with family in Niagara Falls. I think there must be a local ordinance barring bookstores from the Canadian side of the city, or indeed the surrounding towns. Perhaps I missed something.
At any rate, I've not read much of Steve Almond (a couple short stories in his first book, but he's a hell of a promoter and did some good work for Democrats in the '04 elections.
I thought great, but he kinda pops off sometimes, and ends up looking silly, but
he's picked a bigger fish now, and the odds of a Random House title ever getting the best love in the industry just took a bit of a hit.
Posted by Dave