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Fangirl Down (Staff Pick)

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Fangirl Down: A Novel (Big Shots #1) By Tessa Bailey Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063308367
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Avon - February 13th, 2024

A heart warming grumpy-sunshine romance, Josephine Doyle is Wells Whitaker's #1 fan. When his golf game starts hitting some bogeys, Wells recruits Josephine as his new caddy. A guaranteed HEA with some spice along the way, how will Josephine get Wells to believe in himself again?

- Halle


The Crossover (graphic novel) (Staff Pick)

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The Crossover Graphic Novel (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328575494
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Clarion Books - September 24th, 2019

From the color scheme to the font, from the illustrations to the verse, this graphic novel adaptation of Alexander’s novel is straight-up magic. The different elements captures the kinetic frenzy of basketball (and the ups/downs of the protagonist’s life) so well, making for a dynamic read!

- Manasa


A Most Beautiful Thing

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A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team By Arshay Cooper Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9781250754769
Published: Flatiron Books - June 30th, 2020

 

Inspiring true story from Chicago's West Side in the turbulent 1990s. A group of young Black men from Manley High form the first black rowing team to save themselves. They are utterly transformed by the experience. Survivors, they reunite 20 years later to make a difference by offering the same opportunity to young black kids in their hometown. They also invite white members of the Chicago Police Department to join them in bringing people together to make a difference one stroke at a time. You will be moved to tears. Now available as a documentary on Peacock TV.

Ellen


Ali

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Ali: A Life By Jonathan Eig Cover Image
$30.00
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ISBN: 9780544435247
Published: Mariner Books - October 3rd, 2017

This is not a book about boxing, although if you are not a boxing enthusiast you will certainly learn a lot about the sport. It is much more a book about one of the most outsized personalities of the 60s,about race relations and politics and Vietnam, and about how Cassius Clay went from being a poor kid in Louisville to "The Champ" and "The Greatest". A very compelling read, and worth all the pages.

David


SEABISCUIT

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend By Laura Hillenbrand Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780449005613
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Ballantine Books - March 26th, 2002

I don't particularly care about horses or horse racing, but this book had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Every race had my heart pounding as I turned the pages, and there were definitely moments when I teared up. A brilliant tale of the underdog from the author of UNBROKEN .

Rebecca


Thrown

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Thrown By Kerry Howley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781936747924
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Sarabande Books - October 14th, 2014

Unlike anything you've ever read, THROWN is a philosophical exploration of what it means to be alive through the lens of Mixed Martial Arts. The work of an intense intellect, THROWN uses the lives of two fighters to struggle with the biggest questions of experience, very directly fighting for meaning and significance in our chaotic and confusing world. A major work by a major mind.

Josh


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