If Wishes Were Horses is another literary baseball classic from best-selling author of Shoeless Joe, W.P. Kinsella.
Joe McCoy is an unemployed journalist who in a strange twist of fate, ends up as a fugitive running from the FBI. Without many other options, Joe goes home to Iowa to try to seek out the only two men who just might be able to help him. Ray Kinsella (from Shoeless Joe) and Gideon Clarke (from The Iowa Baseball Confederacy).
Shortstops who run with the wolves, painted eggs that reveal deeply disturbing meanings, long-dead Hall of Famers who miraculously return to the game, an Iowa minor-league town with a secret conspiracy: these are the elements from which W.P. Kinsella weaves nine fabulous stories about the magical world of baseball.
From the dugouts, clubhouses, bedrooms, and barrooms to the interior worlds of hope and despair, these eerie stories present the absurdities of human relationships and reveal the writer's special genius for touching the heart
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