Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Up from Adams Street by Larry Crane


Join us for this tour from Sep 14 to Oct 2, 2020!

Book Details:

Book TitleUp from Adams Street (a memoir) by Larry Crane
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18 +),  229 pages
Genre:  Memoir
PublisherMaine Authors Publishing
Release date:   July 2019
Content Rating:  PG-13. Mild mature content. No bad language.

Book Description:

Larry Crane brings the sensibility of the post-World War II generation and a family of modest means to his fresh new novelesque memoir, Up From Adams Street. Born at home, surrounded by a neighborhood of immigrant families that burst out of the confines of Chicago to buy a lot carved out of the corn fields astride the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy rail line. As the confessed family favorite, he had a lot of expectations heaped on his shoulders, along with a sense that he was destined to fulfill that destiny. He realizes that participating in sports is a potential entrée into worlds that seem beyond his little world. Plus, he loves the games. He plays baseball, football and basketball. He caddies at golf courses. As he grows physically, he senses the need to expand mentally and philosophically too. A scholarship helps, then a surprise appointment to West Point follows. At the military academy, he bends to discipline, survives mandatory boxing, battles mighty Notre Dame in basketball, pitches against the legendary Yankees, conquers Mechanics of Fluids, and Calculus, discovers F. Scott Fitzgerald, befriends Red Reeder, falls in and out of love, turns 23, and becomes a man.

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Meet the Author:

Larry Crane spent the 1960s in a military setting, first at school at West Point, and as a lieutenant in Germany. He was an advisor to a Vietnamese ranger battalion in the Central Highlands. He took on a civilian career in brokerage and banking, retiring early to concentrate on writing, producing several full length plays most notable of which is Baghdad on the Wabash. Published fiction includes a thriller,A Bridge to Treachery, a mystery novel Missing Girls: In Truth Is Justice, and an anthology of short plays and stories, Baghdad on the Wabash and Other Plays and Stories. He lives with his wife Jan in splendid isolation on Southport Island, Maine.

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Tour Schedule:

Sep 14 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Sep 14 - Bookish Paradise – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 15 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Sep 16 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review
Sep 16 - Jea Reads - book review
Sep 17 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / author interview / giveaway
Sep 21 – Books for Books – book review
Sep 22 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Sep 24 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book review
Sep 28 –Adventurous Jessy - book review / giveaway
Sep 29 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 30 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 1 – Pen Possessed – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 2 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 2 – My Fictional Oasis – book review

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My Review:

Up from Adams Street: A Memoir is an interesting memoir by Larry Crane. I thought it was touching to read and learn about his life. He does not hold back telling about his struggles he experienced during his childhood and beyond. He learned a lot during those years and I enjoyed that he was able to share what he did learn. In the beginning I felt like I was transported back in time to my own early years and could definitely understand what he was talking about. It was fun going back for a little while.  I was intrigued by most of his story. There were parts that I was able to relate to but there were a few areas of the book I did feel somewhat lost and thought it was a little slow. But I do appreciate his candidness in telling his tale. I did find that it was mostly inspiring, touching and heartwarming. He does not hold back to tell the good and the bad of life.

I am giving Up from Adams Street: A Memoir three and a half stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading memoirs, learning about new people and are looking to be inspired about different aspects of life. It is definitely worth a read. I am so happy to be able to have the opportunity to read it. 

I received Up from Adams Street: A Memoir from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. AmyBooksy, thanks so much for hosting Up From Adams Street on my virtual book tour with ireadbookstours. Your blog is unusual and engaging. Larry Crane