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John Derhak
Author of
Tales from the moe.Republic &
The Bones of Lazarus
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Tales from the moe.Republic
A small town inn,
a bungling innkeeper,
unforgettable characters,
mystery, mayhem, and misadventure
in rural Maine,
make one very good book!

Pull up a barstool at the moe.Republic Hotel and laugh with the rest of us, as the lives and legends of the enchanted Lost Kingdom of Moose Harbor, Maine, spring to life.

This surprisingly imaginative and hilarious debut novel follows the trials and tribulations of the hotel's proprietor, the affable yet bungling, brother John. In letters to his brother Rob, reluctant investor and bass player for the real-life rock band moe., John weaves a series of interconnected stories filled with misadventure, haunting tales, and unforgettable characters.
Tales from the moe. Republic is part folktale, part comic travelogue, and a hundred percent old Yankee humor...
Available Everywhere!
@ Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Amazon Kindle and  moe.Merchandise
or order through your local bookseller.
Quote the Press
Tales from the moe.Republic

"Mr. Derhaks writing style, humorous and endearing, brings the characters to life, like old friends you've known before." Boston Herald
“…a collection of inventive tall tales and hilarious misadventures …filled with creatively entertaining stories …and …a legion of roguishly entertaining fictional characters…” Relix Magazine
"I really do enjoy the book... it has a Hunter Thompson quality..." Hittin' the Note
"Great storytelling with a lot depth humor and a similar sense of adventure...once you get into it you're in for one hell of a ride." State of Mind Music Magazine
"Good old-fashioned storytelling... Derhak leads the reader from one misbegotten historical-tinged fable to another with the breathless abandon of a writer hitting all the notes." Randy Ray, Jambands.com
"Tales it is - but these stories make you want to visit! ...a must read!" Amazon.com
"There aren't many books that can make me laugh out loud..." Goodreads.com