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The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.. No, not Henry! Baseball: An affecting and effective major league debut, this novel will renew your appreciation for the game, but more important, will recharge your love of life. Masterful.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Chad Harbach’s book “The Art of Fielding” is not only a wonderful baseball novel — it zooms immediately into the pantheon of classics, alongside “The Natural” by Bernard Malamud and “The Southpaw” by Mark Harris — but it’s also a magical, melancholy story about friendship and coming of age that marks the debut of an immensely talented writer."

The New York Times

"Perhaps the most unusual feature of this unusually charming début is the easy, unpretentious way it has of joining a love of baseball with a love of literature. There’s a pattern of Melvillian references that run playfully and purposefully through the novel."

The New Yorker

Author bio: Chad Harbach grew up in Wisconsin and was educated at Harvard and the University of Virginia. He is a cofounder and coeditor of n+1. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (512 pp. A Glove Story: Kindle/Print editions)

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