A Single Happened Thing

A Single Happened Thing It s the late Nineties on the Upper West Side and book publicist David Felb n e Felber n e Felberstein can sense his world shrinking He is stuck in the slow lane at a venerable second tier publishing

  • Title: A Single Happened Thing
  • Author: Daniel Paisner
  • ISBN: 9780984764839
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s the late Nineties on the Upper West Side and book publicist David Felb n e Felber, n e Felberstein can sense his world shrinking He is stuck in the slow lane at a venerable second tier publishing house and feeling the encroaching changes technology will bring as he struggles to maintain a bond with his wife and three young daughters Into the void steps Fred It s the late Nineties on the Upper West Side and book publicist David Felb n e Felber, n e Felberstein can sense his world shrinking He is stuck in the slow lane at a venerable second tier publishing house and feeling the encroaching changes technology will bring as he struggles to maintain a bond with his wife and three young daughters Into the void steps Fred Sure Shot Dunlap, a tweed clad, waxed mustached nineteenth century baseball legend with still impeccable timing who died penniless and obscure and seems to need something from Felb Or is it the other way around Felb dutifully goes to weekly psychiatrist appointments at his wife s insistence, but when his hard to reach baseball mad teenage daughter develops her own fascination, he can feel a chance to recapture something lost.Daniel Paisner s enchanting new novel about neurosis, intimacy, and balancing familial needs while juggling two careers and the demands of modern life is also a charming and memorable parable about losing your mind and finding yourself in the age of anxiety.

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    1. I received this via Giveaways in exchange for my honest review. All my opinions are my own.----This was a great book, I'm not a huge fan of baseball and shots aren't always my cup of tea. When I first started to read the book I was a little sceptical and was looking for a book to read till I found another one.But I found that I was pulled into the story and it was about a man and his family and what happened to his family when his wife couldn't accept that he had seen a ghost. I couldn't put it [...]

    2. I received a free copy of this book through Giveaways.This goes from being a bit of paranormal mystery to more of an examination of aging and family relationships with a lot about the history of baseball mixed in. It has quirky, neurotic first person narration with little dialogue, so that does make it a denser read, but it is often quite funny and pays off. I did skim through a lot of the baseball stuff. If you’re interested in the history of baseball, that probably would help you enjoy all [...]

    3. A Single Happened Thing both is and is not a baseball book.It’s really a book about growing up and getting older, as Felb considers his own successes and perceived mediocrities while watching his oldest daughter come into her own both on and off the field. It’s also about how people deal with an inexplicable phenomenon, and how their different ways of dealing-with-it pull them together and apart.Plus baseball. You’ll probably learn a few things whether you’re a big baseball fan or not. : [...]

    4. This is a book that involves a lot of baseball recollections and history. That's what attracted me when I read about it on Self-Aware. The stuff about the interpersonal reactions in his family got a bit too much, and the resolution was weak, but I'm glad I read it, and would recommend it to anyone who has strong interests in baseball - particularly pre-1900 and Mets fans (which are exclusive sets.)

    5. Great story about a father dealing with the supernatural while trying to get his family to understand Great story about a father and daughter and trying to make sense of what happened to him. If you love baseball this is a book for you!

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