Description : Benji Krueger loves playing hockey with his friends at his home on Prairie Lake. But Benji's heart is broken when his parents announce that they're having a baby and the family will have to move. To make matters worse, his older sister, Raina, is a skilled hockey player and loves to embarrass Benji on the ice. When Benji learns about a pond hockey tournament by his house, he rallies his friends to take on his sister's team. Will Benji finally defeat his sister on their own home ice and learn to have confidence in his own abilities?
Description : Tori is staying with family near Toronto while her parents deal with troubles back home. To keep a sense of normalcy, this talented hockey player joins the Rangers-the worst team in the league. The only girl on her team, Tori befriends a girl on another team and their teammates resent this alliance between rivals. But when the Rangers discover Tori's talent for coaching, things start to look up for the team and for Tori. Home Ice is a compelling story about friendship and making the best of difficult circumstances.
Description : As two young figure-skaters grow to like each other, they are forced into a dilemma: should friends compete against each other?
Description : In this monumental multiple biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin studies Abraham Lincoln's mastery of men. She shows how he saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions, making them help achieve his vision for peace. As well as a thrilling piece of narrative history, it's an inspiring study of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. A book to bury yourself in.
Description : Two attractive, intelligent people with one thing in common both of them have sworn never to marry, unless it is for true love. Beautiful and headstrong, Lady Elva Chartham shocks her family when she denounces the debutante balls and festivities of London as a waste of her time. Determined not to bow to the pressure of polite society into an early marriage, she returns home to the pleasures of the country and to dream of travel and adventure.Little does she know that opportunities for both will be presented to her during a surprise visit from her cousin, the enigmatic Duke of Sparkbrook. Handsome and equally adamant that he will not marry the eligible young ladies paraded before him, they enter into a pact to help the British Government.Leaving the safety of England for Russia and the opulent court of Empress Catherine, Elva and the Duke grow closer as they face great danger amongst the plotters and espionage they discover. Will they succeed in their mission and return safely back to Britain? Or will their deception be discovered as they get drawn ever deeper into a court filled with desire, betrayal, revenge, and ultimately love?
Description : Gustav Peebles takes an anthropological look at two seemingly separate developments in Europe at the turn of the millennium: the rollout of the euro and the building of new transnational regions such as the Oresund Region, envisioned as a melding of Copenhagen, Denmark, with MalmÃ¶, Sweden. Peebles argues that the drive to create such transnational spaces is inseparable from the drive to create a pan-national currency. He studies the practices and rhetoric surrounding the national currencies of Denmark and Sweden, the euro, and several new "local currencies" struggling to come into being. The Euro and Its Rivals provides a deep historical study of the welfare state and the monetary policies and utopian visions that helped to ground it, at the same time shedding new light on the contemporary movement of goods, people, credit, and debt.
Description : In this book: All the details about how the dark horse New York Rangers turned into a Cinderella team by winning their first round NHL playoff series against the high-flying Washington Capitals with Alexander Ovechkin while being led by "Averella", the two-headed, fire-breathing monster made up of the hot-headed Sean Avery and the fiery coach John Tortorella. These articles, features, recaps, humour pieces, etc., have appeared on CBS Sports, MSG.com, Sports Fan Goods, T.O. Sports, and Bleacher Report.
Description : Mitchell Turner and Alex Goodman squared off over a face-off dot throughout high school. Their schools were cross-country rivals. Those face-offs were tough on Mitchell because he harbored a huge crush on Alex. High school, and college, are behind the guys and they meet unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day, once again on the ice. Mitchell is home for the holidays and is thrilled to see his crush all grown up. Alex asks Mitchell out for coffee to catch up. Could this be the start of something magical for the holidays ... and beyond?