Sunday, May 03, 2009

Shame by Greg Garrett

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


David C. Cook (May 2009)


Greg Garrett


Greg Garrett has published newspaper and magazine features, short stories, personal and critical essays, reviews, encyclopedia articles, novels, a memoir, and books of nonfiction during his thirty-year writing career.

Author of the critically acclaimed novels Free Bird (chosen by Publishers Weekly and the Rocky Mountain News [Denver] as one of the best first novels of 2002) and Cycling, as well as the nonfiction books The Gospel Reloaded (with Chris Seay), Holy Superheroes!, the spiritual autobiography Crossing Myself, The Gospel According to Hollywood, and the forthcoming Stories from the Edge, Dr. Garrett is a past winner of the Pirate's Alley William Faulkner Prize for Fiction, and a regional CASE gold medalist for nonfiction.

He was elected to the Texas Institute of Letters in 2005 for his lifetime literary achievements. Professor of English at Baylor University, Dr. Garrett was named the Outstanding Baylor Faculty Member for 1994 by the Baylor Student Congress, and received the university administration's outstanding professor award in 1996. He received his Ph.D. in English from Oklahoma State University, and recently completed the M.Div. at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, where he lives, writes, and serves as a lay preacher at St. David's Episcopal Church.


It's hard to appreciate the life you have when you're wondering about the one you might have had.

John Tilden's glory days are far behind him, and now it seems like all he has is the monotony of everyday living. He certainly thought there'd be more to it than his ramshackle Oklahoma farm and a mundane job coaching basketball at his old high school. He questions his fatherhood skills too: His oldest son won't speak to him, his younger son wants to quit the basketball team, and now his daughter wants to go out on dates. He loves his wife, but the marriage has settled into complacency.

With John's twentieth high school reunion approaching, he has agreed to play in an exhibition game with the old championship team. And his ex-girlfriend's back in town, newly single. What might have been now seems closer than ever.

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Alexis at Ramblings From Life
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camille at There is a season
Carolyn at Serenity
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christa at Fairfield Corner Academy
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at Comfort Joy Designs
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jim B. at The Bedford Review
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Kristy at I Need To Read
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Lisa at Musings
Lori at Noggin Bits
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Sally at Welcome To Sally
Sunny at That Book Addiction
Susan at New Every Morning
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tiffany at Snapshots Of Life
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife


Michelle K said...

I posted, funny I don't remember receiving this book?

Nora St. Laurent said...

I posted and pinged even through I didn't sign up for this. This book looks good. :D

Anonymous said...

i'm up!

Adam Blumer said...

No physical book=no read=no review. At least I have the book info posted, but Technorati seems to be on the blink. I'm unable to ping, but I'll try again later.

Susan Stitch said...

Posted. Technorati still having problems -- will try to ping again later.

Jim Thompson said...

I post-ed and would have ping-ed if the ping weren't brok-ed.

Andi said...

I've posted, yet Technorati is still having problems. I'll try pinging again later.

April Erwin said...

mine's up

Michelle said...


Rulan said...
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Rulan said...

Posted, but the ping didn't work.

Nessa said...

I too posted but couldn't ping.

Kelly Klepfer said...

Posted a review etc at Dregs and Novel Reviews. Hated the pdf file but was sucked in by the writing and story.

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted & pinged!

Brittanie said...


Andrea said...


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Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

Posted and recieved the PDF file!

Jenny said...

Posting momentarily - running a slight bit behind this week.

I didn't download the file - just read it straight off the internet. First time for wasn't too bad, but I still love the feel of a book in my hands. *g*

Jasmine said...

Posted. No book yet!

CeeCee said...

Posted. Not happy with PDF files.

Margie Vawter said...


Kim said...

Up with a review
Window To My World

Margie Vawter said...

Posted with a partial review

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