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Bats in the Boathouse Press reviews 'Bowling for Christmas'

by Jerry Woolpy

"The Preacher," one of Mark Dvorak's nicknames from his intriguing past, pitches a perfect game of stories and rhyme, in his recent book, "Bowling for Christmas and Other Tales from the Road." 

In a collection of twenty-five vignettes, mostly less than six pages, Mark shares intimate impressions of experiences in a way that puts you inside the head of a minor league baseball player, folksinger, and visitor to Lead Belly's gravesite, with much of the accompanying emotional and sensory feelings. You will even see what it might be like to play a concert at a nursing home on Christmas Eve, or try to catch a sinking line drive to your left. …

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