Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa

Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa

Stories

Book - 1993
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Publisher: Dallas : Southern Methodist University Press, 1993
Edition: 1st Southern Methodist University Press ed
ISBN: 9780870743559
0870743554
Branch Call Number: KINS
Characteristics: 141 p

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Feb 26, 2019

Loved this book. I took it out to read the story that was the basis for 'Field of Dreams'. I don't usually like short stories, but I enjoyed these. And, I even took out another short-story book since finishing this one.

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I tend to not like short stories because I don't like getting involved in characters and plot only for it to end abruptly. Also, short stories, in my experience, tend to be darker and the ones I have read don't usually end on a happy note.

The stories here a shade dark and had abrupt, ambiguous, and/or depressing endings. Were intriguing. I got involved with the plots and characters only for the stories to end all of a sudden. However, I still weirdly like them. Maybe it's because I am now just past the half-way mark for the average Canadian lifespan.

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