Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “The Baseball Widow” by Suzanne Kamata, October 5, 2021. On Suzy Approved Book Tours.
Suzanne Kamata, the author of “The Baseball Widow” has written a unique, intriguing and captivating story. The genre for this story is Literary Fiction. I love the way the author discusses cultural diversity, physical handicaps, different social classes, and the differences of baseball in Japan and the United States. The author also mentions PTSD. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, stressed and flawed.
Christine, an American teacher marries Hideki a Japanese baseball coach. Hideki works a tremendous amount of hours in Japan trying to accomplish his goals. They have 2 children. One is handicapped in a wheelchair and the other is a young boy that is bullied. Christine is very lonely and feels that she is on the outside.
Christine does bring her children to America for a short time, hoping that she will have some normalcy to her life. She has no idea what lies in store for her.
The author describes the lifes of other characters, and each one has their own set of problems.I love the style of writing that the author uses, and I highly recommend this novel to others.