Summerland: A Novel

From the Pulitzer Prize profitable Michael Chabon comes this bestselling novel for readers of every age that blends fable and folklore with that the majority American coming-of-age ritual: baseball—now in a brand new version, with an unique creation via the author.

Ethan Feld is having a poor summer time: his father has moved them to Clam Island, Washington, the place Ethan has quick proven himself because the least proficient baseball participant the island has ever obvious. Ethan’s good fortune starts to alter, even if, while a mysterious baseball scout named Ringfinger Brown and a seven-hundred-and-sixty-five-year-old werefox input his existence, dragging Ethan into one other global known as the Summerlands. yet this gorgeous, winter-less position is dealing with destruction by the hands of the villainous Coyote, and it's been prophesized that in basic terms Ethan can store it. 

In this loved glossy vintage, the New York Times bestselling, Pulitzer Prize profitable writer brings his masterful storytelling, dexterous plotting, and singularly expected characters to a coming-of-age novel for readers of all ages.

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Via this time she used to be a mom, herself, two times over, and the aunt of 7 squatchlings extra. Her oldest nephew, whom she enjoyed dearly, had reached the age whilst his homewood had began to believe extra like a jail than a preserve. He all started, tentatively in the beginning, then for longer and longer classes, to head past the streams and fields that have been the well-known bounds in their territory. whilst he again, his face will be alight with the reminiscence of the issues he had visible. someday he was once long past for a long time, and while he lower back he informed a narrative of a wonderful bridge of stone that stretched, in one non-stop arch, throughout an outstanding river gorge, throughout which there handed a gradual site visitors of creatures—ferishers and werebears, conversing squirrels and blue jays and minks, and weird adventurers, like hairless Sasquatches, from the land referred to as the Middling. This bridge, he stated, used to be not more than an outstanding day's stroll to the west. Now, Taffy had heard many outlandish stories in her life—she had even heard, a couple of times, approximately this very good bridge, which a few acknowledged were raised by way of Coyote, in order that he may possibly jump around the worlds extra simply, and which others acknowledged was once a remnant of the time while outdated Mr. wooden and his spirit family members nonetheless walked the 1st woodland. yet she had by no means discovered that it used to be so on the subject of domestic, and she or he had by no means heard it spoken of by way of person who was once, himself, so with reference to her. "I wish to see that bridge," she blurted out, after which coated her mouth, since it used to be no longer a truly well mannered comment for a feminine Sasquatch to make. And her younger nephew, simply because he used to be younger, and enjoyed her, stated, "Go, Auntie! depart now! certain! Oh, you want to! you may be there by means of nighttime and again back through sunrise and none yet we often is the wiser. " "And who," she requested him, "will stick with the squatchlings whereas i'm long gone, and lay a funky fabric on their foreheads in the event that they get feverish, and lie beside down them to stroke their forearm fur in the event that they have undesirable desires? " "I will! " acknowledged the nephew, guffawing. "Go! cross now! " And so she had long past, taking not anything along with her however the reminiscence of his face alight with the wonders he had obvious, and of the murmuring of her young ones napping via the fireplace. "I by no means DID SEE THAT tremendous BRIDGE," SHE informed JENNIFER T. now, within the darkness in their phone on the backside of the knoll. "Before I arrived, i used to be set upon, at midnight, through a raiding get together of giants—those rotten John brothers. The Sasquatch-mania one of the giants was once at its top. They have been on a regular basis prowling the woods for—" She shivered. "Pets. Later Mooseknuckle John informed me he had heard that the bridge collapsed, or was once destroyed. in the past. So I by no means will see it. and that i by no means will see my pricey, candy squatchlings back, both. " "Why now not? " Jennifer T. stated. "You're unfastened. you are domestic, or shut sufficient. hear, oh, Taffy, when we get out of right here, you do not need to stick with us. you could burst off and locate your as far back as your homewood. you'll find your children. i am convinced they are death to—" yet Taffy shook her nice shaggy head.

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