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