One Summer Season: A Young Man's Brutal Baptism Into Love And Baseball

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R.W. Clay has the world on a string, the hometown hero who can hit the baseball a country mile. No one stays young forever. He steps into an adult world that doesn't care about hometown heroes or high school stardom. Coaches try to change him, an opposing pitcher known as Muy Mal Hombre tries to hurt him, and women want him for different reasons. Hero? Nah, just a young man meeting life head-on. More

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About Chris Metteer

I am a veteran writer/editor at some great newspapers in the American West, including The Denver Post, Eugene Register-Guard, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, and the Bend Bulletin. I have multiple writing awards, and have been an integral part of staffs honored as the best in the nation.

I have four protagonists, ranging from a kid crossing from adolescence to adulthood (the subject of "One Summer Season: A Young Man's Brutal Baptism Into Love And Baseball") to a former Marine with a world of secrets. I love to detail the challenges, losses and triumphs I toss at these characters.

I love to travel, experience new things, and learn something every day. I love family, good friends, cappuccinos, great movies, novels that grab me by the collar and pull me along, and creating characters that challenge readers, Thanks for purchasing my novels. I hope you are challenged and edified as you read my novel.


R.W. Clay and Juan Davalillo
A slice of real baseball life as a Latino with no knowledge of English encounters a kid from Oregon who knows little Spanish. The give-and-take is typical of young men making the transition to adulthood.


Review by: Ashleigh Reynolds on Oct. 14, 2016 :
It's a good thing that my husband loves baseball. I made it through the book and at least knew everything that was being talked about.

One Summer Season was a very easy read. The chapters are pretty short which is good for breaking away. It kept my attention for the most part, although I did find myself getting bored a couple times. Most of the book had very little character interaction. By that I mean very little dialogue. Which it may just be me, but I find it hard to connect with characters when you only hear one perspective.

When all is said and done, I enjoyed it.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
Review by: elkhunt on Aug. 4, 2016 :
I just finished One Summer Season, and enjoyed the fast paced read very much. There's enough baseball to maintain interest, but not so much as to bog down in details. Metteer does a good job of basic character development, allowing the reader to connect with the main characters. The places are accurately described, and to anyone who's been there that's important. There was a couple unforeseen twists that actually caught me off guard, so that's always fun. If you need a "lay in the hammock" kind of book that flies by quickly, offers some insight on life and gives the low down on entry level pro baseball, this is the one.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
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