Never Back Down

In Ernest Hebert's autobiographical novel, Jack Landry, a promising high school baseball player from small-town New Hampshire, strives to live by one simple motto: Never back down, never institgate. At least, it seems like a simple motto. But life proves far more complicated in this uniquely American coming-of-age story.

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