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Chasing Stanley

Author : Deirdre Martin
ISBN : 9781101007532
Genre : Fiction
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Professional hockey player Jason Mitchell is thrilled when he's traded to the New York Blades-the team of his dreams. There's just one problem: his pooch isn't adjusting to city life too well. Good thing he crosses paths with dog trainer Delilah Gould. And then he begins to fall for her... Now, with the season heating up, Jason realizes he'll have to score big to win the Stanley Cup-and the woman who has tamed his dog and unleashed his heart.
Category: Fiction

Chasing Stars

Author : Boris Groysberg
ISBN : 9780691154510
Genre : Business & Economics
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It is taken for granted in the knowledge economy that companies must employ the most talented performers to compete and succeed. Many firms try to buy stars by luring them away from competitors. But Boris Groysberg shows what an uncertain and disastrous practice this can be. Chasing Stars offers profound insights into the fundamental nature of outstanding performance. It also offers practical guidance to individuals on how to manage their careers strategically, and to companies on how to identify, develop, and keep talent. --Publisher's description.
Category: Business & Economics

Telling Tales

Author : Jeff Jones
ISBN : 9781452529219
Genre : Fiction
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Everyone wants to fall in love, even the loners, and this collection of short stories by author Jeff Jones finds loners at their loneliest and introduces them to the idea of romance. Taken more from imagination than personal experience, each story in the collection presents a man or woman in need of connection and sometimes salvation. There are tales of budding romance and young love. There are stories about long-term romances in need of rejuvenation. Love isn’t just romantic, though; sometimes it’s familial, and sometimes, we need to feel closest to those who share our name. But it is all love, in its many, many incarnations. The characters of Telling Tales have no dark shadows waiting; these are stories with happy endings, intended to inspire and uplift. Loners leave their state of reclusion and join the human race. Romantic heroes win the day. We dream of moments like these, and if we’re lucky, we’ll live a real life love story of our very own.
Category: Fiction

Armchair Hockey

Author : Mika Oehling
ISBN : 9781462032938
Genre : Fiction
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Gordie Howard is a typical Canadian nice guy whose passions in life center on beer and the great game of hockey. Trapped in a job he hates and absolutely witless in love, his greatest joys are found in the bleachers, on the sidelines, or mystified in an armchair. But Gordie’s past mistakes are lurking in the shadows—ready to haunt him. Gordie sees himself as a beer-swilling sports fan who actually salivates when the siren goes off for puck and knows his players’ stats better than he knows the names of his ex-girlfriends. After his latest love interest leaves him, Gordie becomes swept up in the frenzy of the Cup Run of his favorite team. But when new friends enter his life, Gordie begins to question his choices—and his work life takes a surprising turn. Through puck drops, nights with the boys, boring staff meetings, and awkward family dinners, Gordie struggles to find his own version of happiness. In this vivid tale, Gordie must learn to rely on the help from a band of colorful friends, a few bottles of tequila, and eighty-two regular season games in order to conquer his fears and find his true purpose in life.
Category: Fiction

Stanley And Sophie

Author : Kate Jennings
ISBN : 9781416560388
Genre : Pets
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"I fell in love with a prideful, tense bundle of muscle and sinew that stood seventeen inches high. You would see a small brown dog; I saw perfection." So begins the story of Kate Jennings's unexpected love affair with two border terriers, first Stanley, then, a few years later, Sophie. A fiercely intelligent writer, an astute observer of people and her surroundings, a recent widow not ready to face her grief, an irascible Australian with no time for indulgent New Yorkers and their pampered pets, Jennings falls hard. She is swept off her feet, stunned by the depth of her love. Her life is suddenly overtaken by Stanley and, when she is seduced into getting him a companion, by the pair of them. But after several years with her willful yet cherished dogs, Jennings came to the heartrending realization that they needed more than she could give -- and that she must reassess her own life, too. First and foremost, Stanley and Sophie is a book about dogs, understanding them, doing the best by them. It is also a vivid chronicle of Jennings's grief and sadness -- for the loss of a husband, for the city after September 11, for two pigtailed macaques in Bali, for a world going to hell in a handbasket. This is a bittersweet and darkly humorous memoir about the way two rivalrous, demanding, idiosyncratic, exhilarating dogs gave Jennings daily purpose and showed her the way to her own heart.
Category: Pets

The Trouble With Wenlocks A Stanley Wells Mystery

Author : Joel Stewart
ISBN : 9781446480267
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Stanley Wells is a very ordinary boy. But one day he finds himself caught up in a very strange adventure. He meets the mysterious Dr Moon and his canine companion Morcambe - and encounters the terrifying effects of a Wenlock. After being thrown from a train, he realises he's just going to have to get on with things and somehow unravel the mystery of Sorrows, Wenlocks, the blank-faced children he sees all around him . . . and the captivating Umiko. A truly original work, filled with fascinating characters and strange happenings, from this unique talent. Features Joel's original artwork on every spread.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Chasing Normal

Author : Lisa Papademitriou
ISBN : 1423103416
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Mieka Baker just wants to be normal. It’s tough enough that her mom left a few years ago and that her artist dad decorates the house solely with “treasures” from the “vintage” store (read: all their furniture is made out of plastic) but it’s just too much when Mieka and her dad have to leave Boston to go to spend the summer with her sick grandmother in Texas—someone Mieka has never met. Grandma Baker isn’t just brutally honest, she’s brutal. She tells Mieka she’s fat, frumpy, and basically unwanted. It’s all too much to handle, especially when she has to stay with her Aunt Kate’s family. The most normal family ever. Aunt Kate stays at home with the kids (where IS Mieka’s mom anyway?), Uncle Dave wears a suit to work, cousin Mark is a genius and Greta—well, she’s Mieka’s age but that’s where the similarity ends. She’s blond, beautiful, fit, friendly, popular and practically perfect. But as the summer progresses and Mieka learns a thing or two about herself (hey, she can actually learn to enjoy herself at camp, even if it is Bible camp and she happens to be a bit chubbier than every other camper there) and her family members she realizes that there’s no such thing as normal. That even though she and her dad aren’t a conventional family and aren’t rich and don’t go to church they are incredibly lucky to have each other and to have love. And even the perfect kids seem to be chasing normal too.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Chasing Roses

Author : Judy Turner Fraizer
ISBN : 9781604621495
Genre : Fiction
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Bobby Tolliver thinks his life has ended when he and his mother leave their Kentucky home after the death of his grandfather. Little does he know that this move to sunny Florida starts him on a journey that will reach back through time and bring peaceful closure to a dying woman, a great racehorse, and one of the greatest jockeys who ever lived. Blessed with talent, friendships, and life-altering love, Bobby finds a gift from God that will change his life forever. Chasing Roses leads readers through the struggles, hardships, and emotional rollercoaster the trainer, jockey, and horse experience as they seek to reach the ultimate race, the Kentucky Derby. A timeless story about the power of love, and getting one more chance to make things right, Chasing Roses races across the finish-line to the winner's circle.
Category: Fiction