About the author:
Wanda Fischer has loved baseball since she was eight years old. She's parlayed that into her first novel, which is not necessarily about her favorite team, the Boston Red Sox. When she's not writing, she's listening to folk music for her show on WAMC public radio, "The Hudson River Sampler," which she's done since 1982.
Photo by Franco Vogt
by Wanda Adams Fischer
Size: 6x9 / 260 pages
Paperback / $16.95
They were all stars in their hometowns. Then they were drafted to play minor league ball, thinking it would be an easy ride to playing in the big time. Little did they know that they’d be vying for a spot with every other talented kid who aspired to play professional baseball. Young, inexperienced, immature, and without the support of their families and friends, they’re often faced with split-second decisions. Not always on the baseball diamond.
Listen to Wanda talk with Joe Donahue, host of WAMC's "Roundtable," about her book here.
"Wanda’s writing reflects her life-long love affair with the game of baseball. Her characters bring to mind players I can remember following as they worked their way up through the minor leagues. Some of them seem like they could very well step off the pages of her book, straight into one of my songs. There is a realism to this work of fiction that clearly demonstrates the depth of knowledge Wanda has for the game."