The Magician

The Magician

by Kathleen Shoop
The Magician

The Magician

by Kathleen Shoop

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Overview

Donora 2019
Ninety-two year old Patryk Rusek is on the run, bath-towel flying off, with nothing but his new Nikes to carry him to freedom. His plan to escape from Blue Horizon Retirement Community is in motion. Except his great-grandson Owen isn't at the pickup point. Resigned to his fate, Patryk returns to his room and reads from his hand-drawn chronicle of Donora. The book lures half the nursing home into the room, mesmerizing people with childhood tales of Stan F. Musial, beloved baseball Hall of Famer.

Donora 1920
Mary Musial is expecting again. After four daughters, her husband Lukasz is losing hope for a son. But Jupiter is rising when Stanisław Franciszek Musiał is born on November 21, 1920, and the midwife predicts he will live an extraordinary life. Young Stanley's physical talents show themselves at the Polish Falcons and on the baseball field. But rather than pride, Lukasz's spirits plummet after mill injuries sour the pursuit of his American dream.

When the Depression hits and the mills close, tension grips every Donora household. Meanwhile as Stan matures, he draws attention from the press, college coaches, and professional baseball scouts. Suddenly his singular dream is set against options he'd never imagined. Every choice threatens to disappoint coaches, teachers, his girlfriend, and most of all his parents. Even with the talent to achieve his goals, doubt creeps in. Can he find the courage to leave everything he knows and all the people he loves to fulfill his destiny? Or will he wait too long and risk it all?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160769172
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/12/2022
Series: The Donora Story Collection , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 162,770
File size: 732 KB

About the Author

Bestselling author, Kathleen Shoop, writes historical fiction, women’s fiction and romance. Shoop’s novels have garnered various awards in the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Indie Excellence Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and Readers’ Favorite. Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. Kathleen coordinates Mindful Writing Retreats and is a regular presenter at conferences for writers.
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