Streethearts by Greg Herriges

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John Spector is a seasoned high school teacher with 22 years in the trenches of a ghetto school filled with struggling teenagers, gangs, apathetic students— but also students "who make an indelible impression, kids with souls and hearts as big as the world." We get the whole spectrum from Spector, a brave and decent soul, a soft touch, too nice, too caring perhaps. Herriges spent many years as a high school teacher. He brings substance and legitimacy to Streethearts. The authenticity of his narrative comes across in every line of every page, many of them packed with witty and sparkling dialogue, at times genuinely humorous, occasionally grim or even horrific, but always candid, always down-to-earth, always reliable.
 

About Greg Herriges

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Greg Herriges' books include six novels, a memoir, and a collection of short stories. The nonfiction JD: A Memoir of a Time and a Journey (Wordcraft) depicts how he literally set out to meet J. D. Salinger and how against all odds he succeeded. His novels include Someplace Safe (St. Martin's, Avon), Secondary Attachments (Morrow), The Winter Dance Party Murders (Wordcraft), Lennon and Me, and A Song of Innocence. His recently published collection of stories The Bay of Marseilles and Other Stories is also a Serving House Book. Herriges' short stories and essays have appeared in a variety of literary periodicals.
 
Published May 13, 2013 by Serving House Books. 328 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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