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The Resource The art of fielding : a novel, Chad Harbach

The art of fielding : a novel, Chad Harbach

Label
The art of fielding : a novel
Title
The art of fielding
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chad Harbach
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. This novel is about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment to oneself and to others
Summary
A baseball star at a small college near Lake Michigan launches a routine throw that goes disastrously off course and inadvertently changes the lives of five people, including the college president, a gay teammate, and the president's daughter
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book 2011
  • Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10003104
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harbach, Chad
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A72513
LC item number
A87 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College students
  • Baseball players
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Great Lakes Region (North America)
Target audience
adult
Label
The art of fielding : a novel, Chad Harbach
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn707964854
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
512 pages
Isbn
9780316126670
Lccn
2011014912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)707964854
Label
The art of fielding : a novel, Chad Harbach
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn707964854
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
512 pages
Isbn
9780316126670
Lccn
2011014912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)707964854

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