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Sweetheart Seasonby Karen Joy Fowler
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It's 1947 and optimism governs the land, nowhere more so than in Magrit, a bucolic mill town devoted to the manufacture of breakfast cereal and housewifely advice. But there is one hitch: none of the boys who left for war will come home. For the girls who never left, love seems unlikely — until the mill owner decides to form an all-girl baseball team and put it on the road. The Sweetheart Season is their story. But is it?
Told many years later by a team member's grown daughter, this is an attempt by a child of the suspicious '60s to understand the romance of her mother's era, when happy endings were guaranteed and goodness ruled the land...or so she's been told.
As a rebellious daughter of the sixties recalls the year her mother played baseball in 1947, two luminous stories begin to unfold in America's heartland, one lived and one imagined...
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