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KC, at Bat

Tom Mendicino

ISBN 9781601830869
Publish Date 6/6/2013
Format ePub
Categories Fiction General, E-only, E-Shortz

Charlie Beresford would rather be doing anything this summer than hauling furniture for a moving company. Come September, he’ll be leaving for college, away from the awkwardness of Augustinian Academy, away from his father’s constant hints about prospective girlfriends.

Then Kevin Conroy—the Mighty KC—joins the moving crew. A star baseball player bound for the big leagues, Charlie is shocked when cool, confident KC suggests hanging out, especially when KC asks him to stay over—and the happiness their connection brings Charlie.

But the summer is changing Charlie—putting muscles on his skinny frame, compelling him to face hard truths, showing him how it feels not just to lose your heart but to break someone else’s. Funny, sweet, and moving, Tom Mendicino’s insightful coming-of-age story perfectly evokes that moment when you stop living life from the safety of the bleachers—and finally step up to home plate.

Praise for Tom Mendicino’s Probation

“Thoughtful, textured and poignant…an exciting impressive debut.” --Time Out NY

“A smart, engaging, witty, sad and unusual book about the complicated nature of family and love.” —Bart Yates

About Tom Mendicino:

Tom Mendicino’s debut novel Probation was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book and Lambda Literary Award Finalist. A native of Pittsburgh, he resides in Philadelphia, the city that inspired The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter, with his spouse Nick Ifft. Readers can follow him on Facebook and visit his website at http://www.tommendicinobooks.com/.


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