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Bethany Park by Glen Sharp

Bethany Park

by Glen Sharp

160 pages
Thirteen year old boy learns about frogs, girls, and God.

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Category: Fiction:Humor
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About the Book
Bethany Park tells the story of how thirteen-year old Eddie Stone copes with a neighborhood inventor, the local Episcopalian priest, schoolyard bullies in his seventh grade classroom, and his girl bodyguard as he aspires to be an athlete. Inspired by a 1971 Sports Illustrated article about sprinter Dr. Delano Meriwether, Eddie wants to be on his junior high track team.

Eddie Stone is a scientifically precocious and socially unconfident kid whose musings about rocks and frogs are analogues to the human condition. Bethany Park is a nostalgic tale in which a sardonic and at times self-deprecating Eddie desires to be an athlete because he wants to adhere to the Boy Scout Oath of keeping himself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight—and also because he knows that girls aren’t interested in boys “who play with their microscopes all day.”

 

 

About the Author
Glen Sharp Glen Sharp lives with his wife in West Sacramento, California. He is employed at the California Energy Commission, and his hobbies include exercise, free diving, and poetry.

 

 

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