Lonesome Town

Lonesome Town

Tom Mendicino / Oct 26, 2020

Lonesome Town Charlie Beresford and Kevin KC Conroy came of age in Tom Mendicino s KC At Bat and Travelin Man Now they re struggling with the realities of adulthood in this powerfully honest story of unlikely fri

  • Title: Lonesome Town
  • Author: Tom Mendicino
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Charlie Beresford and Kevin KC Conroy came of age in Tom Mendicino s KC, At Bat and Travelin Man Now they re struggling with the realities of adulthood, in this powerfully honest story of unlikely friendship and enduring love.At twenty two, Charlie Beresford has a Dartmouth degree, an entry level radio job, and a hunch that he s already made one of the biggest mistakesCharlie Beresford and Kevin KC Conroy came of age in Tom Mendicino s KC, At Bat and Travelin Man Now they re struggling with the realities of adulthood, in this powerfully honest story of unlikely friendship and enduring love.At twenty two, Charlie Beresford has a Dartmouth degree, an entry level radio job, and a hunch that he s already made one of the biggest mistakes of his life It s no wonder his old high school crush, KC Conroy, is wary when they encounter each other again Five years ago, Charlie callously discarded him after they shared an intense adolescent affair.This KC is wiser and worldly than the aspiring baseball star Charlie used to idolize Back then, fame and success seemed a given Now KC is chasing his last chance to make it as a pro, playing with an independent minor league team But Charlie has changed too Time and distance have taught him what s worth fighting for, even when the odds are long and that the only thing worse than striking out might be never taking a chance at all.

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    About "Tom Mendicino"

      • Tom Mendicino

        Tom Mendicino is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina School of Law His forthcoming novel, The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter Kensington, September 2015 , is about a pair of motherless boys, the sons of an abusive immigrant from Italy, and the choices each makes to protect the other.His debut novel Probation Kensington was named a 2011 American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist He is also the author of the new adult novellas KC, at Bat, Travelin Man, and Lonesome Town, a trilogy following the relationship between a promising baseball player and a would be musician.


    303 Comments

    1. Please, make a note:Is this the third and last book in the trilogy IS NOT A STAND ALONE!Book#1 KC, at BatBook#2Travelin' ManBook#3Lonesome TownI would have given this book 10 starsIFNow I'm in a dilemma. To review this book without giving anything AWAY is both - simple and damn difficult. Simple because it is Tom Mendicino, and I LOOOOVE his writing, I LOOOOVE how he makes me feel, how he WRITES his characters and how I'm CONNECTED to them. BUT WHY FGS did he do it to me?! I was a good reader, I [...]


    2. The third part in the story of KC has left me happy, sad, hopeful, anxious, all at the same time. All this because Mendicino writes real slices of life which is a jumble of all those emotions in one slice.Writing this a couple of days after I've finished the book I find that what remains the most is my happiness at how KC turned out. He has become a man worthy of that name, a man who can stand up to be counted and I love that.(view spoiler)[ Maybe his third round with Charlie will succeed or not [...]


    3. "If it's meant to happen, it's going to happen."Astonishing trilogy. One of the best writers whose prose makes it impossible to stay unaffected. Especially this last book. Lonesome Town has left me breathless. Late at night, I couldn't even sleep after finishing this roller coaster, being grateful for such a gift, another chance, a hope for all the heartache. It was a painful journey but beautiful in its candour. If all YA were this realistic, this raw and all-consuming, I won't even need 'adult [...]


    4. I don’t know if my copy (ARC) is incomplete or it was really written that way…There are most scenes that I thought were missing. Lots of them are pretty good scenes and suddenly I’m in a different scene. That’s kinda suck if that the way it was laid out. *MC’s Corner*Note: Spoilers.• Story wise I think there’s a potential in there. It was really good. I liked it!Wit the writing style… I have no complaints there.• Romance… it was a lil bit short in that area.And I kinda wanted [...]


    5. This is the first book I've read by Tom Mendicino, but it has a similar feel to me of Rick R. Reed, Brent Hartinger, Brad Vance and Andrew Grey--in that it's a realistic story about a gay man in a straight world, but not necessarily a romance, per se. There are some sex scenes, but they are not particularly sexy, or even compelling. I have not read the previous book about Charlie and KC, but I didn't need to in order to enjoy this one. Charlie and KC were boyfriends in high school, but that's an [...]


    6. So this book is about Charlie who works for a sports radio station and KC who is a baseball player. Now I did really like where this story was going but the inner thoughts and the way Charlie talks was really odd and slightly confusing to be honest. The way he acted with KC too was very odd to me too. This is a slow burn between these two men and while I did like them together I just could not get over the way Charlie talked and acted it was just so odd. It was also just too confusing keeping up [...]


    7. I liked Lonesome Town enough that I just bought the author's Lambda Award winning Probation for my Kindle. That said, and adding the fact that I was never bored with Lonesome Town--and knowing, as a writer myself, that merely not boring readers isn't as easy as it sounds--I felt Lonesome Town lacked full development, almost as though the author didn't finish work on it. I'd like to know the characters more intimately, the way I know Richard Russo's characters, and hope for this with the characte [...]


    8. This is the first book that I'm reading by this author. So I had no clue what I was going to be in for or what to expect.Right from the beginning I had a hard time getting into this book. It was very hard to follow and it was pretty confusing.I'm in no way a hard core spots fan. When I'm sitting in the car with my husband and he turns the radio on to the sports channel. I get all bent out of shape that I have to be forced to listen to it. LOLSo Reading about it is pretty hard too. Well I should [...]


    9. Lonesome TownM/M3 1/2 starsI received this book from Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.This was my first book by Tom Mendicino, I realize this was also the third book in the series, though I'm not sure that I needed to read them before this book. I was very confused by this book, it seemed to be all over the place. Started out with lots if baseball stuff, (which I know nothing about) so I think that was part of my problem. I didn't get Charlie most of the time, I didn't care f [...]


    10. In Queue*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by JLoves2Read from Alpha Book Cluband Gay Book Reviews


    11. Oh, I wanted this book to be longer-I wanted more of this fascinating story! Simply written, authentic characters, real situations, just a lovely storybut it was over too soon!



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