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Japanese Baseball and Other Stories

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From internationally recognized Canadian author W.P. Kinsella (Dance Me Outside, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, The Fencepost Chronicles) comes a new collection of baseball stories that is sure to delight lovers of engaging storytelling and fans of the sport he chronicles. Kinsella weaves his characters into the thrill of the game, be it in Japan, Central America, Canada, ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 2000 by Thistledown Press
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Jared
May 30, 2012 rated it liked it
some good stories, some not so great. Kinsella's style is to create mystical baseball stories but most end without explaining everything. Sometimes it works well, other times it feels like a cop out.
Alan
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Most people think of W.P. Kinsella as a baseball writer. What he is a writer who often uses baseball as a setting, or sometimes a metaphor, for the events in his character's lives. While Sholes Joe is his most famous novel, I think he is a better short story writer than novelist. This is another of his many short story collections.

These stories range from melancholy to poignant. IN many ways Japanese Baseball is a very sad tale, and The Kowloon Cafe the most amusing.

I suggest seeking out his bo
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Faiza Venzant
Mar 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
With baseball season underway in Toronto, this was the perfect book to read!

Filled with short stories that in some way or another have baseball as a central character, this book was so fun to read! I can't believe how quickly I became attached to many of the voices in these stories.

Baseball fans will love it!
Ron Kaplan
Jun 22, 2010 rated it liked it
baseball fiction,Kinsella
Mike
Jan 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
They're all good, but the final story, "Underestimating Lynn Johannsen" kicks my ass every signle time.
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William Patrick Kinsella, OC, OBC was a Canadian novelist and short story writer. His work has often concerned baseball and Canada's First Nations and other Canadian issues.

William Patrick Kinsella was born to John Matthew Kinsella and Olive Kinsella in Edmonton, Alberta. Kinsella was raised until he was 10 years-old at a homestead near Darwell, Alberta, 60 km west of the city, home-schooled by hi
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