Giveaway: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

As part of Hachette Books’ Giveaway, I’m offering a book club up to 10 copies of The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

Description from GoodReads:

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

Henry’s fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry’s gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners’ team captain and Henry’s best friend, realizes he has guided Henry’s career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert’s daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life.

As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment–to oneself and to others

Read an except, here.  Also check out the Facebook Page.  Téa Obreht, author of THE TIGER’S WIFE, calls THE ART OF FIELDING “an intricate, poised, tingling debut. Harbach’s muscular prose breathes new life into the American past-time, recasts the personal worlds that orbit around it, and leaves you longing, lingering, and a baseball convert long after the last page.

Of the blogs participating in the tour, one of the winning book clubs will be selected by Hachette Books to have a Skype “call in” with Chad Harbach. Hachette will contact the Book club representative to coordinate their meeting schedule with Chad Harbach’s schedule.

To enter the giveaway, you must be a U.S. resident and all 10 books can be mailed to you or individually to your book club members.

1.  Leave a comment about your favorite, recent book club pick and fill out the form below:

2.  Facebook, Twitter, or Blog share this giveaway and leave a link for up to 3 more entries.

Deadline is Feb. 10, 2012, at 11:59PM EST


  1. Marge Schutte says:

    We will be discussing The Art of Fielding at our April book club meeting. Timing is right–baseball season starts.

  2. Isabelle Selak says:

    My favorite recent book club pick was Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. I’m excited to read the Art of Fielding. Can’t wait to see who wins.

  3. Dawn - She Is Too Fond of Books says:

    I’m not entering the giveaway – have read and *loved* THE ART OF FIELDING.

    Whoever wins this is in for a real treat!

  4. Right now we are reading Madame Tussaud and up next is the Paris Wife BUT afater that is Serena by Ron Rash – have you seen that one? Thanks for hostign this great giveaway!

  5. Thanks for the great contest Serena. One of our recent favorites is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

  6. Gah, I couldn’t get the form to work! Anyway, re a recent pick, our next meeting will discuss Swamplandia, which I thought was a great choice for discussion!

  7. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!!