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Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
China Miéville
Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust
Terrence Hake, Wayne Klatt
Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Aaron Franklin, Jordan Mackay
My System: 21st Century Edition
Aron Nimzowitsch
The Wheeling Year: A Poet's Field Book
Ted Kooser
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Francis Fukuyama
My Struggle: Book 2: A Man in Love
Karl Ove Knausgård, Don Bartlett
James Madison
Ralph Louis Ketcham
The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
Richard Zacks

The Art of Fielding: A Novel

The Art of Fielding: A Novel - Chad Harbach The only two things I'll say about this book is that don't let the subject matter dissuade you from reading it. Yes, baseball is involved. No, you don't really need to enjoy or understand much about it to love this book.The other thing is to not let the shaky start most characters have keep you from finishing the book. I pretty much hated every introduction but the author's ability to develop them makes the book cook along faster and faster until you reach that classic cliche: I didn't want the book to end. But rather than feel like there was story left untold, I felt the author got it exactly right, but I DIDN'T WANT TO LET THEM GO. I don't know that this is a book I'll re-read, but it's a book I really loved reading! And I write a lot of 1-2 star reviews, I might add.