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Call Numbers: The Not So Quiet Life of Librarians by [Syntell Smith]

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Length: 374 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Book 1 of 2 in Call Numbers Age Level: 18 - 18
Grade Level: 12 - 12

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"A drama-filled romp through the stacks. The complexity of the characters, with all their foibles and failings, makes them come alive on the page. The dialogue is sharp and believable, and the pacing of conversations feels torn from real life. Written with a fearless and stylish edge, Call Numbers is a riot to read, and never again will you look at a librarian in quite the same way." Self-Publishing Review

"Call Numbers is steeped in both the brisk, gruff atmosphere of New York City and the conundrums faced by a young man who is uncertain of his place in the world. Robin has a reputation for getting into trouble and fighting--qualities one doesn't anticipate in a library employee--and the juxtaposition of his interactions within the library system with his urban encounters is very nicely done. " - Midwest Book Review

"Syntell Smith brings the 1990's back in Call Numbers. For many readers, this will be a nostalgic trip. Every detail brings that decade back to life, including technology. He creates a realistic and interesting dialogue between characters...Smith knows that every good drama needs intrigue, suspense, and mystery. He doesn't disappoint in Call Numbers." - Entrada Book Reviews

"Vastly satisfying and original...Smith manages to infuse rollicking fun into a wildly chaotic yet sad story...Exploration of the complex themes of racial issues, unsafe sex, teenage preganacy, bullying, and psychological abuse." - The Prairies Book Review

About the Author

Syntell Smith was born and raised in Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan in New York City. He graduated from Samuel Gompers High School and began writing while blogging his hectic everyday life experiences in 2004. He loves comic books, video games, and watching reruns of Law and Order. He currently lives in Detroit. "Call Numbers" is his first novel. Syntell is active on Facebook and Twitter

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  • File size : 2417 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 374 pages
  • ASIN : B0848NGDLK
  • Publication date : January 27, 2020
  • Publisher : Syntell Smith Publishing; 2nd edition (January 27, 2020)
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 0578440520
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Something a little different
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great debut from Syntell Smith
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