Chad Harbach's debut novel, about a tumultuous year at a small midwestern college, has been widely anticipated and praised.
"Reading The Art of Fielding is like watching a hugely gifted young shortstop: you keep waiting for the errors, but there are no errors. First novels this complete and this consuming come along very, very seldom." —Jonathan Franzen
"Chad Harbach's The Art of Fielding is one of those rare novels . . . that seem to appear out of nowhere, and then dazzle and bewitch and inspire you until you nearly lose your breath from the enjoyment and satisfaction as well as the unexpected news blast that the novel is very much alive and well." —James Patterson
Published by Little, Brown and Company, September 2011.