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Book By Author:  R. L. Herron

 Young Adult
 1475106238 9781475106237
 Self-published using CreateSpace
The Award-Winning Young Adult Novel Everyone's Talking About! A Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner!
Imagine J.D. Salinger (Catcher in the Rye), William Golding (Lord of the Flies) and Stephen King (The Body) sitting down to write a fast-paced coming-of-age tale set in a working-class American neighborhood in the turbulent 1960's. 
A new kid arrives in the neighborhood, carrying the emotional scars of early parental loss, and all the aggressive attitude an alcoholic, schizophrenic stepfather can create. This is a powerful story that deals with the tough issues of bullying, family dysfunction, alcoholism, madness and war in the horrific Vietnam era.
Kirkus Reviews said "...the characters are bold, the plot twists surprising, and the point - that we never fully know a person or his or her story - heartbreakingly clear...Skillfully written and emotionally charged."
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Looking for something different? A unique read for all ages and perfect for any book club.


This is one of those books that makes you laugh, cry, reminisce, want to run into the novel to try and save the day and much more.  Reichold Street, by Ronald L. Herron is a must read for people of all ages.  The storyline is set in 1962 and written about a family who moved to Reichold Street, told from a number of character perspectives.  The author pointed out in the Prologue that the concept started out as short stories and morphed into a novel.  Herron created a smooth flow from story to story and, while doing so, created an intense depth of emotion that connected all of the characters.  The main characters, Albert and Paul are the focal point.  The stories revolve around the new family on the block and what transpired during the time that they lived there and the impact that time period had on the characters’ lives. The unique perspectives of the characters showed that we can all see the same thing and tell a completely different story. 

Reichold Street is an indie novel that you want everyone to hear about.  This book was read from start to finish, without putting it down.  My continued reflections about the stories, for days after, was what made the novel truly amazing.  It evoked conversation in everyone around with the question of, “Have you read this book?”  If they hadn’t, then a quick description and the comment “You have to read this!”  Book clubs need to pick this one up and continue the dialogue and discussion.  Don’t let this one slip under the radar!



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R. Herron Author:  R. L. Herron


He writes as R.L., but he's known to his friends as Ron. He once worked for some of the world's largest advertising agencies and enjoyed a public relations & marketing career with a major Fortune 10 company.

A prolific writer, he is a member of The National Writers Association, The Association of Independent Authors, Michigan Writers and The Academy of American Poets. His fiction has won numerous awards:

~ A 2012 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal for REICHOLD STREET, which Kirkus Reviews called "Skillfully written and emotionally charged." 

~ A 2013 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal for his story collection ZEBULON.

~ A 2014 Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review for his novel ONE WAY STREET.

~ Shelf Unbound selected his novel STREET LIGHT as one of the "100 Notable Books for 2015." 

~ A 2016 Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal for his novel, BLOOD LAKE, which was also selected by Shelf Unbound as one of the "100 Notable Books for 2016." In addition, BLOOD LAKE was a 2016 Foreword INDIE Book-of-the-Year Finalist.

All of Ron's books are available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

An avid reader, he admits to an eclectic taste that leans toward fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction and well-written suspense thrillers. His taste in music favors classic, bluesy-rock and, while he admits hating the winters in Michigan, he still lives and writes there with his lovely wife, an ugly mortgage and one very large cat.