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- Scribner 2007; US$ 15.00
Superstar Gilbert Marcus rapes and kills a young woman in a hotel room during the off-season. That's the prologue. MVP is Marcus's life story from conception to his act of incredible violence. Raised an only child -- the son of a difficult and demanding father -- Gilbert Marcus, a basketball player with extraordinary skill, is expected to be the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
Jack Brannon, a golf writer in his forties who has been bunkered more than once in the marriage game, covers the sport for a big-time magazine. Bored with the PGA, he decides to check out ?the Lolitas,? on the LPGA Tour. Jack chooses as a magazine subject Ginger Clayton, a fiery eighteen-year old whose killer looks and killer game make her the kind... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95
Introduced in Dan Jenkins?s previous uproarious novel of the pro golf tour, The Money-Whipped Steer-Job Three-Jack Give-Up Artist , Bobby Joe Grooves is now forty-four and still without a win in a major championship. A student of golf lore, Bobby Joe is well aware that only a small group of stars have ever won a major at his age or older, and among... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
Scooter Riley?named after Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto?is just a regular kid growing up in the Bronx, right near Yankee Stadium, in 1969. His father, Patrick Riley, is a New York City cop. His grandfather, a fireman for thirty years, is a man who firmly believes that all of life?s great lessons are explained in baseball lore. In the wake of the assassinations... more...
- Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008; US$ 14.95
"In men like Traveler and Alcazar we find the beating heart and struggling soul of baseball..." -Jeff MacGregor, Sports Illustrated ; author of Sunday Money Howie Traveler never made it as a player-his one major league hit and .091 batting average attest to that. He was cursed with that worst of professional maladies, the ill fortune of almost.... more...
- Center Street 2009; US$ 9.99
August Witte is firmly against having children. But after seven years of marriage, his wife is delighted when she realizes she is unexpectedly pregnant. August is terrified, recognizing he never learned the first thing about being a good parent from his father London. A widower since August was a toddler, London has always valued the game of golf--a... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00
Kevin King?s debut novel, All the Stars Came Out That Night , is a vivid portrait of Depression-era America written in a voice at once humorous and poetic. Set at Boston?s Fenway Park on October 20, 1943, All the Stars Came Out That Night imagines a late-night baseball game bankrolled by Henry Ford, pitting Dizzy Dean?s all-white all-stars against... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2009; US$ 11.20
Your legacy is in the Attic. The words leap from the cryptic poem left for Harvard professor Seth Stein by his Papa Sol, the doting grandfather who vanished without a trace two years earlier. It was Papa Sol who instilled an unquenchable passion for baseball in Seths soul; it was Sol who also ignited Seths obsession with history, spinning... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
The Ryder Cup. A biennial tournament considered the premier event in the golfing world, pitting the twelve best players in the United States against the twelve best of Europe in a contest so pressure-filled it can paralyze even the most battle-scarred tour veterans. United States captain Alan Bellamy, with one precious slot unfilled and none of the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept shore, two legends of the game?Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen?meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Another golfer will also compete?a troubled local war hero, once a champion, who comes with his mentor and caddie, the mysterious Bagger Vance. It is... more...