Praise for The Boy Who Would Not Play Ball
"It's about survivors and the shots that work and don't work - and its a novel that holds the rare ability to reach out, grab and shake its reader. The Boy Who Would Not Play Ball is a top recommendation not just for sports fans but for any who would absorb a coming of age saga against the backdrop of a world in flux and children who dream of being placed outside institutional walls."
-D.Donovan, Senior epub editor, Midwest Book Review
“I am moved by this narrative. There is a real sense of youth and growth and a need to escape and transcend that is very affecting and makes one believe in the human spirit.”
-William Reiss, John Hawkins & Associates, New York
“You write very well. I loved how the characters stood out. The writing is fresh and vigorous.”
-Tiffany Richards, Janklow & Nesbit Associates, New York
“I really admire your writing. I see a lot of talent. The story is full of wonderful lucious imagery.”
-Lorin Rees, Helen Rees Agency, Boston
"A great read."
-San Francisco Book Review
Orphanage life in central New Jersey intersects with sport national and local. Modernist style and a use of found photographs that recall W.G. Sebald accent this fiction by a writer whose other work includes translations of Albanian writer Ismail Kadare.
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-Tim Morris, University of Texas, Arlington
"This sounds like a fascinating work. I wish you all the best with it and hope to find time in the future to read your book.
-Lydia Murdoch, Professor of History