In The Midst of Winter

A Tale of Hope

Something More Than Baseball Was Happening That Day…

On New Year’s Day, 1987, in a wind that howled cold as a wolf’s breath, two dozen boys gathered on a small-town sandlot and played a baseball game for the ages. For the strange new boy named Theodore W. Messenger, it was an opportunity to teach his classmates the finer points of the game – and something more. For the troubled and obstinate Thomas Duchesney, it was nothing but an irksome distraction. But for ten-year-old Andy Adamson, whose father had died of cancer earlier in the fall, what happened that day in the midst of winter was nothing short of a miracle.

Loss, hope, redemption, and baseball, this is a deceptively simple tale for readers old and young, a story that begs to be read more than once.

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