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The Further Adventures of Slugger McBatt

The Further Adventures of Slugger McBatt

by W. P. Kinsella

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Library Journal
$15.95. f Probably no one uses baseball as metaphor better than Kinsella. The stories in this collection range in tone from zaniness to pathos. It's hard to choose a favorite story: maybe the bizarre ``Reports Concerning the Death of the Seattle Albatross Are Somewhat Exaggerated,'' about a mascot from outer space who really looks like a bird. Or the title story, about childhood innocence violated. Or the touching ``Valley of the Schmoon,'' told by a man who has lost everything without having the faintest idea why. Or ``K-Mart,'' about the betrayals and losses in growing up, trying to restore life as it should be and was in boyhood baseball days. Highly recommended.Marylaine Block, St. Ambrose Univ. Lib., Davenport, Ia.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Meet the Author

W. P. Kinsella (1935-2016) is best-known as the author of the novel Shoeless Joe, whose romantic baseball magical realism was adapted into the beloved movie Field of Dreams. In addition to many other baseball-themed works, he also wrote collections of poetry and several works of nonfiction. He will always be remembered for adding the phrase "If you build it, they will come" to the popular imagination. He died in 2016.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 25, 1935
Date of Death:
September 16, 2016
Place of Birth:
Edmonton, Alberta
University of Victoria

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