By David Cristofano
(Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9780446567350, 480pp.)
Publication Date: August 2012
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David Cristofano has worked for different branches of the Federal Government for over fifteen years, serving such agencies as the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense. His debut novel, The Girl She Used To Be, was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. He currently works in the Washington DC area where he lives with his wife, son, and daughter.
THE EXCEPTIONS is his second novel.
RAVE REVIEWS FOR DAVID CRISTOFANO AND THE EXCEPTIONS:
"Dazzlingly moving, and written in knife-sharp prose, THE EXCEPTIONS shows us how faith can be a weapon against fate, identity can be fluid, and love can be a choice that might save us. THE EXCEPTIONS isn't just exceptional; it's a knockout."
--Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You
"Starts with a bang...a nice twist on the standard Mob thriller."
"Unique premise, empathetic characters, believable villains, all beautifully played out as a tale of the limits of love and loyalty."—Kirkus Reviews
THE GIRL SHE USED TO BE: "What a riveting and remarkable first novel! The story grabbed me on page one. As the events spin forward, with crackling dialogue and earned surprises, you can't help but root for this most unusual, and lovable narrator--whatever her secret name or home may be at the moment. I didn't want the book to end; I didn't want to leave the wild, wooly wonderfully frightening world that David Cristofano has created. With a poignant and literary flair, this novel fixed my jones for "The Sopranos."" --Lolly Winston, New York Times bestselling author of Good Grief and Happiness Sold Separately
--New York Times Book Review
"Intense...the emotions of a woman caught in Melody's unlikely scenario ring deliciously, scarily true."
"Intense, romantic debut...Cristofano's mad love scenario sizzles like garlic in hot olive oil."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"This is a compulsively readable, skillfully constructed first novel with well-drawn characters and a plot that twists and turns to what seems the best possible conclusion, marking Cristofano as a writer to watch!"