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Lucy and the Anvil

$20.00

Lucy and the Anvil by Adam Kline ('94) and Brian Taylor

When a lonely anvil finally makes a friend, his own preconceived notions of friendship quickly prove him a failure. Only when an epic storm threatens to snatch Lucy away does the anvil realize his gift. A bedtime story for children three and up, Lucy and the Anvil takes charming note that while no one's good at everything, we're all good at something. And sometimes, one small talent makes all the difference in the world. This project, written by Adam Kline ('94) and illustrated by Scottish artist Brian Taylor, was produced independently through Kickstarter and printed in Michigan.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780989553803

Baseball's Greatest Season, 1924

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$22.95

With the possible exception of 2004 no season in the history of baseball has matched 1924 for escalating excitement and emotional investment by fans. It began with observers expecting yet another World Series between the Yankees and the Giants. It ended months later when the Washington Nationals (Senators), making their first Series appearance, grabbed the world championship by scoring the season-ending run on an improbable play in the bottom of the twelfth inning of the seventh game.

On the eve of the return of major league baseball to Washington, D.C., Baseball's Greatest Season recovers the memory of the one and only time when the championship of the national pastime resided in the nation's capital.

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9781558494879

Capitol Punishment: An Andy Hayes Mystery

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$27.95

A perfect read in an election year. "Publishers Weekly"
The job seems simple enough: Reporter Lee Hershey needs protection for a couple of weeks as he pursues the biggest story of his career with all eyes on swing state Ohio in the midst of a presidential election. Columbus private eye Andy Hayes, broke as usual, doesn t have much choice but to sign on, even with his girlfriend falling for the charming journalist.
Then murder strikes at the Statehouse and Andy finds himself partly responsible for the death. With an innocent man behind bars, a mysterious vehicle following Andy around the city, and more lives in danger, the detective has his hands full trying to solve a killing in a poisonous political environment where everyone has a motive for murder and anyone could be the next target."

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9780804011716

Cy Young : A Baseball Life

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$24.95

He was the winner of 511 major league baseball games, nearly a hundred more than any other pitcher. He threw three no-hitters, including the first perfect game in the new American League. He was among the original twelve players inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame, and his name is now attached to the game's most prestigious pitching award. Yet for all his accomplishments, Cy Young remains to most baseball fans a legendary but little known figure.

In this book, Reed Browning re-creates the life of Denton True "Cyclone" Young and places his story in the context of a rapidly changing turn-of-the-century America. Born in rural Ohio, the son of a Civil War veteran, Young learned his trade at a time when only underhand pitching was permitted. When he began his professional career in 1890, pitchers wore no gloves and stood five feet closer to the batter than they do today. By the time he retired in 1911, the game of baseball had evolved into its modern form and claimed unquestioned status as America's "national pastime."

As Browning shows, Young's extraordinary mastery of his craft owed much to his ability to adapt to the changing nature of the game. Endowed with an exceptional fastball, he gradually developed a wide array of deliveries and pitches -- all of which he could throw with astonishing control. Yet his success can also be attributed, at least in part, to the rustic values of loyalty, hard work, and fair play that he embraced and embodied, and for which he became renowned among baseball fans of his day.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781558493988

Eddie and the Cruisers

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$14.95
Overlook is proud to put P. F. Kluge s classic Eddie and the Cruisers the book that spawned the movies in paperback for the first time, so it can find a new generation of readers. Eddie and his Jersey-bred band, The Parkway Cruisers, were going places. With an album and a few minor hits to their credit the future seemed bright until Eddie died in a fiery car crash. Twenty years later a British rock band turns their old songs into monumental fresh hits. With this comes a surge of interest in the surviving Cruisers and in a rumored cache of tapes that Eddie made before he died. That's when the killing starts."
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9781590200940

Fourth Down and Out

$26.95

A "fallen angel seeking salvation through detective work" (Kirkus Reviews), Andy Hayes is the protagonist of the first novel by Kenyon alum Andrew Welsh-Huggins '83. FOURTH DOWN AND OUT is a novel of football and murder set at Ohio State and in Columbus. Publishers Weekly says "The author’s use of iconic Columbus landmarks and lots of Buckeye lore will appeal to O.S.U. fans." 

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The job seems easy enough at first for private investigator Andy Hayes: save his client's reputation by retrieving a laptop and erasing a troublesome video from its hard drive. But that's before someone breaks into Andy's apartment in Columbus; before someone else, armed with a shotgun, relieves him of the laptop; and before the FBI suddenly shows up on his doorstep asking questions.Soon, there's a growing list of people with a claim on the computer, all of them with secrets they don't want uncovered. When one of those people ends up dead, Andy has his hands full convincing authorities he's not responsible, while trying to figure out who is - and who's got the laptop - before someone else dies. Soon the trail leads to the last place Andy wants to go: back to Ohio State University, where few have forgiven him for a mistake he made two decades earlier in his days as the Buckeyes' star quarterback. That misjudgment sent him on a downward spiral that cost him a playing career, two marriages, several wrecked relationships, and above all his legacy in Ohio's capital city, where the fortunes of the OSU team are never far from people's minds.As Andy tracks a laptop and a killer from the toniest of the city's suburbs to its grittiest neighborhoods, he must confront a dark figure from his past and prove that this time he won't drop the ball."

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9780804011525

Gumptionade

$24.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780990888413

HONEYVOICED

$12.00
HoneyVoiced, which is poet Jordi Alonso's first book, comprises poems inspired by the ancient Greek poet Sappho. Attracted to the sensuality of her work and her food imagery, Jordi made use of those characteristic themes in his own poems, constructing a long series of short poems based on her recovered fragments. To understand Sappho as clearly as possible, Jordi taught himself ancient Greek. (His embrace of languages began with a bilingual Spanish-English childhood and fluency in French. He has also studied Latin and Anglo-Saxon.) Sappho's fragments are not Jordi Alonso's only influence. He cites American poets H.D., Edna St. Vincent Millay, Billy Collins, and Melissa Stein as others who shaped his poetic interests.
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9781880977378

Learning to Draw - Drawing to Learn

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$19.95
"Anyone can learn to draw" ... Anyone can learn to draw when drawing is presented as the visual language that it is. LEARNING TO DRAW/ DRAWING TO LEARN approaches learning to draw like learning a language. It presents the material in a manner that has one lesson building upon another in a logical progression and in segments that are small enough to be understood and big enough to maintain challenge and interest. Every lesson, and its assignments, is divided into the three basic components of a language: Craft, Concept, and Composition. In drawing the Craft is skill development, the variety of physical and mental aptitudes that are required in perception and hand-eye coordination. The Concept is the broad definition of what the drawing is about, its content. From the Concept the specific (personal) idea, the one the drawing develops, is generated. Composition encompasses the many considerations that go into the way the drawing is ordered on the picture plane and the way that arrangement supports the idea. In the lessons, and from one lesson to another, the objectives of these components are concise, workable and grow from one to another in a sequence that makes learning both possible and desirable. The book is heavily illustrated in a way that visually describes and aids the drawer with the lessons at hand. They illustrate basic considerations as they relate to craft, composition, concept, and their application, giving the drawer the tools needed to develop their own images.
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9781478774167

Liberal Arts - Blu-Ray

$29.98
When Jesse, a 35-year-old New York college admissions adviser, is invited to his Midwestern alma mater to attend his favorite professor's retirement dinner, he quickly falls back in love with the university life. But when he meets 19-year-old student Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene , Peace, Love and Misunderstanding), the bright, beautiful, book-loving daughter of his professor's friends, he suddenly finds himself caught in a moral dilemma: does he pursue a relationship with this kindred spirit, or does he break her heart and return to the "real world?" Written, directed by and starring Josh Radnor (Happythankyoumoreplease, How I Met Your Mother) and featuring Zac Efron (High School Musical), Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under), Allison Janney (The West Wing), and Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight), LIBERAL ARTS is a funny and poignant look at a life at the crossroads.
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030306189895

Old Kenyon & Lincoln's Kenyon Men

$26.95
ISBN/SKU: 
994650

Question of Identification

$14.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780985606510

Remedies for Hunger

$12.00

This collection of short stories focuses on moments in life when something turns, a choice is made, a promise kept or broken. With vivid and precise details, these quiet tales introduce you to characters whose inner lives are both troubled and eloquent. You smell the permeating odors in a rundown Chicago apartment building, touch the texture of a bear's thick fur, feel your feet scraping against the coils of a hairy rope ladder in the bathtub. These compressed observant tales provide a remedy to readers hungry for stories that will resonate long after the last page is turned.

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9781929777068

Stained Glass of Peirce Hall

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A lavishly illustrated, full-color hardcover guide to the magnificent stained glass windows in Peirce Hall.  This book features each window in a two-page spread: a photo of the window and a comment by Kenyon faculty about the literary work it depicts. A beautiful gift for all Kenyon friends, family and alums.

ISBN/SKU: 
250381

What Happened to Joan?

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In this mystery by Reed Browning, Connie Hayden and Shrug Speaker take on a new challenge as informal private investigators. When they accept a woman's entreaty to solve the two-decades-old disappearance of her daughter, Joan, conflicting leads pull them far from home in Humboldt, Ohio, a rural college town.

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9780985606503