A story of America, of baseball, of fathers and sons, of innocence lost, of joy and desperation.

The Sons of Summer
by Michael Dault

The Dalton family moves to the mining town of Rupland, where baseball is that of a religion. The surrounding counties help make up the storied “Summer League,” where the best baseball in the country is played. In Rupland, little boys dream of donning the orange and black of their idols, the Rupland Hawks.

Jack— the leader, Johnny— the rebel, and Joe— the student, are sons of a tormented Vietnam veteran who pushes them towards a better future. Together they battle through Rupland’s and their own hardships of death, decline, and war that tears them apart. The Dalton boys follow different paths in life that change the course of their family, friends and town forever.

The Sons of Summer tells the story of family, baseball and the American dream’s glory and demise in this last gasp of a small town.

ISBN 978-1-945146-30-5 • 6 x p .5 paperback • 254 pgs • $17.95


“There was a lot to love about this book. Namely, the Dalton boys and their interactions with the people of the town. It’s a highly relatable story of baseball dreams, family turmoil and the relationship between fathers and sons.”—K. Jetterman

About the author

Michael Dault 
was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and raised in the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in a small town called Republic. A former sports writer and one-time professional baseball prospect, he currently lives in Long Beach, California and owns and operates his own film/television production company—TipToe Pictures. The Sons of Summer is Mr. Dault’s debut novel.