The spring Habit

The spring Habit

by David Hanson
     
 
Abner Doubleday invented baseball. Jackie Robinson integrated it. Now Sister Mary Bernadette is out to redefine what it means to throw like a girl. The big league Washington Memorials grudgingly welcome a new prospect to 1994 Spring Training, a nun with a nasty knuckleball. She's on a mission to make the club and use her contract to save her beleaguered hometown

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Abner Doubleday invented baseball. Jackie Robinson integrated it. Now Sister Mary Bernadette is out to redefine what it means to throw like a girl. The big league Washington Memorials grudgingly welcome a new prospect to 1994 Spring Training, a nun with a nasty knuckleball. She's on a mission to make the club and use her contract to save her beleaguered hometown Church. She enters this world of men armed only with a tattered glove and a dream she thought was gone forever.

Sister Mary is chaste and virtuous -- a nun, but also an athlete who cannot be contained by her habit. She bonds with another outsider in this all male world, the team's beat reporter, Amy Springer, a temptress laced with vice but with secret dreams of virtue. Both are strangers in a strange world where they are not wanted and not welcomed.

Find out what happens when a team of pro baseball's best is forced to locker with a woman, who happens to be a nun. Nuns shouldn't be in locker rooms. Women shouldn't be in men's locker rooms. And young nuns shouldn't be on the rubber for game seven of a World Series. Maybe three wrongs do make a right!

Editorial Reviews

Shawnee Dispatch
The Spring Habit is a humorous, sentimental and entertaining read.
St. Louis Post Dispatch
I found myself drawn to first novelist David Hanson's characters: the humble little nun, the wise old catcher, the third baseman with the sweet swing and sour temper, the good baseball beat reporter, the wicked baseball beat reporter and all the rest.
Word Museum Reviews
The Spring Habit is well-written, funny, tough, provocative, poignant and a whole lotta fun. It's a fall must-read for those who's team sits out this year's post-season and a winter must-read for anyone who enjoys a good story

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975297605
Publisher:
Ad Lib Books, LLC
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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