Jim Lynch (born 1961) is an American author of three novels. His work has been compared to a variety of authors, including John Steinbeck, Ken Kesey, Tom Robbins, and Richard Russo.
Lynch's first novel, The Highest Tide, became a bestseller in the United Kingdom after the coming-of-age story was featured on the Richard & Judy book club television show in England. It went on to receive the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award in 2006. His second novel, Border Songs, set along the rural western end of the U.S.-Canadian border, won the Washington State Book Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the American Booksellers Association award for best fiction in 2009.
Truth Like the Sun, Lynch's third novel, was released in April 2012. Set in Seattle, during the 1962 World's Fair and also in 2001, the story involves the investigation of a city legend by an ambitious reporter. Critics have likened the novel to classic movies about American power and corruption, such as Chinatown, Citizen Kane, nd All the President's Men...
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