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Finders keepers : [electronic resource] : a novel. by King, Stephen.1947-; Patton, Will.;
Narrator: Will Patton."Wake up genius." So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years -- and wants his money and his notebooks back.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 368222 KB).
Subjects: Suspense Fiction; Electronic books.; Authors; Fans (Persons); Psychopaths; Recluses; Fiction.; Horror.; Suspense.;
© 2015., Simon & Schuster Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=2019538 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Fangirl / by Rowell, Rainbow.;
Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life--and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, immersed themselves in the series when they were kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Her sister has grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. Now that they're going to college, Wren has told her she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone, and can't stop worrying about her dad. Can she do this?
Subjects: Young adult fiction.; Groupies; Authorship; College stories.; Twins; Sisters; Bildungsromans.; College freshmen; Fans (Persons); College students; Fan fiction; Characters and characteristics in literature; Fathers and daughters; Authorship; Sisters; Twins; Young adult fiction.;
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Here comes trouble [sound recording] / by Moore, Michael,1954 Apr. 23-; Hachette Audio (Firm);
Read by the author.This book is Moore's most personal to date and will be irresistible to fans and foes alike. A sort of anti-memoir, Moore breaks the autobiographical mode while he hilariously presents 20 far-ranging, irreverant vignettes from his own life.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Moore, Michael, 1954 Apr. 23-; Motion picture producers and directors;
© [2011], Hachette Audio,
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Mickey and Willie / by Barra, Allen.;
"Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age, almost the same size, and came to New York at the same time. They possessed virtually the same talents, and played the same position. They were both products of generations of baseball-playing families, for whom the game was the only escape from a lifetime of brutal manual labor. Both were nearly crushed by the weight of the outsized expectations placed on them, first by their families and later by America. Both lived secret lives far different from those their fans knew. What their fans also didn't know was that the two men shared a close personal friendship--and that each was the only man who could truly understand the other's experience"--Includes bibliographical references (p. [451]-467) and index.
Subjects: Mantle, Mickey, 1931-1995.; Mays, Willie, 1931-; Baseball players;
© c2013., Crown Archetype,
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Rivals : legendary matchups that made sports history / by Wiggins, David Kenneth,1951-; Rodgers, R. Pierre.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.The sixteen original essays in this collection cover influential and famous rivalries from a variety of sports, and illustrate with is common to any rivalry: equally matched opponents that are often decidedly different in race and culture, political and societal ideology, personality, geography, or religion. The competitive impulse and these differences combine to form a singular mix intensified by fans and the media.The purest of rivalries: Rafer Johnson, C.K. Yang, and the 1960 Olympic Decathlon / Joseph M. Turrini -- The King and the Bear: the Arnold Palmer-Jack Nicklaus rivalry and the rise of modern golf / George B. Kirsch -- The mortality of kings: Ali versus Frazer / Gerald Early -- "We were about winning": Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and the rivalry that remade the NBA / Daniel A. Nathan -- Friendly rivals: Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert / Mary Jo Festle -- The battle of the Carmens: Debi Thomas versus Katarina Witt / Alison M. Wrynn and Annette R. Hofmann -- Bitter foes, but marketing pros: the Red Sox-Yankee rivalry / Ryan King-White -- A tale of two cities: the Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Montreal Canadiens / Brian P. Soebbing and Daniel S. Mason -- Like cats and dogs: the Massillon-Canton McKinley football rivalry / Lawrence W. Hugenberg and Brian C. Pattie -- A rivalry for the ages: Tennessee-UConn women's basketball / Jaime Schultz -- Three yards and a pool of blood: Ohio State versus Michigan / Brad Austin -- Corporate Cowboys and blue-collar bureaucrats: the Dallas-Washington football rivalry / Stephen H. Norwood -- Imperial rivalries: America versus Britain for the Davis Cup / S.W. Pope -- This has nothing to do with money: the Ryder Cup and international rivalry in golf / John Nauright -- The match of the century: The U.S.-USSR rivalry in sports / Chris Elzey -- Dare to dream: U.S. Women's Soccer versus the world / Lindsey J. Meń.
Subjects: Sports rivalries; Sports; Athletes;
© c2010., University of Arkansas Press,
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A very nervous person's guide to horror movies / by Clasen, Mathias F.,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.What's the big deal about horror movies, and who watches them, anyway? -- "I'm nervous about the jump scares" -- "I'm nervous about horror films and my mental health" -- "I'm nervous about horror films and my physical health" -- "I'm nervous that horror films are immoral" -- "I'm nervous that watching horror makes me look stupid" -- "I'm nervous about kids watching horror" -- "I'm nervous about what the popularity of horror says about society" -- "Okay, I'm about ready to watch a horror movie. What now?""Films about chainsaw killers, demonic possession, and ghostly intruders. Screaming audiences with sleepless nights or sweat-drenched nightmares in their immediate future. What's going on here? Presumably, almost everybody has experience with horror films. Almost everybody has sat through a terrifying motion picture and suffered the after-effects, such as hypervigilance and sleep disturbances. Some people would even characterize themselves as horror fans. But what about the others-the ones who are curious about horror films, but also very, very nervous about them? This book delves into the science of horror cinema in an attempt to address common concerns about the genre. Why is the jump scare so effective, and so dreaded? What are the effects of horror films on mental and physical health? Why do horror films so often cause nightmares? Aren't horror films immoral ... and stupid, too? Are horror films bad for children and adolescents? What does the current profusion of horror films say about our society? Should we be concerned? Or can horror films be a force for good-do horror films have health benefits, can they be aesthetically and morally valuable, and might they even have therapeutic psychological and cultural effects? The book addresses these questions in short, readable chapters, peppered with vivid anecdotes and examples and supported by scientific findings. It notes that while horror films can have negative effects, they can also help people confront and manage fear"--
Subjects: Horror films; Horror films; Fear in motion pictures.; Motion picture audiences;
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Snow flower and the secret fan [electronic resource] : by See, Lisa.;
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lisa See's Peony in Love. Lily is haunted by memories--of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness. In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu ("women's writing"). Some girls were paired with laotongs, "old sames," in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives. They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. With the arrival of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become "old sames" at the tender age of seven. As the years pass, through famine and rebellion, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their lifelong friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful. With the period detail and deep resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendship.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Historical Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2005.,
On-line resources: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=69113 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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High five : [electronic resource] : Stephanie Plum mystery series, book 5. by Evanovich, Janet.; Critt C.J..;
Narrator: C.J. Critt.Find out why Stephanie Plum's racy, in-your-face New Jersey adventures are attracting a growing number of fans. Join America's favorite bounty hunter as she scrambles to make an honest living, keep her family happy, and find true love. Desperate for money, Stephanie is trying to apprehend a surly "little person" when a call from her mother pulls her back to the Burg. Seventy-two-year-old Uncle Fred is missing, and the family is counting on Stephanie to track him down. Fred is known as a cheapskate and a womanizer, but why would he have photos of body parts in his desk? As Stephanie investigates, men keep turning up in her locked apartment-but none of them is vice cop Joe Morelli, the captain of her heart. New York Times best-selling author Janet Evanovich delivers the tough, funny characters and New Jersey ambiance that her fans have grown to love.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 267009 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Humor (Fiction).; Mystery.; Romance.;
© 1999., Recorded Books Inc.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=5552914 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The history of rock and roll / by Kallen, Stuart A.,1955-author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-120) and index.Good rockin' tonight -- Sixties rock and roll and folk and soul -- Rock gets experienced -- The psychotic world of punk -- From pop rock to the heaviest metal -- Alternative rock.Rock and roll: Those three words are understood by people in almost every nation on Earth. They describe a type of music?and an attitude?that made history and continues to change the musical landscape. The music style started out in the United States as a new type of dance music for teenage baby boomers during the mid-1950s. By the 1960s, the music transformed the cultural?and political?landscape of much of the world. Never before in history has a style of music come along that so quickly and so completely changed the world. From the very beginning, rock and roll and the musicians who performed it challenged existing social norms, provoking defiance, disrespect for authority, and, at times, revolution among fans. In the modern world, rock-and-roll music continues to define what it means to be a young person. Rock stars and their songs affect the way people look, dress, act, and talk. In this new addition to the MUSIC LIBRARY, author Stuart Kallen traces the history of rock and roll from its early 1950s beginnings through its most significant developments to date. -- provided by publisher.Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Rock music;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=5538396 -- Available  online. Click here to access;
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Youth sports in America : the most important issues in youth sports today / by Arthur-Banning, Skye,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Adaptive sports -- body image and eating disorders -- Boys in sports -- Bullying -- Burnout among child and adolescent athletes -- Character development -- Coach training and education -- College scholarships and recruiting -- Community recreation programs -- Competitive balance -- Concussions -- Coping with failure -- Development of youth in mind and body -- Economic impact of youth sports tournaments -- Forced exertion -- Gender identity and inclusion -- Girls in sports -- Goal setting for performance enhancement -- Hazing -- Healthy competition -- Low-income minority youth -- Media coverage and representation -- Officiating youth sports -- Parent education -- Parental pressure -- Parents in fan and coaching contexts -- Pay-to-play -- Performance-enhancing drugs -- Personal trainers and other consultants -- Role models -- Role of play in sports-based youth development -- Sexual and physical abuse -- Sexual orientation and inclusion -- Single sport specialization versus sampling -- Sports-based youth development (SBYD) movement -- Substance abuse -- Travel-club teams -- Appendix: Popular youth sports in the United States.As organized youth sports occupy an ever-greater role in the lives of American families, critics have begun to question whether some programs and participants have lost their way. This timely book examines the state of youth sports in America today, analyzing how organized sports influence communities, discussing the potential emotional and physical benefits as well as drawbacks of youth sports, and profiling the industry's key participants, ranging from parent coaches to club sports owners to personal trainers. The work begins with a look at the evolution of youth sports in the United States, then explores such topics as burnout, self-discipline, performance-enhancing drugs, parental violence, and scholarships. The content includes coverage of 20 individual youth sports, such as basketball, softball, lacrosse, baseball, volleyball, football, soccer, cross-country, and swimming, and provides breakdowns of historical and current participation rates, injury rates, and sport-specific scholarship trends. Each summary includes contact information on important organizations specific to that sport. -- Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Sports for children;
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