Almost Famous: A Novel

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Almost Famous takes its place among the relatively few adult novels about professional baseball. The narrative is tough and unsentimental, the dialogue crisp and right-sounding...a dramatic and moving story.

"Elegantly crafted, Small's first novel is a stunning debut." (Saturday Review)


Author Bio: A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, David Small is the author of two other novels, The River in Winter and Alone, both published to critical acclaim.

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1983 Mass-market paperback First edition. Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Mass market (rack). Glued binding. 1st Mass Market paperback printing; fine condition (usual foxing to ... pages). Ballplayer denied a career because of an automobile accident tries to deal with life. In his analysis of sports fiction "The Sports Pages", Grant Burns calls this " an entertaining, thoughtful, if sometimes numbingly slow paced, novel about choice, despair, obsession and responsibility". Money back guarantee if not 100% satisfied. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Almost Famous takes its place among the relatively few adult novels about professional baseball. The narrative is tough and unsentimental, the dialogue crisp and right-sounding...a dramatic and moving story.

"Elegantly crafted, Small's first novel is a stunning debut." (Saturday Review)


Author Bio: A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, David Small is the author of two other novels, The River in Winter and Alone, both published to critical acclaim.

"This languid, bluesy novel tells the story of a young baseball star's emotional collapse after a car accident shatters his career. Elegantly crafted, Small's first novel is a stunning debut."--Saturday Review.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780380657223
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1983
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

Meet the Author

David Small

David Small is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal, a Christopher Medal, and the E. B. White Award for his picture books, which include Imogene's Antlers, The Gardener, and So, You Want to Be President? He lives in Mendon, Michigan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2000

    Better than the movie!

    Although Cameron Crowe and others have borrowed the title, this is the original--and a good book it is. First published in 1982, it was a finalist for the National Book Award and was widely praised. It's never been out of print--which ought to tell you something. The synopsis makes it sound like a dark book, but it's really quite funny and it has a hard-won happy ending. For those of you who aren't sports fans, be assured it's not about baseball. It's about dusting yourself off and getting on with your life after fate sticks a curveball in your ear. You'll like it, I guarantee. If you would like to send your copy along, I'll be happy to autograph for you.

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