Erika Frenzel holding a book

Erika Frenzel


What's a book that means a lot to you?

Want a perfect blend of science fiction, an LGBTQ+ love story, and Pinocchio? Do you imagine AI evolving and creating self-sufficient robots? Consider In the Lives of Puppets, by TJ Klune. It’s a look at the life of robots in a dystopian United States of America. The characters will leave you in stitches and have you dab your eyes. A fast-paced book that will have you devouring the read, but the characters will have you wanting to savor it as well. 

Erika Frenzel has been a member of the IUP faculty since 2004. Her current research interests include methodological issues in sentencing research, prosecutorial disparity, sentencing, and media portrayal of crime.

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In the Lives of Puppets

TJ Klune

Tor Books, 2023

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