Monday, February 11, 2013

Recently Added

Our most recent addition to the RTG kit program is The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

"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." (publisher description)

There was a lot of hype surrounding this book when it was first released, including an October 2011 article in Vanity Fair magazine. The article has been expanded and repackaged as a Kindle ebook, Vanity Fair's How a Book is is Born: The Making of The Art of Fielding, by Graydon Carter, which you can purchase for $1.99!

Between the characters, the plot, and the book "birthing" hype, there's enough discussable material to cover at least two book group meetings! And, I've heard that HBO is planning a series based on the book.

The kit is made possible by a generous grant from NH Library Association, and is being housed at the Effingham Public Library. Call Marilyn at 539-1537 to discuss borrowing the kit.

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