The Art of Fielding (Hardback)
  • The Art of Fielding (Hardback)

The Art of Fielding (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 03/09/2011
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In The Art of Fielding, we see young men who know that their four years on the baseball diamond at Westish College are all that remain of their sporting careers. Only their preternaturally gifted fielder, Henry Skrimshander, seems to have the chance to keep his dream - and theirs, vicariously - alive, until a routine throw goes disastrously off course, and the fates of five people are upended. After his throw threatens to ruin his roommate Owen's future, Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his; while Mike Schwartz, the team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. Keeping a keen eye on them all, college president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, falls unexpectedly and dangerously in love, much to the surprise of his daughter, Pella, who has returned to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warm-hearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment - to oneself and to others.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007374441

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“Well worth reading!”

I was a little doubtful before starting to read The Art of Fielding, thinking that I don’t know anything about baseball and, in fact, am not interested in the sport either! Fear not as you will not need knowledge of... More

Hardback edition
22nd April 2012
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“American - check. Novel - check. Great - well...”

This is a very good novel, but I'm not sure that it's "The Great American Novel" it's being touted as. It lacks universality, which I imagine to be rather important. Of course, I'm not... More

Hardback edition
9th February 2012
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“Lives up to the hype.”

This is a great character based book that really allows you to invest. I knew nothing about baseball before reading this and even though there is a huge element of the game in this book it still allowed for an... More

Paperback edition
3rd May 2013
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