I first listened to this book back in 2009, but my baseball-obsessed husband recently checked it out and was listening to it on a recent trip up to New York State. He asked me "Why did you not tell me about this book? It's set in Cooperstown." Is it? It is set in the fictional town of Templeton, complete with a baseball museum, monsters, hidden secrets and famous writers. It centers around Willie Upton, who upon returning home from an archeology dig gone wrong, learns that a huge monster has been found floating in the lake. She also learns from her mother that her father isn't who she thought he was... but that's her own monster to unravel.
A fantastic book for readers who enjoy historical fiction and magical realism.
Recommended by Carol Landis