Richard Fifield’s debut novel The Flood Girls is the story of the women’s baseball team in the small town (population 956) of Quinn, Montana.  Rachel Flood has come back home as a recovering alcoholic to atone for the horrible things she did before she left town.  She is able to live in her deceased father’s trailer next door to her old high school friend.  Krystal has the expected life in a Quinn trailer park, but her son, Jake, is not a typical small town boy.  Every character in Quinn has a strong personality which makes for a very unusual baseball team.  When Rachel is needed for the team and is forced to work in her mother’s bar, nothing feels normal.  Fifield has an amazing ability to portray women who struggle with their life choices, blending humor with despair and tragedy.



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