The Art of Fielding

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A wonderful, warm novel from a major American voice.

‘It's left a little hole in my life the way a really good book will’ Jonathan Franzen

A small American college. Five very different lives. One terrible mistake.

At Westish Coll

A wonderful, warm novel from a major American voice.

‘It's left a little hole in my life the way a really good book will’ Jonathan Franzen

A small American college. Five very different lives. One terrible mistake.

At Westish College, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for the big league until a routine throw goes disastrously off course. His error will upend the fates of five people. Henry's burgeoning self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight falls unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight returns to Westish, determined to start a new life.

As the season counts down to its climactic final game, all five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets.

‘The best debut novel I’ve read this year - assured, funny, poignant and deeply satisfying’ Evening Standard

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Ha scritto il 30/08/13
Appena iniziato pensavo di abbandonarlo strada facendo perchè troppo incentrato sul gioco del baseball del quale non solo non mi interessa assolutamente nulla, ma di cui non conosco nemmeno le regole e il modo di giocare. Invece leggendo sono stata t ...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/01/13
Bella Trama e Bei personaggi!
How you can't be romantic about baseball?
Ha scritto il 06/01/13
With Bel Canto, probably the best book I read in 2012. Original, compelling, well-written. The ending is a bit floppy but it doesn't really matter. Someone must be turning it into a film.
Ha scritto il 18/06/12
Yawn
I'm not sure what kept be going through this book, I think it was sheer determination to finish it, I was close to abandoning this book so many times. I wasn't interested in the baseball, the love story was really shallow and the characters didn't ha ...Continua
Ha scritto il 03/05/12
The 2-star rating is a little harsh, but this campus tale about a
natural-born baseball super-talent, his rise and fall and how the
lives of those around him changed after a fateful misthrow, while
generally fluent and entertaining, ultim
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