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Are Dolly Parton And James Patterson Better Together?

What tough professional critics are saying

You can’t exactly call me a James Patterson fan. I’ve read only one of his novels, and the chapters were so short, they almost read like Morse code version of a book.

But I love Dolly Parton and enjoyed her Dolly Parton, Songteller, a collection of her lyrics and offbeat…



The Shortform is dedicated to the quick read. If you are looking for some tiny nuggets of knowledge or some easy entertainment, you came to the right place. Specially designed for consuming content when you are short on time or energy.

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Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book editor of the Plain Dealer and book columnist for Glamour. Words in NYT, WSJ, and other major media.