Aug 05, 2020
A Stone of the Heart: A Novel
Posted by Tom Grimes

A moving, sometimes hilarious account of a family trying to hold itself together, A Stone of the Heart chronicles the dysfunction of a Queens, New York, Irish Catholic family Set in 1961, the book is narrated by the family s oldest son, fourteen year old Michael overweight and obsessed with baseball statistics who is trying to come to grips with his parents disastrous maA moving, sometimes hilarious account of a family trying to hold itself together, A Stone of the Heart chronicles the dysfunction of a Queens, New York, Irish Catholic family Set in 1961, the book is narrated by the family s oldest son, fourteen year old Michael overweight and obsessed with baseball statistics who is trying to come to grips with his parents disastrous marriage, his younger brother s retreat into silence, and his grandparents faltering efforts to help In baseball Michael finds the orderliness and clarity lacking in his personal world but when Roger Maris s sixty first home run at the end of the season both does and doesn t break Babe Ruth s record, he comes to a tenuous understanding of life s shades of gray, enabling him to begin to forgive his alcoholic father and feckless mother.

  • Title: A Stone of the Heart: A Novel
  • Author: Tom Grimes
  • ISBN: 9780870744181
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Stone of the Heart A Novel A moving sometimes hilarious account of a family trying to hold itself together A Stone of the Heart chronicles the dysfunction of a Queens New York Irish Catholic family Set in the book is

    Kaitlin

    Narrated by Michael, an overweight 14 year old A Stone of the Heart is a novella about broken family relationships The narrator s father is an alcoholic with a tendency to disappear, his grandfather has debilitating dementia, his little brother doesn t speak, and his mother is in denial.In the first few chapters, I found little to like The writing is a bit stilted, and I couldn t see the story going anywhere Everything was painfully symbolic of something, and there was a lot of summarizing Howev [...]


    Krazeeg

    Good read but not nearly enough It was equivalent to about a week glimpse to me out of an entire childhood I left the book with unanswered questions It felt like a short story, hardly a novel.


    Gwynne

    A short novel with a first person point of view narrator The novel takes place in Queens and transpires over a few days Definitely worth a read.



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