The Road to Delano

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$26.00  $24.18
Rare Bird Books
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5.7 X 8.7 X 1.6 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

John DeSimone is a published writer, novelist, and teacher. He's been an adjunct professor and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. His recent co-authored books include Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan (Little A Publishers), and Courage to Say No by Dr. Raana Mahmood, about her struggles against sexual exploitation as a female physician in Karachi. His published novel Leonardo's Chair published in 2005.

In 2012, he won a prestigious Norman Mailer Fellowship to complete his most recent historical novel, Road to Delano. His novels Leonardo's Chair and No Ordinary Man have received critical recognition.

He works with select clients to write stories of inspiration and determination and with those who have a vital message to bring to the marketplace of ideas in well-written books.


"An original and deftly crafted novel that showcases author John DeSimone's impressive flair for originality and the kind of narrative storytelling style that keeps the reader's total attention from cover to cover."
--Midwest Book Review

"The Road to Delano is a worthwhile read on a couple of levels: it's a wonderful visit to John Steinbeck's California and a valuable history lesson we may have missed in high school when were we not paying attention--or never taught at all."

"I truly enjoyed this fictional journey through labor history and the development of a young man's conscience. Recommended."
--Book Sirens

"This whole story is an absolute triumph!"
--Thehauntedfae Book Blog

"...a fast-paced thriller with a social conscience."
--Online Book Club

"The Road to Delano is a compelling story that will leave readers thinking about its surprise ending long after the final confrontation comes to a head."--
California Bookwatch

"Five Stars. Outstanding writing, fast-paced. A must-read for people who love history AND baseball."