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James McConnell’s one wish is that his nine-year-old son will finally be healthy enough to play a game of catch. Then he and his wife, Emily, receive news they have dreaded: Aaron’s cancer has relapsed.

As the family steels themselves for a draining treatment regimen in yet another hospital, Aaron receives the gift of a lifetime—a personal visit from one of his favorite professional baseball players—and the chance to make a bold request. His wish: to see his dad play in one major league game.

A former college standout, James fears he doesn’t have the talent it takes, even for one game, and that he’ll miss what could be Aaron’s precious last weeks. Yet how can he refuse his dying son’s wish?

Poignant and triumphant, Wish is the story of a father’s love, a family’s perseverance, and the miracles that can happen when you believe in the impossible.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A heartbreaking—yet uplifting and totally enthralling—novel about fathers and sons and families. It’s a triumphant tale of the mysteries and wonder of our own humanity.”

    -Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A moving and magical story about the things we hold most dear. Wish will grab hold of your heart.”

    Jason F. Wright, New York Times bestselling author of Christmas Jars

  • “What a great read! It was like watching a dream come true before your very eyes. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it.”

    Bobby Richardson, former New York Yankee

  • Wish grabs a hold of your hand and beautifully walks you through baseball’s greatest potential. As a father who loves the game, I came away from the story realizing I have not wished enough in my life.”

    -Doug Glanville, ESPN baseball analyst, author of The Game from Where I Stand, and former MLB Player

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About the Author

Jake Smith is the editor of several national, award-winning bimonthly magazines. He has also written several outdoor and dog-training books and published more than 150 articles in national outdoor magazines. A former assistant high school baseball coach and two-time All-State high school shortstop, Jake now spends his time on the field coaching his kids’ youth baseball teams.

Jake holds both BS and MS degrees in wildlife sciences and management, and lives in Traverse City, Michigan, with his wife, Vickie, their three children, and their Labrador retriever.

About the Narrator

Andy Paris is an actor and writer. A member of the Tectonic Theater Project, he and others wrote The Laramie Project, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2002, and in which he played Stephen Belber. He has also appeared in Law & Order. Paris is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.