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The Old Place

With his debut novel, Bobby Finger has created his own kind of Lake Wobegon: a vibrant literary locale that readers will be loath to leave. Here’s hoping for more tantalizing, tempestuous tales.

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Review of ‘The Old Place’

Billington, Texas, might be a small town, but readers of Bobby Finger's exquisite debut novel, The Old Place, will quickly fall in love with this boondock burg and its make-you-laugh, break-your-heart characters.

"Even a town in decline never really stops growing," writes Finger early in the novel. "People may leave, but their stories remain, reverberating…

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