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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! 

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User Review  - Christy - Goodreads

There were times when I was positive this book would get a 5 star, raving review from me and would be placed on my favorites shelf forever. Usually when the story revolved around Henry, Owen, and ... Read full review

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There were times when I was positive this book would get a 5 star, raving review from me and would be placed on my favorites shelf forever. Usually when the story revolved around Henry, Owen, and ... Read full review

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Love Love Love. I will add Henry to the list of fictional characters that would be cool to meet if he were a real person. Read full review

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User Review  - Jess2424ica - Goodreads

I really can't put my finger on why I liked this so much. One of my top five for sure! Read full review

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I really can't put my finger on why I liked this so much. One of my top five for sure! Read full review

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here's the thing: this book is excellent but you could easily chop off 150 pages or so and it would still be excellent. i did enjoy all of it though, so i'm giving it the full 5 stars. this was the ... Read full review

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