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The Art of Fielding

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Kim Witman | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Kim Witman

Baseball metaphors abound in popular culture -- curveball, home run, strikeout. Those kinds of references pretty much exhaust what I know about the sport, but this baseball novel has struck a chord.

Book Review: Chad Harbach's Sublime Achievement With The Art of Fielding

Steve Kettmann | Posted 12.07.2011 | Books
Steve Kettmann

There are major risks to writing a baseball novel, one, you can easily lose the baseball-loving reader with one false note, and two, you can lose everyone else if the balance between "baseball" and "novel" tips too far toward baseball.