Before you drop the puck, check out these books on hockey.
From its earliest days on frozen ponds, hockey has been a sport of speed and elegance, but also one demanding courage and physical will.The Hockey Bookgoes deep into the heart of the game, celebrating with astounding photographs and insightful words the great players and the inspiring teams, as well as an ethos-robust and selfless-that defines the sport as much in its dynamic present as it did in hockey#x19;s hardscrabble (and helmetless) past.
Mark Bressler was the captain of the NHL Chinooks for six years and was on his way to a Stanley cup until a black ice car wreck nearly killed him. Now he has to watch his team win the title with a different captain while he suffers through painful injuries that will never allow him to play professionally again.
Chelsea Ross is a part-time actress and former personal assistant to a variety of Hollywood actors. When her last employer demanded sex or she would loose her job, she punched him and left California to move in with her twin sister in Seattle. Her sister, Bo, works for the Chinooks and when Mark runs off all of the home health care workers, she talks Chelsea into trying to work with Mark as an assistant.
This mismatched couple goes from instant dislike to friends to more as the two of them begin to see the best part of the other. Gibson has written another one of her humorous and touching stories about members of the Chinooks hockey team.
Annotation by: St. Louis Public Library staff.
Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff