arts 02.10.20

Arnold Falls

From MUG publisher Charlie Suisman:

I’d been writing about New York City for decades, when I found myself, a couple of months after the 2016 election, imagining a little town. Even though I was spending my time in a small town in the Hudson Valley, I was thinking about somewhere else, a place—though I couldn't exactly describe it at first—that was sweet and funny and a big mess, but still made a kind of sense.

And so Arnold Falls was born, a place where tempests great and small (mostly small) are always brewing in the tiny, upstate hamlet where half of the residents are fighting to preserve Arnold Falls as it was in its red-light-district heyday, half are up to no good, while another half are sleeping it off. And that math is correct.

The book is a comic novel that tips its hat to Armistead Maupin and P. G. Wodehouse, creating a world in which food, music, friendship, love, and tending your own garden are connected in surprising ways.

Spending so much time imagining Arnold Falls, I often wanted to go there and not come back. That's what Arnold Falls is for me. I hope it'll be something like that for you, too.

Publishing date is March 10, 2020

Pre-order the ebook here.

The paperback version will be available to order later this week.

For review copies and other Arnold Falls inquiries, please email me at

And be sure to check out my author page here.

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