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Fiction » Literature » Sports
Cool As A Cucumber by Russ Durbin
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General(4.00 from 1 review)
"He's as cool as a cucumber." It fit. Kenneth Cary Coulson was as calm and self-possessed as any rookie pitcher that I had ever seen. With the playoffs on the line, Cucumber was called to pitch. With his dad and his girl friend watching, Coulson calmly reared back and threw two blazing fast balls. What happened next shocked everyone, including me in the press box.
After the Great Muskie Hunt by J.G. Sandom
Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Sports
Please be advised that this is a short story (4,000 words). When his father loses his job, a young painter offers to take him fishing for muskellunge, a barracuda-like freshwater fish, at Big Eagle Lake, in Ontario, Canada. From the award-winning author of Gospel Truths; The God Machine; The Wave; The Wall Street Murder Club; Kiss Me, I'm Dead; and Confessions of a Teenage Body Snatcher.
Punchdrunk by Bill Lowenburg
Price: Free! Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports(5.00 from 1 review)
Ex-welterweight contender Johnny Mullane can hook off the jab with either hand and recite Shakespeare while backpedaling from an opponent. But he can’t stop drinking. Facing a hungry Mexican slugger half his age, Mullane begins his comeback. Recalling the teachings of his venerable departed trainer, Mullane discovers new meaning in his life.
Boys look at the Stars - Ping-Pong by Enzo Pettinelli
Price: Free! Words: 34,780. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Table Tennis
It is not only ping-pong or table-tennis. It is an adventure lived by children, through their way of being. Love, cruelty, the story of the great table-tennis champions from all the world, stimulates their creativity. This tale is written in the style of a novel. The story has really happened. Dreams, reality, goals morality, the search of oneself, are the igredients.
I ragazzi guardano le Stelle - Ping-Pong by Enzo Pettinelli
Price: Free! Words: 32,780. Language: Italian. Published: December 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Non è solo ping-pong o tennistavolo. È un’avventura vissuta dai bambini, attraverso il loro modo d’essere. L’amore, la crudeltà e la storia dei più grandi campioni di tennistavolo del passato e di oggi, stimolano la loro creatività. Il libro è scritto con lo stile del romanzo. La storia è realmente accaduta. Sogni, realtà, obbiettivi, morale, ricerca di se stessi, sono gli ingredienti.
A Dinger in the Bay by Frank Severino
You set the price! Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
A retired MLB pitcher finds love and redemption via a hurled can of humble soup. Refusing to obey signals cost him his career, once--but this time--a bean ball is exactly what's called for, and the signs all make sense. Making a hero often requires a "zero" to balance the equation.
The Sport by Francis W. Porretto
Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Fireballing pitcher Conrad Bearing seemed to have come from nowhere. A rookie free-agent at 37, he was almost unhittable, mowing down the American League's best hitters as if they were scarecrows propped at the plate. But he was more publicity-averse and reporter-shy than Greta Garbo at her worst. One reporter was determined to crack Bearing's mystery, whatever it might take.
More Than 44 by Phil Wohl
Series: High School. Price: Free! Words: 31,350. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports(5.00 from 1 review)
High school sports hero feels the pull from his home town and leaves a successful career to give back to the people that gave him so much. Old friends are reunited and new relationships are forged in this coming-of-age novel.
The Tenth Hole Bridge by Andy Wilkinson
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Bobby Lambert has been offered the deal of a lifetime to become the world’s best at something he loves: golf. But the cost is high … very high.
The '51 Rocks by Matt Musson
Price: Free! Words: 28,140. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Based on the true story of the losingest team in baseball. Batboy Bobby McRainey relates the day to day struggles of a last place ball club and whites only baseball. But, when the owner signs 5 Negro Leaguers and integrates Southern Baseball, Bobby discovers that even losing teams have immortal moments. "...perhaps a Denzel Washington movie in this novel" --Publishers Weekly
Littbarski's Gambit by Simon Hood
Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Table football, chess and gin provide perfect substitutes for a common language in this tale about striving to communicate and scoring the perfect goal.
The Fly Caster Who Tried To Make Peace With the World by Randy Kadish
Price: Free! Words: 83,870. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Sports(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Making peace with the world, sooner or later most of us have to. But how? Ian Mac Bride's way begins in 1909 when he watches a fly-casting tournament and dreams of becoming a great fly caster. But soon Ian experiences personal tragedy, and then is appalled by the slaughter of World War I. Torn by grief, Ian loses faith in the world - until, almost by accident, he finds a way to come to terms.