Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Any respectable work of fiction should have a Table of Contents

Presently, The Boys of Summers Run––latest in the Series––can be ordered through Amazon. com as a softcover book or formatted for various e-readers and the Kindle platforms. Here's one link:

Others of the series can be found there as well or ordered from Barnes & Noble. 

Also, your local bookstore should also be able to order Summers Run: An American Boyhood or Return to Summers Run, the first and second book of the series, and The Boys of Summers Run, the third.

Do try to patronize your local bookstores on the corner or Main Street. Like our libraries, they are seasoned, concerned, and thorough offering community interaction between authors, readers, and book lovers of all stripes. 

Your local store should be able to order The Boys of Summers Run through its network of distributors including the IndieBound system. Also, the Kobo platform provides a variety of e-book formats for those of you with tablets and the like. 

Kobo is affiliated with the local bookstore network, IndieBound, and is geared to those who read e-books on various devices. You'll likely find your device listed. 

You can go to Amazon Books to read the opening chapters and the dedication to the Oregon Little League team which inspired it all. Set in rural P. A., this work is what Barnes & Noble used to list as a “Heartwarmer.”

Each work in the series includes a Table of Contents, listing the chapter titles––helpful to those searching for clues as to "what's this book about, anyway?"

A book without a Table of Contents, listing chapter titles, is severely compromised in my view. Like the cover, the TOC can tell you a lot about the book. And yes, I believe you can "tell a book by its cover" especially today when so many covers are grim and graphic. Would you want some of these in your home . . . where your grandkids might pick up such and read the trashy content?

Written from the country and back roads of rural America, The Boys of Summers Run honors old-fashioned values and manners yet presents timeless and pertinent insights for today’s families, especially those concerned with raising well-grounded boys into leaders and true gentlemen. 

(Yes, there are some chapters set in Montana, depicting how not to do such.)

Boys draws from the first two of the series, condenses, adds new material, and is pitched toward teens––ESPECIALLY BOYS WHO ARE RELUCTANT READERS. An intergenerational novel for all ages.

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