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The sequel to Reichold Street, that was a 2012 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner, One Way Street lives up to this author’s talent. In One Way Street, Ronald Herron continues the journey of Paul Barrett and the friends that grew up with him. We first met Paul on Reichold Street in 1962 and now we continue to experience him growing up and missing the old neighbourhood less and less. It starts fading into a memory until old friends draw him back. The impact his visits bring to his future decisions is heartbreaking in ways that you wouldn’t more 

Book By Author:  Ronald L. Herron

 Young Adult
 1475106238 9781475106237
 Self-published using CreateSpace

A new kid in the neighborhood. Family dysfunction. Murder, suicide, madness and war.

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 story set in a working-class American neighborhood in the turbulent Vietnam era of the 1960's.

An everyday place where neighborhood boys routinely play baseball in the street, but also a place where, with just one new arrival, they all discover the sometimes violent realities of life. 

Albert Parker and arrives on Reichold Street, bringing with him the emotional scars of early parental loss, and all the aggressive attitude a dysfunctional and abusive step-father can create.

His struggle to find a way to cope with the many tribulations in his young life, and the stories of the neighborhood around him as he tries, create a fast-paced and powerful story about friendship, love and loss.

You'll find all that, and more, in the 2012 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner, REICHOLD STREET, by R.L. Herron.

A novel Kirkus Reviews called "Skillfully written and emotionally charged" REICHOLD STREET comes to life on the pages and you become a part of it; from the group's coming-of-age to the searing tragedy, yet remarkable redemption of war.



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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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Ronald Herron Author:  Ronald L. Herron


A member of the National Writers Association, Michigan Writers and The Academy of American Poets, Ron once worked for some of the world's largest ad agencies and enjoyed a career with a major Fortune 10 company. 


His debut novel, REICHOLD STREET, was selected as a 2012 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner that Kirkus Reviews called "Skillfully written and emotionally charged."


His short story collection, ZEBULON, was a 2013 Readers Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Young Adult Fantasy genre. Ron has also written a well-received general-fiction short story collection, TINKER.


In 2014 he published ONE WAY STREET, the sequel to his first novel, which debuted to a Readers Favorite 5-Star Review.


All of his books are available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You will also find "Reichold Street" and "One Way Street" on the Apple i-Bookstore.


An avid reader, Ron admits to an eclectic taste that leans toward fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction and well-written suspense thrillers. He listens to a wide range of music, with his taste heavily favoring classic, bluesy-rock.


Although he admits he hates the winters there, he still lives and writes in Michigan with his lovely wife, an ugly mortgage and one very large cat.