5. “The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created”Â by Jane Leavy (Harper, nonfiction, on sale Oct. 16)
What itâ€™s about:Â With the World Series just a week away, the timeÂ seems right for a bio of the Babe, arguably the gameâ€™s biggest star ever.
The buzz:Â A â€œsparkling, exemplary sports biography, shedding new light on a storied figure in baseball history,â€ says Kirkus Reviews.
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