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|Author||: Shawna Richer|
A Season with Sidney Crosby and the New NHL. A gripping account of the rookie season of the NHL’s next great saviour. When Sidney Crosby was first drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins, we knew he was bright, photogenic, personable, and a media darling. The only question that remained was whether he could handle the big time. From an international advertising deal with Reebok to a season of personal triumphs and gut-wrenching challenges — with a little argument from Don Cherry along the way — Sid the Kid has proven that he is the man. In the tradition ofA Season on the Brinkand Peter Gzowski’sThe Game of Our Lives, Shawna Richer has had the exclusive assignment of chronicling Sidney Crosby’s incredible rookie season. Beginning with the NHL entry draft that almost never was, Richer follows Crosby to Pittsburgh, where he is greeted as the team’s saviour and moves in with living legend Mario Lemieux. Just eighteen, the league’s youngest player makes the leap to the NHL look easy and is named its best rookie in his first month, while performing under great expectations and intense scrutiny. He quickly becomes his team’s leading scorer and best player; there are triumphant openings in New York, Toronto, and Montreal. But like Gretzky and Lemieux, the young superstars who came before him, his first NHL season provides immense challenges. The Penguins struggle to win games and fire their coach early on, all with the threat that the team may be sold and leave Pittsburgh hanging over their heads. Through it all, Crosby rises to each challenge. His story is destined to become a classic. With less than a minute left to play, and the game appearing to be headed to a shootout, Crosby vaulted over the bench for his final shift. At the same time, across the rink in the corner near the Penguins net, Ryan Malone pulled the puck onto his stick. The rangy sophomore forward looked around for an open man nearby, but then he spied Crosby near centre ice, just starting to head across the zone. The rookie was wide open and all alone. Malone fired a long lead pass to his teammate straight up the middle of the rink. Just over the centre line, Crosby pulled the puck in and charged into the Flyers zone, all the anger from earlier contained entirely on the blade of his stick. The only thing between him and Niittymaki was less than ninety feet of well-worn ice. The Finnish goaltender shimmied out of his crease in an attempt to cut down the view of the net, but Crosby was churning so hard and so fast he quickly backed up. Sidney spotted an opening on Niittymaki’s stick side, and in an instant, he shot and scored. He raised his arms and shouted. He circled back toward centre ice, all broken teeth and fat lip and unbridled rage and joy and sweet revenge in one package. The crowd roared its displeasure. –FromThe Rookie From the Hardcover edition.
|Author||: Jim Morris,Joel Engel|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
He Played A Boy's Game. He Lived A Man's Life. As a lonely child, Jim Morris took one thing with him wherever his family moved-his ability to hit and throw a baseball. For Jim, the passion of becoming a major-league ballplayer was his anchor and inspiration...until injuries and life got in the way. A decade after Jim walked away from the minors and began a life of fatherhood and mortgage payments, he made a promise to the hardscrabble high-school team he coached: If they could win their local championship, he would try out again for the big leagues. They did-and he did. Now, in this wondrous, heart-tugging book, Jim Morris tells the story of his remarkable life and his amazing journey to the Big Show at the age of thirty-five...and how he finally fulfilled his childhood dream.
|Author||: Jean Paré|
|Editor||: Company's Coming Publishing Limited|
Each recipe in "The Rookie Cook" has been carefully tested and promises impressive results for even the newest of cooks. The directions are clearly written and easy to follow in this varied selection of hearty main courses, side dishes, desserts and more. There's even a section dedicated to planned leftovers - a truly economical time saver for busy households. Coaching tips appear throughout the book to answer possible questions that might come up while making a recipe. "The Practical Pantry" at the beginning of the book is a helpful listing of key ingredients needed to create a well-stocked kitchen. An illustrated guide to kitchen cooking gadgets is also a good teaching reference, and a glossary of typical cooking directions can help new cooks understand common recipe directions.
|Author||: Stephen Moss|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
Chess was invented more than 1,500 years ago, and is played in every country in the world. Stephen Moss sets out to master its mysteries, and unlock the secret of its enduring appeal. What, he asks, is the essence of chess? And what will it reveal about his own character along the way? In a witty, accessible style that will delight newcomers and irritate purists, Moss imagines the world as a board and marches across it, offering a mordant report on the world of chess in 64 chapters – 64 of course being the number of squares on the chessboard. He alternates between “black” chapters – where he plays, largely uncomprehendingly, in tournaments – and “white” chapters, where he seeks advice from the current crop of grandmasters and delves into the lives of great players of the past. It is both a history of the game and a kind of “Zen and the Art of Chess”; a practical guide and a self-help book: Moss's quest to understand chess and become a better player is really an attempt to escape a lifetime of dilettantism. He wants to become an expert at one thing. What will be the consequences when he realises he is doomed to fail? Moss travels to Russia and the US – hotbeds of chess throughout the 20th century; meets people who knew Bobby Fischer when he was growing up and tries to unravel the enigma of that tortured genius who died in 2008 at the inevitable age of 64; meets Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen, world champions past and present; and keeps bumping into Armenian superstar Levon Aronian in the gents at tournaments. He becomes champion of Surrey, wins tournaments in Chester and Bury St Edmunds, and holds his own at the famous event in the Dutch seaside resort of Wijk aan Zee (until a last-round meltdown), but too often he is beaten by precocious 10-year-olds and finds it hard to resist the urge to punch them. He looks for spiritual fulfilment in the game, but mostly finds mental torture.
|Author||: Kendall Ryan|
|Editor||: Kendall Ryan|
A talented rookie who's about to lose it all. A reluctant sports therapist who might be able to help. He has everything a man could want. A lucrative hockey contract. Adoring fans. A family who loves him. But he’s about to throw it all away. Logan Tate’s name is dominating the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Instead of goals and assists, the talented young defenseman has been racking up fights and suspensions. I work with athletes who are struggling, but Logan’s different. He’s not just going to blow his season, but his entire career. And now he can’t return to the ice until he deals with his issues, but the stubborn man won’t let anyone get close enough to help. Which is why I packed up and followed him to his family’s property in the remote mountains of Colorado. He can’t avoid me here. The only problem? I can’t avoid him either. He’s chopping wood and building fires, rescuing my car from snowy ditches, and inviting me to Sunday dinners with his loud extended family. He’s a whole lot of man, but beneath all those hard edges is an unexpected tenderness. Tempted or not, I have to stay out of his bed and get him back to the ice . . . no matter how difficult that might be. This is a sizzling new romance in the Looking to Score series. Each book can be read as a standalone.
|Author||: Cathryn Fox|
|Editor||: Cathryn Fox|
When Weston Hatfield rides back into town like he owns it, I don’t want anything to do with him. I definitely don’t want to take the mean boy from my youth out on my tour boat. Or laugh with him as we watch the whales play in the Bay. Know what else I don’t want to do? Fall for him. He’s an NHL superstar…I’m a girl who knows her way around a lobster boat. Can you say opposites? But I like who I am, and you know what? I’m beginning to think he likes me for who I am, too. Until he does the one thing that proves otherwise…the one thing I’m not sure I can come back from.
|Author||: Adam Croft|
|Editor||: Adam Croft|
Mildenheath. 1981. Jack Culverhouse's first day at Mildenheath CID wasn't what he expected. Hoping to make a good impression, he walks straight into a culture of lies and corruption. Set up for a fall by his new boss, the only way he can save himself is to solve the crime alone — without the help of his colleagues. And it could end his career before it's even started. The Rookie is a prequel novella to the Knight & Culverhouse crime series.
|Author||: Ryan Kalil,Jordan Gross,Geoff Hangartner|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Congratulations, you just got drafted into the NFL. Now what? Here’s what’s ahead of you: rigorous training, complicated playbooks, financial conundrums, intense pressure to perform—and temptation. Welcome to the big leagues. Informative, smart, funny, and beautifully illustrated, The Rookie Handbook has everything NFL rookies need to know to survive their first season of pro football, straight from veterans Ryan Kalil, Jordan Gross, and Geoff Hangartner. The three authors have a combined thirty years of NFL experience, but they too were rookies themselves, once upon a time. Much like rookies, NFL fans only know what they see on TV or read—obsessively following Rich Eisen and scouring obscure blogs for fantasy football info. But when it comes to what goes on in the inner sanctum, behind the locker room doors, it’s a mystery. The Rookie Handbook is the insider’s guide to that exclusive club, pulling back the curtain to reveal how players act and think—and what they do when no one is watching.
|Author||: Mark D. Wolfinger|
|Editor||: Traders Press|
Learn why stock options - a versatile investment tool that has seen explosive growth over the past few years - belong in your portfolio. If you're already trading options, this book is also for you. You will gain a thorough understanding of option pricing, function and equivalents, which will help you trade more effectively. Adopt more advanced option strategies, like iron condors and double diagonals, to help protect your nest egg and earn healthy returns. Includes chapter quizzes and accompanying CD-ROM.
|Author||: L. Jon Wertheim,Tobias J. Moskowitz|
|Editor||: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
Using the tips, truths, and stats they explore in their New York Times bestseller Scorecasting, two dads pack super sports savvy and important math and financial concepts into a fun and heartwarming first novel for kids. New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town--until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he's made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory--if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie!
|Author||: Valerie Hansen|
Law enforcement in Fitzgerald Bay is full of Fitzgeralds, from the chief of police to brand-new detective Keira Fitzgerald. Are they tampering with a murder investigation to protect one of their own? Internal affairs detective Nick Delfino is sent undercover to investigate the powerful clan. Yet the deeper he digs, the more Nick comes to admire the Fitzgeralds…especially his rookie partner, Keira. When a killer targets Nick, can he maintain his cover, catch his attacker and protect Keira while the looming danger closes in?
|Author||: Rachelle Ayala|
|Editor||: Rachelle Ayala|
Jessica Song is tired of being a good girl, staying in a relationship well past closing time. Fresh from a breakup, she takes a walk on the wild side as a sports events intern. Baseball rookie Jay Pak Ahn has been burned one too many times by good girls, especially his cheating ex-fiancée. When he meets wild Jessica, he throws away all caution to enjoy her to the fullest. Jessica and Jay agree to a week of enchanting, starry-eyed dates and wild, unrestrained sex to get their exes out of their systems. Their pasts collide, exposing the secrets in Jessica’s heart and threatening Jay’s position on the team. Jessica must leave her disappointment behind while Jay has to decide whether Jessica comes before baseball. What will they sacrifice to turn their fling into true love? The Men of Spring Baseball Romances can be read standalone but are more fun when read together. Book 1, Playing Without Rules (Marcia & Brock) Book 2, Playing Catch (Jeanine & Kirk) Book 3, Playing for the Save (Jamie & Ryan) Book 4, Playing Fastball (Tina & Timmy) Novella, Playing the Rookie (Jessica & Jay)
|Author||: Chris Kreie|
|Editor||: Darby Creek|
"Before soccer practice, Molly's coach asks her to grab something from the equipment shed. But as soon as she enters, she gets trapped inside. Will Molly solve the mystery before anyone else gets trapped?"--
|Author||: Abigail Owen|
|Editor||: Entangled: Amara|
To escape exile, Aidan Paytah has had to prove himself worthy. Every second of every damn day. He fought with everything he had to earn his precarious place on the Huracán team of dragon shifter enforcers. He can’t fail or afford distractions, no matter how temptingly sweet. Total loyalty to the clans and dedication to his team is the only way. Sera Morrison lost her parents and her husband in short order, leaving her a single mother running her family winery alone. Nothing could ever have prepared her for the discovery that she’s a destined dragon mate. But once she finds out, there’s only one man she wants—the one who walks away. However, the Alliance Council has its own agenda. They want to use her as a political pawn and force a mating that could ultimately kill her to save the High King. Aidan has no choice but to kidnap her, even if it means their close proximity reinforces their own mating bond. And mating with him could end up being a far worse fate for Sera.... Each book in the Fire's Edge series is STANDALONE: * The Mate (prequel) * The Boss * The Rookie * The Enforcer
|Author||: Heather Gibbs Flett,Whitney Moss|
|Editor||: Quirk Books|
Bookstores are full of activity books for babies and toddlers, but The Rookie Mom’s Handbook is the only one designed exclusively for first-time mothers. Here are 250 enjoyable activities to help rookie moms maintain their individuality and boost their confidence about leaving the house, socializing, and doing things they’ve always liked to do — either with or without baby. Inspired by the popular blog www.rookiemoms.com, this handbook offers bite-sized activities organized according to the baby’s age. Some are crafty, some are adventurous, and some simply help get a meal on the table. Full of lively advice and adorable illustrations, The Rookie Mom’s Handbook is the perfect reminder that there’s more to life than dirty diapers and 3 a.m. feedings!
|Author||: Osaze Ehigiator|
Thrill of the Rookie chronicles the life of Osaze Ehigiator, beginning in Nigeria, a nation plagued with corruption and incessant coup, and how the author escaped to the USA. The tale then follows his difficult years in the States and his experiences with the underside of Americans who operate under different sets of codes called “The Eleventh Commandments” before pulling himself up by the bootstraps and finding success. This is a book unlike any other before it. It is an autobiography with a twist to it-memoir. Instead of concentrating on me and my experience, lots of focus is placed on taking you through the entire journey I have been through and let you experience these things on your own without physically going through them. You get the full benefits of the experiments without actually been used as a specimen. You enjoy the thrills, humors and treats without feeling any of the pains or face the challenges. This book now dubbed the immigrants bible is also being defined as an adventure to a comic planet, full of excitements, challenges and humors. 3 independents book reviews 1: Ehigiator remains largely on point in his message that the American dream is attainable but must be appreciated and nurtured…….Engaging -Kirkus Review 2: A highly readable book----Ehigiator’s talent for story telling is evident -BlueInk Review, 3: An intense, personal story of what it takes to embrace the American dream. Told with an intoxicating blend of humility, earnestness, and absurdity. Clarion Review- 4 stars out of 5.
|Author||: David A. Kelly|
|Editor||: Random House Books for Young Readers|
Through the window of their hotel room in the Toronto Blue Jays baseball stadium, cousins Mike and Kate spot strange blue lights flashing across the bullpen and decide to investigate.
|Author||: David A. Kelly|
|Editor||: Random House Books for Young Readers|
Batter up! Ballpark Mysteries combine baseball action with exciting whodunits for early chapter book readers! Mike and Kate can’t wait to watch their rookie hero Dusty Martin in action. But something is throwing the Blue Jays’ star off his game. Then, when no one else is looking, Mike sees mysterious ghost lights flying across the field. Is the ballpark haunted? And could Dusty have seen the lights, too? Ballpark Mysteries are the all-star matchup of fun sleuthing and baseball action, perfect for readers of Ron Roy’s A to Z Mysteries and Matt Christopher’s sports books, and younger siblings of Mike Lupica fans. Each Ballpark Mystery also features “Dugout Notes,” with more amazing baseball facts.