Magic Time

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Voyageur Press, 2001 - Fiction - 224 pages
6 Reviews
Magic Time is vintage Kinsella. It is a novel of hope and promise and baseball that becomes humorous, enchanting fiction.

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

This is kind of an eh! novel where Kinsella strings together a bunch of previously published short stories with a weak story about a magical town that supports baseball players who can't make it big. Find another Kinsella novel or short story collection and you'll enjoy it a lot more. Read full review

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User Review  - Terry - Goodreads

I really love wp Kinsella way of telling a story! This is a great read to any baseball fan! Read full review

About the author (2001)

William Patrick Kinsella was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Kinsella always though of himself as a writer, although he wrote more than 50 stories before getting published. Kinsella grew up loving the game of baseball. He wrote his first baseball story, a murder mystery called Diamond Doom, when he was in the eight grade. Kinsella's first collection of baseball stories, Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa, was published in 1980. In 1982, Kinsella expanded the stories into the award-winning novel Shoeless Joe, in which an Iowa corn farmer builds a baseball diamond in his fields after he hears voices. When he does, the ghosts of former baseball greats including Chicago Black Sox Shoeless Joe Jackson, come to play on the field. Shoeless Joe was eventually adapted and produced as the 1989 Hollywood movie Field of Dreams, featuring Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta. Other novels written by Kinsella include The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, The Further Adventures of Slugger McBatt, The Alligator Report, and The Miss Hobbema Pageant. Educated at the University of Victoria and the University of Iowa, Kinsella is a professor at the University of Calgary.

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