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Home, Away free pdf "One of [the] best baseball novels in years." - Baseball America "A great baseball story." - The USA Today "Deep down, this book works." - LA Daily News "This is a charming tale filled with sounds, scenes, and sensibilities that are real and vivid. Fatherhood, childhood, baseball, and marriage are all portrayed with profound and moving truthfulness."--Mario M. Cuomo, former governor of New York "Inspiring, outrageous, soaring, devastating. Anyone who's ever played baseball or watched it, anyone who's ever been a father or had one, is in for a treat."--Mike Farrell, actor (M*A*S*H, Providence) and author of Just Call Me Mike "Home, Away has it all -- realistic family drama, the action of professional sports, witty dialogue and a plot that covers all the bases. I was captivated from beginning to end. Gillenkirk's book is a home run."-Holly Goldberg Sloan, screenwriter, Angels in the Outfield, The Big Green "This complex and compelling novel ...(is) the stuff of real life. It's a great read."-Isolina Ricci, author, Mom's House Dad's House books "One of the best baseball books of 2010" -Baseball America How much is a father's love worth? Jason Thibodeaux has a $42 million contract to pitch for the Colorado Rockies and a romantic bachelor lifestyle when the son he lost in a searing custody battle reappears in his life. Home, Away follows Thibodeaux's colorful rise to the pinnacle of Major League Baseball and his agonized decision to quit in the prime of his career to care for his troubled son. Their evolving relationship and resulting confrontations --- on the baseball field and off --- test the limits of loyalty and the meaning of fatherhood itself.

About Jeff Gillenkirk

Jeff Gillenkirk is an author and journalist whose articles and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Parenting magazine, The Nation, Mother Jones, America, and other publications. His nonfiction book, Bitter Melon: Inside America's Last Rural All-Chinese Town, won the Commonwealth Club's Silver Medal award for best California history. In addition to his writing, Gillenkirk provides strategic communications support for community-based organizations in California and across the country. He lives in San Francisco with his son and extended family. Home, Away is his first novel.

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Author : Jeff Gillenkirk
Publisher : Chin Music Press
Data Published : 19 August 2010
ISBN : 0984457607
EAN : 9780984457601
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 268 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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