Missing Pine Park
Neil R. Beller, Jr., author
Author Neil R. Beller Jr. uses his merry, yet mischievous memoirs to wrap you up in the warm blanket of his youth. The memories he paints a picture of aren’t sappy, wistful, or mushy though. They are bursting with chuckle-provoking antics and with humorous sentimentality that we can all relate to. Born and raised in the quiet suburb of Carney, Maryland in the ‘60s and ‘70s, this Baltimore native’s novel contains tales of growing up with a father who employs a stare-and-breathe method of discipline, an endearing, flaming red-headed mother who disciplines his antics in public and laughs at them in private, and a band of neighbors and friends who join Neil in his quirky misadventures. Allow him to transport you in the Way Back Machine to a time when simple fun was enjoyed by all. Take the “big blue bus” down memory lane to Missing Pine Park.