Backstop: A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings

Backstop: A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings

by J. Conrad Guest
     
 

Told in his own words during the seventh game of the World Series, Backstop chronicles his
rookie year, finds romance, and reveals the heartbreak he endured in the aftermath of his adulterous affair. You’ll cheer for Backstop as he plays the most important game of his career, haunted by the ghost of his father, and fights to win back the heart of the woman

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Overview

Told in his own words during the seventh game of the World Series, Backstop chronicles his
rookie year, finds romance, and reveals the heartbreak he endured in the aftermath of his adulterous affair. You’ll cheer for Backstop as he plays the most important game of his career, haunted by the ghost of his father, and fights to win back the heart of the woman he loves more than the game.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011218545
Publisher:
Second Wind Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
12/31/2009
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
840,786
File size:
314 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

I write novels about everyday people dealing with the universal ideals of love, loss, regret, and death—and the emotions associated with those ideals. A reader once told me that my work was, “Gritty, entertaining… real. Romance for the non-romantic.”

My first novel, January’s Paradigm, was published by Minerva Press, London, England. Current Entertainment Monthly in Ann Arbor, Michigan, wrote of January’s Paradigm, “(readers) will not be able to put it down.” I have two other novels based on the Joe January character, One Hot January and January’s Thaw. Both are available from Second Wind Publishing.

In 2008 I completed Backstop: A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings, which is available from Second Wind Publishing as well as from Amazon in both book and Kindle formats, and from Barnes and Noble (Nook). Backstop was nominated as a 2010 Michigan Notable Book, while the Lewis Department of Humanities at the Illinois Institute of Technology adopted it as required reading for their spring 2011 course, Baseball: America’s Literary Pastime.

Chaotic Theory, a novella that explores the conjecture of how the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil might result in a tornado in Texas, is now available from Amazon in book and Kindle formats.

In April 2010, I completed my fifth novel, The Cobb Legacy, a murder mystery that spans two centuries written around baseball legend, Ty Cobb, and the shooting death of his father by his mother. The Cobb Legacy is now available for download for your Kindle, Nook, EPUB, MOBI or in PDF.

Death is considered a universal ideal in fiction writing, so you’ll want to check out A Retrospect in Death, which is now available from Second Wind.

500 Miles to Go is set during the golden era of motor racing (the 1960s). The story follows young Alex Król as he seeks love while making his dream to win the Indianapolis 500 come true. 500 Miles to Go is now available from Second Wind.

I’ve completed, A World Without Music, speculative fiction set against a backdrop of romance, has been accepted for publication and will launch in late 2014.

I’ve commenced my next novel, Forever a Philanderer.

My fiction and essays appear in various online and print publications, including Cezanne’s Carrot, Saucy Vox, River WalkJournal, 63 Channels, The Writers Post Journal, Redbridge Review, and Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine. My sports writing can be found at Bleacher Report.

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