Tom Grimes

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A Stone of the Heart

"A compact and affecting first novel...wonderfully authentic." -- The New York Times Book Review

"An odd and compelling mixture of mystery, suspense and reminiscence...illuminating the dark corners of this family while making believable a capacity for compassion and forgiveness that gives this novel an up-lifting bu hard-earned conclusion." -- The Chicago Tribune

"Fast-paced, funny, dramatic and convincing." The Wall Street Journal

Selected Works

"One of the truest accounts of a writer's life -- of two writers' lives -- I've yet seen. A poignant and beautiful book." T.C. Boyle
"Tom Grimes's novel is the funny, wistful story of a baseball player's ascent to the big leagues -- where immortality is but one of the many 'sweet illusions of the game.'"
--The New York Times Book Review
" is a work of golden wit and narrative drive."
--Barry Hannah
"Grimes makes a quantum leap into DeLillo land...a work of visionary power." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred