We’re all aware of the contributions that the labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez has made in our world, and the spirit of his movement has again risen forth in the timely new historical fiction novel, “The Road to Delano”. In it, author John DeSimone introduces us to Jack Duncan, who dreams of playing college baseball and leaving behind the political turmoil of the agricultural town Delano. But, as we discover in this gripping story, that might not be possible.
An adjunct professor with an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University, John DeSimone is a published writer, novelist, and teacher whose recent co-authored books include “Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan” (Little A Publishers), and “Courage to Say No” by Dr. Raana Mahmood, about her struggles against sexual exploitation as a female physician in Karachi. His novel “Leonardo’s Chair” was released in 2005. In 2012, he won the prestigious Norman Mailer Fellowship to complete “Road to Delano”.