Squirrel Hill author James Rosenberg has released a new novel. Titled “The Jersey,” Rosenberg’s work takes place in present-day Pittsburgh and explores personal grief and the overcoming of unexpected loss, as Dan West, the text’s main character, navigates between coaching his son’s youth soccer team and aiding a longtime friend in business.
Although tragedy upends West’s life and his ability to smoothly chart aforementioned waters, West endeavors to rectify all.
“The story initially started as an essay I wrote for fun about my son and his real-life experience as a 9-year-old playing on an all-star baseball team,” said Rosenberg in a statement. “It evolved into a nightly recitation with my kids during their bedtime routine.”
“The Jersey” is a departure from Rosenberg’s previous literary efforts, as last year the Taylor Allderdice High School and University of Pittsburgh School of Law graduate released his debut novel, “Legal Reserves.” The latter is now a No. 1 bestseller in the litigation category on Amazon.com. pjc