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Gods of Wood and Stone - Mark Di Ionno

From journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Mark Di Ionno comes the next Great American Novel about the Great American Pastime—two men from disparate worlds on a violent collision course in this searing portrait of honor and masculinity, sport and celebrity, marriage and parenthood.

Boston fans loved first-ballot Hall of Famer Joe Grudeck all-time. The last true throwback, Grudeck played for millions under the bright Fenway lights. Now, adrift in his new life as celebrity golf partner and trophy friend, he finds himself haunted by his history, searching for connection. He’ll step back into the spotlight one final time with a very risky Cooperstown acceptance speech that has the power to change everything—except the past.

Horace Mueller demands a simple and ordinary life—working in obscurity at the Farmers’ Museum blacksmith shop in Cooperstown and living in a rundown farmhouse on the outskirts of town. He clings to an anachronistic existence, fueled by nostalgia for simpler times and rebellion against the sport-celebrity mania that dominates the world around him; he struggles to bring his baseball prodigy son to his side.

Framed by the lens of baseball—a timeless, but strikingly singular tale of the responsibilities of manhood and the pitfalls of glory; Gods of Wood and Stone is the story of one man’s search for meaningful life and fatherhood in a sports-and-celebrity obsessed age, and another man’s fight to avoid losing his soul to it.

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Gods of Wood and Stone will be available in ebook on Apple iBooks, audio book on Apple iTunes and audio book on Audible on release date, July 17, 2018.