REVIEWS

THE MEMORY OF RUNNING

"Endearing...it's a ride
worth taking."

USA TODAY

"Riders who hop onto the back of Smithy Ide's bike and ride America with him will cherish the journey. I loved this sad, funny, life-affirming novel."

WALLY LAMB

"The Memory of Running,

professional actor and long aspiring novelist Ron  McLarty has invented a character so fully and elegantly 

defined that the book  soars with originality and 

life"

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"The two narrative lines are funny, strange, heartbreaking and beautiful. Mr. McLarty writes with warmth and depth, inviting his readers into Smith's world and making them comfortable there."

WALL STREET JOURNAL

"This is a book that can do more than walk; it has a chance to be a breakout bestseller. . . . Smithy is an American original, worthy of a place on the shelf just below your Hucks, your Holdens, your Yossarians."

STEPHEN KING

"[A] story narrated so clearly inside a reader's head that she can just settle back for the ride, escaping the daily grind."

PORTLAND OREGONIAN

"Captivating novel...McLarty unspools passage after 

passage of devastating  grace and melancholy, and 
his taciturn hero hooks 
himself to your heart."

ENTERTIANMENT WEEKLY

"It's an exhilarating ride"

NEWSWEEK

"A funny, poignant...debut  that aims, like its 
protagonist to please."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"[A] moving debut novel."

LIFE MAGAZINE

"Wonderfully 
full­bodied, deep­souled first novel that is 
both melancholy and masterly."

THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

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