Awards for Arnold Falls

Grand Prize Winner, Mark Twain Award
2021 Chanticleer International Book Awards

Gold Winner for Humor
2020 Foreword Indies

Silver Medal, Fiction for Adults
2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards

Silver Medal, Fiction for Adults
2020 The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

Silver Medal for Fiction: Humor/Comedy
2020 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

Second Place for Fiction

2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Award

Bronze Medal for Regional Fiction
2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards

2021 Earphones Award Winner


Best Indie Book Finalist
2020 Shelf Unbound Writing Competition

Literary Fiction Finalist
2020 American Fiction Awards

Humor Finalist

2020 American Book Fest Best Book Awards

Humor/Comedy/Satire Finalist
IAN Book of the Year Awards

Literary Fiction Semi-Finalist
2020 Kindle Book Reviews Awards

B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree


Reviews for Arnold Falls

“By turns hilarious and poignant…Suisman’s comedic novel will charm readers with its endearingly eccentric characters and its slice-of-life portrait of a disreputable corner of New York State…A charming, funny novel.”  Full review

“An often delightful and engaging tale that will make readers want to move to the author’s heartwarming fictional town…incredibly funny.”  Full review

Arnold Falls has the feel of an instant classic, with shades of Richard Russo and T.C. Boyle but a sweetness and optimism that sets it apart. Charming, delightful, and endless fun, the novel is a considerable achievement from a noteworthy new talent.”  Full review

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A kaleidoscopic, funny and compassionate tale of small town life and human fallibility, written in prose that is lyrical, compelling and compassionate.”  Full review

“A madcap environment that reads both as an escapist delight and a tribute to friendshipsArnold Falls is an original, cozy album of disparate stories whose eccentric characters navigate a bustling upstate setting.” -Foreword Reviews  Full review

“A visit to Arnold Falls is a smart, funny, effervescent literary escapade well-worth the taking. With Mayberry heart and P’town hipness, this is small-town life at its best. Recommended!” Full Review

“A quirky ensemble piece, with memorable characters, budding and lifelong friendships and a sharp, good-natured sense of humour throughout.”  Full review

Brings back fun and enjoyment into the world…Miss this one, ladies and gentlemen, and you’ll miss out on something really special!”  Full review

A fun, always engaging story packed full of unforgettably odd characters…an endless supply of belly laughs. Highly recommended.”

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Arnold Falls 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.

Arnold Falls: A Hapless Small Town
With a Checkered History
by Naomi Bolton
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B.R.A.G Medallion Winner