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These mysterious words inspire Ray Kinsella to create a cornfield baseball diamond in honor of his hero, Shoeless Joe Jackson. What follows is a rich, nostalgic look at one of our most cherished national pastimes and a remarkable story about fathers and sons, love and family, and the inimitable joy of finding your way home.
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September 19, 2016
W. P. Kinsella passed away this weekend. Fittingly, we have selected his novel Shoeless Joe, the basis of the movie Field of Dreams, as our fiction selection for the baseball book club for October 2016. Featuring the characters who star in the film as well as additional personae and locations, it...
April 04, 2016
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“Is this some kind of religion?”
“It may be.”
If you are a fan of America’s pastime, there’s a good chance you believe the same. My Sunday “church” is the Little League fields of flyover country and I couldn’t think of a better book to...
February 12, 2016
Let me explain why I only gave this one star: although I didn't hate this book I did fail to finish it (I got about half way) and I always give only one star to any book that forces me to abandon it before the last page is read. I actually enjoyed bits of it, but in the end it was just too fractu...
August 21, 2016
I don't have enough words to say how much I loved this book. I've waited a long time to read it. It has never been the right time until this weekend. I know that sounds cryptic, but there was a reason.
If you have ever watched the movie, Field of Dreams and love baseball, this book is a must read...
June 27, 2008
Wow! I saw the movie years ago and I just picked this book up to have something to read at the beach. I was blown away. Kinsella has a beautiful way with language. As the cover says, this is not just a book about baseball. It is a book about love and memories, about the truth of our lives, and, i...
June 28, 2013
It is so nice to read a book like this one.
I admit that I approached it with apprehension. I had been wanting to read it for a very long time, but the movie Field of Dreams was already so beloved to me that I worried the book might somehow lessen its appeal in my eyes.
This is not a book that is...
October 19, 2016
October 2016 read with the Baseball Book Club
This book, I discovered, is an extremely visceral one. It touches all of your senses as you read: you can feel the grass and dirt under your feet, smell the worn leather of a baseball glove, see the lights come on in the stadium, and barely make out Sh...
February 05, 2017
"Baseball is a ceremony, a ritual, as surely as sacrificing a goat beneath the full moon is a ritual." Ray Kinsella speaking to J. D. Salinger at Fenway Park during a Red Sox game explaining or trying to at this point 84 pages into "Shoeless Joe" why he has driven over a thousand miles to sort of...
March 18, 2017
If you enjoyed the movie Field of Dreams, you owe it to yourself to read Shoeless Joe. What makes this book such a joy to read is Kinsella’s powers of description. He creates characters that you love or hate - sometimes both in the course of the story - but to whom you just can’t remain indiffere...
July 18, 2011
I have a feeling I would've liked the movie better even if I'd read the book first. From a style standpoint, the author pumps out metaphors like a coke machine (IRONY ALERT!). He's in love with describing one thing as being like something else, which is fine when done sparingly.
The story's great...