A must read for all ages and all walks of life…most enjoyable lesson in life I’ve ever experienced.”~ Debra Haupt, Barnes & Noble Book Club Moderator and Reviewer for Penguin and Grand Central.

“A Life-Changing, inspirational, heart-wrenching novel…” ~ NY Times bestselling author, Susan Heim, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family.

In his award winning debut novel, James J. Kaufman delivers a gripping and unforgettable story of two strong men from separate worlds - one touched by tragedy, the other by greed - brought together with unexpected results. In chronicling how their lives and those they touch are dramatically changed by their encounter, Kaufman reveals the power of relationships, the nature of love, and ultimately the meaning of life. 


~ Winner 2011 Nautilus Silver Award - Fiction

~ Winner 2011 Nautilus Small Press Honor

~ Winner Silver Bill Fisher Award, Best First Book, 2011 Benjamin Franklin competition

~ Amazon bestseller

ADDITIONAL REVIEWS: “The Collectibles has an interesting story premise that is told with realistic characters and a style that moves the story along to its interesting conclusion. Kaufman’s first time novel reads like a seasoned pro… [It] should please any fan of Grisham.” ~ Midwest Book Review, 5 Stars

 “…The character development of The Collectibles was well-crafted, the dialogue was crisp and to the point, and the author does a great job of pulling you in, similar to a Nicholas
Sparks…Kaufman does a great job of boiling down a complex business matter into an easy-to-understand set of facts and circumstances for the everyday person. He also teaches you a few life lessons on the way: relationships matter versus materialistic things.”
~ Michael Gallagher (Top 50 Reviewer - Vine Voice) 5 Stars

 “For a debut novel, Mr. Kaufman has out done himself. YHis book is nothing short of incredible and extremely heartwarming…I can’t say enough good things about this story. By the end I was in tears. It drew me in emotionally and just wouldn’t let me go. I felt as
if I knew these characters and they had become part of my life…”  - 
Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick **
“The Collectibles, a beautifully written, extremely readable debut novel by an extraordinarily gifted writer, is one that I can heartily recommend…”  - Brooks Priek, author of Ghost Stories For All Ages and Haunted Wilmington and The Cape Fear Coast.

“…One of those books that when you start reading it, you do not want to pit it down because you want to know how it it ends… love, loss, wrongdoing and redemption… also a wonderful
business story which will teach you strategies and techniques you can use in work and life.” - Avil Beckford, author of Tales of People Who Get It. 5 stars

“This novel belongs on your bookshelf. If you want to lend it, please buy another copy because it is one you’ll want to read it again… The book presents a life lesson. It is this: thank everyone, at every opportunity, who make up this world… to become involved… help people, and not only help those ‘Collectibles’ who need help frequently… no wonder it
is achieving great acclaim!”  -Jo Ann Bender, award winning author of Lebensborn, A WWII Saga. 5 Stars

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