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Small Steps

by Louis Sachar

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Small Steps by Louis Sachar
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    Jan 2006, 272 pages
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    Jan 2008, 288 pages

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When asked why, of all the characters from Holes, he chose to revisit Armpit, Louis Sacher (pronounced loo-is sack-er) replies, "I tend to write about underdogs. It seemed to me that life would be tough for an African-American teenager from a low-income family with a criminal record. Especially someone stuck with the name, "Armpit."

He says, "I never talk about a book until it is finished. It took me a year and a half to write Holes, and I never told anyone anything about it during all that time. I do this for a variety of reasons, but mainly motivation. By not allowing myself to talk about it, the only way I can let it out, is to finish writing it."

In his spare time, Sachar likes to play bridge and can often be found at the bridge club in Austin, or at a bridge tournament somewhere around the country. More....

This "beyond the book article" relates to Small Steps. It originally ran in March 2006 and has been updated for the January 2008 paperback edition.

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