THE ESSENTIAL W.P. KINSELLA

THE ESSENTIAL W.P. KINSELLA          KINSELLA & RICK WILBER


This career retrospective celebrates the 80th birthday of baseball’s greatest scribe, W. P. Kinsella (Shoeless Joe), as well as the 25th anniversary of Field of Dreams, the film that he inspired.

In addition to his classic baseball tales, W. P. Kinsella is also a critically-acclaimed short fiction writer. His satiric wit has been celebrated with numerous honors, including the Order of British Columbia.

Here are his notorious First Nation narratives of indigenous Canadians, and a literary homage to J. D. Salinger. Alongside the “real” story of the 1951 Giants and the afterlife of Roberto Clemente, are the legends of a pirated radio station and a hockey game rigged by tribal magic.

Eclectic, dark, and comedic by turns, The Essential W. P. Kinsella is a living tribute to an extraordinary raconteur.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:

This is a book with about 36 short stories from W.P. Kinsella. Some of them are familiar some not, but all are very good and it gives you a look into his work and how his story was made into the movie Field of Dreams. He also wrote a book about the Black scandal, and he was someone you could tell enjoyed watching Shoeless Joe Jackson. He helped bring baseball to many people through words and here are short stories where you can see his early beginnings, but also his love of the game. A good book. I got this book from netgalley.com.  I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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