Guide to Baseball Novels: J

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Read Scott Peterson's review for the Sport Literature Association, and Steve Treder's review for The Hardball Times.

A Canadian avatar of Sidd Finch.

He rises, you see, while he is still in his early teens; he's sort of Doogie Howser, N.L. This is an inspirational novel from a Christian publisher; the author is writer-at-large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago and author of the bestselling Left Behind series. See also Jenkins's juvenile fiction.

Protracted midlife crisis novel. The central character is decidedly unsympathetic, leaving not much for the reader to get interested in.