Novel by Shawn McBride / “Green Grass Grace”

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“Green Grass Grace” is easily one of the best things I’ve read in the last 20 years – you should get a copy. It’s beautifully written, extremely funny but also a beautiful story of family, friendship, and young love.

From Amazon:

Henry “Hank” Toohey, a thirteen-year-old altar boy, is an incessant smart-ass with a deep love of life…and other four-letter words. But with his foul mouth comes a heart of gold, and he’s going to need it to get through the last weekend of summer 1984.
Everyone up and down St. Patrick Street, Henry’s claustrophobic Irish-Catholic block in Philadelphia — with its seventy-eight row homes, seventy-eight skinny mile-high lawns, seventy-eight statues of saints, and seventy-eight Mondale-Ferraro signs — knows that the Toohey family is falling apart.
Gritty, giddy, and bursting with Henry’s boundless energy, Green Grass Grace is a heart-thumping rocket ride back to adolescence that is riotously funny and tragic at the same time.

Published by Steven Harz

Steven Harz was the 2013 winner of the international People's Poetry Contest and is a three-time winner of The Iron Writer Challenge. In his writing, Steven captures the exhilaration, pain, and frustration of love, all the while making you strive to find the perfect balance. His work will pierce your heart with memories of love gone bad or an undying commitment to not let that happen to you - pain, truth, and appreciation pour out of his words. Steven's works have appeared in Inwood Indiana Press' Tracks, Voices 2, Donut Factory, Words+Pictures, Ink Monkey Magazine, The Germ, The Voices Project, Pocket Thoughts, and Indigo Rising UK.

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