First a little background info here. I met this author while playing scrabble on facebook about a year ago. (I no longer play scrabble) We came to realize that we actually grew up in the same town although did not know each other back then. I did however go to school with her cousins! When June told me her book was finally finished and published I went in and bought it. I knew and know the streets she mentions-having walked them many times--I was also able to catch the fictional names of the town and the clubs. For me it was somewhat of a walk down memory lane. For you it will be a novel that catches your imagination and you will be allowed to experience life in a small town with all its ups and downs.. It is essentially a coming of age novel in the mid 1960's--when things were very different then they are today! June not only tells the current story but she goes back generations to explain the family history and how they arrived in America.
This book is relatively long but I could not put it down-it was just so darn interesting! It has a somewhat sad but happy ending--
Congratulations June, on a book well written!! 5 Stars!!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Josephine Angelina McIvers is a teenager in the mid-1960s, the tumultuous era of a class-conscious America in the throes of the Vietnam War. Under the shadow of an overly protective mother, she matures into adulthood, coping with true love found and then lost. Immersing herself in playing tennis, she ventures forth into the world to find personal as well as professional fulfillment. On her coming-of-age journey, Josey learns that scoring points both in the sport of tennis and the game of life is not as easy as she thought it would be. Set in a small suburban village just outside of New York City, this is an enjoyable, yet poignant novel about growing up and discovering one’s true self and one’s place on and off the courts of the world.
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About the Author: (from the back of the book)
Originally from New York, June J. McInerney is the author of a number of collections of short stories, including The Basset Chronicles, and two volumes of poetry. She is also the playwright and lyricist for a number of musicals that have been produced by various theaters across the country. June resides outside of Philadelphia, PA. This is her debut novel.
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