The 27th Mile
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Your purchase of The 27th Mile helps support charities in memory of the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
The 27th Mile is dedicated to everyone who loves running or runners—first and foremost to those who were killed or injured at the marathon, but also to the people who, even as they eat dinner with their family, put in another eight hours at work, or sit and read this book, have already planned when they’ll go out for their next run.
Within this book, you’ll find stories that extol the spirit that first got us out on the roads to run, that brought us to Boston on a sunny spring day, and that will bring us back to Hopkinton next year, and in the years that follow. It's the spirit we celebrate every time we go for a run, whatever the distance.
The 27th Mile includes a mix of fiction and non-fiction contributed by a wide range of talented writers who run. They're marathon champions and weekend warriors, ultramarathon racers and fitness joggers, running magazine pros and bloggers, best-selling novelists and indie publishing standouts - well, take a look for yourself:
Amby Burfoot, Ben Tanzer, Caryl Haddock, Chris Cooper, Chris Russell, Cristina Negrón, Grace Butcher, Hal Higdon, Jason Fisk, Jeff Galloway, Jesse Parent, Joe Henderson, Julie Greicius, Kathrine Switzer, Lawrence Block, Lorraine Moller, Mark Remy, Perry Romanowski, Ray Charbonneau, Ray Sespaniak, RJ Walker, Vanessa Runs, Willy Palomo
I have read all of Ray's books (so far...) and really enjoyed them. I'm a huge Boston fan, between the Marathon and the Red Sox, and was shocked and angered with everyone else. Any effort that puts the terrible event behind us and supports those that were supporting runners that fateful morning is worthy. I really enjoyed "Something to run for". Thanks for putting this together, Ray.