The Play of the Game

basilecoverThe final meeting of the Lawrence Public Library book discussion group will take place April 22nd 6:00 PM at El Taller, 275 Essex St., Lawrence, MA.  The author will be attending.   The public is welcome.

This chapbook is a collaboration between the Library and Cambridge College.  The short story, Play of the Game, by Al Basile, has been translated into Spanish and both the Spanish and original English are in the book.  The story was first published in a series of books of Red Sox fiction compiled and edited by Adam Pachter.  The primary translator is Esteban Corniel.  The idea came from Mark Schorr, Cambridge College professor and Robert Frost Foundation president.  This again would be another Lawrence City Read, like but also different from the city read of last year, Bread and Roses, too! by Katherine Paterson.  Cambridge College liked the idea and financed the effort.

Finally the cover is the creation of Denise Audy, showing a graphic of the “play of the game”.  The resulting finished book, 200 copies, was collated, folded, and stapled together by library staff and volunteers.  You can find copies at both Lawrence libraries, El Taller, and Cambridge College.  For more information please contact Louise Sandberg at  Take a look at the article in the Eagle-Tribune.

One Response

  1. Sounds like a wonderful selection and a wonderful program. Kudos!!

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