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- American Past Time
- Len Joy
- 05 August 2018
review American Past Time 100 Little Rock to the Bay of Pigs to Viet Nam AMERICAN PAST TIME is the story of what happens to a man and his family after the cheering stops.
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review American Past Time 100 September 1953 Dancer Stonemason is three days away from his major league debut with the St Louis Cardinals With his wife and son cheering h. Len Joy writes with great compassion for his characters As they struggle to care for each other Dancer Dede Clayton and Jimmy emerge as fully realized individuals trying to make sense of their imperfect lives It s sometimes difficult to read about the choices they make that drive them deeper into brokenness but throughout the struggle there is a thread of resilience that drives the story forward and gives the characters what they need to keep striving toward a life worth living Joy sets the story amid a broad sweep of American history but he also grounds the events in the details of everyday life Above all the dialogue brings each scene alive as each character s distinctive voice comes through This is a story of hard living and the desperate search for transcendence in the face of great challenges It left me sober but full of hope and grateful to be along for this journey of hard fought unconventional redemptioncharacters American Past Time
review American Past Time 100 Im on he pitches the greatest game of his life And then he loses everything Told against the backdrop of America’s postwar challenges from. I really liked this book I didn t want the story to end I was a member of the Minnesota Twins player Gary Gaetti fanclub Dr Crank when I lived in Wisconsin in the early 1980 s and I played APBA ball too but I never knew the descriptions of what a pitcher does or feels until reading this bookThis was a family of the 1950 s in small town America I live in the same small town the author grew up in and went to high school with him His sister Chris and I were good friends K 12 That knowledge and history was a filter for me as I read There were 9 names I recognized as being from my growing up time in Canandaigua NY I was so engrossed in the story though it didn t come to me right awayI enjoyed the feeling of being an insider of courseWell developed characters easily visualized scenes real livesa very enJOYable read