by Liz Moore
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An obese former academic shut-in and a poor kid dreaming of a successful baseball career are linked together by a former student who transforms their lives.
November 27, 2012 The only thing that these books have in common is that NPR's go-to librarian likes them a lot. Nancy Pearl's self-described "higgledy-piggledy" list includes a book of cartoons, a Civil War history, a coming-of-age story, a spy novel and more.
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