Everyone who has read this book on my recomendation---loved it.
A chronicle of the unlikely Chance family. Dad is a baseball player who never quite made it to the bigs. Mom is a seventh day adventist who wants her boys to walk a more traditional path. Everett is the oldest, a contrarian with a need for the spotlight. Peter is the quiet (but wise?) child who is seeking enlightenment. Kinkaid, the narrator. Irwin, the lovable moron. And the twins, Freddie & Bet (both girls) who want to be scientists.
Set in the turbulent sixties, this novel is a joy to read. It starts well, but then gets better and better. An insightful look at family, politics, and baseball. Destined to become an American classic.