Gus Busbi by Jim Sano
What can a black teen from the gang-controlled South End projects of Boston and a seventy-year-old curmudgeonly Italian man, who has given up on life, have in common? Jamiel Russell and Gus Busbi live in the same house but they’ve never met. They both would have just assumed it stayed that way, but life often has more in store for us than we plan for. This timely novel adults and young adults is the second story in the neighborhood of Father Tom’s St. Francis Parish and shows the power of mentorship, relationships, love, and forgiveness.