"The Inverted Forest" by John Dalton, director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at UMSL, is a selection by KMOX for their list of great summer reads.

To paraphrase KMOX (1120), you don’t have to travel far from the University of Missouri–St. Louis campus to find great summer reading. “The Inverted Forest” by John Dalton, director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at UMSL, made the radio station’s list of “Books by St. Louis authors to read this summer.”

KMOX pointed out that the novel, Dalton’s follow-up to his award-winning debut “Heaven Lake,” received rave reviews since its release last year. Entertainment Weekly, for example, called it a “gripping, tender and at times disturbing tale.”

“The compelling characters and the controversial themes the novel covers make ‘The Inverted Forest a great summer read,” KMOX concluded.

Read more about Dalton’s novel in the fall 2011 issue of UMSL Magazine and in the UMSL Daily archives.

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