Fr. Tom Series Book Two
What can a black teen from the gang-controlled South End projects of Boston and a seventy-year-old curmudgeonly Italian man, who has given up on life, have in common? Jamiel Russell and Gus Busbi live in the same house but they’ve never met. They both would have just assumed it stayed that way, but life often has more in store for us than we plan for. This award-winning Catholic novel is the second story in the neighborhood of St. Francis Parish and shows the power of relationships, love, and forgiveness.
FINALIST in the 2021 IAN Book Awards for Christian/Religious Fiction!
WINNER – 2023 ICBA Young Adult Christian Fiction
This is one of the best contemporary stories I have read in a few years. There is not as much philosophy, theology, and depth of conversation as the first volume. But in some ways, it deals with even heavier matters. The story is deeply moving. And the story will make you think. You will find yourself reflecting on your own life, areas you need to work on, areas you need to improve. And maybe even some old things you need to let go. The beginning of the description of the book muses: “What can a black teen from the gang-controlled South End projects of Boston and a seventy-year-old curmudgeonly Italian man, who has given up on life, have in common?” And the answer as might surprise you is, a lot more than you might imagine. But to find out what, you will need to read the book. It is an excellent read and I highly recommend it. But I will warn you, it is a novel that will leave an impact. It is not fluff just to pass the time. However, it is well worth it! A great read in what I hope will be a long series. Steven McEvoy, Book Reviews and More
Jim Sano is a man on a mission to remind us of the importance of fathers in society. Gus Busbi is a moving story that was hard to put down. An insight into the culture of inner-city youths, it shows the repercussions of our choices and the necessity of forgiveness. Kelly Guest