“In the wonderful novel by John Heldon, he writes about a facility (The Ark) that was home to a college’s outstanding basketball team. The book evokes memories for me of the seventies, which aroused the pride I had as a resident of New Jersey. John brings these memories all back into focus.” Bill Raftery, CBS and ESPN commentator.
“Heldon’s debut novel…weaves a tale with overtones of “Field of Dreams” combined with “The Twilight Zone”….”ARK” keeps you on the edge of your seat with a story line that is artfully crafted and fast paced.” Kyle Keiderling, winner of “Best Sports Biography, 2011”
Top 100, sports fiction, Kindle edition, July, 2012. #46, sports fiction, Kindle edition, August, 2012. Top 100, sports fiction, Kindle edition, December 2012 “At the core of this novel is John’s compassion for the ghosts of the players, presented in a fascinating blend of past, and present…Ark holds a mirror up to our own lives and inspires us…to make a difference in the lives of others. While their glory days may have ended, ours and theirs may once again begin.” Amy, South Florida.
About the Author
John J. Heldon, Jr. is a retired entrepreneur. He grew up in New Jersey, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. He and his wife, Virginia, live in Marlboro. Ark is his first novel.