Wednesday, November 04, 2009
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael Sheehan is CEO and founder of BioResource, a company that distributes natural remedies including the popular INFLAMYAR ointment for sports injuries. He wrote One Fine Season to honor the memories of two childhood friends who died young, before they could realize their dreams.
One Fine Season is true to life. It draws on Sheehan’s religious education at a Catholic seminary and his experience as a high school baseball and collegiate soccer player. A graduate of Santa Clara University, Sheehan also earned a master’s degree in science journalism from Boston University. He lives in Northern California.
ABOUT THE BOOK
ONE FINE SEASON tells the story of a promising young athlete who must rise from the ashes of devastating personal loss to fulfill a pact made years earlier with his best friend.
Best friends Pete O’Brien and Danny Grace are gifted college athletes, both hoping for careers as professional baseball players. When tragedy strikes, Danny struggles to cope with his overwhelming grief and fulfill a pact the young men made years earlier: to play in the World Series.
Events unexpectedly thrust Danny into the spotlight with the new expansion team in Sacramento. Three guides – an aging catcher, spiritual centerfielder and wise manager – plus a beautiful woman lead him on a healing journey, revealing that even death cannot break the bonds of true friendship.
If you would like to read an excerpt from the first chapter of One Fine Season, go HERE
One Fine Season made my flight from Phoenix to Boston seem a lot shorter than it really was. It was difficult for me to put the book away and save the last half for my flight back to Phoenix. But thankfully I did and the last part of the book held my attention even more. I can't reveal the way the book ends but I can tell you that it is surprising, exciting and different. I liked the book and recommend it for all those interested in sports and stories about lasting friendship. But I was disappointed that the author had the hero of the book using the same foul language the other ball players used. And I was especially disappointed that the hero and his girlfriend participated in premarital sex. I don't live in a cave and I know what is going on in the world and I realize Michael Sheehan wanted to write a believable book. But he didn't hesitate to write other things in the book that are hard to believe. The book has a lot of truth about God, family and friendship that I respect and was pleased to read.