In 1950s America, Hugh Chance struggles with discouragement after his baseball career is cut short by an accident. As he and his devoutly religious wife raise their four sons and twin daughters, they nurture their children's hopes and ambitions as best they can. But in this colorful and poignant 1992 novel by the author of The River Why, the Vietnam War will highlight their individual differences, and the family will need all its faith to stay together.
"A stunning work: a complex tapestry of family tensions, baseball, politics and religion, by turns hilariously funny and agonizingly sad."—Publishers Weekly