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The Celebrant: A Novel


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"An oft-overlooked novel that blends fact and fiction to create a charming turn-of-the-century tale about the intertwined lives of New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson and the family of a young Jewish immigrant who makes his World Series rings."-Sports Illustrated * Sports Illustrated *
"In this fictionalization of the life and times of New York Giants pitching star Christy Mathewson, the author has written a richly detailed narrative."-Library Journal * Library Journal *
"The reconstructed accounts of Mathewson's most famous games reflect painstaking research and a colorful imagination."-Booklist * Booklist *
"Greenberg splendidly evokes the essence of turn-of-the-century America by deftly mixing fact and fiction in the tradition of Ragtime."-Kansas City Star * Kansas City Star *
"A captivating novel."-People * People *
"Greenberg recreates the famous events of the era, from the Merkle saga to the Black Sox scandal, in enchanting detail. If this isn't the best baseball novel ever written, it's definitely in the top five. A real treasure!"-Elysian Fields Quarterly Review * Elysian Fields Quarterly Review *

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