Today’s Featured book of the Day is Four Days With Hemingway’s Ghost , by Tom Winton. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 95 customer reviews, and is priced at just $2.99 in the Amazon Kindle Store.
Category: Suspense / Literary Fiction
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Four Days with Hemingway’s Ghost is not a story of spooks and goblins. It’s a powerful story about two men from two very different times. One man is mortal, the other is immortal. One is painfully ordinary, the other world famous.
Jack Phelan is a forty-two-year-old underachiever who lives in South Florida. Although he mows lawns for a living, he’s not what you might expect. He’s got an exceptionally sharp mind and is a self-educated Hemingway aficionado.
After Jack gets into an unlikely accident he’s flown by helicopter to the nearest hospital, where he remains in a coma for four days. But somehow, minutes after he blacks out, he finds himself in Key West, Florida–rubbing shoulders with an aged Ernest Hemingway.
Hem has been sent back down to help determine whether or not Jack has what it takes to write a book for “The Main Man above the clouds.” But what Ernest doesn’t know is that the book is to be about him. And that its purpose is to change the world’s perception of the swaggering, hard-knuckled, macho myth he has become.
Over the next four days, Jack Phelan and Ernest Hemingway travel to the legendary author’s old haunts and meet up with many of his long gone friends. Some of these reunions are rollicking good times, others are highly emotional tests of strength. But wait. When their time together comes to an end, the story is still not over. That’s when things really get interesting.
Tom Winton has been listed as an Amazon Top 100 Author in Literary Fiction. It has been said that he is a man who writes with his pen dipped in his soul.
Born in New York City, Tom has done everything from working on a railroad gang in the Colorado Rockies to driving a taxicab in Manhattan. He’s been a mailman, a salesman, an entrepreneur and more. He now lives in Florida with his wife Blanche and their ill-tempered but loveable Jack Russell terrier, Ginger. They spend part of their time in Carmel, Maine.
Mr. Winton’s debut novel, Beyond Nostalgia, has been likened to such classics as Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird. Praised as “A 20th century Gone with the Wind,” Beyond Nostalgia is a four-time Amazon Bestseller.
His second novel The Last American Martyr has been on six bestseller lists at the same time. His third book, Four Days with Hemingway’s Ghost, has been a repeat bestseller as well.
Tom’s newest release–a novella entitled Within a Man’s Heart, came out in January 2013.
Tom was also kind enough to write a guest blog post for the blog telling the blog readers more about him and his writing. In case you missed it, or want to read it again, you can check check it out if you Click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-424 into your web browser.
Visit Tom’s Amazon author page: http://smarturl.it/tomwinton
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