10996342I wasn’t going to read this book. I didn’t care what the reviews were or how many lists it was on. I was NOT going to read it. I don’t like sports books, so why would I? Well, my book club gave me the reason. It is this month’s selection.

When I started reading The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, I did so with a closed mind and the feeling that I would give it a try (no more than 25 pages) and if I couldn’t stand it I’d give up. I was hooked within the first ten pages.

If you think it’s all about baseball, you can forget it. It’s about perfectly imperfect characters. Oh, there’s baseball, too. But it’s really a beautiful character drama.