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"Brennert writes his valentine to the New Jersey playground of his youth in Ragtime style, mixing fact and fiction. It's a memorable trip."                                   --People Magazine
“This nostalgic coming-of-age tale of a little girl with big dreams is the perfect read.”                      --Library Journal
“A literate, thoughtful saga... Brennert’s story is a universal one [and] a pleasure to read.”                   --Kirkus Reviews
"Brennert convincingly incorporates into the narrative
authentic figures and anecdotes about the park, and
creates a real emotional pull in his evocative descriptions
of the eccentric, hardworking people who made up the Palisades family in good times and in bad."
--Publishers Weekly
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Available for the first time on CD—William Goldstein’s haunting score for Alan’s TWILIGHT ZONE story “Her Pilgrim Soul”!  Check out the YouTube video here.
Click to read Alan's interview with author Cathy Lamb
Click to see Alan's interview with Connie Martinson about "Palisades Park" on "Connie Martinson Talks Books"
"Palisades Park" chosen as 2014 “Carlsbad Reads Together” selection
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