Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Pitcher Debuts #1 Top Rated Hispanic Literature

 9 September 2013 -- William Hazelgrove's novel The Pitcher released just this week is the #1 Top Rated Novel for Hispanic Literature and #18 Overall on the Amazon Kindle Ranking.

Chicago, IL, September 09, 2013 -- William Hazelgrove's fifth novel The Pitcher http://www.williamhazelgrove.com was released this week and quickly took the #1 Spot in Top Rated Hispanic Literature on Amazon for Kindle titles. http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/172480011/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_kstore_1_5_last While these rankings move around The Pitcher has stayed consistently in the Top 100 Books for Hispanic Literature. The story of a poor Mexican American boy with a golden arm and a broken down World Series Pitcher was selected as a Junior Library Guild Selection for Fall. http://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/books/view.dT/9781938467592

The novel that Kirkus Reviews raved about, https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/william-elliott-hazelgrove/the-pitcher/ saying " The Pitcher is a an engaging, well-written sports story with plenty of human drama—this one is a solid hit." has been steadily moving along as readers discover the feel good story of a mother who will do anything for son to get his dream of playing on the high school team. The interesting thing about the novel is that William Hazelgrove is not Hispanic. "Peopel have brought this up to me but I think once you get the voice then you have the book," the author said citing his previous novels with African American characters. "Voice is everything and once I found Ricky I never let go."

The Pitcher is only eighteen spots away from the top of the pack The House on Mango Street, a Latino classic. But like the chracters in The Pitcher who must overcome all odds to get their dreams, this novel might have a shot as well. William Hazelgrove is the author of five novels, Ripples, Tobacco Sticks, Mica Highways, Rocket Man and The Pitcher. More information can be found at http://www.williamhazelgrove.com

Books by William Hazelgrove