The Art of Fielding (Paperback)

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Henry comes to Westish College, a small school with a fair to middling baseball team, and together with his teammate Mike, his roommate Owen, the college president and his daughter, they spin a wonderful tale of coming of age and coming to your senses. Baseball is a key component of the story but you don’t have to be a fan to empathize with thinking too much, trying too hard and making errors. This is a first novel but polished beyond expectations.

— Sydne, Atlanta

Summer 2012 Reading Group

“Every now and then, a life-affirming novel comes along that gets everybody talking and The Art of Fielding is such a book. It is an accomplished first novel sure to raise the bar for every debut in the near future. Building from the loaded bases of a Wisconsin college baseball field, Harbach's team is like family; we cheer their victories, feel their losses, and grow up a little more with every lesson learned. Anyone claiming to be a reader cannot miss this grand slam of a book.”
— Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS

September 2011 Indie Next List

“Despite having reservations about a 'baseball book,' reading this debut novel I discovered that baseball is every bit as exciting and excruciating as any thriller, as complicated as any psychological mystery, and as heartbreaking as my favorite romance. Harbach loves his characters, and never lets them off easily. All the words I want to use to describe this book -- original, heartfelt, classic, hilarious, wise, unforgettable -- are insufficient. I loved every word of it.”
— Leslie Reiner, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL

Product Details
ISBN: 9788952764683
ISBN-10: 8952764684
Publisher: Sigongsa
Publication Date: May 31st, 2012
Pages: 444
Language: Korean