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Monday, May 07, 2012

Tracks Wins Gold Medal for Year’s Best Fiction in Mid-Atlantic

The 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards have been announced. Tracks: A Novel in Stories won the 2012 Gold Medal for Best Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

"Winning these awards brings well-deserved recognition to novelists who typically fly so unjustly far under the marketplace radar that they need to wear glow-in-the-dark cardigans to get attention," said Dan Cafaro, founder and publisher of Atticus Books. "We indie lit presses take pride in identifying and supporting writers whose inventive works fall through the cracks of commercial houses. The IPPY Awards help us build awareness and establish a bond with librarians, booksellers, bloggers, and readers. We're not publishing formulaic books that we think people will buy in droves. We're publishing compelling books that we think people should read in earnest."

The 2012 IPPY medalists are an elite group. There were more than 5,000 entries.

Tracks: A Novel in Stories is set on a train traveling from Baltimore to Chicago. Readers meet the strangers we encounter every day: a soldier returned from war, a traveling salesman, a computer geek on the run from the mob, a Holocaust survivor, a couple in love, a poet, a hit man. The New York Journal of Books calls Goodman “a born storyteller who weaves his tales of each individual character, and then ties them together to create a finely patterned cloth.” Madison Smart Bell called Tracks “a perfect read,” and Thomas Steinbeck dubbed Goodman “an exciting talent” who takes the craft of short story writing “to the level of art.”

Hop on the train and bring home the gold. Get it on sale, directly from the publisher, at https://atticusbooksonline.com/shop/tracks-a-novel-in-stories.

Hop on the online train at http://www.tracksnovel.com/

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