North of the Grove

North of the Grove

by William Hobbs

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Reluctant father-to-be and avid jogger Howard Capelton, looks to stop running from his past by joining 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project. The organization assigns him to mentor and ultimately save the life of 9 year-old David Troy. David is an angry third grader struggling with his damaged and beautiful mother among the rougher, desolate streets of West Grove, Howard's proud and forgotten hometown in Miami, Florida.

Will Howard be able to outrun his own trauma and selfishness to realize everything the boy, his mother and West Grove have to teach him?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496171306
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 796,528
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

William Hobbs (aka William Ashanti Hobbs, III) is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida by way of Atlanta, GA. While attending Florida A&M University (FAMU), the college junior was inspired to publish Pseudonymous, a collection of short stories and poems and the novel "The Chosen People: Africa's Lost Tale of Meroe", all in the same year. Sales allowed Hobbs to publish " Unconditionally " in 1996 as he graduated from FAMU.

Hobbs' passion for writing and won him a McKnight Fellowship, which allowed him to pursue a masters and doctorate degree in creative writing from Florida State University (FSU). He graduated from FSU in 2004 and now teaches Creative Writing at Florida Memorial University. Hobbs has published an essay and poem in Journey into a Brother's Soul by Kimani Press. Hobbs is married to Dr. Tameka Hobbs and has two sons, Ashanti and Amiri. The martial arts lover enjoys his foray into blogging, is forever noodling with a guitar and exploring filmmaking with his first film short, "North of the Grove." His goal for filmmaking: "to help bring the visions and dreams of others to film and video."

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