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One-handed Catch

(2009)
A novel by

 
'Dad had asked me to give him a hand, and that's exactly what I was doing. I was fast becoming part of the fourteen-cent chopped meat special - which, I'm told, was not a big seller for the rest of the day.'

What would it be like to go through life with only one hand? That's exactly what eleven-year-old Norm finds out when he loses his left hand in an accident at his family's store. It's July 4, 1946. World War II has ended, and life is getting back to normal. But for Norm, the pressing question now is whether he will ever be able to play baseball again. And what about his dreams of becoming an artist? Norm can't even figure out how to tie his shoes anymore. How will he ever learn how to pitch or catch or swing a bat with no left hand? It's up to Norm to find the strength to get beyond this roadblock and move on with his life.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding

Title: One-handed Catch
Author(s): Mary Jane Auch
ISBN: 1-4420-0054-6 / 978-1-4420-0054-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: One-Handed Catch (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Mary Jane Auch
ISBN: 0-606-14368-8 / 978-0-606-14368-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: One-Handed Catch
Author(s): MJ Auch
ISBN: 0-8050-7900-9 / 978-0-8050-7900-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: One-Handed Catch
Author(s): M J Auch
ISBN: 0-312-58002-9 / 978-0-312-58002-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: One-Handed Catch
Author(s): MJ Auch
ISBN: 0-312-53575-9 / 978-0-312-53575-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: One-Handed Catch
Author(s): MJ Auch
ISBN: 1-5012-3622-9 / 978-1-5012-3622-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: One-Handed Catch
Author(s): Mary Jane Auch
ISBN: 1-934180-16-5 / 978-1-934180-16-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Full Cast Audio(NY)
Availability: Amazon UK   



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