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The Adult Readers' Blog
Chill Factor: How a Minor-League Hockey Team Changed a City Forever by David Paitson and Craig Mertz arrives on the shelves in March 2015. The authors claim the team cut a path in the ice leading directly to the Blue Jackets and Sunday's NHL All Star game.
When I hear the word puck, I think of a Shakespearean character so I was surprised to discover how many all stars wore number 9. Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Wayne Gretzky (he chose 99 because he couldn't get 9). There's even a children's book on that very subject. I'll never hear “Revolution 9” by the Beatles in quite the same way again.
- The Highest Number in the World by Roy MacGregor is about a young hockey player disappointed because she gets jersey number 9
- Mr. Hockey: My Story by Gordie Howe is the recent autobiography of a famous number 9
- Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch. Concussions and sports violence are in the news again because of football. This book looks at hockey.
- Honda, a sponsor the NHL All Star Game, gives car to controversial star Ovechkin to be donated to charity
"My Mother was Nuts" by Penny Marshall
Comedian/director Marshall writes very openly on her life experiences growing up in the Bronx, getting pregnant and married young in New Mexico, her marriage to Rob Reiner, friendship with Carrie Fisher, and relationship with Art Garfunkel. Marshall revisits tough subjects like abortion, drugs, lack of mothering skills, and her now fading health. Great stories abound of her time spent on TV shows, movies, and her career as a movie director. Marshall's humor is how she gets through the difficult stuff and lives with a simple motto: “try hard, help your friends, don't get too crazy, and have fun.”
"The Dinner" by Herman Koch
It begins with dinner at a high-end restaurant in Amsterdam. Two brothers, Paul and Serge, and their wives meet to discuss their teenage sons. It is quickly apparent this is no ordinary discussion. What have the cousins done? What is to be done about it? Slowly the tension builds and the reader becomes anxious as the story unfolds. The ending is a stunner!
"The Perks of Being a Wall Flower" by Stephen Chbodky
After his friend Michael commits suicide, Charlie must begin his first year of high school alone. He begins to write letters to an anonymous friend. It is through these letters we learn about Charlie, his family, friends, mentor and life. This is a well-written, articulate, funny, and poignant coming-of-age book.