The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/31/1999)
Mass Market (4/25/2017)
Mass Market Paperback (11/1/2005)
Mass Market (2/1/2000)
During a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror. As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears. For solace she tunes her headphones to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball games and follows the gritty performances of her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when the reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her—the protector from an enemy who may or may not be imagined…one who is watching her, waiting for her in the dense, dark woods…
Praise For The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon…
The New York Times Frightening....Feverish terror.
San Francisco Examiner A gem....Superb.
People An absorbing tale...Tom Gordon scores big.
USA Today A delightful read, a literary walk in the woods, and not just for baseball fans.
The Wall Street Journal Impressive...A wonderful story of courage, faith, and hope. It is eminently engaging and difficult to put down.
New York Daily News A fast, scary read...King blasts a homer...[He] expertly stirs the major ingredients of the American psyche -- our spirituality, fierce love of children, passion for baseball, and collective fear of the bad thing we know lurks on the periphery of life.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch King paints a masterful, terrifying picture of every child's (and maybe adult's) worst fear...King uses that creepy-crawly paranoia to perfection.
Entertainment Weekly Plenty of thrills...[King's] an elegant writer and a master of pacing.
Simon & Schuster Audio, 9780743578189
Publication Date: September 30, 2008
About the Author
Anne Heche stars in the films Psycho, Six Days Seven Nights, Return to Paradise, Wag the Dog, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Donnie Brasco, Walking and Talking, and The Juror. Her television appearances include Subway Stories, Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long, Ellen, Murphy Brown, and Another World.