Please recommend askDavid.com
   using these social sharing buttons:
David

Books:  

  

    

  book details  

  preview  

  books by Brian Kaufman  

   

 

Book: The Fat Lady's Low, Sad Song by Brian Kaufman

Book: The Fat Lady's Low, Sad Song by Brian Kaufman

categories: Book, Baseball, Community, Team, Minor Leagues, Women in Sports, Literary Fiction


share:


Brian Kaufman

about this book: I began writing The Fat Lady’s Low, Sad Song two decades ago. The idea of a female pitcher in the minor leagues intrigued me. I wanted to explore themes of team and community. And no sport lends itself to a study of deferred dreams like baseball.

The title comes from a quote, sometimes attributed to the great Yankee catcher, Yogi Berra. (“It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.”) I suspect that her song, like the story, has elements of both melancholy and triumph.

Courtney Morgan is a female knuckle-ball pitcher trying to break into professional baseball. Parker Westfall is an aging slugger with one last chance at a spot on a major-league roster.

They will surprise you.

“Refreshing and real. Read it and weep for all of us who love the game of baseball beyond reason.” –Jean Hastings Ardell, co-author, Making My Pitch: A Woman's Baseball Odyssey

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018
2018 PenCraft Award Winner/Literary Fiction
2019 Maxy Book Award Winner/Literary Fiction
2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist


preview: read a sample from this book

what to read next: if you read and liked this book...



Learn more about this book






This book on




Comments





Recommendations








Books:  

  







More Reviews

   • Book Review: Projecting X 2.0 - How to Forecast Baseball Player Performance by Mike Podhorzer
   • Book Review: The Pitcher by William Elliott Hazelgrove



  show list of all published reviews | subscribe to the feed


Home | Contact | Legal Notice | Impressum Book Promotion | Do you like askDavid.com? | Boost Your Karma

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.