The Sweetheart Season by Karen Joy Fowler
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In 1947, the bucolic mill town of Magrit, Minnesota, confronts the terrible problem that none of its young men want to return home, leaving the town's girls romantically bereft, until the old mill owner forms a ball team and puts them on the road. By the author of Sarah Canary.

About Karen Joy Fowler

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Karen Joy Fowler is the author of "The Jane Austen Book Club" which was on bestseller lists nationwide and spent thirteen weeks on "The New York Times" list. Along with her first two novels, it was a "New York Times" Notable Book. "Sister Noon," her third novel, was a finalist for the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award.
Published September 1, 1996 by Henry Holt & Co. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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The girls' happy teamwork begins to give way to fractious competition, and all sorts of strange things happen: Recipes stop working, the household-tips column Henry and the girls ghostwrite for an East Coast magazine under the name of the mill's invented guiding spirit, Maggie Collins, begins to ...

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As part of a publicity campaign (and to avoid the formation of a union), Henry creates the Sweetwheats Sweethearts all-girl baseball team, convincing the mill girls that this activity will help them find husbands.

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