I praised Chad Harbach’s debut, The Art of Fielding (also one of our 25 most anticipated books for fall), in a “What we’re reading Wednesday” post last week, and now you can find out what all the fuss is about—for free! This week, we’re giving away TWO hardback copies of this wonderful novel about baseball, growing up and falling in love.
For a taste of the book, read this line from the review of the novel in our September issue:
There aren’t many books of 500 pages that feel too short. But like a true fan enjoying a game of baseball as it scrolls its leisurely signature across a summer afternoon, there are moments when you will find yourself wishing The Art of Fielding would never end. It’s that good.
What this book for yourself? Cross your fingers and keep reading . . .
TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post with the name of your favorite sports story—from Wait Til Next Year to Moneyball to Friday Night Lights. Don’t read a lot of books about sports? Tell us about a time when you’ve rooted for an underdog.
CONTEST DETAILS: Two winners will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 6 pm CST on September 9. The winners will each receive a hardback copy of The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. This prize must be shipped to a North American address.
ETA: Congratulations to our winners, Frank M. and BookBelle! Frank’s a fan of A League of Their Own, and BookBelle loved Wait Til Next Year: A Memoir by Doris Kearn Goodwin!
Thank you to all who entered. Contest is now closed.