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Booky
A trilogy
Bernice Thurman Hunter - Sep 01, 1998 (first published in 1985)
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Beatrice Thomson doesn't mind her funny nickname. It makes her feel special, which is important when you're the middle child: not the smartest, or the best-looking, or a boy. The Depression years are hard ones, with her father out of work and the family struggling to make ends meet. But irrepressible Booky, with her big imagination and even bigger ...
Baseball Life Advice
Loving the Game That Saved Me
Stacey May Fowles - Apr 11, 2017
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National Bestseller A Globe and Mail Best BookA National Post Best Book of the YearA passionate ode to baseball, its culture, and its community, which both celebrates and challenges the game - and reminds us why it really matters. For Stacey May Fowles, the game of baseball is one of "long pauses punctuated by tiny miracles." In this entertaining ...
Concrete Toronto
A Guide to Concrete Architecture from the Fifties to the Seventies
Michael McClelland - Oct 14, 2004
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Toronto is a concrete city. From international landmarks to civic buildings to cultural institutions to metropolitan infrastructure and the single-family home, reminders of the era of 'brutalist' architecture surround Torontonians. But for how long? As architectural fashion has shifted to the glass-and-steel neomodernism of today, these concrete st...
Foul ball!
Five years in the American League
Alison Gordon - Jan 01, 1985 (first published in 1984)
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Foul ball!: Five years in the American League...
Imagining Toronto
Amy Harris - Oct 19, 2010
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In Imagining Toronto, Amy Lavender Harris ventures deep into the imagined city — the Toronto of fiction, poetry, and essays — where she dowses for meaning in the literature of the city on the lake as its inhabitants understand, remember, and dream it. By tracing Toronto’s literary genealogies from their origins in First Nations stories to today’s g...
The Way of Baseball
Finding Stillness at 95 mph
Shawn Green - Jun 05, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Two-time All Star Shawn Green shows how the surprising lessons the game has taught him transcend baseball and compose a life well lived.Shawn Green’s career statistics can be found on the backs of baseball cards in shoeboxes across America: 328 home runs, 1,071 RBIs, .282 career batting average, All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger...but numbers te...