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J. Conrad Guest's Books

Jan.10.2014
Gail had been Alex Krol’s girl since high school. She fell for him before she learned that he risked his life on dirt tracks during the summer months to the delight of the fans who paid to see cars crash—the more spectacular the wreck, the taller they stood on their toes and craned their necks to see the carnage. When Alex makes his dream to drive in the Indy 500 come true and he...
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Apr.06.2013
At the beginning of this visionary tale, the unnamed protagonist has just died. By the time the reader is inexorably drawn to the conclusion of A Retrospect in Death, the only uncovered fact about the narrator, who could be any man or every man, is his name. Reviewing his life with his higher self - his connection to the Creator - its joyous...
January's Thaw
Jan.12.2012
Many people obsess over their past, but no one more than I. Perchance it’s because, as a man out of time, I left behind so much of it unlived. If that makes little sense, consider that I’m a time traveler. Although the backdrop for my story is time travel and alternate realities, the underlying theme is a more human one—of love lost, another love found only to be lost, and of a...
Dec.01.2010
Imagine an alternate history in which the United States fails to enter World War II in time to help the Allies defeat the Tripartite before Germany becomes too strong to defeat. Imagine a future in which Germany has perfected genetic engineering and is systematically eradicating whole nations in an effort to secure the empire Hitler vowed would last a thousand years; a future in...
Backstop: A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings
Jan.01.2010
You know Backstop. He plays the catcher’s position for any team in any city in America with a major league ball club. You cheer him when he delivers, and boo him when he doesn’t. Told in his own words during the seventh game of the World Series, Backstop chronicles his rookie season, takes the reader to Chicago, where he finds romance, and reveals the heartbreak he endured in the...
Sep.06.2002
Robert Porter is enjoying the fruits of success: a best-selling detective novel featuring a hard-nosed detective circa 1947 named Joe January, and a lucrative contract for the sequel. But his world comes crashing down around him when he witnesses his wife’s infidelity. As Porter sinks into a morass of grief over her abandonment, only one person can help him regain his self-esteem...