We have a winner.

Of the favorite-title-of-a-new-novel contest:

An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England by Brock Clarke.

To be released this September. So far, the only disappointment in the book is that a quick perusal of the galley indicates the targeted homes are, like, Edith Wharton's and Robert Frost's.

I'd been hoping the main character might trying torching this one. Just to add the requisite touch of the gothic, of course.

April 11, 2007 2:47 PM |



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