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Waiting for Teddy Williams by Howard Frank Mosher
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Aug 22, 2011

it was ok
Read in August, 2011

I wanted to like this one more than I did. Mosher is a Vermont writer who has written about the Northeast Kingdom- the very rural and poor northeast portion of that state-in several great books. This novel is about a boy growing up there and his eventual path to the Boston Red Sox. However, the plot is so absurd that at some point one had to accept it as almost magic realism in order to reconcile it with reality. Nevertheless, some inexcusable editing problems (the star player's stats were completely unrealistic and the climax play in the book had a crucial and basic error of baseball involved) made it hard to excuse all the fun. That being said, Mosher writes well of summers in rural New England, and certainly made this native son a little nostalgic. Nevertheless, read Mosher's other books before jumping into this one.

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