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Swap (Book)

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Ballplayers swap wives in this Baseball tale by Sam Moffie

Have you ever been out on a double date and found you have more in common with your friend's date than your own? Or maybe you have had impure thoughts about your best friend's wife. If so, Swap is the book for you.       Sheldon and … see full wiki

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Another Great Small Town Character Study!

  • Dec 18, 2009
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This book reads like a very entertaining Richard Russo novel (Empire Falls). Sheldon Marsh is the main character whose entire life has been influenced by his mother and her love for movies. Sheldon and his mother spend their waking hours likening the real world to movies they have seen. When they are not doing this they are seeking advice from their favorite bartender they have nicknamed The Ralph.

Sheldon a former major league pitcher, has issues with his wife and comes up with the brilliant idea of changing wives with his best friend Tom, who is also a pitcher that plays with Sheldon on the Indians minor league team. The author does a brilliant job of giving separate character studies of Tom and the two player's wives (Elizabeth and Lucy). Each one has their own issues.

I really enjoyed this entertaining and sometimes hilarious look at another small town with wacky things happening. The author also gives a listing of each character at the end with what happened with the rest of their life (like the end of Animal House). I have just received the author's second book and look forward to another great read!

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