The Art Of Fielding: A Novel by Chad HarbachThe Art Of Fielding: A Novel by Chad Harbach

The Art Of Fielding: A Novel

byChad Harbach

Hardcover | September 27, 2011 | Large Print

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At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life.

As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth,The Art of Fieldingis an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.
Title:The Art Of Fielding: A NovelFormat:Hardcover | Large PrintDimensions:736 pages, 9.75 × 6.5 × 2 inPublished:September 27, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316204722

ISBN - 13:9780316204729


Rated 4 out of 5 by from An excellent story This is another book where I got so deeply engaged with the characters and their lives that I looked forward to getting back to the book to find out what they were up to next. The dialogue was quick and the characters were so much fun to watch in their interactions.
Date published: 2014-11-04