Summers Run: An American Boyhood by James Cotton
Approx. 87,280 words.
Published on March 1, 2010.
Claude Kinkade moves to the family farm and with his cousin Nathean Summers, helps form a Little League team for the local farm boys. Nathe is a film star from the 50s-60s and becomes the father figure Claude desperately seeks. Claude's mother Daisy, however, is launching her singing career in Las Vegas and expects Claude to join her. Whose wisdom will decide his future, Daisy's or Summers' Run?