"RUNNING FOR THE 2:10"
The cover of the book calls these stories but really they are more poetry in prose form. Tightly written vignettes that pack a wallop. Many are centered around childhood memories: events, large and small, that represented emotional milestones. The book culminates with the stories of the deaths of both of the author's parents, first one, then the other. It is fitting that this should be the finale of the book as, no matter how old you are, when your parents die, so does your childhood. Touching, accessible, bittersweet, and relatable, Running for the 2:10 is a great contribution to literature."