Home Field: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Hannah Gersen

Narrated By: Chris Andrew Ciulla

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: July 2016

Duration: 10 hours 46 minutes

Summary:

The heart of Friday Night Lights meets the emotional resonance and nostalgia of My So-Called Life in this moving debut novel about tradition, family, love, and football.
As the high school football coach in his small, rural Maryland town, Dean is a hero who reorganized the athletic program and brought the state championship to the community. When he married Nicole, the beloved town sweetheart, he seemed to have it all—until his troubled wife committed suicide. Now, everything Dean thought he knew is thrown off kilter as Nicole’s death forces him to re-evaluate all of his relationships, including those with his team and his three children.
Dean’s eleven-year old son, Robbie, is withdrawing at home and running away from school. Bry, who is only eight, is struggling to understand his mother’s untimely death and his place in the family. Eighteen-year-old Stephanie, a freshman at Swarthmore, is torn between her new identity as a rebellious and sophisticated college student, her responsibility towards her brothers, and reeling from missing her mother. As Dean struggles to continue to lead his team to victory in light of his overwhelming personal loss, he must fix his fractured family—and himself. When a new family emergency arises, Dean discovers that he’ll never view the world in the same way again.
Transporting readers to the heart of small town America, Home Field is an unforgettable, poignant story about the pull of the past and the power of forgiveness.

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  • Cindy Larson

    I was somewhat disappointed in this book. I don't think the author has actually experienced the loss of a close relative since the characters barely seemed to notice their wife/ mother had died. I kept hoping I might actually like one of the characters, but they are not likeable people. I find I enjoy a book much more when I can relate to or like at least one of the characters. This book just didn't do much for me.