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Book website will be at http://www.chinmusicpress.com/homeaway local radio in San Francisco. Gillenkirk is an occasional contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle. Mailing to 1000s of members in Fathers and Families organization (http://www.fathersandfamilies.org)

About the Author

Jeff Gillenkirk is an author and journalist whose articles and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Parenting magazine, The Nation, Mother Jones, America, and other publications. His nonfiction book, Bitter Melon: Inside America's Last Rural All-Chinese Town, won the Commonwealth Club's Silver Medal award for best California history. In addition to his writing, Gillenkirk provides strategic communications support for community-based organizations in California and across the country. He lives in San Francisco with his son and extended family. Home, Away is his first novel.


"Gillenkirk possessed solid skill as a novelist...Not only does he excel in showing us the intensity and heartbreak of the father-son relationship when work and life conflict, he also pictures the world of baseball with authenticity." -New York Journal Of Books "Whether or not you like baseball, have been in a divorce or raised a child single-handedly, this is a fun and quick read that reflects the complexities of relationships, the ups and downs of life, and the necessary sacrifices that are often required of both men and women in the long journey of parenthood." -The Huffington Post "Custody battles, alcohol and drug problems, run-ins with the cops, raw emotions ... the stuff that real divorced parents deal with on a regular basis with children is what holds this poignant story together. Deep down, this book works."--Tom Hoffarth, LA Daily News "Home, Away by Jeff Gillenkirk is the perfect Fathers Day gift."-Kim Allen-Niesen, Bookstorepeople.com "One of summer's hot five reads." -The New Orleans Times-Picayune "A love story about a father, son, and baseball." -Fathers and Families

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