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READS: CCB Fiction: Sports

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The Blind Side: evolution of a game

Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL. 339 pages.

Calico Joe

In John Grisham's novel baseball is thrilling but what happens on the field makes this book a classic. 198 pages.

Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream

You may have seen the TV show, read the book it was based on. It chronicles a season for Odessa Texas and the Permian High School Panthers football team. 367 pages.

Shoeless Joe

A dreamer builds a baseball diamond amid the Iowa cornfields and waits for the outstanding, but dead, baseball players of the past to show up for a very special game. 265 pages.

The Next Sure Thing

A young blues guitar player risks everything when he signs on to pick winning horses at the racetrack for a violent mobster. 134 pages.

Playing for Pizza

After a bad performance for the Cleveland Browns Rick is cut. His agent gets him a position for the Panthers of Parma, Italy! Not what he expected and holding a few surprises. 262 pages.

Racing to the Finish

In this gripping narrative from one of professional sports' most beloved figures, Earnhardt shares stories from his journey: how his career and his injury have transformed him, how he made the decision to retire at the end of the 2017 season after eighteen years behind the wheel, and what lies ahead for him in the next chapter of his life. 181 pages.

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