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A Shining Season
A Shining Season
Author: William J Buchanan
ISBN-13: 9780553128048
ISBN-10: 0553128043
Pages: 209
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Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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John Baker had never dropped out of a race. Now he girded himself for the final sprint to the finish line...

At 24, John Baker was an American success story. He ranked eighth among the world's top indoor milers, was training for the Olympics, and loved his job coaching kids. But the morning he blacked out while racing on a dirt path, he discovered he had a new adversary--cancer. On his 25th birthday John Baker contemplated suicide. But he had never been a quitter. For the next 18 months, fighting ever-increasing agony, he devoted himself to his kids: helping rebellious teenagers achieve a sense of worth, inspiring disabled kids to overcome their handicaps, even forging a winning girls' track team. John Baker could beat the finest distance runners in the world. But when fate brought him his cruelest opponent, he ran the greatest race of all...