Summerland by Michael Chabon
HarperCollins: 4/12/16 (eBook)
eBook review copy; 528 pages
Summerland by Michael Chabon is a highly recommended novel for YA
readers, but enjoyable for readers of all ages. It was originally
published in 2002. This edition represents a new paperback release of
the classic fantasy story with a new introduction by Chabon on the
origins of Summerland.
Ethan Feld is not a good baseball player. In fact, he's the worst
baseball player on Clam Island, Washington, where Ethan and his father
moved after the death of his mother. Much to his surprise, Ringfinger
Brown, a baseball scout, recruits Ethan. He takes him to Summerland, a
world that only Ethan can save.
I originally reviewed Summerland in 2009 and agree with my original assessment:
"The thing is, since Chabon wrote Summerland, the characters are
well developed, and the descriptions can be exquisite. There is a
considerable amount of wit and humor in the story. All in all, I think
adults may end up enjoying Summerland more than children..."
Disclosure: My Kindle edition was courtesy
of HarperCollins for review