Paying For Glory

Paying For Glory

Sue Carswell / Oct 28, 2020

Paying For Glory PAYING FOR GLORYBy Sue CarswellDid you enjoy reading The Notebook Field of Dreams The Natural or Tuesdays with Morrie or maybe even Brian s Song Sue Carswell has written a debut commercial novel

  • Title: Paying For Glory
  • Author: Sue Carswell
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  • PAYING FOR GLORYBy Sue CarswellDid you enjoy reading The Notebook, Field of Dreams, The Natural, or Tuesdays with Morrie, or maybe even Brian s Song Sue Carswell, has written a debut commercial novel, Paying for Glory, which incorporates themes from all of these books although her book is clearly original While baseball is integral to the story, Carswell s Paying for GlPAYING FOR GLORYBy Sue CarswellDid you enjoy reading The Notebook, Field of Dreams, The Natural, or Tuesdays with Morrie, or maybe even Brian s Song Sue Carswell, has written a debut commercial novel, Paying for Glory, which incorporates themes from all of these books although her book is clearly original While baseball is integral to the story, Carswell s Paying for Glory is not a baseball book In fact, the staunchest baseball widow will be engaged in the story of the parallel lives from Little League to the pros of two boys who grew up together while living very much apart It s a book about relationships and it s powerful Paying for Glory proves to be complicated than anyone could have predicted And it s a book about secrets, starting with the fact that the fledgling Little League program in New York City was funded by a demanding anonymous donor known only as F.K Watson Kirby Shaw III grew up with a platinum spoon in his mouth After the death of his mother when he was a baby, Kirby lived Fifth Avenue splendor, given every advantage his devoted father s wealth could provide Blessed with stunning good looks, Kirby also was the consummate athlete whose powerful swing of the bat earned him the nickname the Boomer before he aged out of the Peewees From the time his dad taught him how to swing a bat, he used custom made Marquis Slugger bats, manufactured exclusively for him in Argentina, in a factory Watson owned for that sole purpose Kirby was signed by the Yankees right out of prep school and his star soared However, after only five years, he walked away from the game into a life of anonymity He was only 23 And that s where the unimaginable twists and turns of this book really begin No one ever saw or spoke to him again, despite the cloud of controversy that hovered over the sport On the other hand, Dexter Bradford was raised in foster care after a lifetime of cringing as his abusive step father savagely beat his mother Hardly to the manor born Nevertheless, like Kirby, he played baseball, becoming the star pitcher for the Avengers the very team that fostered Kirby s talents Like Kirby, Dexter was drafted into the majors and played with some success, his career ended by a broken knee and aging bones Having prepared for the end of his playing days, he had a fall back plan and became a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated It was from this position that the story of The Lost Legend begins Kirby Shaw s abrupt exit from the sport and into oblivion was cloaked in derision, rumors that his Marquis Sluggers weren t kosher that they were filled with cork or otherwise doctored The press had a field day and New York Yankee fans talked about this for years The entire situation puzzled and angered fans and sportswriters alike, and, after 27 years, Dexter was determined to get to the truth Even if it meant exposing his childhood team member s past Preconceptions and residual rancor fueled the writer s quest to get to the truth, which slowly emerged as the former Little League teammates became reacquainted As Kirby shared a lifetime of correspondence, journals and clippings, all revealing keys to a story Dexter and the reader hadn t expected Paying For Glory is the story of uncommonly unrequited love and the eternal love of parents for their children told within the magical world of baseball against the romantic backdrop of New York City It is at once intriguing, sweet and sentimental.From Jill Conner Browne, author The Sweet Potato Queens Y all, Sue was the editor who bought THE BOOK OF LOVE for Crown, a hundred years ago I still have the e mail she sent to JoAnne Prichard Morris, my editor here it said, and I quote, BRILLIANT Love me some Sue, that s for

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