Shoeless Joe

Shoeless Joe

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by W. P. Kinsella
     
 

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Ray is an insurance man turned Iowa farmer, a baseball fanatic, and a dreamer. Ray gathers some fellow dreamers to watch the baseball greats come to life again. The movie Field of Dreams is based on the book.See more details below

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Ray is an insurance man turned Iowa farmer, a baseball fanatic, and a dreamer. Ray gathers some fellow dreamers to watch the baseball greats come to life again. The movie Field of Dreams is based on the book.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812494501
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
716,546
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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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

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