The Art of Fielding (Paperback)
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The Art of Fielding (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 16/04/2012
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A wonderful, warm novel from a major new American voice. Henry Skrimshander, newly arrived at college, shy and out of his depth, has a talent for baseball that borders on genius. But sometimes it seems that his only friend is big Mike Schwartz - who champions the talents of others, at the expense of his own. And Owen, Henry's clever, charismatic, gay roommate, who has a secret that could put his brilliant college career in jeopardy. Pella, the 23-year-old daughter of the college president, has returned home after a failed marriage, determined to get her life in order. Only to find her father, a confirmed bachelor, has fallen desperately in love himself. Then, one fateful day, Henry makes a mistake - misthrows a ball. And everything changes...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007374458

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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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