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Shoeless Joe - by W P Kinsella (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Fantasy

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: Contemporary

Author: W P Kinsella

Language: English

Street Date: April 28, 1999
TCIN: 11990302
UPC: 9780395957738
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-7321
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



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



Book Synopsis



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.



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W. P. Kinsella plays with both myth and fantasy in his lyrical novel, which was adapted into the enormously popular movie, 'Field of Dreams.' It begins with the magic of a godlike voice in a cornfield, and ends with the magic of a son playing catch with the ghost of his father. In Kinsella's hands, it's all about as simple, and complex, as the object of baseball itself: coming home. Like Ring Lardner and Bernard Malamud before him, Kinsella spins baseball as backdrop and metaphor, and, like his predecessors, uses the game to tell us a little something more about who we are and what we need. Amazon.com



About the Author



W. P. Kinsella (1935-2016) was the author of numerous works of fiction, including the best-selling Shoeless Joe, for which he won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, and eleven highly acclaimed short story collections.
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