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53: Words “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach

26 Oct

The Art of Fielding is set against the backdrop of college baseball but has little to do with sports. Reminiscent of Bernard Malamud and Saul Bellow, the tone is cloudy as a Wisconsin autumn afternoon with characters that jump off the page. Seems the best sort of fielding is done without a glove.

The Art of Fielding « Adult Books 4 Teens


Certainly one of the most buzzed-about books of the fall, Chad Harbach’s debut is a generous old-fashioned novel of baseball and literature at a small Wisconsin college. Diane’s review really says it all as far as teen appeal