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"A propulsive reading experience"--The New York Times
"Wagendorp's book manages to be funny, shrewd, and moving, with a complex structure that never feels cumbersome, and a finale so intense that you want to read it very slowly, almost one word at a time." --The Guardian
Fishing Stories nets an abundant catch of wonderful writing in a wide variety of genres and styles. The moods range from the rollicking humor of Rudyard Kipling’s “On Dry-Cow Fishing as a Fine Art” and the rural gothic of Annie Proulx’s “The Wer-Trout” to the haunting elegy of Norman Maclean’s “A River Runs Through It.”
The award-winning debut novel by young Mexican author Aura Xilonen, The Gringo Champion is a thrillingly inventive story about crossing borders that the Los Angeles Review of Books called "one of the must-read books of 2017."
“Exceptional...fast and smart, funny and sad, this is an outstanding sports novel, and Joe Mungo Reed is an author to watch” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
Sol and Liz are a couple on the cusp. He’s a professional cyclist in the Tour de France, a workhorse, but not yet a star.
In "one of the funniest and most heartfelt baseball stories in recent memory" (Publishers Weekly), Howard Frank Mosher returns to Kingdom Common, Vermont, to spin a touching coming-of-age tale in an America that has almost disappeared.$19.95ISBN: 9780393326109Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2004
"A bad bargain for the devil, a wonderful one for readers."—New York Post$15.95ISBN: 9781583941874Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Frog Books - May 1st, 2007
Time travel meets baseball in this “grand adventure” about a modern-day reporter who witnesses the birth of America’s favorite pastime (The Washington Times)
$15.00ISBN: 9781582342900Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury USA - June 12th, 2003
The instant cult classic about biking, road racing, and the bicyclists who love their sport.
Originally published in Holland in 1978, The Rider went on to sell more than 100,000 copies. Brilliantly conceived and written at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative, and, above all, passionate tribute to the art of bicycle road racing.$15.95ISBN: 9781565129849Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Algonquin Books - January 18th, 2011
Hope is hard to come by in the hard-luck town of Willow Creek. Sam Pickett and five young men are about to change that.
Sam Pickett never expected to settle in this dried-up shell of a town on the western edge of the world. He's come here to hide from the violence and madness that have shattered his life, but what he finds is what he least expects.$16.00ISBN: 9780374502003Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 7th, 2003
The classical novel (and basis for the acclaimed film) now in a new edition
Introduction by Kevin Baker$17.00ISBN: 9780385344005Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bantam - August 23rd, 2011
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