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Ron Abell, a writer and journalist in Oregon for 50 years, has published four novels and one collection of memoirs.  His first novel Tap City, a classic story of a Reno poker tournament, was first published in 1985 by Little, Brown in the US and by Secker & Warburg in England.  Its sequel, Cottonwood: Population Zero, was published in early 2012. A second "Reno" novel, Benezra's September, was published in late 2012. The newest novel, Kansas in August,  was published in mid-2014. All are available for purchase as Amazon e-books.  The memoir is available free as a download on this site

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