The Dirty Parts of the Bible by Sam Torode

Publication Date: August 13, 2012

 

The Dirty Parts of the Bible by Sam TorodeIn The Dirty Parts of the Bible by Sam Torode, it’s 1939 and Tobias is a sheltered 19-year-old from Remus, Michigan when his father, a fire and brimstone Baptist preacher, wraps his car around a tree drunk driver and is blinded. In the preacher’s younger days, he was very accomplished and successful musician, but after being kicked in the head by a cow, he found God and buried the money as he could not live with the idea that it had come from evil work. Now disgraced and on the verge of homelessness, Tobias’s father sends him on a mission to travel from Michigan to Texas to find the money he buried. Along the way, Tobias meets up with the reality of living in the 30s from which he’s long been sheltered.

 

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The Ball Player by Clay Snellgrove

Publication Date: April 27, 2012

 

The Ball Player by Clay SnellgroveIn The Ball Player by Clay Snellgrove, a young athlete, who has made a lot of mistakes, feels survivor guilt for his friend’s death and an ever-greater guilt over his attraction to the late friend’s fiancée. The athlete also struggles with the mistakes he’s made in his career and his struggle to go back to playing in the major leagues.

 

 

 

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