Congratulations are in order for CCLA’s Aaron Thier, who received a terrific review from novelist Sharma Shields for his book THE WORLD IS A NARROW BRIDGE in this week’s New York Times Book Review. Shields writes that the novel is “captivating . . . [A] wonderfully zany new novel . . . told in ambitious floating paragraphs that cover an absurdist range of subject matter . . . its prose is powerful, filled with dread and compassion – a welcome surrealist take on Alexis de Tocqueville.”

Sam Sacks also had high praise for the novel in a recent review for the Wall Street Journal, lauding it as “a book that looks at existence with equal measures of fear, humility and gratitude. In a time when novelists tend to be more concerned with psychology than the soul, that makes it a rare and valuable thing.”

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