Follow LitChat Twitter Conversation with Philip Beard

Litchat organises live Twitter conversations with authors every Wednesday. The one-hour session starts at 4 pm Eastern Time USA (4 am the following day for those in Malaysia).

On 30th of July 2014, Philip Beard will talk about his new book ‘Swing’. The book, which was released on 30th of April 2014, is available as an e-book format only. Here is a brief excerpt of the book:

John Kostka is three feet tall but larger than life, moving through the world on gloved hands and powerful arms as if on a set of parallel bars. Henry Graham is a ten year-old boy whose father has just left home for good. When the two meet at a downtown bus stop, all they seem to have in common is their love of the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates. But that is enough to begin a life-long friendship that, eventually, enables both men to confront old enemies and heal old wounds.

Philip Beard’s third and most accomplished novel swings between two narratives the way John Kostka swings through life. The result is a multifaceted meditation on childhood heroes, the beauty of baseball and the power of love to heal a family in crisis.

‘Swing’ by Philip Beard

There are two ways to follow the conversation:

  1. Type #litchat at Twitter search box
  2. Visit Litchat dedicated channel at www.nurph.com/litchat (recommended for those who prefer to read tweets in order)

Have a wonderful time.

ps: Mr Beard’s first book is a critically-acclaimed Young Adult novel titled ‘Dear Zoe’. Since its release in 2004, the book has become a popular teaching material in the United States of America. Click here for a teacher’s guide to the book.

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