Perfect holiday gift for Cub fans

For the holiday season I thought I'd summarize the reviews my book, Called Out: A novel of base ball and America in 1908, has received. This would be a shameless attempt to convince you to buy a signed copy of the book as a gift. It's very easy and only costs $15.95 (cheap) plus tax and shipping. The details are below.

But first, on to the reviews.

CALLED OUT on display at The Book Cellar, Lincoln Square, Chicago

CALLED OUT on display at The Book Cellar, Lincoln Square, Chicago

David Steven Rappoport writing in Windy City Reviews:

"Let us doff our baseball caps to Floyd Sullivan, for he has written an almost perfect historical novel. It is the best novel I have reviewed ..."

Read the entire review by clicking here.

Brian Johnston writing in Public Libraries Online:

"Called Out is a great read for baseball fans, but I would recommend it to anyone interested in historical fiction."

Read the entire review by clicking here.

Journalist Patrick T. Reardon writing in his book review blog:

"... a crackerjack job of weaving together many strands to provide a nuanced look at base ball and at America of more than a century ago."

Read the entire review by clicking here.

Note: Mr. Reardon was a longtime reporter for the Chicago Tribune and remains a frequent contributor. Read more about his many accomplishments by clicking here.

Barbara Gregorich, bestselling author of She's On First, writing in Goodreads:

"I cared about the characters in the story, and I cared about their personal outcomes as well as the outcomes for major league baseball. Called Out is a a book I’m glad I read, and I recommend it to others ..."

Read the entire review by clicking here.

Rabia Tanveer writing in Readers' Favorite:

"Intriguing, intense and action packed, Called Out is a fast paced novel that is built on solid characters and an amazing story line. The story and the plot lines are very well-constructed and the characters are well-rounded ... Brilliant, and a fun read."

Read the entire review by clicking here.

But enough already! I can tell you that as these have been published, it's been a very gratifying experience.

So if you'd like to buy a signed copy as a gift, or for yourself, here's all you need to do.

1. Click on the link to my book's page on The Book Cellar site below. Add Called Out to your "cart."

2. On the checkout page, scroll down to the message window and request a signed copy, and even a special dedication to the gift recipient if you so desire.

3. Complete the purchase.Your book, or books (!) will arrive in 3 to 5 days.

The system works. It's been done by many happy readers! Happy with the service, and then happy with the book!! If they are out of stock they will order more quickly and ask me to stop by the store to sign the new copies. I've done this several times already. (The Book Cellar is in my neighborhood, and 2016 World Series MVP Ben Zobrist's neighborhood, too. Did I tell you he lives about 5 blocks away?!)

Here's the link:  http://www.bookcellarinc.com/book/9781937484514

If you would like to purchase a signed copy in person, visit The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, Chicago. 4736 N. Lincoln, if you live in the city, especially on the North Side.

If you live in the western suburbs, visit Centuries and Sleuths bookstore at 7419 Madison in Forest Park. Say hi to Augie and ask for a signed copy!

Happy Holidays!

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