"A great baseball story." — USA Today
"Ball Four with a lot more heart." — Guys Lit Wire
"This complex and compelling novel unfolds a 23-year journey of a divorced father and son shaped by the world of professional baseball and family conflict. It's the stuff of real life — love, ambition, pride, mistakes, sacrifice and the long road back to forgiveness and reconciliation. It's a great read."
— Isolina Ricci, author, Mom's House Dad's House books
"A star of a novel." — The Times-Picayune
“Jeff Gillenkirk's accomplishment in Home, Away is that he has provided a very entertaining and colorful framework in which to explore with real depth what makes us all tick.” — Don Hazen, Alternet
"Gillenkirk possesses solid skill as a novelist. A touching ... gripping tale." Dorothy Seymour Mills, New York Journal of Books
"With insight and precision, Jeff Gillenkirk takes us into two worlds: that of professional baseball and that of fathers and sons. The territory he explores is tricky and dark, but Gillenkirk keeps taking us deeper — until we discover the devastating truth at the center of Home, Away."
— Jeremy Adam Smith, author of The Daddy Shift
“This book dramatically portrays the revolution going on in American parenting today — more fathers putting their hearts and bodies as much into family life as work and career. This is huge, with huge consequences for parents and children, as Home, Away vividly shows.”
– Deborah Cooper, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
“Custody battles, alcohol and drug problems, run-ins with the cops, raw emotions ... the stuff that real divorced parents deal with on a regular basis with children is what holds this poignant story together. Deep down, this book works.”
– Tom Hoffarth, LA Daily News
"Jeff Gillenkirk has vividly captured the turbulence of a separating family. As we experience the characters stumbling through their difficulties, there is cause for hope and optimism at the end. Home, Away has an important and timely message for both children and parents going through divorce."
— Claire Barnes, Executive Director, Kids’ Turn, San Francisco