About Chin Music
Paperback: 324 pages
In baseball, “chin music” is a 95 mile-per-hour fastball thrown at a hitter’s chin. It presents two possibilities—disrupting a batter’s concentration or hitting him in the head. As a metaphor in life, chin music is that split second—a phone call in the middle of the night or a visit to the doctor—when our lives are irrevocably changed and our destinies are forever altered.
For Lee Edelstein, CHIN MUSIC is the title of his new novel to be released straight into the spring training season in March 2013. CHIN MUSIC is a warm-hearted salute to the game of baseball; the kids who dream of being in the majors; the collectors who hold onto their jerseys, hats, and cards; and a storytelling tradition that springs from the lore surrounding the greatest ballplayer of all – Babe Ruth.
CHIN MUSIC opens in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is 1926 and the New York Yankees have begun spring training. Their famous star player, Babe Ruth, nonchalantly walks into a barbershop for a haircut and a shave, and Zel, a female barber (rare for those times), becomes Ruth’s favorite. As the season goes on, their friendship deepens.
Flash forward to Jupiter, Florida. It is now 2013 and Ryan Buck, a high school senior and talented athlete, is weighed down with guilt and the nightmare that has haunted him for the past two years. After the horrific car accident that maimed his brother and killed his father, his mother, Susan, is forced to consider selling the valuable Babe Ruth artifacts that have been in her family for five generations. But a chance meeting with a retired baseball memorabilia collector leads to a close friendship that provides the support Susan needs to investigate a secret that has plagued her family for as long as she can remember.
CHIN MUSIC is a great story about family, secrets, and the childhood dream of making it in baseball while offering an intriguing plot that begs the question: What if?. Readers who loved The Blindside, The Natural and/or Rudy will enjoy reading CHIN MUSIC—a novel with strong characters that will leave you guessing until the very end.
Chin Music is a deftly plotted, resonant story about the secrets that bind families and threaten to tear them apart. You don’t need to be a lover of baseball to enjoy this riveting read, but even the most die-hard fans will see their beloved Babe Ruth in a new and surprising way. –Jennifer Miller, author of The Year of the Gadfly
Learn more at www.chinmusicthenovel.com.
Lee Edelstein was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where his love of baseball was kindled by his Dad, an ardent Dodger fan. After a successful business career, Lee resolved to pursue a lifelong passion for writing. CHIN MUSIC is his first novel.
Lee Edelstein’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, March 4th: Seaside Book Nook
Tuesday, March 5th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Wednesday, March 6th: Fiction Addict – guest post
Wednesday, March 6th: Fiction Addict
Thursday, March 7th: Book Chase
Monday, March 11th: Teena in Toronto
Thursday, March 14th: Books a la Mode – guest post/giveaway
Monday, March 18th: Padre Steve’s World
Wednesday, March 20th: Dad of Divas’ Reviews
Thursday, March 21st: WV Stitcher
Monday, March 25th: Sweet Southern Home
Tuesday, March 26th: Teach Mentor Texts
Thursday, March 28th: Teach Mentor Texts – guest post