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08-12-2010, 04:50 AM
*Once Upon a Fastball* (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00276HAJE/?tag=booksontheknob-20), by Bob Mitchell*Book Description*Your legacy is in the Attic.The words leap from the cryptic poem left for Harvard professor Seth Stein by his Papa Sol, the doting grandfather who vanished without a trace two years earlier. It was Papa Sol who instilled an unquenchable passion for baseball in Seths soul; it was Sol who also ignited Seths obsession with history, spinning fabulous tales of times and people long gone.Seth is still searching for answers to Papa Sols disappearance when the poem leads him to a scuffed, yellowed baseball resting in a box handmade by his grandfather. A single touch of the rough leather thrusts Seth through the swirling vortex of history onto the streets of 1950s Brooklyn, and then to the greatest baseball game ever played, the Bobby Thomson "Shot Heard 'Round the World" play-off classic. In this surreal, sepia-toned site of past glory, Seth begins a wondrous, life-changing odyssey to find the answers he so desperately seeks.Suspenseful, thought-provoking, funny, and poignant, this beautifully crafted novel is a joyous tribute to our inspiring and timeless national pastime, and a rare treasure for all those who love baseball.