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Sunday, April 1, 2012

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The Priest and the Peaches 
Larry Peterson

Hello, Everyone! I was supposed to do a review of this book as part of the blog tour by Tribute Books, but as it was a dnf for me, I decided to just spotlight it instead and give you the opportunity to try it for yourselves. The reason it was a dnf for me is due to the fact that I read a lot of books (and I mean a lot) and if a book doesn't capture my attention within the first couple of pages, I tend to move on to the next one pretty fast. I always keep the books around for a bit, to try again later, but alas, I didn't return to this one. 


Book Summary

Historical fiction novel set in the Bronx in the mid-1960s

Take a seven day journey with the five, newly orphaned Peach kids, as they begin their struggle to remain a family while planning their dad's funeral.

They find an ally in the local parish priest, Father Tim Sullivan, who tries his best to guide them through the strange, unchartered and turbulent waters of "grown-up world." A story that is sad, funny, and inspiring as it shows how thepower of family love and faith can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.


Larry Peterson's Bio:

Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. A former Metal Lather/Reinforcing Iron-worker, he left that business after coming down with MS. He, his wife and three kids moved to Florida 30 years ago. Larry began doing freelance newspaper commentary after graduating from Tampa College in 1984.

His first children's picture book, Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes was published in 2011. In 2012, his full length novel, The Priest and the Peaches was released and he is presently working on the sequel.

He also has a blog ( where he posts weekly commentary. He lives in Pinellas Park, Florida and his kids and six grandchildren all live within three miles of each other.

ISBN: 978-0-9837418-4-8
ISBN: 978-1-4658-6327-0
Pages: 285
Release: January 1, 2012

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Tribute Books said...

Thanks Margay and Carrie for spotlighting the book.