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Stealing Home by Allison Pittman (Chapter 1)

Stealing Home by Allison Pittman (Chapter 1)

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It’s 1905 and the Chicago Cubs are banking on superstar Donald “Duke” Dennison’s golden arm to help them win the pennant. Only one thing stands between Duke and an unprecedented ten thousand dollar contract: alcohol.

That’s when sportswriter David Voyant whisks Duke to the one-horse town of Picksville, Missouri, so he can sober up in anonymity. He bides his time flirting with Ellie Jane Voyant, his unofficial chaperone, who would rather hide herself in the railway station ticket booth than face the echoes of childhood taunts.

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It’s 1905 and the Chicago Cubs are banking on superstar Donald “Duke” Dennison’s golden arm to help them win the pennant. Only one thing stands between Duke and an unprecedented ten thousand dollar contract: alcohol.

That’s when sportswriter David Voyant whisks Duke to the one-horse town of Picksville, Missouri, so he can sober up in anonymity. He bides his time flirting with Ellie Jane Voyant, his unofficial chaperone, who would rather hide herself in the railway station ticket booth than face the echoes of childhood taunts.

http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9781601421364

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Published by: WaterBrook Multnomah on Aug 04, 2010
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Praise for
Stealing Home 
Stealing Home 
is pure poetry wrapped in wisdom. Allison Pittmangifts us with characters deep and true, dialogue that’s real,and a plotthat moves us to laughter and to tears while keeping us turningpages. I want to go to Picksville and watch the next baseball game. I want to meet Duke and Ned and Ellie Jane and Morris especialland all the other people whom Pitman brought into my heart. When I grow up, I want to write like Allison Pittman.
—J
 ANE
IRKPATRICK 
, award-winning author of 
 A Mending at the Edge 
and
 A Flickering Light 
Stealing Home 
took me by surprise with gripping characters whodare to defy traditions of race, relationships, and what it means to bea woman, a man, a friend. With baseball in the 1900s as a metaphor,
Stealing Home 
is a skillfully woven story about believing in the gameof life, love, and ultimately in the victory of change.”
—T
INA 
 A 
NN
F
ORKNER 
, author of 
Ruby Among Us 
and
Rose House 
“There is no doubt about it.
Stealing Home 
has earned a place on my keeper shelf. Allison Pittmans wonderfully drawn characters cap-tured my heart and never let go. I hurt with them, laughed withthem, loved with them, and cried with them, and I will surely neverforget them. Don’t miss this book!”
—R 
OBIN
L
EE
H
 ATCHER 
, best-selling author of 
Wagered Heart 
and
 A Vote of Confidence 
 
“The fabulous ensemble cast of 
Stealing Home 
broadens the scope of  Allison Pittmans well-crafted novel, setting it apart from typicalperiod romances and grounding the story with historical relevance. Yes, readers will want Ellie Jane to find love, but they’ll want muchmore than that, too—justice for Morris; hope for Ned; peace and vic-tory for Duke. And they won’t be disappointed.
Stealing Home 
drew me in from the first pitch and held me until the final strikeout.”
—C
HRISTA 
P
 ARRISH
, author of 
Home Another Way 
Allison Pittman hit one out of the park with
Stealing Home.
Thesuperb cast of characters in this tender story of hope, love, and heal-ing settled in my soul and made me long to stroll down to the townsquare and linger a while. An unexpected delight in this lovely tale was the narration by Morris, an innocent yet perceptive young man who knows the citizens of Picksville better than they know them-selves. More than the story of a few characters,
Stealing Home 
is astudy of small-town life at its very worst and its shining best.”
—M
EGAN
D
I
M
 ARIA 
, author of 
Out of Her Hands 
and
Searching  for Spice 
“Allison Pittman is a master at creating a fictional world so real you’llnever want to leave it. She balances light humor with insights intoromance that make you reexamine your own heart and soul. Shekeeps you guessing all the way to the grand slam of an ending.And when she writes about baseball, you feel as if the bats in your ownhand, swinging at the fastest ball you ever saw.
Stealing Home 
cov-ers all the bases—a home run of a novel.
—C
 AROLINE
C
OLEMAN
O’N
EILL
, author of 
Loving Soren
“Written with an elegant flair,
Stealing Home 
is a tremendous story of love, patience, and hope against hope.”
—A 
LICE
 J. W 
ISLER 
,
author of 
 Rain Song 
and
 How Sweet It Is

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