a Picture Launches a Story #2

Mr. Miller looked out the window and swore. It was a Friday night, and his teenage neighbors were out carousing in the village again. “Martha,” he yelled. “Make sure you really douse the garbage with ammonia. Let’s teach the little bastards a lesson!”

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Nine Fish Out of Water Stories

This is rather nice: Wiki’s video unit has assembled a list of its nine favorite “fish out of water” novels. My sophomore novel Buddhaland Brooklyn, now in development as a premium tv series with K&L Productions, comes in at number two.

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The Specialness of Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland, where I grew up, from 10 months old until age 16, when I fled its confines for Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Deutsche Bank has just named Zürich the No. 1 city in the world for quality of life. True, a wholesome and exquisite life awaits you there, with many lovely […]

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Watch Lust

When Eros shoots his arrow, you have no choice but to fall hopelessly in love. That’s what happened to me the other night when I went to an event at the New York Public library hosted by Patek Philippe, ostensibly to meet the Swiss watchmaker’s new U.S. president, Lisa Jones. I promptly found my pulse […]

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