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September 10, 2014
Book Selection

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1155 F Street, NW Suite 200
Near the Red, Blue & Orange Lines
on Metro

The Art of Fielding
Chad Harbach

Selection for
September 10, 2014



Book Description:

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Shrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom.  But when a routine throw goes diastrously 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, become 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 climatic 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 Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment -- to onself and others.


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