Summer is almost here! Which means for a few months you can set aside your Nicomachean Ethics and Enlightenment history and pick up a juicy title without feeling guilty. Here are books you are bound to love.
At first glance, this appears to be a ”baseball book,” and while Harbach certainly knows the ins-and-outs of the game, The Art of Fielding is about so much more: the meaning of success, the duty of love, the task of keeping up appearances. This grand slam of a novel is a page turner, whether you’re a sports nut or not.
Jeannette Walls weaves a spell-binding memoir of growing up as part of a negligent, nomadic family that wandered from desert town to desert town. Her father, often drunk, would disappear for days. Her mother was more interested in painting than taking care of her children. Walls, despite her tragedies, fairly and poignantly tells the story of this one-of-a-kind life and her escape from it.
These two books represent some of the best and most exciting fiction and non-fiction on the shelves today. Grab a beach chair and get reading.
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