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  Cover Art: The Swinger : a Novel Bamberger, Michael
The Swinger : a Novel
"His name, as we all know, is Herbert X. 'Tree' Tremont, and he's the richest and most celebrated athlete of our time-- a multicultural golfing icon with fifty-three Tour wins, thirteen major victories, a smoking hot wife, and two adorable kids. Tree's carefully cultivated image has made him so beloved by corporate America that he is the first celebrity in history to endorse Coke and Pepsi. The world kneels at his feet. As it turns out, so do a good many agreeable young women."--P. [2] of dust jacket.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Rough & Tumble Bavaro, Mark
Rough & Tumble
A riveting debut novel of a season in the life of a professional football player--written by one of the NFL's best tight ends of all time. This is a classic sports story of one man's determination and grit within the brutal world of the NFL.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Running the Rift : a Novel Benaron, Naomi
Running the Rift : a Novel
Rwandan runner Jean Patrick Nkuba dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal and uniting his ethnically divided country, only to be driven from everyone he loves when the violence starts, after which he must find a way back to a better life.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Deal Breaker Coben, Harlan
Deal Breaker
Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. But when Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client, gets a phone call from a former girlfriend who everyone believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour.
Adult Mystery Book COBEN
  Cover Art: The Entitled: A Tale of Modern Baseball Deford, Frank
The Entitled: A Tale of Modern Baseball
Howie Traveler, manager of the Cleveland Indians, and his Cuban-American star player, Jay Alcazar, have little interaction off the field until Traveler witnesses an encounter between Alcazar and a woman that ends in a rape charge.
Adult Fiction Book DEFORD
  Cover Art: Payback Time Deuker, Carl
Payback Time
Overweight, somewhat timid Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the Lincoln High newspaper because he is determined to be a writer, but he senses a real story in Angel, a talented football player who refuses to stand out on the field--or to discuss his past.
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The River Why Duncan, David James
The River Why
This captivating and exuberant tale is told by Gus Orviston, an irreverent young flyfisherman and one of the most appealing heroes in contemporary American fiction. Leaving behind a madcap, fishing-obsessed family, Gus decides to strike out on his own, taking refuge in a secluded cabin on a remote riverbank to pursue his own flyfishing passion with unrelenting zeal. But instead of finding fishing bliss, Gus becomes increasingly troubled by the degradation of the natural world around him and by the spiritual barrenness of his own life. His desolation drives him on a reluctant quest for self-discovery and meaning -- ultimately fruitful beyond his wildest dreams.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Saved Falla, Jack
Veteran Boston goaltender Jean Pierre Savard sees stardom and the money it brings as fate's call for a life in which he lost his father, his wife, and most of his self confidence. Savard and his best friend teammate, Cam Carter, are trying to fulfill their boyhood dreams of winning a Stanley Cup before they retire. But a surprise late-season trade pits the friends against each other in a playoff series both could lose but only one can win.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Smokescreen Francis, Dick
A movie star must give the performance of his life when he crosses paths with killers while investigating racehorse tampering in South Africa.
Adult Mystery FRANCIS
  Cover Art: Lord of Misrule : a Novel Gordon, Jaimy
Lord of Misrule : a Novel
"Thoroughbred horse trainer Tommy Hansel has a scheme to rescue his failing operation by shipping four unclassed horses to Indian Mound Downs, run them in cheap claimers at long odds, and then get out fast before anyone notices. The problem is, at this rundown riverfront half-mile racetrack in the West Virginia panhandle, everybody notices from the start-- Kidstuff the farrier, track super Smithers, an old groom Medicine Ed, gypsy owner Deucey Gifford, eventually even the ruled-off bookmaker Two-Tie, and an ominous trainer, Joe Dale Bigg. But no-one factors in Hansel's go-for girlfriend, Margaret Koderer. Much like the beautiful, used-up, tragic creatures she comes to love, Maggie is almost a force of nature, an adventuress with enough personal magnetism to spin everyone's sure thing right back to the source of all luck."--Publisher's website.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Calico Joe Grisham, John
Calico Joe
This story, based on the Cubs and Mets 1973 season follows the divergent paths of Joe Castle, a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and Warren Tracey, a hard-throwing Mets pitcher.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Anthropology of an American Girl Hamann, H. T.
Anthropology of an American Girl
The riveting and cinematic story of a young artist's awakening and her enduring love for a professional boxer. Set in East Hampton, New York, in the 1970s through the moneyed, high-pressured Manhattan of the 1980s.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Snow in August Hamill, Pete
Snow in August
The friendship of a Jewish rabbi and a Catholic altar boy in 1940s Brooklyn. The rabbi, a Czech who fled the Nazis on the eve of World War II, teaches the boy Judaism while the boy, who is Irish, teaches the rabbi English and baseball. When anti-Semitic hoods attack the rabbi the boy goes to his defense. By the author of A Drinking Life.
Adult Fiction Book HAMILL
  Cover Art: The Art of Fielding : a Novel Harbach, Chad
The Art of Fielding : a Novel
"At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended."--from publisher's description.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon King, Stephen
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
A portable radio helps a girl survive after she is lost in the woods of New England. During her nine-day ordeal, Trisha McFarland fights thirst, wasps and the terrors of the night, all the while keeping up her spirits by listening to music and baseball games.
Adult Fiction Book KING
  Cover Art: Shoeless Joe Kinsella, W. P.
Shoeless Joe
Ray Kinsella's fanatic love of baseball drives him to build a baseball stadium in his corn field, kidnap the author J.D. Salinger, and bring him to a baseball game at his farm.
Adult Fiction Book KINSELLA
  Cover Art: Seconds Out Kohan, MartiĀ“n
Seconds Out
New York, 1923: the Argentine boxer Luis Angel Firpo knocks out of the ring Jack Dempsey, heavyweight champion of the world. Dempsey is out of the ring for seventeen seconds, but is allowed by the US referee to get back in. In the second round, Dempsey knocks Firpo out. Seconds Out is a powerful reflection on memory and national identity.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Red Zone Lupica, Mike
Red Zone
A sequel to Bump and Run finds New York Hawks co-owner Jack Molloy taking a break abroad after his notorious brothers sell their half of the team to a fractious businessman.
Adult Fiction Book LUPICA
  Cover Art: A River Runs Through it and other Stories Maclean, Norman
A River Runs Through it and other Stories
Populated with drunks, loggers, card sharks, and whores, and set in the small towns and surrounding trout streams and mountains of western Montana, the stories concern themselves with the complexities of fly fishing, logging, fighting forest fires, playing cribbage, and being a husband, a son, and a father. By turns raunchy, poignant, caustic, and elegiac, these are superb tales which express, in Maclean's own words, "a little of the love I have for the earth as it goes by."
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Golf in the Kingdom Murphy, Michael
Golf in the Kingdom
The director and co-founder of the Esalen Institute recalls his encounter with the mystical golf pro, Shivas Iron, and explains the philosophical truths to be gained from playing golf.
Adult Fiction Book
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