In these nine stories of determination, seemingly ordinary people find themselves in extraordinary circumstances as they confront their fears and embrace their challenges on a near-future Earth or an alternate-history past or even on a far distant alien world.
A single parent with a Down-syndrome daughter considers what his life and career might have been as a parent and a pro football player in some alternate reality.
A young girl on an isolated Florida island discovers that her quirky grandparents are even stranger than she thought.
A high-school basketball player confronts the ghosts of her past.
A young woman struggles to make peace with the horrors of her forgotten childhood.
An elderly woman slides into dementia even as she finds some essential truths that were lost in the hazy mists of her memory.
A baseball player becomes a spy during an alternate-history version of World War II, where he plays a pivotal role in stopping the Nazi war machine.
A powerful and poignant collection of memorable stories from an award-winning storyteller, Rambunctious: Nine Tales of Determination is charming, action-packed, frightening, and thoughtful by turn.