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A charming story about the wonder of childhood dreams and first love.
Owen Cross grew up loving the game of baseball and a girl named Micky Dullahan. He leaves his southern town and goes to college with dreams of the major leagues and a longing for Micky back home. Owen grew up in a middle-class home and she grew up in a troubled Shantytown. He loved her from the first time they met.
Years later he leaves her for the dugouts and the autographs, but their days together follow him. When he finally returns home, he discovers that even peace comes at a cost and that it is often hardest to say things to the ones we love the most. Now he’s counting on her love to save him.
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
|Publication Date: 2018|
"This is a powerful story of grief, love, forgiveness, and holy mystery, and I loved it. Billy Coffey is a master storyteller." Lauren Denton, USA Today bestselling author of The Hideaway
Owen Cross grew up with two loves: one a game, the other a girl. One of his loves ruined him. Now hes counting on the other to save him.
Owen Crosss father is a hard man, proud in his brokenness, who wants nothing more than for Owen to succeed where he failed. With his innate talents and his fathers firm hand guiding him, Owen goes to college with dreams of the major leaguesand an emptiness full of a girl named Micky Dullahan.
Owen loved Micky from the first time they met on the hill between their two worlds: his middle-class home and her troubled Shantytown. Years later he leaves her for the dugouts and the autographs, but their days together follow him. When he finally returns home, he discovers that even peace comes at a cost. And that the hardest things to say are to the ones we love the most.
From bestselling author Billy Coffey comes a haunting story of small-town love, blinding ambition, and the risk of giving it all for one last chance.
"In one evening, a single baseball game, Coffey invites us into a lifetime. With lyrical prose and aching description we join Owen Cross on a journey of love, loss, faith, the unexpectedand Americas favorite pastime." Katherine Reay, author of Dear Mr. Knightley and The Austen Escape
'Steal Away Home's blend of magical realism, baseball, and Southern flavor will pull readers in and keep them engaged through the very last inning.'
'This rich and masterful tale is touched by the miraculous and is cleverly delivered as the first-person recollections of a seasoned catcher. Fans of America's favorite pastime will enjoy this book from page one. As the main character's memories crowd in between the third and fourth inning, there is a universal and undeniable draw to the complexities of growing up and chasing a dream or love. Coffey has composed an incredible literary journey of life, faith, love and baseball.'