Perfect, Once Removed: When Baseball Was All the World to Me

Perfect, Once Removed: When Baseball Was All the World to Me

by Phillip Hoose

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"Disguised as a nostalgic, coming-of-age baseball memoir, this is a sly, spare meditation on the perils of childhood, the power of celebrity, the vagaries of human kindness, and how even tenuous family bonds can have a surprisingly steely impact."—Joe Pilla, Paperbacks Plus

In pitch-perfect prose, and with a gift for conveying the fears and dreams of a young boy's life, Phil Hoose recalls the magical year of 1956, when his cousin, Don Larsen, pitched a perfect game in the World Series, and the game of baseball helped him take root in a tough new town. Perfect, Once Removed is a wondrous ode to the glory of baseball and to growing up.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802716279
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 03/04/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.37(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Phillip Hoose is the author of Hoosiers: The Fabulous Basketball Life of Indiana, The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, and We Were There, Too. He lives in Portland, Maine, and still plays shortstop in his local softball league.

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