Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Iowa Baseball Confederacy

  • A 2000 inning long baseball game.....check.
  • Time travel......check.
  • Native American mythology.....check.
  • A slightly odd church that lives life 12 hours offset from the rest of the world....check.
  • Finding the love of your life. Again. Or previously....check
  • Learning that getting what you’ve always wanted doesn’t necessarily solve your problems....priceless?

This is just a fantastic book. I finished it last night and I’m ready to re-read it starting today. W.P. Kinsella, who wrote “Shoeless Joe,” which was the basis for the movie Field of Dreams, gives us another fantastical story of magic, love, and life wrapped around the mythology of baseball, and once again set in a Midwestern corn field.

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