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THE HOLLAND SUGGESTIONS - A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE BY: JOHN DUNNING

THE HOLLAND SUGGESTIONS - A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE BY: JOHN DUNNING

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FEATURES:  THE HOLLAND SUGGESTIONS - A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE   BY: JOHN DUNNING
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A) CONDITION BOOK: FINE - HARD BOUND  [BRODART]
B) CONDITION DUST JACKET: VERY GOOD / NEAR FINE - NOT PRICE CLIPPED [$7.95]
C) FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING  -  BOBBS-MERRILL PUBLISHING 1975
D) NOTE: DUNNING, AUTHOR THE FIVE SUPERB CLIFF JANE WAY, BEGAN HIS NOVEL PUBLISHING CAREER WITH THIS BOOK.  220 PAGES.
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THE HOLLAND SUGGESTIONS - A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE   BY: JOHN DUNNING
When a mysterious photograph unlocks a Pandora's box full of memories, Jim Ryan begins a difficult journey toward the truth about the mother of his teenage daughter and uncovers a legacy of betrayal and murder. Reprint.
Never before published in paperback and with an all-new Foreword from the author, this is award-winning author John Dunning's first mystery novel. A mysterious photograph unlocks a Pandora's Box of Jim Ryan's memories and lures him on a terrifying journey toward the shocking truth about the mother of his daughter, about himself, and about a past experiment in terror. As a legacy of betrayal and murder spirals out of control, Jim Ryan edges closer and closer to the hypnotic and destructive powers of "The Holland Suggestions".
John Dunning was born in 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. He was raised in Charleston, SC, is married, and has two adult children.

John always wanted to write, but was a poor student. He left high school in the tenth grade, partly because of an inability to concentrate and absorb lectures. Several years ago he was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD), a malady that could not have been imagined in the glorious 1950s.

"This may explain my long affection for typewriters," he says. "Unlike a computer, a great old manual typewriter was an honest machine. You did your work, it did its work. There was no sneaky nonsense, no hidden screens that popped up and wouldn't go away, and at no time in my 35 years as a writer did I ever 'lose' anything because I hit a certain key, failed to hold my mouth right, or sneezed at the wrong moment."

John felt he should be a poster boy for ADD. Often the inability to concentrate demanded eight or ten hours of effort for two good hours of work. Sometimes it leads a writer away from his story, causing a month's worth of drifting, rambling around, groping. "In those times I really have to work to get my story, whatever it is, back on track."

John got a GED certificate from the state of South Carolina in the early 1960s. "Historically, it's an interesting document--not because it's mine but because it states that I am the equivalent of the average white high school grad in the state. Now if that's not an official admission that those old 'separate-but-equal' doctrines never worked, what is?

"I was a raging failure early in life. Quit high school, then got kicked out of the Army with a broken eardrum after only two weeks, went on to work in a Charleston glass shop for $1.05 an hour, and looked to be on a fast track to nowhere.
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