On the last day of eighth grade, Millie Bauer receives a package from her brother, George, who is serving overseas in the Army. Minutes later a telegram arrives notifying the family that he is missing in action. Having already lost her father to an accident, Millie learns to navigate challenging emotions through her love of baseball, her seemingly unnatural pitching talent, and friendship. Later recruited by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Millie's journey in Fields Apart will have you falling in love with the timeless game of baseball all over again!
"Blending both sports and historical fiction, Kelly has created a cast of vibrant, memorable characters that linger long after the final page is turned. This book is in turns: warm, compassionate, educational, humorous, and heart-breaking."
— Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs and Godspeed
About The Author
Before J. N. Kelly was an author, he was an athlete. He was a fast runner, who loved baseball and football. Now he gets to write about those sports. He lives in Western Wisconsin with his wife, three children, and a toy poodle.