Stefan's Promise by Sam Rennick
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 546 pages | Genre: Literary Fiction
Publisher: Hugo House Publishers | Release date: September 3, 2019
Tour dates: Jan 27 to Feb 7, 2020
Content Rating: PG: Some adult themes but no bad language.
The Vietnam War Changed America. Two Best Friends Weren't Spared. Only One Was Drafted.
It’s 1968. America is rocked by assassinations, war protests and political upheaval. Alan Young, 21, is brooding over having been dumped by his girlfriend. This won’t last long. His draft notice is in the mail. Stefan Kopinski isn’t about to let the war get in his way. He spends his days at the mercy of his reckless ambition. When fate steps in, will he finally understand what has been right in front of him for 30 years? "Stefan’s Promise" is the story of Alan and Stefan. Circumstances part them and sharply diverging temperaments further erode their bond. Yet, Alan and Stefan are wrong in supposing their friendship has ended. It’s just getting started.
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What is a hobby I have?
Maybe it isn’t quite accurate to call this a hobby. I have an enduring love for baseball, which began when I was not yet ten years old. I have a team, naturally, the Cardinals. They have been a source of occasional joy and frequent angst and rage. This goes, of course, for everyone who roots for a team. Baseball, while uniquely American, has been adopted enthusiastically in other places, like Japan. This is a game of nuances rather than muscular men pounding each other. Baseball is quirky. The team without the ball is on offense. The sides aren’t equal; it’s nine against one, two, three or four. The clock isn’t a factor, so a baseball game, if tied after nine innings, could theoretically outlast eternity. The contest between the pitcher and the batter is what drives most people crazy, but if you appreciate the tension built into the contest, it becomes fascinating. The new rule abolishing the four pitches necessary for an intentional walk saves twenty seconds. How funny is that! You just can’t rush a baseball game, and considering what a rush we are all in all the time, why wouldn’t this be welcome?
Meet the Author:
Sam Rennick began writing Stefan’s Promise forty years ago, but it wasn’t until fairly recently, when he retired from his law practice that he was able to take his manuscript from its drawer and finish it. He admits he wishes he could say he planned this all along, since the two books comprising the novel, though written many years apart, combine perfectly into a compelling narrative.
While many authors have influenced him, he singles out Somerset Maugham as his muse, observing that Maugham always starts with a good story, but often finds a way to insert that “something extra” separating merely a nice tale from literature. Sam’s interest in books is only exceeded by his love for baseball, which began when he was nine years old.
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