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General Information


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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction



Illinois Connection

Martinson grew up in Kankakee. He received his MA in literary studies from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Biographical and Professional Information

T.J. Martinson currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana where he is a PhD candidate in English at Indiana University. The Reign of the Kingfisher, is his debut novel.

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Titles At Your Library


-- """The Reign of the Kingfisher"""

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

-- *11 Notable Chicago books of the Year List, Chicago Tribune, 2019