The Twelfth Angel by Og Mandino

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"A very special story about life and love and courage."
John Harding had a high-powered career, a loving wife, and a beautiful son. He's lost it all and has returned to his home town of Boland, New Hampshire, teetering on the brink of suicide. But an old friend asks John to manage his old Little League team, the Angels. Reluctantly, he agrees, and meets a hopeless player who bears a striking resemblance to his dead son--and through their extroardinary relationship, John finds the wisdom in living that he thought had slipped beyond his grasp forever....

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About Og Mandino

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Og Mandino was a man who not only practiced what he preached but also inspired millions to follow his example of successful, fruitful living. The most widely read inspirational and self-help author in the world today, his nineteen previous books-including most recently The Spellbinder's Gift, The Twelfth Angel, and Secrets for Success and Happiness-have sold more than thirty-two million copies in twenty languages. The Greatest Mystery in the World is Og Mandino's final book.
Published February 2, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 178 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Education & Reference, Self Help. Fiction

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Then, after some straight talk from the cheap but incredibly hard-working and crusty old housekeeper and after a visit from his old childhood buddy Bill, John takes those first steps back to the upbeat world--steps that take him also to management of a Little League team where he meets the cutest...

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This foray into fiction by the bestselling inspirational and self-help author ( The Greatest Salesman in the World ) is a slim, formulaic tearjerker.

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