In sun-baked Phoenix, Arizona, this never-predictable tale tosses into its antic mix a dead father, his two sons - one a small-time ex-con with a consistent genius for sabotaging his own best interests, the other a straight, uptight solid citizen with a moneymaking chain of dry-cleaning stores and a restive ex-stewardess of a wife named Evelyn. Recently released from prison for possession of a truckload of black-market saguaro cacti - and in deep debt to an unforgiving crank dealer, Jimmy Coates returns home only to discover that his brother has cut him out of his inheritance.
"Losers and absurd violence"
He awakened in a burnt out wagon train below the Rockies with no memory of who he was. There was nothing to tell him either. So he took the name that Texans called unbranded cattle and made his way into the mountains to try and carve out a new life for himself in the wild west. However the man calling himself Maverick has enemies on his back trail anxious to put a bullet in his back and the only thing keeping him alive is courage and a deadly hand with a gun.
Stories from the Baseball Diamond is a collection of short stories about baseball players and teams and it features little league and the minor leagues, as well as the major leagues. Most of the stories are set in recent times and some of the stories set in the golden age of baseball. If you like baseball or if you like stories about the relationships between people you will like these stories. "The Hooting Hoot Owls" is one of my favorite baseball stories.
Houston is a convoluted hell that Andrew Davis must escape from before it consumes him. He makes his way to West Texas and encounters a man named Jocko, who has, like Andrew, escaped a dark and painful past. Andrew soon discovers that Jocko is far from ordinary as they both are unwillingly thrust into a new version of reality. Confused, angry and desperate, Andrew's sanity is assured by an unbelievable, unlikely love affair.
Stories From the Baseball Diamond - Volume 2 is a book-length collection of short stories about baseball. Some of the stories are set in modern times and some stories take you back to the baseball players of days gone by. There are stories about the major leagues and minor leagues and about players, coaches, and managers. If you are a baseball fan, you will enjoy Hard Luck Harvey and the other players in these stories.