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  • ISBN 0316328766
  • ISBN13 978-0316328760
  • Language English
  • Author Tom Grimes
  • Publisher Little Brown & Co; 1st edition (April 1, 1992)
  • Pages 319
  • Formats lit rtf lrf azw
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory United States
  • Size ePub 1569 kb
  • Size Fb2 1782 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 263

When a baseball unknown is suddenly catapulted to the major leagues, he travels the arc from innocence to disillusionment as his career is played out against the backdrop of America in the seventies

Season's End: A Novel Paperback – August 28, 1996. This schizophrenic second novel from Grimes ( A Stone of the Heart ) veers from sluggish philosophizing and ponderous verbosity to snappy repartee and crisp narrative.

Season's End: A Novel Paperback – August 28, 1996. by. Tom Grimes (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Mike Williams, a left fielder and singles hitter for an unnamed major league baseball team, chronicles the intermittently compelling stories of his marriage to his high school sweetheart and battles with his agent, manager and team owner in the seasons between 1975 and the players' strike of 1981.

Tom Grimes's novel is the story of Williams's own rise into the majors and his ascent in understanding the real lessons of baseball.

Mike Williams tempts fate when he appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated at age twenty-one. He becomes a major league batting champion and a national icon as he travels from innocence to disillusionment.

Season's end. Tom Grimes. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

But Season’s End was marketed as a baseball book rather than a literary one, Mr. Grimes writes ruefully, and got lost in a pile of other baseball books. His book tour was tiny

But Season’s End was marketed as a baseball book rather than a literary one, Mr. His book tour was tiny. It did not go into paperback.

Grimes's second novel-the spirited tale of a rookie player fighting to survive in the complex world of professional .

Grimes's second novel-the spirited tale of a rookie player fighting to survive in the complex world of professional baseball- -picks up where his first, A Stone of the Heart (1990), left off in evoking the bleak choices facing the previous generation of middle- class America and its children's mad desire to get away.

But in Martha Grimes' bestselling novels . The idea for Martha Grimes' first British detective novel, The Man with a Load of Mischief (1981), was inspired by the name of a British pub she noticed while leafing through a travel book

But in Martha Grimes' bestselling novels - and in the world inhabited by Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury - there are no natural causes. The idea for Martha Grimes' first British detective novel, The Man with a Load of Mischief (1981), was inspired by the name of a British pub she noticed while leafing through a travel book. A longtime Anglophile, she has continued to use a British pub as both the title and part of the setting in each subsequent novel in the series which features Scotland Yard Detective Richard Jury, his assistant, Melrose Plant, and Plant's interfering Aunt Agatha.

Although Season's End is a novel about baseball, it instructs, as compelling stories often do, in matters of the heart

Although Season's End is a novel about baseball, it instructs, as compelling stories often do, in matters of the heart. About the Author: Tom Grimes is the author of five novels.

Tom Grimes is an American novelist, playwright, and creative writing instructor. He currently teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Texas State University in San Marcos, and served as the program's director from 1996 to 2015. Grimes was a promising student at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop while it was under the direction of Frank Conroy, author of the memoir Stop-Time.

In addition to Mentor: A Memoir, Tom Grimes is the author of the novels A Stone of the Heart, Season's End, City of God, and Redemption Song, which was serialized in Narrative magazine. Grimes directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Texas State University. This biography was last updated on 08/01/2010

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Uaha
I liked the novel but didn't feel it was of the same quality as "A Stone of the Heart" or "Mentor." Powerful insight into the harsh reality of major league baseball and the price of stardom. The characters are finely drawn. However, the many literary allusions that Grimes makes through his main character, Mike Williams, are hardly believable for a professional athlete. To retain them, Grimes might have done better had he written this book in third person limited point of view rather than in first person singular. Stunning and almost overwhelming imagery conveyed through powerful use of simile and metaphor.
ℓo√ﻉ
At times it was an interesting read but overall too philosophical and drifted away. Many sub-stories were started and never finished. I had many unanswered questions in the ends
Ttexav
Read it, you'll be glad you did