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Tim Wendel

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Tim Wendel is an award-winning novelist and journalist. He is the author of 13 books, including Summer of '68: The Season When Baseball, and America, Changed Forever and Castro's Curveball: A Novel. His stories have appeared in Gargoyle and The Potomac Review, and his articles in The New York Times, Esquire, GQ, Washingtonian and USA Today. A writer-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University, Tim teaches fiction and nonfiction writing. Tim has worked has worked on both coasts, covering everything from the Olympics to the America's Cup. More of his stories can be found at www.timwendel.com."

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The Buffalo Sabres are winning again in my hometown of Buffalo, New York.


My beloved Bills may make the playoffs again -- someday.


But while touring for "Cancer Crossings" A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia," I was asked if this medical advance, dare say medical miracle, could have happened anywhere else except Western New York?


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Average rating: 3.72 · 996 ratings · 185 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
Summer of '68: The Season T...

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Down to the Last Pitch: How...

3.73 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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High Heat: The Secret Histo...

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Castro's Curveball

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Cancer Crossings: A Brother...

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Far from Home: Latino Baseb...

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Going for the Gold: How the...

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Red Rain

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Habana Libre

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This one snuck up on me. Now I knew Shelby Foote from the PBS Civil War series, but I didn't realize he could write narrative so well. This one flew along from Grant to Sherman to the doings back in D.C. to the Southern side with Johnston and Pembert ...more
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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
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Late to game with Mantel's work, but it was worth the wait. Felt it shifted somewhat in the last section to set up the sequel. Oh, well, I'm on board.
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The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
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Perhaps I came to this too late. By that I mean after the TV Series on Amazon, where I found the characters to be deeper and believable, especially the Juliana character. I still love PKK's books. Looking forward to what they do with the new Blade Ru ...more
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Testimony by Robbie Robertson
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Night Soldiers by Alan Furst
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I really enjoyed the characters here. Furst has carved out a rich period, the years before World War II, and has mined it well.
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A World on Fire by Amanda Foreman
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Cherry by Mary Karr
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“What's pretty important, and least was for me, (related an exceptionally good pinch-hitter on the pressures involved with failing with so much at stake) you can't be afraid to enjoy the moment.”
Tim Wendel, Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball—and America—Forever

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