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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
"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien
This is the story of a reluctant adventurer who battles enormous forces. Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, likes his creature comforts and is unsure as he sets out on an incredible journey to complete an important task. In order to succeed he needs to learn how to get along with others and stand up for what he believes in. It is an inspiring tale of adventure, fellowship, uncertainty, and strength.
"The Forgotten Garden: A Novel" by Kate Morton
The Forgotten Garden shifts back and forth through time to solve a mystery about a four year old girl Nell; abandoned and waiting alone on a dock in Australia for parents who never come. The only link to her past is a little white suitcase the child carried when she was found.
Nell embarks on an adventure and attempts to piece together the mystery surrounding her past. Her travels lead her to Blackhurst Manor, delving deep into a family's secrets and purchasing a cottage in Cornwall near the Manor. Before she can solve the mystery of her past, Nell dies but her grandaughter Cassandra takes up the quest. This is a fairytale-like novel with old houses and hidden gardens all containing secrets and surprises.
"The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adrianna Trigianni
A novel about Italian immigrants and their lives in northern Italy as well as in America in the early 1900s. Enza and Ciro meet on a moonlit night in the cemetery of Sant'Antonio da Padova in Schilpario, Italy when they are just teenagers. They go their separate ways to new lives in America but they never quite leave behind their beautiful homeland. The descriptions are magically vivid and although it is a love story of sorts, it's also a powerful testimony on the strength of the human spirit and the importance of family.