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Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" By Chad Harbach (Rebroadcast)

“The Art of Fielding” is a book about baseball, the great American sport that has served as inspiration for many authors. At the center of the tale is Henry Skrimshander, a superstar shortstop who never makes an error -- until he does, and sets into motion his own unraveling. While the action of the novel is on the baseball diamond, the story is as much about life at a liberal arts college, relationships between men and the pursuit of perfection. With literary references from Melville to T.S. Eliot, as many critics have pointed out, it’s a baseball novel with something for everyone. From our May Readers’ Review, Diane and guests discuss “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach.

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A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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