"One Shot at Forever is powerful, inspirational. . . This isn't merely a book about baseball. It's a book about heart." -- Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys Won In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois, playing with hand-me-down uniforms and peace signs on their hats, defied convention and the odds. Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience, the Macon Ironmen emerged from a field of 370 teams to represent the smallest school in Illinois history to make the state final, a distinction that still stands. There the Ironmen would play against a Chicago powerhouse in a dramatic game that would change their lives forever. In this gripping, cinematic narrative, Chris Ballard tells the story of the team and its coach, Lynn Sweet: a hippie, dreamer, and intellectual who arrived in Macon in 1966, bringing progressive ideas to a town stuck in the Eisenhower era. Beloved by students but not administration, Sweet reluctantly took over the ragtag team, intent on teaching the boys as much about life as baseball. Together they embarked on an improbable postseason run that buoyed a small town in desperate need of something to celebrate. Engaging and poignant, One Shot at Forever is a testament to the power of high school sports to shape the lives of those who play them, and it reminds us that there are few bonds more sacred than that among a coach, a team, and a town. "Macon's run at the title reminds us why sports matter and why sportswriting has such great power to inspire. . . [It's] one hell of a good story, and Ballard has written one hell of a good book." -- Jonathan Eig, Chicago Tribune
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- Author : Elizabeth Fraser
- Publisher : ABC-CLIO
- Release Date : 2020-03-02
- Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
- Pages : 239
- ISBN : 9781440869808
Covering over 500 titles, both classics and newer publications, this book describes what titles are about and why teens would want to read them. Nonfiction has been the workhorse of many young adult library collections—filling information and curricular needs—and it is also the preferred genre for many teen readers. But not all nonfiction is created equal. This guide identifies some of the best, most engaging, and authoritative nonfiction reads for teens and organizes them according to popular reading interests. With genres ranging from adventure and sports to memoirs, how-to guides and social justice, there is something for every reader here. Similar fiction titles are noted to help you make connections for readers, and "best bets" for each chapter are noted. Notations in annotations indicate award-winning titles, graphic nonfiction, and reading level. Keywords that appear in the annotations and in detailed indexes enhance access. Librarians who work with and purchase materials for teens, including YA librarians at public libraries, acquisitions and book/materials selectors at public libraries, and middle and high school librarians will find this book invaluable. Identifies the best and most popular new nonfiction reads for teens, along with perennial classics, helping librarians with acquisitions and weeding Allows YA librarians to more easily find books their readers will enjoy through genre organization Helps school librarians find books that fill curricular needs through learning connections Enables readers to transition from beloved fiction "read-alikes" to nonfiction titles with similar appeals Introduces librarians who are new to nonfiction genres and readers' advisory to important features of each genre in "consider starting with" sections in each chapter
A two-in-one reissue includes a pair of sizzling stories by two of the industry's hottest romance authors. Reissue.
J. R. Moehringer, a Pulitzer Prize–winning feature writer and the author of The Tender Bar, has selected the best in sports writing from the past year. Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, this collection showcases those journalists who are at the top of their game.
The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published! The 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the best resource available for fiction writers to get their short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. Fiction writers will also find and increased focus on editorial to help give context to the listing content. From amazing craft articles (crafting emotion in fiction) to helpful business advice (marketing a small press book), the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer looking to get published could want. PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.
For twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the past year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Wright Thompson, many times included in this volume over the years, takes his turn at the helm by curating this exceptional collection. The only shared trait among these diverse pieces is the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, but collectively they tap into the pure passion that can only come from sports. And for all aspiring sports writers, says Thompson, “these selections are both road map and compass.” The Best American Sports Writing 2015 includes Don Van Natta Jr., Chris Ballard, Katie Baker, Christopher Beam, Wells Tower, Seth Wickersham, Ariel Levy and others WRIGHT THOMPSON, guest editor, started his sports writing career as a student at the University of Missouri, where he covered sports for the Columbia Missourian. He interned at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and worked as the LSU beat writer. He then moved to the Kansas City Star, where he covered a wide variety of sports. In 2006 he joined ESPN.com and ESPN: The Magazine as a senior writer. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi. GLENN STOUT, series editor for The Best American Sports Writing since its inception, is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912. He serves as the long-form editor for SB Nation and lives in Alburgh, Vermont.
The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year. For over twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest editor curate a truly exceptional collection. The only shared traits among all these diverse styles, voices, and stories are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, and the pure passion they tap into that can only come from sports.
The home run neither of them expected… Pike Sherman is a legend, a hometown boy who made it to the big leagues. Literally. Professional baseball acquired one hell of a pitching arm when the gifted Pike was drafted seven years ago. Pike’s broken heart came along for the ride, too, but he kept that private, and since leaving Lonesome Point has kept his distance from his hometown. But when his sister, Mia, begs him to be the Dude of Honor at her wedding, he can’t refuse. He returns home to find himself thrown together with the one woman he never wanted to see again. Tulsi Hearst is on the verge of losing her Equine Therapy business. She needs to concentrate on finding funding, not dealing with Pike Sherman, the boy she sacrificed so much for, and the one person she’s ever lied to. And what a lie it is… Pike would hate her if he found out. She should stay far away from the brooding man her first love has become, but Tulsi can’t resist a slow dance with the only cowboy who ever made her blood rush. After just a few days back in Lonesome Point, Pike and Tulsi find themselves falling hard. Can their second chance survive Tulsi’s secret, or will Pike leave Lonesome Point a broken man all over again? The Lonesome Point Texas Series: LEATHER AND LACE SADDLES AND SIN DIAMONDS AND DUST 12 Dates of Christmas GLITTER AND GRIT Sunny with a Chance of True Love CHAPS AND CHANCE ROPES AND REVENGE EIGHT SECOND ANGEL
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When you're called the Icer for your MC, it isn't what you think. Maybe you think of someone that is cool and collected. Someone who uses a laid-back approach. However, you would be wrong, so wrong. Being the Icer means that I get the information by using any means necessary, having little to no morals whatsoever. The only moral I really held close to me; children were never harmed. Period. Whether that moral extends from my childhood and taking my first life when I was only seven years old, I couldn't tell you. But now at thirty-five years old, those morals still have yet to change. Rarely did I ever look in the mirror at my reflection. What I saw was a disgusting piece of human trash. Someone that had been degraded at such an early age, that which had the power to change me. I've been set in my ways for all these years, never did I imagine that I would see a mere slip of a woman walk into my clubhouse, looking like my wet fucking dream. I hadn't remembered standing up, nor had I remembered walking over to her. What I did remember, was the first time I looked into her eyes. You could say that I had another moral, you don't take another man's woman. And that has held true for three years until I had pulled up and seen a bruise on her beautiful face. Now, though, she was in my house. And it was time for me to take everything she had to give. Would I in turn give her everything I had to give, or would I allow my past to wreck my one and only shot at forever? Because I knew that she was it for me. Would she be my Redemption? Can be read as a standalone. Clearwater's Redemption is the seventh book in the Mountain of Clearwater series of Wrath MC. This book does contain dark scenes. Dominance to an extent. Contains triggers of past rape. Rape isn't okay. Doesn't matter your gender. No means fucking no. No Cliffhanger. No Cheating. Guaranteed HEA.
A software mogul gears up to launch a revolutionary surveillance system. A terrorist mastermind prepares to wage war against the Indian state. A young man is found dead under suspicious circumstances. One morning, the body of a young man is found by the railway tracks, battered and bruised. He is soon identified as software engineer Vishal Deshmukh, aka Shot, by his estranged elder brother, Ajay. But the circumstances surrounding Shot’s death are murky, and Ajay is confounded when the autopsy of reveals traces of hard liquor and cocaine in his blood. When he notices strange injuries on Shot’s hands, he is convinced that his brother was tortured and killed. With the police and hospital authorities dismissing his plea for help, Ajay decides to dig deeper on his own, little suspecting that he is about to unravel a terrifying plot with deadly implications for an entire nation. Caught in a race against time, he must piece together Shot’s final days and find the killers...before they find him.
He’s put family first for years. Now he wants to be wild. So his best friend’s little sister is off-limits. Right? Lachlyn Latimore is the long-lost Ballantyne daughter, but she wants no part of her famous family. Too bad the paparazzi missed the memo. Enter Reame Jepsen, the wealthy security expert who’s vowed to keep his best friend’s sister safe. Even if that means moving in, staying close and giving in to the forbidden…
This highly polemical work relates anecdotes from the life of a Romanian school teacher in an attempt to demonstrate the worst aspects of life under the dictator Ceaucescu. (Ironically, this "case study" is a relatively mild indictment of what was certainly a horrific regime.) Also included is related historical information and open letters from the author urging the Romanian people to throw off the fetters of communist ideology and fully embrace an "open system."Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Principally an abridgement of the transcript of the trial as published in: The Sacco-Vanzetti case. 2nd ed. Mamaroneck, N.Y. : P. P. Appel, 1969; followed by a collection of remarks over the past 80 years about the trial and its significance.
Football is everything, but love is the only game that matters. Twice we’ve been together, and twice we’ve nearly destroyed each other. This is our last shot at forever—if we’re brave enough to take it. Quinn I thought I made the right decision—the selfless choice—but now it feels like I’ve hurt everyone, including myself. What I thought was true and solid and dependable is disappearing. I’m on my own, and I’m terrified. Maybe it’s time to find out who I really am, even if that means running away from what I thought I needed. I can’t risk trying again with Leo until I know we have a real chance to make it, even though I can’t picture a future that doesn’t include him. Leo Once upon a time, not that long ago, I had just about everything I ever wanted. But if there's anything I've learned, it's that life is unpredictable. One twist can change it all, and suddenly, I'm alone. Even football, the one constant in all the insanity, somehow isn't enough anymore, because without her, everything else is empty. Meaningless. I've got one shot left. One more chance to win her heart. We're not kids now, and I know that being good enough for Quinn isn't some game I can fake my way through. She's more than the prize; she's my reason for living. The world only makes sense when we're together. And this time, I'm going to do whatever it takes to give us our happy ending.
Danielle Roberts is ravishing young beauty who is ripped from her home in Virginia after the tragic death of her mother and deposited on a ship bound for England and a family she never knew she had by a despicable and shady English lawyer. The lawyer inadvertently reveals many truths Danielle’s mother never ment for her to know, including the fact that she is a bastard. Feeling betrayed, lonely and brokenhearted she takes comfort in the new friends she makes on the journey to her new home but is betrayed once again when one of these new friends turns into a bitter enemy. Lord Derrik Wright, a dashingly handsome duke from England, traveled to America to expand on his shipping business but when he agrees to take on a young passenger and deliver her to her family in London he gets much more than he bargained for. Love, an emotion he had fought hard to resist for many years now, bloomed and took hold of his heart the moment he saw her but he would have to endure trials the likes of which he had never seen to make her feel the same way.
A biography that takes a penetrating look at Edgar Rice Burroughs, the writer who invented the superhero of the century--Tarzan--whose adventures continue to enthrall audiences. of photos.
Sophia Lawrence dedicated her life to her children and husband until a crossroads has her plunging into the unknown territory of an accelerated nursing program. On her first day, she meets three diverse women who later find themselves homeless after a suspicious fire closes their dorm. With no qualms or reservations, she opens her home to them.Can the compassionate mother of two be the conniving thief being investigated? If so, why does someone try to run her over with a Jet Ski not once but twice in the same day while she's in Saint Lucia?When her skin sizzles from the unsuspecting touch of Dr. Chandler Emerson, it sparks something inside of her she thought was gone forever. Will she survive the tornado of love, lies, and deceit?
- Author : Riley Edwards
- Publisher : Riley Edwards
- Release Date : 2021-06-28
- Genre : Fiction
- Pages : 360
- ISBN : 9781951567156
Dangerous Love is the latest romantic suspense thriller from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Riley Edwards. New series, new steamy, hot heroes. Welcome to TAKEBACK. One night. No names. Two hearts forever changed. There wasn’t a lot that surprised me. My years in the Navy taught me a lot, my years hunting human traffickers taught me the rest. Meeting a beautiful woman in a bar and spending the night with her should’ve been a blip on my radar. Instead, I spent years trying to forget her. In the middle of a rescue operation, fate dropped her back into my life, but there was a twist—she wasn’t alone. I lived and breathed romance. I was a true believer in love-at-first-sight-happily-ever-afters. Then I found myself staring at a sexy stranger across a crowded bar, fell in love, and spent six hours living out my wildest fantasies. But I ran when I learned love at first sight stole your breath and left you afraid of a broken heart. Brooklyn Saunders has a secret to tell. One that will change everything for Rhode. One that will bind them together or separate them forever. Rhode Daley has one shot at building the family he always wanted. That is, until his life implodes and his worst nightmare comes true. Can he repair what time has broken and save their futures? Topics: romantic suspense, contemporary romance, contemporary women, military romance, series, romantic suspense series, mystery, funny romance, modern romance, small town romance, wealthy, Navy SEAL romance, smart romance, suspense romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, riley edwards, riley edwards romance, rebels romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, Navy, navy series, former military, cop, police officer, policeman, cop romance, wealthy hero, sassy, strong heroine, captiv