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Fans and readers rejoice - Mr. Kinsella is back

The man who wrote Shoeless Joe, a baseball novel that was turned into film with Field of Dreams, author W.P Kinsella is back after 27 years with another novel, and baseball fans everywhere should be delighted.

A gifted writer whose stories and books have always been about magical, mystical moments - and sometimes hilarious notions - Kinsella was hit by a car in 1997 and stopped writing for more than five years.

The Vancouver Sun has a review of the book - and an interview with the author. The Calgary Herald has another interview about the book, and the Edmonton Journal has a charming profile.

Kinsella's new novel, Butterfly Winter, is a story about twins - one a pitcher, the other a catcher - who became a baseball battery while still in the womb.

If you've not read Kinsella, you owe it to yourself to pick up one of his books. If you have, like me, you owe it to yourself to pick up his latest.