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James W. Hall

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James W. Hall is the author of seventeen novels, four books of poetry, two short-story collections, and a book of essays. He’s also the winner of the Edgar and Shamus awards.

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Hit Lit
Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers
Written by James W. Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $16.00

What do Michael Corleone, Jack Ryan, and Scout Finch have in common? Creative writing professor and thriller writer James W. Hall knows. Now, in this entertaining, revelatory book, he reveals how bestsellers work, using twelve twentieth-century blockbusters as case studies—including The Godfather, Gone with the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Hit Lit
Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers
Written by James W. Hall


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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