Signed first printing of this beloved baseball novel adapted into the Kevin Costner film FIELD OF DREAMS.
Fine in a near fine jacket.
"Baseball is the most perfect of games, solid, true, pure and precious as diamonds. If only life were so simple. Within the baselines anything can happen. Tides can reverse; oceans can open. That's why they say, 'the game is never over until the last man is out.' Colors can change, lives can alter, anything is possible in this gentle, flawless, loving game."
Inspired in part by the Black Sox Scandal, Kinella's best-known novel is at least equally influenced by magical realism (how else to account for J.D. Salinger's appearance as a willing character?). A handsome signed example of this American classic — albeit written by a Canadian.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1982. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original quarter beige linen over black paper boards stamped in gold. In original price-clipped color pictorial dust jacket featuring Wendell Minor's cornfield baseball diamond design. , 265,  pages. Signed by Kinsella on title page. Tiny closed tear to rear panel of jacket, close inspection only. Else bright, clean, and sharp.
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