Book Talk and Signing with Wade Rouse author of "The Magic Season"

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 6:30pm








Wade Rouse returns to Forever Books on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 for a book talk and signing of his new memoir, Magic Season: A Son's Story!

Seats are limited, reserve your spot today by calling (269-982-1110) or emailing the store.

Paid Preorder of the book is required for reservation. 

All attendees get 20% everything in store that evening (except for Magic Season)

Masks required; we will have them available


Bestselling author Wade Rouse finds solace with his dying father through their shared love of baseball in this poignant, illuminating memoir of family and forgiveness.

Before his success in public relations, his loving marriage and his storied writing career, Wade Rouse was simply Ted Rouse's son. A queer kid in a conservative Ozarks community, Wade struggled at a young age to garner his father's approval and find his voice. For his part, Ted was a hard-lined engineer, offering little emotional support or encouragement. But Wade and Ted had one thing in common: an undying love of the St. Louis Cardinals.

For decades, baseball offered Wade and his father a shared vocabulary--a way to stay in touch, to connect and to express their emotions. But when his father's health takes a turn for the worst, Wade returns to southwest Missouri to share one final season with his father. As the Cards race towards a dramatic pennant race, Wade and his father begin to open up in way they never thought possible. Together, inning by inning during their own magic season, they'll move towards forgiveness, reconciliation, and peace.

Heartfelt, hilarious and lovingly rendered, Magic Season is an unforgettable story of love, family and forgiveness against the backdrop of America's favorite pastime.


Event address: 
312 State Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
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ISBN: 9781335475176
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hanover Square Press - May 3rd, 2022