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THE ART OF FIELDING

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An amiable, Middle American, baseball-centric coming-of-age tale.Henry Skrimshander seems bound for nowhere special, and fast. He's good enough out on the field, but not quite good enough for the Majors or the Ivy League; as he knows, "College coaches were like girls: their eyes went straight to the biggest, bulkiest guys, regardless of what those guys were really worth." Through good dumb luck ... Read full review

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A lovely read about coming of age and baseball. As some one who is not a fan of baseball and knows only the basics of the game, I was truly impressed with the detail and writing quality of the author. This allowed readers like me become completely enthralled within the book.
The main character, Henry Skrimshander displays all the insecurities of ourselves and of what may our future possess, our inner struggles. Pitted against social struggles such as the Mike Schwartz' and Owen Dunne'. In the end, what is it that we wish to accomplish?
This book highlights this conflict within ourselves. Should we please ourselves or should we please others. What will I be happy doing?
 

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Thoroughly enjoyable
Hard to describe. I was on such a great journey with all these very real and damaged characters, that I missed tube stops and cancelled plans just to read Harbach's realized slice
of east coast Americana. In order to top this on his next book he ll have to pull out something truly sensational. Well done Chad! 

Review: The Art of Fielding: A Novel

User Review  - Dani - Goodreads

I was pretty hooked on this book until the ending. Definitely did not end how I expected it to and could have ended a little better in my opinion. Other than that, I loved the baseball theme! Read full review

Review: The Art of Fielding: A Novel

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

So I won this as a GoodRead after wanting to read it for months and I was NOT disappointed!!! I thought it was amazing and was really upset when it ended!! I did not see that ending coming from a mile ... Read full review

Review: The Art of Fielding: A Novel

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

Baseball. Life at a university. How could I not love this book? Lately, I find myself rushing through books so I can cross them off the list. This one demands to be read slowly, savored. I liked the characters and wanted to know their stories. Really enjoyed this one. Read full review

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User Review  - Rincey - Goodreads

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Review: The Art of Fielding: A Novel

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

I'm not sure what to think of this book. It was not at all what I was expecting. It was recommended in Sports Illustrated as the book of the year, and I just didn't love it. Wish I had liked it more, but maybe it was just my expectations were unrealistic. Read full review

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User Review  - Kerry - Goodreads

Got my copy autographed by author Chad Harbach at Vroman's in Pasadena. Harbach was influenced by David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest and Moby Dick. Read full review

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