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Sports Fans

July 29, 2016

Anyone in your life more into sports than reading? If they're into playing that's a good thing. If they're more into watching that's another. As such, we've put together a variety of titles below that may replace the remote in their hands, though they might not get them off the couch. Note: these books are not necessarily all about sports. But sports are present enough in the storyline or in the characters that we feel they would appeal to sports fans everywhere.

1 Sportsfan Chronicles

Sportsfan Chronicles

Kurt Weichert | Humor

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This raucous tale is a must read for any lover of the NFL. When two best friends, Kurt and Brian, manage to win half of the largest lottery in years, they do what any sane Chicago Bears fan would do. Try to convince the other winner to go in on purchasing an NFL team! With writing similar to Entourage meets Animal House, this hysterical story is perfect for syndication, you can bet that this novel will be a smashing hit.

2 The Great Detective & the Missing Footballer

The Great Detective & the Missing Footballer

Gurmeet Mattu | Humor

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This affectionate parody sees the great Victorian detective transplanted to the modern day and investigating the disappearance of the captain of Manchester United. How will he and his sidekick cope with a grumpy Scots manager, a mini-skirted WAG, a gay midfielder and a landlady who insists on fusion cuisine?

3 Green Bay Football Outdoor Cooking and Tailgating Recipes: Pack Attack Party Planning With Appetizers, Meat & Game

Green Bay Football Outdoor Cooking and Tailgating Recipes: Pack Attack Party Planning With Appetizers, Meat & Game

Nathan Isaac (Coach Kaleb) | Food/Recipes

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Are You Ready to Kick Your Barbecuing & Grilling Skills Back Into High Gear?!? Quick & Easy Appetizers, Poultry & Seafood, Meat & Game and Anything Else we can Get on the Grill!!There is NO Second String for these GameDay Tailgating Recipes! We're Talking FIRST AND TEN Folks! In this Cookbook you will find Incredibly Easy Tailgating Recipes for Entertaining, Special Occasions and Delicious Sports and Outdoor Cooking... Consider this your Gameday Party Planning Playbook!

4 Sports and Riches

Sports and Riches

Kurt Weichert | Humor

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From Sports Fan Chronicles author Kurt Weichert comes the tale of a group of super-rich friends trying to buy a professional football team. Sports and Riches continue the journey of this cast of funny characters. This sequel to Sports Fan Chronicles proves that the more things change, the more they stay the same. 

5 Ode to the Fanatical Golfer

Ode to the Fanatical Golfer

Kevin D. Rolle | Humor

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A humorous look  on golf comedy and fanaticism.

6 What is Inclusion in Sport and Physical Activity for People with Disability

What is Inclusion in Sport and Physical Activity for People with Disability

Peter Downs | Educational

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Here we explores the practical and theoretical aspects of including people with disability into sport and physical activity programs. Four world experts, with decades of experience between them, give their insights into how inclusion works best. 

7 The Outsider

The Outsider

Christopher J. Cronin | Fiction

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Sex, fights, hockey, and struggles. Danny thought that he could handle anything, but Branton was a different animal. Hockey is life in Branton, and anyone who steals the show is not looked upon too kindly. Unfortunately for Danny, his amazing skill poses exactly that problem—he is better than every kid in town, and they will do anything that they can to prevent him from stealing the show. 

8 Me vs Myself, On & Off the Court

Me vs Myself, On & Off the Court

Dennis Simsek | Health

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A professional tennis player struggles for 6 years with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and panic Disorder and tells the story of his recovery.

9 Hole 7

Hole 7

Ellen Vander Heyden | Mystery

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When the body of a young, aspiring golf player is found on the course, two detectives have to dig into the depths of cryptology to find their answers.

10 Jon Hersey - Spy Fishing

Jon Hersey - Spy Fishing

Leo N. Ardo | Short Stories

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Jon finally comfortable with the clandestine nature of his "second job" has to adapt rapidly to an assignment gone ... well ... Out-of-Control. If he meets the "right" people, his cover job and "second" job will be lost ... This is the second short story in the Jon Hersey series.

11 Ken Saunders Retiree (The Older I Get The Faster I Am)

Ken Saunders Retiree (The Older I Get The Faster I Am)

Ken Saunders | Biography

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This book takes the reader from Ken's retirement to his 80th birthday when he celebrated by running 42km marathon (a NSW Masters Age Record)

12 The Lamp (The Lamp Series, Book 1)

The Lamp (The Lamp Series, Book 1)

Jason Cunningham | Mystery

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This is Book One of the Lamp Series. THE LAMP is a fast-paced dystopian thriller. They called him Levi the Leveler because of his frightening power. A terror in the boxing ring, most of his opponents didn't make it past the first round. But after a careless decision sends him into exile for seven years, Levi returns to a life in ruins. He soon befriends a smart teenage grifter and a spunky tenant in his building who remembers his former glory days. But not everything is what it seems, and dangers lurk in the shadows.

13 Rolling Thunder, Wings of War Series, Book 1 of 5

Rolling Thunder, Wings of War Series, Book 1 of 5

Mark Berent | Fiction

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Rolling Thunder is an historical novel about the decisive role politics played during the Vietnam war. Its characters range from men in the field to the Pentagon and the White House. Fighter pilots and Special Forces warriors try to do their best but are hampered by President Johnson, Secretary of Defense McNamara, and their staff members who despise the military. Only one aging USAF general, who fought in Korea and WWII, is on their side. 

14 Drive, Ride, Repeat: The Mostly-True Account of a Cross-Country Car and Bicycle Adventure

Drive, Ride, Repeat: The Mostly-True Account of a Cross-Country Car and Bicycle Adventure

Al Macy | Miscellaneous

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Author Al Macy is a character and a tightwad with a unique sense of humor. He and his wife squirreled away enough money to retire early, do interesting things and take unusual trips. As he puts it, The book is a journal of a car/bicycle/camping trip from California to St. Louis and back. But Macy promises that “if it starts sounding like one of your brother-in-law’s boring slide shows, I will stop this book, and we’ll turn around and go home. I mean it.”

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