The Book of Charlie: Spirit of the Pompey Hollow Book Club

The Book of Charlie: Spirit of the Pompey Hollow Book Club


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ISBN-13: 9780989304436
Publisher: Little York Books
Publication date: 03/27/2014
Series: Pompey Hollow Book Club , #2
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 1,273,885
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jerome Mark Antil is the seventh child of a seventh son - of a seventh son. Born at sunrise it's been said by Mary Holman Antil and Michael C. Antil Sr., that he was the first of eight siblings to stay alert all day and sleep all night from the moment he was born.
"I can remember the Pearl Harbor attack announced on the Zenith floor-model radio before I could walk. I'd listen to Edward R. Murrow reporting the War from London...the scratchy battle weary ship-to-shore Morse code telegraphed messages while my diaper was being changed".
Heartfelt, light-hearted fare of family and friendship nostalgia in the 1940s and 1950s are his favorite subjects. He revels at capturing in good detail what it was like being a kid living in a world at War. As the War ended, he grew up in Delphi Falls, which provided the setting for The Pompey Hollow Book Club and The Book of Charlie.
"My dad was a baker from the 1929 Great Depression through the post-War 1950s. As a young boy, I'd ride with him all throughout central and northern New York visiting grocers and U.S. Army bases; baseball parks and bread lines as he sold his bread, hot dog buns, pies and cakes. My Dad was 'Big Mike' and I loved listening to his endless stories and tall tales - stopping at fishing holes along the way. All day rides in Big Mike's Buick was my Steamboat - his stories and an entire world at War was my Mississippi."
As an adult Jerry worked as a proof reader and printer's liaison, he later wrote and produced industrial sales and training films. As an accomplished writer for public relations and advertising agencies, he would become Chief Marketing Officer for several prominent companies.
Jerry's favorite authors are: John Steinbeck - "Steinbeck could peer out from the window of a person's soul." Ernest Hemingway -"Grandpa Hemingway could establish both character and plot in a single sentence." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - "His Sherlock would keep you eager for more of his clues and their brilliant anecdotes than the crime's solution." Mark Twain - "Samuel Langhorne Clements was the irreverent, thought provoking, deceptively caustic, the Howard Stern of his day."

Table of Contents

Joggin' Your Memory
The War is Behind Us
Idle Summer Hands
The Stare Down Wrestle
Jerry Gets a Summer Job
What to Do with a Runaway
A Prayerful Sunday
Penance and the Road Pirates
August Scare of a Lifetime
Plans and Presidents
Secrets and Notes
The Mikes Meet the Judge
Coded Messages and the Summer Hayride
Hail from the Chief
The S.O.S. is Called
Luck and a Brilliant Idea
The Hook is Baited
Saved by Providence
A Full Moon Beckons
One Dove Says it All

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The Long Stem is in the Lobby 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read! One More Last Dance is fun, funny, SEXY, touching (no pun intended), and a book that should be turned into a Hollywood blockbusting movie. I can't wait to read the next book in the series to see what happens to Peckerwood Finch...there will be one right?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I didn't know what to make of a novel a lot about marketing, but being in professional sales in some capacity my whole life I wanted to give this a read. I'm sure glad I did! First of all, Mr. Antil can really tell a story. The way he writes is captivating. Its humorous, intriguing, and very informative in the way that you read it and think you ought to think that way with relation to business. Just a great book.
MLBAGAIN More than 1 year ago
This book takes you to a wonderful and sweet place in time - reality mixed with humor is a captivating combination! It's beautifully written for people of all ages. I couldn't put the book down - read it in two days. It's a MUST READ. I'm absolutely looking forward to reading more of Mr. Antil's books.