One Shot at Forever

One Shot at Forever
Author: Chris Ballard
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN: 140130432X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Shot at Forever Book Excerpt:

"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

Young Adult Nonfiction A Readers Advisory and Collection Development Guide

Young Adult Nonfiction  A Readers  Advisory and Collection Development Guide
Author: Elizabeth Fraser
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2020-03-02
ISBN: 1440869804
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Adult Nonfiction A Readers Advisory and Collection Development Guide Book Excerpt:

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

Rich Man s Fake Fiancee

Rich Man s Fake Fiancee
Author: Catherine Mann
Publsiher: Silhouette
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-06-01
ISBN: 1426818017
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rich Man s Fake Fiancee Book Excerpt:

Everyone is talking about the surprise engagement between Matthew Landis and Ashley Carson. Seems the oldest son of one of South Carolina's most powerful families is engaged to someone…ordinary. Could this announcement—conveniently leaked to the press—have to do with Matthew's quick exit from Ms. Carson's home very early in the morning? One wonders what chance such a match made in media heaven could have....

In Bed with Her Boss

In Bed with Her Boss
Author: Brenda Jackson
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2014-03-25
ISBN: 146032871X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Bed with Her Boss Book Excerpt:

BUSINESS AFFAIRS Opal Lockhart is smart, focused and dedicated to her career at Sports Unlimited. So how did she make the huge mistake of falling in love with her boss, the demanding and arrogant D'marcus Strong? A relationship with the charismatic CEO would torpedo her career…not that D'marcus would ever notice a straitlaced assistant like her. Then a major project forces them to work long hours together, and Opal discovers that not only has D'marcus noticed her, he wants her. Suddenly, Opal is pulled into a whirlwind of passion unlike any she's known. She refuses to be the CEO's secret mistress, but D'marcus doesn't want more. Is he protecting her from the fallout of their affair, or has she made yet another mistake?

2013 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

2013 Novel   Short Story Writer s Market
Author: Scott Francis
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2012-08-15
ISBN: 1599636344
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2013 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

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.

Diamonds and Dust

Diamonds and Dust
Author: Lili Valente
Publsiher: Self Taught Ninja
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2014-11-24
ISBN: 1940848288
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diamonds and Dust Book Excerpt:

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 Bachelors Series (each book can be read as a Standalone romance): Leather and Lace Saddles and Sin Diamonds and Dust Twelve Dates to Christmas Glitter and Grit You're Still the One Chaps and Chance Ropes and Revenge Eight Second Angel A Hundred Million Reasons Perfect for fans of Samantha Christy, Janet Dailey, and heart-stealing heroes falling for feisty Southern girls.

2013 Guide to Literary Agents

2013 Guide to Literary Agents
Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2012-08-08
ISBN: 1599636360
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2013 Guide to Literary Agents Book Excerpt:

The Best Resource Available for Finding a Literary Agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults--you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2013 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent--without fear of being scammed--and getting your book published. This new, updated edition of GLA includes: • Completely updated contact and submission information for more than 1,000 literary agents seeking new clients. • Craft and business advice from more than 35 literary agents--on topics such as query letters, children's books, synopses and proposals, memoir writing, first chapters, conferences, platform and more! • 12 "Breaking In" success stories from debut writers who explain how they got their books published. Includes "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles on literary reps actively building their client list right now. "The Guide to Literary Agents was an indispensable tool for me when I was querying agents. I highly recommend it for any aspiring author--in addition to a comprehensive listing of literary agents, it contains valuable information about the query and submission process." --Darien Gee, author of Friendship Bread: A Novel "I just signed with literary agent Chip MacGregor, and I came upon him through the Guide to Literary Agents. If not for GLA, I'd probably still be looking." --Les Edgerton, author of Hooked as well as several novels PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.

2014 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

2014 Novel   Short Story Writer s Market
Author: Rachel Randall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2013-08-14
ISBN: 1599637472
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2014 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

The best resource for getting your fiction published! The 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the only resource you'll need to get your 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. You'll also find an increased focus on all aspects of the writing life, from insightful articles on craft and technique to helpful advice on getting published and marketing your work. The 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer needs to achieve publishing success. Check out interviews with award-winning author Man Martin (Days of the Endless Corvette and Paradise Dogs) and best-selling author and writing instructor James Scott Bell (Plot & Structure and Conflict & Suspense)!

The Comeback Route

The Comeback Route
Author: Tawdra Kandle
Publsiher: Tawdra Kandle Romance
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN: 168230406X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comeback Route Book Excerpt:

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.

Shots at Big Game

Shots at Big Game
Author: Craig Boddington
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shots at Big Game Book Excerpt:

Demonstrates basic shooting positions, tells how to select the appropriate rifle and ammunition, and discusses scopes, stock fit, and safety precautions

Where Did Our Love Go

Where Did Our Love Go
Author: Gil Robertson
Publsiher: Agate Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-21
ISBN: 157284714X
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where Did Our Love Go Book Excerpt:

Where Did Our Love Go?, an anthology of essays written by many major public figures and celebrities, will explore the substantive issues related to marital problem in the African-American community. From the "my baby's mama" syndrome to the more serious implications of what a generation of single-parent households will mean to future generations, this comprehensive collection will provide an in-depth discourse on the trends and issues that have caused the problematic behaviors within African-American relationships to persist with little sign of relief. The book will consist of a total of 40 essays divided equally into 4 lifestyle categories (single, married, divorced, and widowed), to present a wide cross section of perspectives on this subject. Marriage plays an essential role in maintaining the vitality and character of a community, so it is deeply unsettling for many African Americans to find that the value of this institution has lost its allure. While marriage among African Americans has always fallen below the average of other population segments, the gap today has grown so pronounced that the subject has sparked an intense national dialogue. A 2006 Washington Post article, “Is Marriage for White People,” created waves of controversy on the issue. In 2010, Nightline dedicated an entire broadcast to this growing crisis. The marriage gap in Black America has become such an open secret that it’s now the source of endless bad jokes and prime time reality shows. The statistics even back this up, as according to the U.S. Census, 43.3% of black men and 41.9% of black women in America have never been married, and the rate of decline is nearly twice the national average. Marriage is a rite of passage that is fundamental to every culture, which underscores the tremendous need for an active dialogue to take place that will lay a foundation for discovery. With essays from 50 Cent, Viola Davis, Jabari Asim, Darnell Williams, Faith Evans, Mara Brock Akil, and more, Where Did Our Love Go? will ignite the fight for that conversation to begin.

Appletons Journal

Appletons  Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1874
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Firemen s Magazine

Firemen s Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Railroads
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Recreation

Recreation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Clearwater s Redemption

Clearwater s Redemption
Author: Tiffany Casper
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-07-23
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clearwater s Redemption Book Excerpt:

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.

Hurricane Billy

Hurricane Billy
Author: Nat Segaloff
Publsiher: William Morrow & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Motion picture producers and directors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hurricane Billy Book Excerpt:

A candid view of the director and his work--based on interviews and a close analysis of his major films--explores the interwining of Friedkin's life and art

Between a Fox and a Hard Place A Small Town Family Romance

Between a Fox and a Hard Place  A Small Town Family Romance
Author: Mary Frame
Publsiher: Mary Frame
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-06-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between a Fox and a Hard Place A Small Town Family Romance Book Excerpt:

She’s determined to keep her family home. He won’t let his friend down. Will conflicting interests shatter their chances of happily ever after? Finley Fox refuses to give up her life’s work. With her family’s cabin rental business at risk of going under, the eldest of five has been laboring for years to care for the property, not to mention her now grown siblings. But when a New York billionaire makes a play for the ailing resort, Finley struggles to resist her attraction to the handsome man sent to secure the deal. Archer Weston craves stability. With his best buddy since childhood in need of a favor, the lonely businessman heads to the mountains to convince the owner to sell. But his mission hits a hurdle when his heart melts in the presence of the hardworking, beautiful woman. With debt and sibling drama piling high, Finley fears that leaning on her irresistible guest for support could end in her own heartbreak. But as their relationship grows and intensifies, Archer is caught between his long-term loyalty and his one shot at finding his forever… Can this unexpected couple keep both their dreams alive? Between a Fox and a Hard Place is the first book in the Fox Family romantic comedy series. If you like swoon-worthy men, witty dialogue, and enemies-to-lovers antics, then you’ll adore this sweet and steamy tale. Buy Between a Fox and a Hard Place to find love in a small town today! keywords: enemies to lovers, chick lit, romantic comedy, small town romance, romance series, family saga, family and relationships, women's fiction, small town and rural fiction

Dangerous Love An action adventure romantic suspense novel

Dangerous Love  An action adventure  romantic suspense novel
Author: Riley Edwards
Publsiher: Riley Edwards
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2021-06-28
ISBN: 1951567153
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dangerous Love An action adventure romantic suspense novel Book Excerpt:

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, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, contemporary, rescue, kidnap, justice, Mercenary romance, enlisted, daughter, shelter, claiming, defending, protect, damsel in distress, hospital, doctor, drama, action and adventure, action romance, veteran, former soldier, soldier, romantic, Navy SEAL, military romance, Emotional, HEA, happily ever after romance Other readers enjoyed books by: Susan Stoker, Caitlyn O'Leary, Maryann Jordan, Dale Mayer, Lynn Raye Harris, Cat Johnson, Alexis Abbott, Meli Raine, Nicole Elliot, Lori Ryan, Meghan March, Kristin Ashley, Kris Michaels, Brittney Sahin, Sharon Hamilton,

One Shot Harris

One Shot Harris
Author: Stanley Crouch
Publsiher: Harry N. Abrams
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2002-10-01
ISBN: 9780810932722
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Shot Harris Book Excerpt:

The career of noted Afro-American photographer "Teenie Harris" is demonstrated through this collection of his portraits taken mostly in Pittsburgh.

The Living Age

The Living Age
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Living Age Book Excerpt: