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by Allison Pittman

Genre: Inspirational, Historical Romance

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Pittman tells a story of rebirth and redemption while weaving together the lives of some unlikely friends. Her brilliance as an author shines as her quirky characters mesh with their down-home cooking and their ability to embrace inclusion. This is a quick read with a huge message.

It's 1905, and the Chicago Cubs are banking on superstar Donald "Duke" Dennison to help them win the pennant. Only one thing stands between Duke and a very well-paid contract: alcohol. That's when sportswriter David Voyant whisks Duke to the small town
of Picksville, Mo., so he can sober up
in anonymity. Morris, a 12-year-old African-American boy, has one dream: to break away from Picksville. When Duke discovers his talent for throwing a baseball, Morris might just have found his way out. (MULTNOMAH, Apr., 352 pp., $13.99)

Reviewed By: Lindy J. Swanson

Publisher: MULTNOMAH

Published: April 2009

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