The Brooklyn Nine
Baseball is in the Schneider family blood. Each member of this family, from family founder Felix Schneider in the 1800s to Snider Flint in the present day, has a strong tie to the game and to Brooklyn. Through the years this family has dodged bullets on a battlefield, pitched perfect games, and dealt with the devastating loss of family and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Nine innings?nine generations. One game?one family. Through it all, one thing remains true: the bonds of family are as strong as a love of the game.
- Paperback | 299 pages
- 127 x 190.5 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
- 04 Feb 2010
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, NY, United States
?Gratz builds this novel upon a clever enough conceit?nine stories (or innings), each following the successive generations in a single family, linked by baseball and Brooklyn?and executes it with polish and precision.? ?"Booklist", starred review
About Alan Gratz
Alan Gratz was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. After a carefree but humid childhood, he attended the University of Tennessee, where he earned a College Scholars degree with a specialization in creative writing and later a Master's degree in English education. In addition to writing plays, magazine articles, and a few episodes of A&E's City Confidential, Alan has taught catapult building to middle schoolers, written more than 6,000 radio commercials, and lectured as a Czech university. Currently, Alan lives with his wife Wendi and daughter Jo in the high country of western North Carolina, where he enjoys reading, eating pizza, and, perhaps not too surprisingly, watching baseball.