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The Priest and the Peaches Paperback – May 2, 2016
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About the Author
Larry Peterson Sr is a published author and Catholic/Christian blogger. A native New Yorker he was born and raised in the south Bronx and moved to New Jersey when he got married. 12 years later the family (He, his wife and three children) settled in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. He started writing newspaper commentary in the late 1980’s. Larry’s first wife died of cancer (Melanoma) in 2003. He married again in 2006. His new wife also had been widowed. The writer has three grown kids and six grandchildren and they all live within three miles of each other. His books include the novel, The Priest and the Peaches” and the children’s book, “Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes”. He is in the final draft of his latest book, “The Grippers” which is about how unexpected life events can drive a family toward the deep sea of homelessness. More info about Larry can be found at www.larrypeterson-author.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"It would be kids taking care of kids in a parentless world--a team with unqualified coaches, playing the game of life."
The story begins with the funeral. I did think the author spent a great deal of time at the funeral. Plus, I had a hard time wrapping my mind around the sadness and humor at the same time during the funeral.What I will not forget is the father's values. He believed in an idea nicknamed LYN. LYN means love your neighbor. What a wonderful mnemonic to remember The Golden Rule. I also enjoyed learning more about the Catholic faith.
"Yeah, sure. I love baseball." "Well, the saints are like our Catholic Hall of Fame. We have pictures and statues of them."
Larry Peterson's novel brings the tough questions to light. When your world tumbles down, what should you do first? What should you not touch at all? Will everything ever be alright again? Throughout THE PRIEST AND THE PEACHES there is the family's experience with miracles too. I will remember God's ability to provide no matter how desperate the circumstances. His eyes are on us everyday determining how to help and guide us.
'Father Sullivan looked at them putting his hand on Dancer's shoulder.' "Any time you have a problem, turn it over to God."
The nicknames of the children and the choppy writing style made this book a bit difficult to embrace at first. Yet after a couple chapters the writing style began to mesh well with the setting. It felt natural and the Peach family became quite endearing. This book is full of emotion. The author did a phenomenal job of combining humor with profound sadness, confusion, and even anger. He was able to fully capture the emotion felt after the death of a loved one. There is an underlying religious message but it is not overly done. The motto for the story "LYN" (love your neighbor) is one that should be embraced by all. This story contained a few odd moments that young adults would probably appreciate more than I was able to. Yet the final chapters straighten everything out and my overall feeling when closing the book was one of satisfaction.
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This story had me hooked from the beginning.Read more
Author: Larry Peterson
Published By: Tribute Books
Recommended Age: 15+
Reviewed By: Lee-Ann Graff-Vinson