“When I knocked a guy down, there was no second part to the story.”
—St. Louis Cardinals and Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson
“Don’t Know Tough is southern gothic turned up to 11, written by a first-time author who knows the territory. Like . . .
“Winterland is a rich and powerful novel in which Rae Meadows displays her talents and her subtilty as she captures the essence of sport, the power of ambition, and the menacing ha
“readers visiting Beartown for the third time will not be upset that they get to spend a little more time with its residents.”
In the follow-up to their 2019 book I’m Not Dying with You Tonight, Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal bring us two teenage best friends, both on the competitive cheer squad.
“Almost everything about The King of Warsaw is gripping . . .”
“Nemens is a skilled writer who captures the many dramas and nuances of spring training.”
“The Dutch Maiden is a well-crafted gothic romantic story, with strong characters, set at a difficult time in Europe.”
“Gods of Wood and Stone [is] a very strong novel and powerful critique of contemporary life and culture.”
“For readers who savor stories of relationships, redemption, and transformation, the Backman oeuvre virtually demands binge-reading.”
This story, written in the voice of the manager of a minor-league team, sounds authentic because it opens by presenting events that could really happen, and describes characters that might have liv
Like many of today’s women players, Toni Stone grew up loving baseball and playing it every chance she got. And also like them, she often found it tough to get into the boys’ and men’s games.