Throwing Heat

Throwing Heat
  • Author : Jennifer Seasons
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2013-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780062271488

Throwing Heat Book Review:

The sexy baseball players of Jennifer Seasons' Diamonds and Dugouts series slide into home with a final fiery romance worthy of a World Series win. Nightclub manager Leslie Cutter has never been one to back down from a bet. So when Peter Kowalskin, pitcher for the Denver Rush baseball team, bets her that she can't keep her hands off of him, she's not about to let the arrogant, gorgeous playboy win. Especially when the prize could put her business on the map. She's got this in the bag, just so long as she can stay out of his arms … and his bed. Peter struck out once before with Leslie, but this bet is sure to be the second chance he's been waiting for. Determined to stoke the passion he knows is there, he'll do anything to win—even if it means playing a little dirty. But as things heat up, this combustible pair will have to decide just how much they're willing to wager on one another … and on a future that just might last forever.

Heat

Heat
  • Author : Mike Lupica
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 220
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 0142407577

Heat Book Review:

Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof. Reprint.

The Art of Fielding

The Art of Fielding
  • Author : Chad Harbach
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2011-09-07
  • ISBN : 9780316192163

The Art of Fielding Book Review:

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. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.

The Dugout

The Dugout
  • Author : Meghan Quinn
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 1693706393

The Dugout Book Review:

Let me ask you a question: If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose? Word around campus is... it was no accident. That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year - and the draft. Now, I'm a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall. They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She's the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way. One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth -- Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again -- no matter how good my forearms look. Little do we both know, she's about to become more than just my fairy ballmother..."-- Back cover.

Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars

Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars
  • Author : Codi Gary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2014-04-22
  • ISBN : 9780062331717

Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars Book Review:

Gemma Carlson didn't plan on waking up married. She also didn't count on running into her old flame—and her son's father-turned-country rock star—Travis Bowers, followed by a night of drunken dares. Apparently one of those involved a ring on her finger and a vow … neither of which she intends to keep. Now with a hangover from hell, this good-girl-gone-bad knows there's just one thing to do: run. Travis has been all over the world, but Gemma has never been far from his thoughts. So when they had the chance to catch up over a few drinks, he didn't hesitate. Of course, he didn't expect it would lead to marriage, or a runaway bride! Travis finally has a second chance and doesn't plan on losing Gemma again—or the son he didn't know he had. He proposes, albeit belatedly, a date. Or rather, a few. If they can make this marriage work by starting over, he stays. If not … Gemma's not interested; she's got a son to protect and a heart to heal. But having Travis around could make both a little easier. Still, good girls don't date rock stars . . . right?

Baseball Eccentrics

Baseball Eccentrics
  • Author : Bill Lee,Jim Prime
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2007-04
  • ISBN : 9781617499265

Baseball Eccentrics Book Review:

A round up of the most outrageous group of malcontents, characters, rebels, nut jobs, reprobates, wing-nuts, wackos, space cadets, head cases, goofs, free thinkers, and oddballs who ever livened up the grand old game of baseball, this collection not only describes their most bizarre antics in often-hilarious detail, but also includes the unique thoughts of Bill "Spaceman" Lee, a man known for his colorful quotes and offbeat personality.

Conquistador

Conquistador
  • Author : S. M. Stirling
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2003-02-04
  • ISBN : 9781101043936

Conquistador Book Review:

“In this luscious alternative universe, sidekicks quote the Lone Ranger and Right inevitably triumphs with panache. What more could adventure-loving readers ask for?”—Publishers Weekly Oakland, 1946. Ex-soldier John Rolfe, newly back from the Pacific, has made a fabulous discovery: A portal to an alternate America where Europeans have never set foot—and the only other humans in sight are a band of very curious Indians. Able to return at will to the modern world, Rolfe summons the only people with whom he is willing to share his discovery: his war buddies. And tells them to bring their families... Los Angeles, twenty-first century. Fish and Game warden Tom Christiansen is involved in the bust of a smuggling operation. What he turns up is something he never anticipated: a photo of authentic Aztec priests decked out in Grateful Dead T-shirts, and a live condor from a gene pool that doesn’t correspond to any known in captivity or the wild. It is a find that will lead him to a woman named Adrienne Rolfe—and a secret that’s been hidden for sixty years…

Generals Die in Bed

Generals Die in Bed
  • Author : Charles Yale Harrison
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Pages : 175
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 1550377302

Generals Die in Bed Book Review:

A young soldier with the Canadian forces questions the meaning of heroism, of truth, and of good and evil as he describes life in the trenches during World War I.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2017-03-07
  • ISBN : 9780393609295

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition) Book Review:

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

Holes

Holes
  • Author : Louis Sachar
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2011-06-01
  • ISBN : 9780307798367

Holes Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Dig deep in this award-winning, modern classic that will remind readers that adventure is right around the corner--or just under your feet! Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." —New York Times *Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from the New York Times bestseller Fuzzy Mud.

My Antonia

My Antonia
  • Author : Willa Cather
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2018-10-08
  • ISBN : PKEY:SMP2300000062410

My Antonia Book Review:

My Antonia is a novel by an American writer Willa Cather. It is the final book of the "prairie trilogy" of novels, preceded by O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark. The novel tells the stories of an orphaned boy from Virginia, Jim Burden, and Antonia Shimerda, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants. They are both became pioneers and settled in Nebraska in the end of the 19th century. The first year in the very new place leaves strong impressions in both children, affecting them lifelong. The narrator and the main character of the novel My Antonia, Jim grows up in Black Hawk, Nebraska from age 10 Eventually, he becomes a successful lawyer and moves to New York City.

Mexican Whiteboy

Mexican Whiteboy
  • Author : Matt de la Peą
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 249
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780440239383

Mexican Whiteboy Book Review:

Sixteen-year-old Danny searches for his identity amidst the confusion of being half-Mexican and half-white while spending a summer with his cousin and new friends on the baseball fields and back alleys of San Diego County, California.

Collapse

Collapse
  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2013-03-21
  • ISBN : 9780141976969

Collapse Book Review:

From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' - Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' - Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' - Economis 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' - Sunday Times

Shoot the Moonlight Out

Shoot the Moonlight Out
  • Author : William Boyle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2021-11-02
  • ISBN : 9781643138268

Shoot the Moonlight Out Book Review:

A haunting crime story about the broken characters inhabiting yesterday's Brooklyn, this is the new novel from modern master of neo-noir William Boyle. An explosive crime drama, Shoot the Moonlight Out evokes a mystical Brooklyn where the sidewalks are cracked, where Virgin Mary statues tilt in fenced front yards, and where smudges of moonlight reflect in puddles even on the blackest nights. Southern Brooklyn, July 1996. Fire hydrants are open and spraying water on the sizzling blacktop. Punk kids have to make their own fun. Bobby Santovasco and his pal Zeke like to throw rocks at cars getting off the Belt Parkway. They think it’s dumb and harmless until it’s too late to think otherwise. Then there’s Jack Cornacchia, a widower who lives with his high school age daughter Amelia and reads meters for Con Ed but also has a secret life as a vigilante, righting neighborhood wrongs through acts of violence. A simple mission to strong-arm a Bay Ridge con man, Max Berry, leads him to cross paths with a tragedy that hits close to home. Fast forward five years: June 2001. The summer before New York City and the world changed for good. Charlie French is a low-level gangster-wannabe trying to make a name for himself. When he stumbles onto a bowling alley locker stuffed with a bag full of cash, he brings it to his only pal, Max Berry, for safekeeping while he cleans up the mess surrounding it. Bobby Santovasco, with no real future mapped out—and the big sin of his past shining brightly in his rearview mirror—has taken a job working as an errand boy for Max Berry. On a recruiting run for Max’s Ponzi scheme, Bobby meets Francesca Clarke, born in the neighborhood but an outsider nonetheless. They hit it off. Bobby gets the idea to knock off Max’s safe so he and Francesca can escape Brooklyn forever. Little does he know what Charlie French has stashed there. Meanwhile, Bobby’s former stepsister, Lily Murphy, is back home in the neighborhood after college, teaching a writing class in the basement of St. Mary's church. She's also being stalked by her college boyfriend. One of her students is Jack Cornacchia. When she opens up to him about her stalker, Jack decides to take matters into his own hands. A riveting portrait of lives crashing together at the turn of the century, Shoot the Moonlight Out is tragic and tender and funny and strange. A sense of loss is palpable—what has been lost and what will be lost—and Boyle’s characters face down old ghosts with grim determination, as ripples of consequence radiate in dangerous directions.

Confessions of a Secret Admirer

Confessions of a Secret Admirer
  • Author : Jennifer Ryan,Candis Terry,Jennifer Seasons
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2014-02-04
  • ISBN : 9780062328588

Confessions of a Secret Admirer Book Review:

Some secrets are meant to be revealed … Or so you’ll discover, in three sexy, unforgettable Valentine’s Day stories from New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ryan and contemporary romance stars Candis Terry and Jennifer Seasons. Waiting for You by Jennifer Ryan Rancher Grant Devane has waited for Taylor Larson’s return to Fallbrook for more than ten years. Now that the fearless beauty has come home on her terms, he’ll do anything and everything necessary to win back her heart. Sweet Fortune by Candis Terry Sarah Randall is tired of being invisible to the opposite sex. So when a leap of faith sends her to Sweet, Texas, and into the path of ridiculously hot Deputy Brady Bennett, she’s determined to catch his eye … even if it means staying hidden just a little bit longer. Major League Crush by Jennifer Seasons Professional baseball player Drake Paulson can’t help wanting to know more about his cute, shy neighbor. But when he discovers her deepest secret and she flees, it’ll be up to him to win her trust—and her love—one gift at a time.

Blood River

Blood River
  • Author : Tim Butcher
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2010-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781446420935

Blood River Book Review:

**THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** A compulsively readable account of an African country now virtually inaccessible to the outside world and one journalist's daring and adventurous journey. When war correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to cover Africa in 2000 he quickly became obsessed with the idea of recreating H.M. Stanley's famous nineteenth century trans-Africa expedition - but travelling alone. Despite warnings that his plan was 'suicidal', Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots. Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of unlikely characters, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers. Butcher's journey was a remarkable feat, but the story of the Congo, told expertly and vividly in this book, is more remarkable still. ‘A masterpiece’ John Le Carré ‘Extraordinary, audacious, completely enthralling’ William Boyd ‘A remarkable marriage of travelogue and history, which deserves to make Tim Butcher a star for his prose, as well as his courage’ Max Hastings

The Wednesday Wars

The Wednesday Wars
  • Author : Gary D. Schmidt
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 9780618724833

The Wednesday Wars Book Review:

During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns muchof value about the world he lives in.

The Virginian

The Virginian
  • Author : Owen Wister
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2012-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781775455219

The Virginian Book Review:

This groundbreaking novel is considered by many to be one of the most important early entries in the western genre. Recounting in rich detail the daily life of a foreman on a vast ranch in Wyoming, this gripping tale has sparked imaginations for more than a century, inspiring at least six film and television versions.

The Bartender's Black Book

The Bartender's Black Book
  • Author : Stephen Kittredge Cunningham
  • Publisher : Wine Appreciation Guild
  • Pages : 220
  • Relase : 2001-08-17
  • ISBN : 1891267361

The Bartender's Black Book Book Review:

A most popular new drinks guide for the new generation imbiber or the traditional Martini lover. Over 2500 recipes provided, with 500 Martinis alone! Clear and easy instruction from one of America's most famous professional bartenders makes for fun browsing of drink options and mixing, stirring or shaking. What shall we have tonight darling? A Screamer, or a Screaming Viking? Perhaps a Scarlet Letter, a Seduction, or a Screw-Up. How about a Sand in Your Butt? Is that anything like a Sex on the Beach

Official Rules of Softball 1998

Official Rules of Softball 1998
  • Author : Amateur Softball Association of America
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Pages : 203
  • Relase : 1998-04
  • ISBN : 1572432748

Official Rules of Softball 1998 Book Review:

Includes the sport's official playing rules, pitching regulations, referee signals, and field diagrams for fast and slow pitch