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And now for another great book about friendship, that may require Kleenex too!
Welcome to Quinn, Montana, population: 956. A town where nearly all of the volunteer firemen are named Jim, where The Dirty Shame—the only bar in town—refuses to serve mixed drinks (too much work), where the locals hate the newcomers (then again, they hate the locals, too), and where the town softball team has never even come close to having a winning season. Until now.
Rachel Flood has snuck back into town after leaving behind a trail of chaos nine years prior. She’s here to make amends, but nobody wants to hear it, especially her mother, Laverna. But with the help of a local boy named Jake and a little soul-searching, she just might make things right.
Friendship can come in many forms, and sometimes it can surprise us.
In this book Rachel finds friends in the unlikeliest of places, renews old friendships and forges a new one with her mother, amid trauma and drama, and the very true to life in a small town, that is this tale. But she isn't the only ones, the entire women's softball team forges new friendships and bonds over the course of their season, as do their hard core fans. this is a tale of repressed feelings, doing what is right and standing up for those in need. It is a tale that will make you laugh, then cry, then scream when you know what is coming toward the end (much like a freight train bearing down on a car on the tracks, the reader can feel it in their bones, but it is still very much of a shock). But friendships get them all through and onto a new beginning, that just might offer more hope than before.
This is another Spring book, NOT to be missed!
Read an excerpt HERE.
About the Author:
Richard Fifield earned his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in upstate New York. For the past twenty years he has worked as a social worker for adults with intellectual disabilities, while volunteering as a creative writing teacher in Missoula, Montana.Check out his website for more info.