Monday, April 4, 2016


Summerland by Michael Chabon
HarperCollins: 4/12/16 (eBook)
eBook review copy; 528 pages
ISBN-13: 9780062418081

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 purposes.

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