cover image SUMMERLAND


Michael Chabon, . . Hyperion, $8.95 (500pp) ISBN 978-0-7868-1615-6

Following the death of his mother, a boy moves with this father to an island, where a mystical baseball scout recruits him for a special mission and escorts him through a gateway to a series of interconnected worlds. In a starred review, PW said that the author "hits a high-flying home run, creating a vivid fantasy where baseball is king." All ages. (Mar.)