Review - Last of the Third by John Lindholm

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Year Published: 2016
Genre: Contemporary; Humorous

Twenty-two year old Shawn McMaster hasn't been seen since the last time he played baseball four years ago. But when a chance meeting with Quail Township's eccentric lures him out of hiding, he learns how much he's missed, and the shocking truth of how little time he has to save his family's --- and his hometown's --- way of life. In his debut novel, John Lindholm investigates and reflects upon love, loss, and the clash between contemporary, suburban living and simple, small-town life. Oh, and baseball...While football may have taken over as America's national pastime, in some parts of the country, baseball still reigns supreme. Lindholm's fictional hamlet of Quail is no exception. Readers of "Last of the Third" will experience the game both from the front row as a fan and also from inside the head of the player.

About the Author:
Teacher. Writer. Author of "Last of the Third." Proprietor of Currently working on my second novel, "Zeroes." (Please note - If you'd like to find out more about John Lindholm,  please check out the author website link link down below)

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My Take on the Book:
Fans of baseball will enjoy this book. For those who don't watch baseball and aren't familiar with the jargon, it'll confuse you a little bit, but you'll enjoy and get the overall story-line. There were some nice short chapters in this novel as well. I ended up giving this book a three star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Last Word:
It's the first time I've read a book by this author, and it would have made it an easier read if there had been some sort of a terminology dictionary at the beginning of the novel, just to make reading the book a little bit easier for those who don't follow baseball.