Dave Moyer is a school administrator in Chicago and is on the faculty of Aurora University. He received his PhD from Northern Illinois University and his BA at the University of Wisconsin. A published author, Mr. Moyer currently resides in Crystal Lake, Illinois, with his wife and five children.
Life And Life Onlyby Dave Moyer
Dan Mason is the all-American boy whose dreams are as big as the Chicago skyline. Armed with a ninety-two mile per hour fastball and a raging passion for success, Dan is drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the eighth round following his senior season in high school. Rather than sign a professional contract, Dan elects to take his blue eyes and golden arm south to the University of Georgia, where he meets the girl of his dreams, southern belle Anna Jean Simpson.
On the verge of achieving both of his lifelong dreams, pitching in the major leagues and conquering the affections of the beautiful Anna Jean, fate conspires against young Dan, and he encounters a series of seemingly random blows. As Dan endures constant heartache and loss, he struggles with his faith, attempts to repair a fractured relationship with his mother, and tries to hold onto his wife and daughter.
When fortune steps in and Dan gets a second chance at life, a strange confluence of events presents him with the opportunity to pay forward the favor bestowed on him by a person he never even knew; that is if he can find the pluck to pull it off.
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Set in contemporary times in the suburban Chicago area, Life and Life Only is a coming of age story that tugs at the heart strings. In the end, the reader is left with a message of hope for the future, but throughout, the main characters must make sense of the chaos that surrounds them and their disappointment with the institutions that have shaped their formative years. From government to mass media to the Catholic Church, nothing is spared. Throughout, the music of Bob Dylan accompanies main character Dan Mason's journey through life, elucidating the cultural chaos and complicated relationships in the story. Baseball fans and Dylan fans will love the book, but all would do well to read it.
Great reading from a first time author. Dave creates a story that truly mirrors the realistic trials we experience in our lives. True to life characters bring the story of triumph over life's disappointments The story line evolves around people we know and the music and events that we grew up with. The main character Dan Mason takes us on a journey of his life. Starting as a promising pitcher whose dream is to play in the major leagues, baseball is his life. Thru a twist of events that dream is shattered only to be replaced with the realization that his true dream was never lost, his family and friends. A wonderful uplifting, feel good book. You may even find yourself in the pages. A great family read.
What a great story for any in life who's dreams have been altered. You learn what is true for many in that life does not always go the way we plan, but can still be a wonderful. David has captured what many of us know about trials and tribulations of growing up with very high expectations. For a first effort to fulfill his own life long dream he has written a great story for young and old to enjoy.