NEVER BLAME THE UMPIRE
"The somewhat heavy-handed metaphor about God-as-umpire works fairly well, but it is the courage and faith of the mother, as well as her love, that is most comforting. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The umpire in the title refers to God, as 11-year-old Kate has a summer that starts with a spectacular baseball game-winning hit and ends with the death of her mother from cancer. Read full book review >