William Hazelgrove's novel is about a Mexican American boy with a golden arm whose mother is about to be deported and a broken down World Series pitcher who coaches him for the highschool team.
Online PR News – 08-August-2013 – Chicago, IL – Chicago, IL, August 08, 2013 -- With immigration in the news, "The Pitcher" is a novel of our time. http://latinola.com/story.php?story=12099The story of a Mexican American boy with no money for lessons and a broken down World Series pitcher could be the feel good book of the fall season. Set in Florida against a backdrop of the Great Recession, The Pitcher conjures up old baseball stories like The Natural but it is squarely in our time. The fact the boys mother could be deported anytime adds a modern twist to the old story of the aging giant and the young dreamer.
William Hazelgrove's fifth novel, www.williamhazelgrove.com involves a Tea Party mom who tries to use the status of his mother to keep the boy from trying out, this puts the novel squarely in the middle of the issues of immigration. The classic story of a "dream"boy with a dream and an old pitcher who helps him is one with the dreams of millions who hopes depend on the outcome of these issues. At at time when baseball is under a cloud, The Pitcher gives hope and redemption as a boy tries for his dream.
The Junior Library Guild were the first to recognize this as a special book. The Guild chose the book for their fall lineup. They are careful to pick only the best of the best and The Pitcher seems to have fallen into this category. Due out in September 2013, The Pitcher might be the topical novel of the fall and one hell of a good story. Published by Koehler Books.
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