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When the Men Were Gone

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When the Men Were Gone

Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. Every Friday night, for as long as assistant principal Tylene Wilson can remember, the entire town has gathered in the stands, cheering their boys on. But the war has changed everything. Most of the Brownwood men over 18 and under 45 are off fighting. Could this mean a season without football? No one counted on Tylene, who knows more about the game than most men and does the unthinkable, convincing the school to let her take on the job of coach. Faced with extreme opposition, Tylene remains resolute. And when her boys rally around her, she leads the team --- and the town --- to a Friday night and a subsequent season they will never forget.

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When the Men Were Gone
by Marjorie Herrera Lewis

  • Publication Date: October 2, 2018
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0062836056
  • ISBN-13: 9780062836052


Amy from West Wildwood, NJ
Joanne from Georgetown, TX
Karin from Edwards, CO