It isn’t often I read something outside of my favorite genre of historical fiction. I took a chance on author Billy Coffey when I read Some Small Magic last year. I quickly learned that Coffey is a poet and an unforgettable storyteller. Steal Away Home is a captivating, page turning, story of young love, summer, forgiveness, and redemption. If you read it and don’t love it, you didn’t read it right.
In Steal Away Home, Owen Cross has finally been given the opportunity to stand in the dug out at a major league baseball game. As the innings unfold, Owen reflects on his life. The story is told through Owen’s point of view as each inning of the game passes. This book is so much more than baseball. I dog-eared page after page so I might go back and reread all of the wonderful truth I found weaved in each remembrance.
“Your love is all wrapped up in a thing that can’t love you back…” Bottom 5
“There is always tomorrow until there is not. ” Bottom 6
“A Lord not from wood and soil, but of them and among them, as He was of and among us all. A dweller of the broken places.” Bottom 7
It isn’t often I underline fiction! I became mesmerized by the story of Owen Cross. I have nothing to compare this book to, other than Field of Dreams. Even if baseball isn’t your cup of tea, you should give this stunning work of fiction a shot. I loved it, I requested a review copy of Steal Away Home from BookLookBloggers. I was not required to give a positive review. All thoughts are my own and I have not been compensated.