Yes, the World Cup is pretty exciting. Wimbledon, too. And how about golf phenoms Lucy Li and Michelle Wie? No denying it, it’s a good week to be a sports fan. But let’s not forget the little guys. The balls and pucks and shuttlecocks that live outside the limelight. Let’s give the second-stringers some love with a little backlist shove.
- Badminton: Exodus by Lars Iyer
- Cricket: Netherland by Joseph O’Neill
- Croquet: No Nest for the Wicket by Donna Andrews
- Curling: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
- Ping-Pong: The Mighty Walzer by Howard Jacobson
- Volleyball: Flashpoint by Linda Barnes