Saturday, November 25, 2017

Five of the best coming-of-age stories

In 2012 David Nicholls tagged five favorite coming-of-age stories at the Telegraph. One title on the list:
I’ve never willingly watched a team sport, but I loved Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding (2011), about a flawed but gifted shortstop – whatever that is – in a college baseball team. Only ostensibly about baseball, it’s a wonderfully funny, sad campus novel that’s enjoyable even for readers who, like me, can’t quite catch a ball.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Art of Fielding is among Jean Hanff Korelitz's top ten campus novels.

--Marshal Zeringue