A Single Happened Thing

A Single Happened Thing❮Epub❯ ➥ A Single Happened Thing ➤ Author Daniel Paisner – Oaklandjobs.co.uk 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 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 A Single Epub / 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 lostDaniel 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. I received this via Goodreads 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 I received this via Goodreads 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 down It was written so well and I was drawn into the story A must read Full disclosure I m not a baseball fan I haven t thought much about the sport since my teenage years when I played softball in the local Missy League and used to hang out at the stadium of the Minor League Scranton Wilkes Barre Red Barrons now called the RailRiders , mostly for the sake of meeting boys However, I know enough about it to understand the excitement and tension of the game that the author adeptly described And, I do love learning about new things when I read Now I knowFull disclosure I m not a baseball fan I haven t thought much about the sport since my teenage years when I played softball in the local Missy League and used to hang out at the stadium of the Minor League Scranton Wilkes Barre Red Barrons now called the RailRiders , mostly for the sake of meeting boys However, I know enough about it to understand the excitement and tension of the game that the author adeptly described And, I do love learning about new things when I read Now I knowabout the history of the game of baseball, including the various different rules and standards in play in the late 1800 s Where I think this book fell just short of hitting it out of the park one and only baseball pun in this review, I promise was how the narrator kept hammering away at the I am so ordinary theme I understood it in the beginning, where it served the purpose of creating a contrast between his normal life and the very other than normal events that happened to him But after that, I felt it became too overused and pedantic I loved the author s treatment of the character Iona She stood out as a character with depth and intelligence beyond her years, while still being a fun teenage girl And her father, the protagonist, was in constant respectful awe of her That was refreshing and lovely I just stopped myself from using a metaphor about it being like the the scent of freshly mowed outfield grass You see Nobaseball puns, just like I promised The writing itself was quite good His voice was well established early on and had a good momentum as it carried through both everyday life, the baseball moments, and the possibly supernatural events When Iona s essays were featured, they had their own distinctly different feel and tone and yet there was enough of an underlying similarity that they were believably the work of the narrator s daughter I also enjoyed the author s treatment of the concept of the passage of time He was able to tap into the rhythm of a baseball game, the innings, the time spent at bat, the time that a ball spent careening from a bat to a glove, and used it to stitch connections with the passage of time in the daily life of a family, in the changes in a marriage, in the growing up of a daughter It was a good read overall I would recommend it to my baseball fan friends and those who enjoy family themes as well I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.This goes from being a bit of paranormal mystery toof 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 enj I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.This goes from being a bit of paranormal mystery toof 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 of the aspects of this book a bit .I did wish there had been a bitof Dunlap, the baseball player from the past, maybe just because I liked the character and became a bit attached I enjoyed the way the story shifted from Felb s midlife crisis to his daughter Iona s coming of age I also liked Felb s voice and found it to be a different and fun read overall 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 The sto 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 The story is funny and poignant by turns There is a self deprecating tone that pervades Felb s account he plays both main character and narrator , and plenty of situational humor that had me laughing out loud.Overall, I really enjoyed reading this Recommended 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. 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

A Single Happened Thing PDF/EPUB Ù A Single  Epub /
    A Single Happened Thing PDF/EPUB Ù A Single Epub / in the age of anxiety. I received this via Goodreads 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 I received this via Goodreads 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 down It was written so well and I was drawn into the story A must read Full disclosure I m not a baseball fan I haven t thought much about the sport since my teenage years when I played softball in the local Missy League and used to hang out at the stadium of the Minor League Scranton Wilkes Barre Red Barrons now called the RailRiders , mostly for the sake of meeting boys However, I know enough about it to understand the excitement and tension of the game that the author adeptly described And, I do love learning about new things when I read Now I knowFull disclosure I m not a baseball fan I haven t thought much about the sport since my teenage years when I played softball in the local Missy League and used to hang out at the stadium of the Minor League Scranton Wilkes Barre Red Barrons now called the RailRiders , mostly for the sake of meeting boys However, I know enough about it to understand the excitement and tension of the game that the author adeptly described And, I do love learning about new things when I read Now I knowabout the history of the game of baseball, including the various different rules and standards in play in the late 1800 s Where I think this book fell just short of hitting it out of the park one and only baseball pun in this review, I promise was how the narrator kept hammering away at the I am so ordinary theme I understood it in the beginning, where it served the purpose of creating a contrast between his normal life and the very other than normal events that happened to him But after that, I felt it became too overused and pedantic I loved the author s treatment of the character Iona She stood out as a character with depth and intelligence beyond her years, while still being a fun teenage girl And her father, the protagonist, was in constant respectful awe of her That was refreshing and lovely I just stopped myself from using a metaphor about it being like the the scent of freshly mowed outfield grass You see Nobaseball puns, just like I promised The writing itself was quite good His voice was well established early on and had a good momentum as it carried through both everyday life, the baseball moments, and the possibly supernatural events When Iona s essays were featured, they had their own distinctly different feel and tone and yet there was enough of an underlying similarity that they were believably the work of the narrator s daughter I also enjoyed the author s treatment of the concept of the passage of time He was able to tap into the rhythm of a baseball game, the innings, the time spent at bat, the time that a ball spent careening from a bat to a glove, and used it to stitch connections with the passage of time in the daily life of a family, in the changes in a marriage, in the growing up of a daughter It was a good read overall I would recommend it to my baseball fan friends and those who enjoy family themes as well I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.This goes from being a bit of paranormal mystery toof 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 enj I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.This goes from being a bit of paranormal mystery toof 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 of the aspects of this book a bit .I did wish there had been a bitof Dunlap, the baseball player from the past, maybe just because I liked the character and became a bit attached I enjoyed the way the story shifted from Felb s midlife crisis to his daughter Iona s coming of age I also liked Felb s voice and found it to be a different and fun read overall 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 The sto 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 The story is funny and poignant by turns There is a self deprecating tone that pervades Felb s account he plays both main character and narrator , and plenty of situational humor that had me laughing out loud.Overall, I really enjoyed reading this Recommended 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. 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 "/>
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • A Single Happened Thing
  • Daniel Paisner
  • English
  • 10 September 2019
  • 0984764836