Derek B. Miller

American by Day

Summary: 
The events in this sequel track the aftermath of Norwegian by Night. Norwegian cop, Sigrid Ødegård, on leave after a shooting, must go to upstate NY in search of her missing brother. She is plunged into America’s racial tensions and complexities in the summer of 2008, and the book is a police-procedural page-turner meditation on the conflict of values: individualism vs. community. As with #1, Miller is compelling, compassionate, and funny; and his insights are profound. Sheriff Irving Wylie is a treasure! I wish I could read both these books again for the first time!

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The Girl in Green

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Miller brings the same keen wit, intelligence, empathy and profound wisdom to all involved in Iraq and Syria as in Europe in Norwegian by Night. Pvt. Arwood Hobbes and photojournalist Benton and UN worker Marta all suffer for their actions and inactions, but persevere with their eyes wide open. A timely, illuminating thriller. And laugh-out-loud funny at times.

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Norwegian by Night

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“Couldn't put it down” doesn't begin to describe this wonderful book. Serious thought, indelible characters, and beautiful writing perfectly paired with a thriller’s pace and the mandatory “shattering conclusion.” Dementia, grief, war crimes, police procedure, family love, memory, politics intertwine—and it’s laugh-out-loud funny too!

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