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Hoffman ’65 publishes novel

Lynn Hoffman ’65 is the author of the forthcoming novel “bang BANG,” to be published in April by Kunati.

The book follows Paula Sherman, an aspiring singer making ends meet as a waitress. When her friend is shot and Sherman’s out-of-context remarks are used to promote the gun industry, the strongly anti-gun Sherman begins an offbeat crusade to rid the country of firearms in a way that’s both “thoroughly charming and sure to enrage the NRA,” said Kirkus Reviews.

“The characters are tough and believable and the dialogue positively sings,” said Booklist in a starred review. “In many ways it's the literary equivalent of a Tarantino movie: edgy, streetwise, and a little arrogant with a strong and determined female protagonist. Brilliant might be too big a word for this novel but not by much.”

The book is available for pre-order at Amazon.com and will be available at the Colleges’ Bookstore.

Hoffman is also known for his food and drink criticism, including the “The New Short Course in Wine,” published by Prentice Hall.