"Disguised as a nostalgic, coming-of-age baseball memoir, this is a sly, spare meditation on the perils of childhood, the power of celebrity, the vagaries of human kindness, and how even tenuous family bonds can have a surprisingly steely impact." Joe Pilla, Paperbacks Plus In pitch-perfect prose, and with a gift for conveying the fears and dreams of a young boy's life, Phil Hoose recalls the magical year of 1956, when his cousin, Don Larsen, pitched a perfect game in the World Series, and the game of baseball helped him take root in a tough new town. "Perfect, Once Removed "is a wondrous ode to the glory of baseball and to growing up."
Phillip Hoose is the author of "Hoosiers: The Fabulous Basketball Life of Indiana," "The Race to Save the Lord God Bird," and "We Were There, Too." He lives in Portland, Maine, and still plays shortstop in his local softball league.