Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of the 1955 World Series and One Family’s Love of the Brooklyn Dodgers by Thomas Oliphant (Thomas Dunne Books/Macmillan)

New York Times Bestseller

The story builds to a beautiful and moving resolution, proving that the true center of this book is not the seventh game of the World Series. The heart of the story is the love of a family for place, a baseball team, and mostly for each other.– The Boston Globe

Written with power and clarity, this is a brilliant work that captures the majesty of baseball, the issue of race in America, and the love that one young boy, his parents, and the borough of Brooklyn had for their team. In Praying for Gil Hodges, Tom Oliphant has created a small masterpiece. –Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the bestselling Wait‘Till Next Year

Tom Oliphant is one of our most lyrical writers and he has written a love story-about his parents, about baseball, and most of all about the American values that shaped their lives.–Bob Schieffer, Face the Nation