Review roundup, April 30

April 30, 2014 I’m all for newspapers and that includes student newspapers. Here’s a review form the Royal Purple News, from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater about a “local” baseball novel, It Happened in Wisconsin, by Ken Moraff Hmm, haven’t even heard of this one — Just Out of Reach: The 1980s New York Yankees, by Greg Prato —  but here’s a review via also posted this review by Paul Hagen on Al Clark’s Called Out but Safe: A Baseball Umpire’s Journey. Here’s one by veteran writer Harvey Frommer. It’s a bunch of mini mini-reviews (actually, they’re more like announcements) and, frankly, the inclusion of books about hockey and golf ruin the baseball flow. As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Field of Dreams — the movie version of Shoeless Joe Comes to Iowa — the Shreveport Times posted this appreciation about the “corny” simplicity of W.P. Kinsella’s baseball fiction.



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