In The Favorite by Franklyn C. Thomas, Michael Dane is a boxer fresh out of prison and the favorite to win the Championship when he starts having second thoughts about his trainer and career. That he is not his own man in his current career path is becoming increasingly apparent. Michael turns to the trainer that raised him in an attempt to turn to his roots, but with the vicious men on his trail, Michael is starting to wonder if death is truly the only way out.
In The Wellbaby by Zack Grenville, Amanda Prahl has had a tough life. When Amanda was rescued from a well as 10-month-old, the town of Iron Lake, Oklahoma benefited greatly and now that Amanda is 18, it’s her turn to profit. In 1988 the town of Iron Lake is in crisis. The town’s largest employer has closed. Iron Lake, Oklahoma needs a miracle at a time when miracles are in short supply.