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Cochran, Mike.
New York : Knopf, 2009
ISBN 037585682X
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Molly’s life has changed dramatically since her father died in a car crash.  Her mother is struggling to build a new life as well.   Molly and her Dad loved to watch baseball and play catch.  Her Dad taught her all about baseball and how to throw a knuckleball, a pitch that floats and moves like a butterfly.   Molly was on the softball team the season before but this year she decides to try out for the boys eight grade baseball team.  She doesn’t tell her Mother about baseball.   Molly makes the team.   With the help of baseball, good friends, and her Mother a new season in Molly’s life begins.   (New Hampshire Great Stone Face nominee, 2011)
SUBJECTS:     Baseball -- Fiction.
                        Pitchers (Baseball) -- Fiction.
                        Sex role -- Fiction.
                        Grief -- Fiction.
                        Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Buffalo (N.Y.) -- Fiction.

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