The last sewer ball

gRAND PRIZE WINNER
NEW YORK BOOK FESTIVAL



"Masterful...a novel true New Yorkers must read."- NY Book Festival Judges

"A gritty, memory-laden, heart-warming story that imprints itself upon the mind, long after the final page is read."--Bookend Chronicles

"...A vivid sense of place and a nice period feel... the ending is fittingly sweet and conclusive."-- Booklist

"...This is a novel that will be warmly nostalgic for NYC natives, but also touching to anyone who had that special group of friends who faced the craziness of growing up together."-Foreword Reviews

"I never could have imagined the last 20 pages of this book! For me, those pages made all of the previous words secondary. Here was the story--the Hallelujah! moment during a great sermon... The Ahhhh! moment during somebody's birthday or baby shower party when something perfect is unwrapped... Or, that moment when you realize that all things are possible... Experience The Last Sewer Ball by Steven Schindler."-- Book Readers Heaven

"The way Schindler writes about his character's experiences and their growth from primary school through high school, is something that every reader can relate to. Readers won't be able to stop following along with Vinny to find out what really happened to Whitey." -- Examiner.com

"This book is on my treasure shelf... my top ten list of the year... and life."
-- Life Changes Blog







Back by popular demand! More than ten years after the publication of Steven Schindler's cult classic novel, SEWER BALLS, Whitey, Vinny and the rest of the kids from the block return in the "sort of sequel" follow-up, THE LAST SEWER BALL. What's a sewer ball? It's what you go after when you can't afford to buy a ball to play stickball with. Your best friend holds you by the ankles and lowers you upside down into the sewer manhole with a bent coat hanger so you can fish out balls that other kids were to lazy to go after. And believe me, he better be your very best friend! It all started on the stoops and playgrounds of the Bronx in the 1960s. Kids with more imagination than money grew up fast playing stickball, rocking to a new band called The Beatles, sneaking beers in the stands, and inventing make-out games like kiss-o-leveo. But as the years flew by, life on those Bronx streets went from being fun and games, to dead serious. You had to be strong to survive. Or really freakin' lucky. Follow Whitey and Vinny-- from then 'til now-- as secrets that simmered since childhood bubble to the surface and eventually explode when past and present collide with not so instant karma in THE LAST SEWER BALL



STEVEN SCHINDLER RECEIVES THE GRAND PRIZE AWARD AT THE NEW YORK BOOK FESTIVAL

FOR THE LAST SEWER BALL