When 9-year-old Tom Serafino’s twin sister suffers a debilitating brain injury, a police investigation implicates his playmate Mario’s uncle, an immigrant transient worker known as Shoe. Innocent of the crime but burdened by his own childhood tragedy, Shoe takes the blame for what is in fact an accident caused by his young nephew, ensuring Mario’s chance at a future publicly unscarred. Library Journal gave Apology a starred review, calling it a “hauntingly poetic first novel about mistakes, love, and sacrifice. …Reminiscent of Alessandro Baricco’s SILK, this novel will appeal to lovers of literary fiction.”
Milkweed Editions, June 2013
This student resource explores the evolving news coverage of the American government and the U.S. president, and its influential power over the political attitudes of an increasingly connected world.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, August 2013