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More than the inspiration for the beloved film Field of Dreams, Shoeless Joe is a mythical novel about “dreams, magic, life, and what is quintessentially American” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

 

“If you build it, he will come.” These mysterious words, spoken by an Iowa baseball announcer, inspire Ray Kinsella to carve a baseball diamond in his cornfield in honor of his hero, the baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson. What follows is both a rich, nostalgic look at one of our most cherished national pastimes and a remarkable story about fathers and sons, love and family, and the inimitable joy of finding your way home.

Synopsis:

"If you build it, he will come." Them mysterious words of an Iowa baseball announcer lead Ray Kinsella to carve a baseball diamond in his cornfield in honor of his hero, the baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson. This is a book "not so much about baseball as it is about dreams, magic, life, and what is quintessentially American," said the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Synopsis:

Inspiration for the movie "Field of Dreams, Shoeless Joe" is the ultimate baseball novel.

About the Author

W. P. Kinsella is the author of numerous works of fiction, including the best-selling Shoeless Joe, for which he won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, as well as eleven highly acclaimed short story collections. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395957738
Author:
Kinsella, W. P.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Kinsella, W. P.
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Farmers
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Iowa
Subject:
Farmers -- Iowa -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
CL179
Publication Date:
April 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.14x6.20x.67 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14

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"If you build it, he will come." Them mysterious words of an Iowa baseball announcer lead Ray Kinsella to carve a baseball diamond in his cornfield in honor of his hero, the baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson. This is a book "not so much about baseball as it is about dreams, magic, life, and what is quintessentially American," said the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Synopsis" by , Inspiration for the movie "Field of Dreams, Shoeless Joe" is the ultimate baseball novel.
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