Twenty-two year old Shawn McMaster hasn’t been seen since the last time he played baseball four years ago. But when a chance meeting with Quail Township’s eccentric lures him out of hiding, he learns how much he’s missed, and the shocking truth of how little time he has to save his family’s — and his hometown’s — way of life. In his debut novel, John Lindholm investigates and reflects upon love, loss, and the clash between contemporary, suburban living and simple, small-town life. Oh, and baseball…While football may have taken over as America’s national pastime, in some parts of the country, baseball still reigns supreme. Lindholm’s fictional hamlet of Quail is no exception. Readers of “Last of the Third” will experience the game both from the front row as a fan and also from inside the head of the player. Like the participants in the Milwaukee Brewers’ Sausage Race, the story arcs in “Last of the Third” charge to their conclusions with all the twists and turns of Game 7 of a playoff series. ***10% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg***
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“Great Read!”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Beth Nickel

I thoroughly enjoyed Lindholm’s Last of the Third. It had a little bit of everything for readers – a suspense that kept me curious, romance, rivalry friendship, regrets, second chances, humor… I like the way the author wove all of these things into the backdrop of a small town and family that comes together through the game of baseball. It reminded me of my small town and how sports and tradition provides that sense of pride and community. I connected with the characters and found myself having difficulty putting the book down. The chapters were short enough that I kept reading “just one more”. I would strongly recommend the book Last of the Third!

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