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FOUR NEW SPORTY MIDDLE GRADE NOVELS
by Leila Roy

While I’m not particularly up on real-life sports, well, EVER—I vaguely track various seasons by what uniforms my younger patrons are wearing, and that’s about it—reading fiction that’s centered around sports is a whole different ballgame.

*pauses for groans to subside*

So. Here are a few new and upcoming middle grade sports novels—one that I’ve read, and three more that ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2005

"Formulaic and self-effacing nearly to a fault—the adventures speak for themselves."
Memoirs of an American pilot during WWII, famous for his escape attempts as a Nazi prisoner. Read full book review >

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WISH LANTERNS by Alec Ash
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"Sensitive, fascinating reports."
Novelistic anecdotes reveal Chinese young people struggling with universal themes of education, employment, and love. Read full book review >

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Burn for Home by Ash Elko
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"Creative sci-fi tales that paint a picture of two people very much in love."
A debut three-part chronicle of a futuristic romantic coupling. Read full book review >

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LILY'S EROTIC SEXUAL AWAKENING by Brian Ash
Released: Jan. 6, 2013

"Thoughtful, sometimes titillating scenes undermined by halting prose."
Ash's debut novel about an erotically charged cruise and the emotions it conjures. Read full book review >

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LORD OF SNOW AND SHADOWS by Sarah Ash
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 5, 2003

"Darting, unpredictable, often absorbing, but lacking the spark of true originality."
Hypercomplicated yet independently intelligible first in a fantasy trilogy: the US debut for an English author of three previous paperbacks. Read full book review >

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A BYZANTINE JOURNEY by John Ash
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A joy for lovers of Byzantium, travel, and the English language. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The vestigial glories of Byzantium and its world return to life in this superbly written travelogue by poet Ash (The Burnt Pages, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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STILL WATERS by Ash Parsons
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"An uneven debut, but Parsons shows real promise with Jason's characterization. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A down-on-his-luck teen is made an offer he can't refuse. Read full book review >

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ERAMANE by Frankie Ash
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"This solid fantasy tale is well paced and well told, even if it misses some opportunities."
Eramane is stolen away by a dark force, only to find that it has a special role in mind for her.
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PRISONER OF THE IRON TOWER by Sarah Ash
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"A roller-coaster ride of events and emotions in the best modern fantasy manner."
Second in the author's Russian-themed fantasy trilogy (Lord of Snow and Shadows, 2003). Read full book review >

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GOODNESS IS CONTAGIOUS by David Ash
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"A forthright, inspirational account of a businessman's spiritual struggles."
A successful entrepreneur recounts his quest to find happiness and God in this debut book. Read full book review >