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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Once a Runner-acclaimed byRunner's World as "the best novel ever written about running"-comes that novel's prequel, the story of a world-class athlete coming of age in the 1950s and '60s on Florida's Gold Coast.
Quenton Cassidy is the skinniest boy in school, and also one of the fastest. Cassidy spends his afternoons exploring his primal surroundings: the local river, the nearby ocean, the lakes, swamps, and forests that dominate the landscape of the Florida everglades. While adventuring, Cassidy befriends Trapper Nelson, an iconoclastic hunter who lives in an isolated compound on the riverbank.
By junior high, Cassidy dreams of becoming a basketball player, but Nelson's influence runs deep and Cassidy begins to view running as a way to interact with the natural world. Warned of Nelson's checkered past, Cassidy dismisses the stories as hearsay, until his town is rocked by the disappearance and apparent murder of a prominent judge and his wife. Cassidy's loyalty to his friend is severely tested just as his opportunity to make his mark as a gifted runner comes to fruition.
Hailed by National Book Award winner Bob Shacochis as a "lovely novel that reminds us that what is most valuable is life is the spirit to accomplish impossible things,"Racing the Rain explores a small town's secrets while vividly capturing the physical endurance, determination, and mindset required of a champion. "A celebration of the purity of the sport" (Fort Worth Star-Telegram), it is an epic coming-of-age classic about the environments and friendships that shape us all.
About the Author
John L. Parker, Jr. has written for Outside, Runner’s World, and numerous other publications. A graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism as well as its College of Law, Parker has been a practicing attorney, a newspaper reporter and columnist, a speechwriter for then Governor Bob Graham, and editorial director of Running Times magazine. The author of Once a Runner, Again to Carthage, and Racing the Rain, he lives in Gainesville, Florida, and Bar Harbor, Maine.
Wombat is back, and he s going for gold!
The star of Wombat Went A Walking returns in this fun-filled picture book. All the Aussie animals are taking part in the bush sports carnival. Wombat has a go at everything, but always seems to come in last. Is there any event a wombat could win?
About the Author
Lachlan Creagh is a versatile and talented full time freelance illustrator, concept designer and animator based in Brisbane. He has published books with Macmillan and is working on the forthcoming Aussie Mates series for Scholastic.
A humorous collection of original auto racing cartoons. This book (6" x 9") contains 34 pages of black & white cartoons. Cartoonist, Robert Tiritilli, plays with every shade of sports humor.
Accounting Fundamentals for Health Care Management is ideal for an introductory course in financial accounting in both undergraduate and graduate programs. This is the first book that focuses on basic accounting in health care management. This essential book contains the vocabulary of and an introduction To The tools and concepts employed by finance officers. it will help anyone assess financial information, ask the appropriate questions, and Understand The jargon-laden answers. This book is indispensable for anyone who manages a department and a budget.
We all have dreams of what we want to do and who we want to become. Many of us eventually decide it is too late; we have missed our chances. But is it ever really too late to try?
Don Simpson does not think so. In his memoir, Too Old for Motor Racing, he tells the story of how he became a race car driver at the age of sixty-two. Simpson is an ordinary man from a regular family; he spent his early years living on a council estate in Liverpool, UK. He attended the school at the end of his street, leaving as soon as he could. As a young man with a young family, he could not indulge in his passion for motor racing except as a spectator; racing was simply too expensive and risky for someone with a family to take care of. Later in life, however, Simpson discovered limits are almost always imagined, not real. At the age of sixty-two, he began to race.
Although your passion may be for something other than motor racing, this memoir seeks to inspire you to go after your dreams, because it is never too late to try.
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