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. Steve still writes poetry, but now it rhymes and is put to music - either acoustic with a Martin or electric with a Gretsch. Songwriting influences are: John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Blze Foley, Jessi Alexander, Tyler Childers, Lori McKenna, Gabe Lee, Luz, Cleto Cordero, Jason Isbell, and of course, Willie and Dolly! Music is available on all streaming platforms - please check it out!

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