You’ll find girls and women’s softball, it’s got little league, it shows what it’s like to be a major league prospect from the inside, and much more.
The book’s publishers take a new approach, making the book available for free reading online at their website, www.libertary.com, or you can buy a copy and read it the traditional way. It’s sort of like a ball game where you can go to the park and buy a ticket or find a TV and watch it for free. Either way, you’ll see the game in a bunch of different ways, some familiar, some new.
A guy tries to coach girl’s softball and comes up with innovative and surprising coaching methods along with the realization that age-old aphorisms may not be the best way to connect with 11-year old girls. Another guy recalls his decade long experience with a men’s softball team. He talks about the changes in the players’ lives and their story as a team, and finally discovers why he loves the game.
As the Major League playoffs loom just around the corner, excitement is building just as it does at every summer’s end. Now it’s worth taking some time to read Home Field to remember the magic of growing up with baseball, and how it was cultivated into a passion for the game.
It is filled with stories by renowned authors, two of whom (Timothy Egan and Sherman Alexie) are National Book Award winners. These marvelous stories will evoke the childhood feelings of wonder and mystery while capturing your attention.
Of course, not all memories of baseball are warm and happy. Lynda Barry shares the tale of a magical baseball glove laced with difficult memories of her father. Sherman Alexie talks about his love/hate relationship with baseball that serves as a passionate metaphor for his feelings about race, women, and identity.
Indeed, here is baseball without stats but full of life, played by local heroes and heroines on their home field.
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We are a small book publisher out of Seattle, WA. We take a novel approach to publishing by putting all of our book onto our website for anyone to read for free at www.libertary.com. Printed copy and Kindle copy also available.