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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.
"A remarkable treasure--often wistful and hilarious at once . . . Smart, wry, and just this side of insane."
--The Washington Post Book World
"In territory long ago staked out by Garrison Keillor, [The Sweetheart Season] reads like the best of Lake Wobegon and then some. . . . Irina Doyle of Magrit worked in a test kitchen of Margaret Mill, a breakfast-cereal maker. . . . Of the Magrit men who went off to war, two were killed and the rest 'married Filipino or Italian girls or went to college on the G.I. Bill and were never going to be mill workers or marry mill workers again.' The women at the mill decide to form a traveling baseball team as a way to meet new men."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer