When the Men Were Gone

When the Men Were Gone

A Novel

Large Print - 2018
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Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. But the war has changed everything. Most of the Brownwood men over 18 and under 45 are off fighting. Could this mean a season without football? No one counted on assistant principal Tylene Wilson to be able to convince the school to let her take on the job of coach. When the boys rally around her, she leads the team - and the town - to a Friday night and a subsequent season they will never forget. Based on a true story, this is a powerful and vibrant novel of perseverance and personal courage. Print run 25,000.
Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2018
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780062859747
Characteristics: 258 pages ;,23 cm.


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DCLadults Oct 18, 2018

A New & Noteworthy pick. It’s autumn 1944 and for the folks of Brownwood, Texas, the only thing more important than winning the war is football. But in this debut historical novel based on a true story, the only person left to coach the team is a woman.

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