The Art of Fielding: A Novel - Chad Harbach
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were engaging, and I thought the story original. My only complaint is that I did find it somewhat predictable, which is not a good thing, as I'm usuall rather dense about these things, which makes me think it may have been intentionally done.

On the positive side, this book had me thinking of John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany as I read it.