Time to tell the truth. When I get a free book for signing up for a newsletter, I rarely read it. But I signed up for Black Rose Writing, and they offered this read. I read it because I am a baseball fan. Not one of those, knows all the stats kind of fan, but one of those I really enjoy the game – fans. As a kid, my dad would take me to see the Phillies at least once a summer and that started my love. Now, every summer finds me at a few games for our local Minor League because baseball should be experienced. This book took me right back to the hard seats, the smell of hot dogs and beer, where the audience can be just as interesting as the game. Where all the players may not look like star athletes, but if their heart is in the game, it shows.
For the main characters in this book, their hearts are in the game, and it shows. At a time when going to the game is not possible, or even watching it on TV – this book helped fill that void. So pick it up and read, you just might hear the crack of the bat too!
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Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2018
2019 Maxy Book Awards – Best Literary
Courtney Morgan is a female knuckle-ball pitcher trying to break into professional baseball. Parker Westfall is an aging slugger with one last chance at the ultimate carrot—a spot on a major-league roster. She’s gorgeous, and he’s having the season of his life. Together, they’ll try to change a losing team’s fortunes on their way to the big show. But when tragedy strikes, will their dreams still matter?
The Fat Lady’s Low, Sad Song is a novel about baseball, with a touch of romance, that portrays what it means to be part of a team and part of a community in the heartbreaking world of minor league ball.