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A Crooked Number

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With a remarkable combination of pathos and humor, Nathan Jorgenson spins another unique and powerful yarn about the human condition. A Crooked Number chronicles the relationship of freshman dental student Grant Thorson and Professor Kate Bellows. Jorgenson weaves the themes young love, graduate school, and amateur baseball  into a rich and tender coming-of-age story.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 11, 2011 – In Jorgenson's latest, undeniably sweet novel, Grant Thorson, a young dental student, meets and marries Kate Bellows, a beautiful young professor of dentistry. After the tragic loss of their first child, they open their dental practice in a small town and eventually have another baby, Ingrid. While this idyllic life suits them, Grant misses the baseball he played as an undergraduate. With Kate's blessing, he joins the town team, the Walleyes. Grant quickly becomes one of their most valuable players and helps take the Walleyes to the state championship and a brief taste of glory, and becomes a local baseball legend. The novel covers decades of ground easily, but seems to lack focus. While the love and devotion of Grant and Kate leaps off the page and the supporting characters are deftly drawn, the central story shifts from the courtship to the circle of friends and finally settles on baseball. The result feels like three different books. Moreover, soon after the courtship ends, Kate ceases being a real character and just becomes an appendage for Grant. This will be a disappointment to female readers who prized Kate's early independence.
A Crooked Number
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Jun 01, 2011
  • Publisher: Flat Rock Publishing
  • Seller: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
  • Print Length: 464 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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