Leave Out the Tragic Parts: A Grandfather's Search for a Boy Lost to Addiction by Dave Kindred
The author is an award-winning, retired sports writer. This book is about his grandson who develops an addiction to alcohol. The grandson spends years traveling to nowhere and everywhere by hopping freight trains. The family waits to hear from him sporadically; grandfather yearns to help his grandson and guide him out of the addiction.
This book was very sad. I found it difficult reading due to the sad nature of the true story.
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