Books by John Manderino

BUT YOU SCARED ME THE MOST by John Manderino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"Clever fables about nightmares both real and imagined."
Maine-based writer Manderino (The H-Bomb and the Jesus Rock, 2010, etc.) plumbs the depth of domestic horror in these fleeting but beguiling stories about ghosts, murders, monsters, and madmen.Read full book review >
REASON FOR LEAVING by John Manderino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Pretty funny. Even funnier if you've been this route."
A feckless Chicagoan traces the amusing episodes in his moderately working life (circa 1961-79) and the steps that led to his many, many unscheduled departures. Read full book review >
THE MAN WHO ONCE PLAYED CATCH WITH NELLIE FOX by John Manderino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 1998

"Slight, meandering, and beer-soaked, Manderino's sunny second novel (Sam and His Brother Len, 1994) will have aging baseball fans believing that sandlot fellowship and a woman's tender love really can save men from cynicism, bad marriages, and dead-end dreams."
Loopy, bittersweet send-up of a boozing, over-the-hill suburban Chicago baseball team whose members can't get used to growing old. Read full book review >
SAM AND HIS BROTHER LEN by John Manderino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Not very bad, but not very good, either."
Two brothers come of age during the tumultuous 1960s in a ho- hum first novel. Read full book review >