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Feb.26.2008
A sometimes funny, sometimes magical first novel, The Wishing Box explores the surprising and unintended consequences of getting what you ask for. Julia, an almost-30 single mom whose life is mostly together, lives in Oakland with her seven-year-old son. Never suspecting it will actually work, she...
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Feb.25.2008
Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco--the Bash Brothers--ushered in a new era of muscle-bound power hitters in baseball in the late 1980s. Suddenly balls were flying out of the parks like never before, and the rest of baseball stood up, took notice, and followed suit. Baseballs bodybuilding revolution,...
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Feb.25.2008
In The Bad Guys Won, award-winning former Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankees were the second-best team in New York. It was 1986, and the New York Mets won 108 regular-season games and the World...
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Feb.12.2008
The second* all-fiction anthology about the Boston Red Sox. In the bright light of the Sox' first World Series win in 86 years.
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Feb.12.2008
The first* all-fiction anthology of short stories about the Boston Red Sox. Entertaining for the time period in which all the stories were written (just before the 2004 World Series win).
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Jan.17.2008
The year is 2019, and a secret government agency is forcing Eli’s dad to continue with his time-travel experiments, even though Eli’s mom has just disappeared in one. Now Eli has a ridiculous new code name -- and a gravely important mission. In DANGER BOY®: ANCIENT FIRE, a lab accident sends Eli...
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Jan.16.2008
In a Major League Baseball career spanning 25 years and nine clubs, Rickey Henderson became the greatest base-stealer of all time, and, arguably, the game’s greatest lead-off hitter. Though controversial at times, Henderson was first and foremost a run-producing machine who led his teams to victory...
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Jan.10.2008
For years, in the shadowy reaches of the world of sport, there were rumors that some of our nation's greatest athletes were using steroids, human growth hormone, and other drugs to run faster, jump higher, and hit harder. But as track stars like Marion Jones blazed their way to Olympic medals and...
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Jan.01.2008
Dennis Birch is a washed-up thirty-four-year-old ballplayer turned minor league scout. At the request of his organization, he embarks on a plan to smuggle the hot left-handed pitcher Ramon Diego Sagasta out of Castro's Cuba. Sagasta plays for the Cuban national team but just might be destined for...