Today’s Featured Kindle Book:
Author: Lara Reznik
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars
A tender tale of coming-of-age meets baseball heroes. Who wouldn’t want to be in that kid’s cleats when two of sports’ greatest legends move in next door?
In the summer of 1961 a Little League player’s joy of making the All-Star team evaporates when his father, too busy with a girlfriend, misses his triumphant opening game, and his mother spirals into a bed-ridden depression. Then, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle move next door as they battle to break Babe Ruth’s home run record.
Based on historical facts, The M&M Boys explores the parallel lives of an embittered Maris and a self-destructive Mantle who live together incognito in a remote Queens apartment. Maris, a misplaced Midwesterner, gets booed by the Yankee fans who prefer Mantle, and the press pursue him mercilessly. Mantle, on the other hand, basks in New York fans approval, but a series of injuries destroy his hope of winning the competition. Marshall’s friendship unearths childhood memories for both men. What all three M&M Boys have in common is a good lesson in how to play the game of life, on and off the field.
About the Author:
Lara Reznik, a native New Yorker, escaped to New Mexico in the 1970s in a Karmann Ghia that she jump-started cross-country. As an English major at the University of New Mexico, Lara studied under esteemed authors Rudolfo Anaya and the late Tony Hillerman. She also attended a program at the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop.
Ambidextrous from birth, Lara preferred her right-brained creative side, but discovered she could make a better living with her left-brain skills, so entered the I.T. field in 1985.
Since the breakout success of The Girl From Long Guyland in November 2012, Lara retired from her day job in I.T. to write full time. The M&M Boys followed in January 2014. Currently, Lara lives with her husband and two mini-Australian Shepherds in Austin, TX, and is busy at work on Bagels & Salsa a prequel/sequel to The Girl From Long Guyland.
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