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Nobody Bats a Thousand [Kindle Edition]

Steve Schmale
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Revised for Kindle, Nobody Bats a Thousand is a book of stories based on reality. The opening story, “A Bar Story”, showing a typical Friday night seen through the eyes of a middle-aged bartender, deals with conflicts that arise from changing times and generations. In “Home on the Range” a college student becomes reacquainted with his uncle, a famous touring musician, who teaches his nephew to look at life from a novel perspective. “Victims of Circumstance” centers on a young slacker and the 24 hours surrounding his 21st birthday in which he stumbles upon epiphanies about life, sex and his Vietnam veteran father. This book of literary fiction contains eight finely crafted stories about ordinary people involved in unique situations, presented in a style reminiscent of Raymond Carver, Richard Ford and David Sedaris.

“…good writing, interesting characters…”, --Ken Babbs, author of ‘Who Shot the Water Buffalo?’


Product Details

  • File Size: 481 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Publisher: Author House; 2 edition (June 15, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BW5VSA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #754,607 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steve bats a thousand !!!!!! October 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I could find my hometown in Steve's stories.......vivid accounts of people we have all known sometime in our lives. Humorous and sad tales and just everyday situations we've all been in (with a twist now and then). My Book Club read it and I want more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Stories March 22, 2013
By Clark
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Good Stories .... several really good and several that are different and leave the reader hanging and thinking .. but overall, a good book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars possibly good stories. so poorly written July 25, 2014
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Sadly this is one of those self published books that give self publishing a bad name. Lengthy sentences and unnecessary verbiage made it difficult to discover a plot in any of the stories. A good editing of the manuscript would have saved it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Short Stories June 17, 2012
By chimps
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It's good to actually find a book of short stories, but it's great to find a book of GREAT short stories!!!!! The characters are as unique and diverse as the stories. This is a perfect book for your kindle and what a bargain!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody Bats a Thousand February 14, 2013
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"Nobody Bats a Thousand" draws you in just with the title and cover......it has great characters ! Wonderful to find a book with truly interesting short stories!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Collection of short stories about Americans April 7, 2013
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A collection of short stories. About typical people in American Cities that could be you and your neighbors. Well written. The characters are well drawn and seem real.
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More About the Author


Steve Schmale is the author of 2 books of engaging Literary Fiction 'Nobody Bats a Thousand' a book of stories, and a dark comedy the Novel 'On The Beach' a uniquely American Story. Both are available as Kindle E-books or in hard copy form. The author is a native of California where he still resides.

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