Book Recommendation – Mrs. Crossman

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

How to sum this one up?  Certainly it’s a baseball book.  But it’s really about relationships between family, friends and lovers and the complications set off by a single baseball error.  Set on a college campus, it’s a bromance.  And a romance.  And a gay romance too.  It’s also got lots of literary allusions (Melville, Emerson, Dickinson and more!).  It’s fast paced reading that I found engaging and often funny.  It’s a page turner in that I wanted to know what was going to happen next in the lives of the characters:  three team mates, a college president and his daughter.  The Art of Fielding was among The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2011.  Pretty impressive.


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