"It’s important to start small [when starting a book festival] because you learn so much more when you are operating on a small scale.”
Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Books, Houston TX
"The Intuitionist is impossible to classify or even describe, but that's what makes it a truly special novel. There are definitely elements of noir-darkness and dirty politics and grittiness. There are mysterious touches, too — a crime, a reporter, a wrongly accused suspect. But there's also allegory — for ways of thinking ("intuitionism" vs. "empiricism"), racism, and class in America. And it's the perfect book club choice with much to decipher and discuss." Pete Mulvihill, Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA
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