The Iowa Baseball Confederacy: A Novel (Hardcover)

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From the author of the best-selling Shoeless Joe, the novel that inspired the movie Field of Dreams

Bearing W. P. Kinsella's trademark combination of "sweet-natured prose and richly imagined world" (Philadelphia Inquirer), The Iowa Baseball Confederacy tells the story of Gideon Clark, a man on a quest. He is out to prove to the world that the indomitable Chicago Cubs traveled to Iowa in the summer of 1908 for an exhibition game against an amateur league, the Iowa Baseball Confederacy. But a simple game somehow turned into a titanic battle of more than two thousand innings, and Gideon Clark struggles to set the record straight on this infamous game that no one else believes ever happened. For fans of Shoeless Joe, here is another vintage Kinsella baseball tale that "like magic . . . holds together and entices you from one page to the next, until at the end you ache for more" (Milwaukee Journal).

About the Author

W. P. Kinsella (1935–2016) was the author of numerous works of fiction, including the best-selling Shoeless Joe, for which he won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, and eleven highly acclaimed short story collections.

Praise For…

"Much more than a baseball book . . . The Iowa Baseball Confederacy captures Kinsella's love of baseball, his appreciation for its infinite dreams, and its glorious possibilities."

The Seattle Times —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544310636
ISBN-10: 0544310632
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: March 14th, 2003
Pages: 320
Language: English