by Orson Scott Card
Paperback / 92 pages / 0-941214-02-8 / $3.95
Danny Ainge made sports history at Brigham Young University, shattering basketball scoring records and leading the Cougars into the 1981 NCAA playoffs where a spectacular game-winning drive vaulted him into the national limelight.
But Danny Ainge had signed to play professional baseball. It had been a mistake, and he knew it. When Orson Scott Card met him, the Celtics and Bluejays were haggling over the price of Danny’s future. However they juggled the money, Card soon realized, the real transaction was not about money at all. What it was about is the story of Ainge, the biography of a remarkable athlete, the man and his family, the church, and the games that shaped his life.
Orson Scott Card is a popular science fiction author who has won the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards. He is also the author of Saintspeak: The Mormon Dictionary (with Calvin Grondahl). He holds a B.A. in theater from Brigham Young University and an M.A. in English from University of Utah and now lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.