Fight Night

Fight Night
Author: Miriam Toews
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780735282407
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Release: 2021-08-24
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The beloved author of bestsellers Women Talking, All My Puny Sorrows, and A Complicated Kindness returns with a funny, smart, headlong rush of a novel full of wit, flawless writing, and a tribute to perseverance and love in an unusual family. Fight Night is told in the unforgettable voice of Swiv, a nine-year-old living in Toronto with her pregnant mother, who is raising Swiv while caring for her own elderly, frail, yet extraordinarily lively mother. When Swiv is expelled from school, Grandma takes on the role of teacher and gives her the task of writing to Swiv's absent father about life in the household during the last trimester of the pregnancy. In turn, Swiv gives Grandma an assignment: to write a letter to "Gord," her unborn grandchild (and Swiv's soon-to-be brother or sister). "You’re a small thing," Grandma writes to Gord, "and you must learn to fight." As Swiv records her thoughts and observations, Fight Night unspools the pain, love, laughter, and above all, will to live a good life across three generations of women in a close-knit family. But it is Swiv’s exasperating, wise and irrepressible Grandma who is at the heart of this novel: someone who knows intimately what it costs to survive in this world, yet has found a way—painfully, joyously, ferociously—to love and fight to the end, on her own terms.

Fight the Night

Fight the Night
Author: Tomie dePaola
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781534443747
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Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this whimsical classic picture book, Tomie dePaola delivers a sweet depiction of a child’s imagination and all the things that go bump in the night. To stay up past bedtime, you’ve got to fight the night. Flashlight in hand, a determined Ronald sets out to battle sleep in this refreshed edition of Tomie dePaola’s spirited 1968 picture book.

Fight Night

Fight Night
Author: Joe Grant Bell
Pages: 93
ISBN: 0761548874
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Become the Greatest of All Time ·Unlock secret boxers and every fight venue ·Get all the best gear: trunks, shoes, tattoos, and more ·Take command: Master the Total Punch Control system ·Master the training games ·Demolish AI and human opponents ·Guide your fighter to physical perfection ·Climb the ranks to become a Hall of Fame boxer

Women Talking

Women Talking
Author: Miriam Toews
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780735273986
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Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD: A transformative and necessary work--as completely unexpected as it is inspired--by the award-winning author of the bestselling novels All My Puny Sorrows and A Complicated Kindness. The sun rises on a quiet June morning in 2009. August Epp sits alone in the hayloft of a barn, anxiously bent over his notebook. He writes quickly, aware that his solitude will soon be broken. Eight women--ordinary grandmothers, mothers and teenagers; yet to August, each one extraordinary-- will climb the ladder into the loft, and the day's true task will begin. This task will be both simple and subversive: August, like the women, is a traditional Mennonite, and he has been asked to record a secret conversation. Thus begins Miriam Toews' spellbinding novel. Gradually, as we hear the women's vivid voices console, tease, admonish, regale and debate each other, we piece together the reason for the gathering: they have forty-eight hours to make a life-altering choice on behalf of all the women and children in the colony. And like a vast night sky coming into view behind the bright sparks of their voices, we learn of the devastating events that have led to this moment. Acerbic, funny, tender, sorrowful and wise, Women Talking is composed of equal parts humane love and deep anger. It is award-winning writer Miriam Toews' most astonishing novel to date, containing within its two short days and hayloft setting an expansive, timeless universe of thinking and feeling about women--and men--in our contemporary world.

A Complicated Kindness

A Complicated Kindness
Author: Miriam Toews
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780571268504
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Release: 2014-04-03
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A work of fierce originality and brilliance, Miriam Toews' novel explores the ties that bind families together and the forces that tear them apart. It is the world according to Nomi Nickel, a heartbreakingly bewildered and wry young woman trapped in a small Mennonite town that seeks to set her on the path to righteousness and smother her at the same time. 'Half of our family, the better-looking half, is missing,' Nomi tells us at the beginning of A Complicated Kindness. Left alone with her father Ray, her days are spent piecing together the reasons her mother Trudie and her sister Tash have gone missing, and trying to figure out what she can do to avoid a career at Happy Family Farms, a chicken abattoir on the outskirts of East Village - not the neighbourhood in Manhattan where Nomi most wants to live but the small town in southern Manitoba. East Village is ministered by Hans, Nomi's pious uncle, otherwise known as The Mouth. As Nomi gets to the bottom of the truth behind her mother's and sister's disappearances, she finds herself on a direct collision course with her uncle and the only community she has ever known. In this funny, compassionate and moving novel, Miriam Toews has created a character who will stay in the hearts of readers long after they've put the book down.

Fight Night at the Futanari Club

Fight Night at the Futanari Club
Author: Susan Alexander
Pages: 34
ISBN: 1520273142
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Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Futanaris - beautiful, feminine creatures with breasts, a vagina... and a penis! When our hero accepts a job wrestling Futanaris for a hefty paycheck, he may have bitten off more than he can chew; his ass will literally be on the line in these no-holds-barred sexfights. If he wins, his defeated opponent is his plaything, but if he loses.......Fight Night at the Futanari Club contains five full-length matches, all male/Futanari.

The Bite Fight

The Bite Fight
Author: George Willis
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781623682118
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Release: 2013
Editor: Triumph Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The infamous boxing match between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield on June 28, 1997, was like none other in the sport's history, and this insightful account of the anticipation, the gruesome fight itself, and the ongoing aftermath of that one night reveals just how much of an impact it really made. The rivals met for a rematch that would never be finished, as Tyson earned a disqualification and infamy that followed in the third round by biting off a portion of Holyfield's ear. Through nearly 100 interviews, including with the famed fighters themselves, and extensive research of past interviews, books, and transcripts, this exploration of the sensational events surrounding the fight provides a behind-the-scenes, past and present look at the bout.

Pillow Fight Night

Pillow Fight Night
Author: Jack Jacob
Pages: 34
ISBN: 1999715926
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Release: 2017-12-28
Editor: Hope and Plum Book Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jack's best friend is his pillow. Or was until THAT NIGHT. That night, the fight began.

Fight Night

Fight Night
Author: Lito Angeles
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0897501756
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Release: 2009
Editor: Black Belt Communications Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The constantly evolving mixed martial arts and Ultimate Fighting Championship terminology is demystified in this comprehensive reference. Perfect for fans new to the arena or any devotee looking to gain a deeper understanding of the styles, positions and techniques, this exhaustive resource helps make sense of the flurry of action in the rings. Each entry includes written descriptions and detailed photo sequences that help readers comprehend everything from guards and locks to kicks and bars. Full-color shots of dynamic moves accompany background and historical information on the evolution of the sport, offering fans the information they need to have a more enjoyable experience when watching the matches.

Zombie Fight Night

Zombie Fight Night
Author: A. P. Fuchs
Pages: 186
ISBN: 1926712196
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Release: 2010-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 2027 A.D., the Zombie Apocalypse took the world by storm and no one was prepared. Countless lives were lost as humanity battled to regain control of their planet. Eventually, they did, and out of the ashes of fallen civilization rose a new world, one bent on revenge against the hordes of the undead that took everything from them. Enter Tony Sterpanko, entrepreneur extraordinaire who found a way to capitalize on humanity's thirst for vengeance against the zombie. He created Zombie Fight Night, a worldwide craze where the undead men and women who remained from the apocalypse faced off against people and beings that once existed on Earth or were existing for the first time. It is ten years later and at Blood Bay Arena, fortunes are won and lost. Men are made millionaires over night. Others are not so lucky and find themselves broken and destitute. Mick Chelsey is one such man: gambling addict, lousy husband and Zombie Fight Night fanatic. Except now, in order to still watch the fights and try to win back all he's lost, he needs to bet fast and big otherwise death will come for him. Let the battles begin. Zombies fight Bigfoot, werewolves, vampires, Axiom-man, Bruce Lee, samurai, kickboxers, robots and more in this ode to blood-and-guts action from Blood of the Dead author, A.P. Fuchs. You ready to get it on?

Two Ton

Two Ton
Author: Joseph Monninger
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781586422097
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Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Steerforth
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beetle-browed, nearly bald, a head that rode his collarbones like a bowling ball returning on rails, his waist size more than half his five-foot-eight height, Two Ton Tony Galento appeared nearly square, his legs two broomsticks jammed into a vertical hay bale. By all measures he stood no chance when he stepped into the ring against the Brown Bomber, Joe Louis, the finest heavyweight of his generation, in Yankee Stadium on a June night in 1939. “I’ll moida da bum,” Galento predicted, and though Louis was no bum, Tony, the Falstaff of boxing, lifted him from the canvas with a single left hook and entered the record books as one of the few men to put the great Louis down. A palooka, a thug, a vibrant appetite of a man, he scrapped his way out of the streets and into the brightest light in American life. For two splendid seconds he stood on the canvas at Yankee Stadium, the great Joe Louis stretched out before him, champ of the world, the toughest man alive, the mythical hero of the waterfront, of Orange, New Jersey, of an American nation little more than a year away from war. Joe Monninger’s spellbinding portrait of a man, a moment, and an era reminds us that sometimes it is through effort, and not the end result, that people most enduringly define themselves.

Hockey Fight in Canada

Hockey Fight in Canada
Author: David Shoalts
Pages: 211
ISBN: 9781771622059
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Release: 2018-09-29
Editor: Douglas & McIntyre
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In late 2013, Canadians were intrigued to learn the NHL chose Rogers as its exclusive national broadcaster over both CBC and Rogers’s bitter rival, Bell Canada. The decision was met with equal parts fascination, shock and anger. When CBC rank-and-file employees came to believe their leaders missed a chance to hold on to at least a part of Hockey Night in Canada—a move that could have saved some of their jobs—their disappointment turned to outrage. This is also a story of great irony, as the win proved to be costly for the victor in the first years. When Rogers sealed the $5.2-billion, twelve-year deal, it looked like the audacious play might just pay off. The Toronto Maple Leafs, with the biggest fan base in the country, appeared ready to shake off years of mediocrity and become playoff contenders, drawing legions of fans to Rogers’s broadcasts in the process. In anticipation, Rogers gave Hockey Night in Canada a facelift, bringing in hip George Stroumboulopoulos to replace veteran host Ron MacLean. However, in January 2014, the Maple Leafs crashed hard and so did the ratings for Hockey Night in Canada. It was crushing news for Rogers, with cable-cutting already shaping into an existential threat. On top of everything, “Strombo” bombed as host and the network had to bring MacLean back. Then things got even worse—by the middle of the 2015–16 season, the rest of the seven Canadian NHL teams missed the playoffs and ratings fell further, chasing away even more advertising dollars. Simultaneously, viewing habits were changing so quickly no one could predict what would happen next year, let alone in the next decade. Shoalts covers this story from the beginning, and Hockey Fight in Canada details every fascinating play in this intersection of sports and business.

All My Puny Sorrows

All My Puny Sorrows
Author: Miriam Toews
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780345808028
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Release: 2014-04-11
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SHORTLISTED 2014 – Scotiabank Giller Prize Miriam Toews is beloved for her irresistible voice, for mingling laughter and heartwrenching poignancy like no other writer. In her most passionate novel yet, she brings us the riveting story of two sisters, and a love that illuminates life. You won’t forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving sisters. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men as she tries to find true love: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive. Yoli is a beguiling mess, wickedly funny even as she stumbles through life struggling to keep her teenage kids and mother happy, her exes from hating her, her sister from killing herself and her own heart from breaking. But Elf’s latest suicide attempt is a shock: she is three weeks away from the opening of her highly anticipated international tour. Her long-time agent has been calling and neither Yoli nor Elf’s loving husband knows what to tell him. Can she be nursed back to “health” in time? Does it matter? As the situation becomes ever more complicated, Yoli faces the most terrifying decision of her life. All My Puny Sorrows, at once tender and unquiet, offers a profound reflection on the limits of love, and the sometimes unimaginable challenges we experience when childhood becomes a new country of adult commitments and responsibilities. In her beautifully rendered new novel, Miriam Toews gives us a startling demonstration of how to carry on with hope and love and the business of living even when grief loads the heart.

Fight Club

Fight Club
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781448114955
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Release: 2011-11-30
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius. And it's only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth.

Twelfth night Or What You Will

Twelfth night  Or What You Will
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 103
ISBN: BNC:1000084273
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Release: 1788
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Fighting Visibility

Fighting Visibility
Author: Jennifer McClearen
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780252052637
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Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ultimate Fighting Championship and the present and future of women's sports Mixed martial arts stars like Amanda Nunes, Zhang Weili, and Ronda Rousey have made female athletes top draws in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Jennifer McClearen charts how the promotion incorporates women into its far-flung media ventures and investigates the complexities surrounding female inclusion. On the one hand, the undeniable popularity of cards headlined by women add much-needed diversity to the sporting landscape. On the other, the UFC leverages an illusion of promoting difference—whether gender, racial, ethnic, or sexual—to grow its empire with an inexpensive and expendable pool of female fighters. McClearen illuminates how the UFC's half-hearted efforts at representation generate profit and cultural cachet while covering up the fact it exploits women of color, lesbians, gender non-conforming women, and others. Thought provoking and timely, Fighting Visibility tells the story of how a sports entertainment phenomenon made difference a part of its brand—and the ways women paid the price for success.

The Contender

The Contender
Author: Robert Lipsyte
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780061995873
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Release: 2010-01-26
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The breakthrough modern sports novel The Contender shows readers the true meaning of being a hero. This acclaimed novel by celebrated sportswriter Robert Lipsyte, the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in YA fiction, is the story of a young boxer in Harlem who overcomes hardships and finds hope in the ring on his path to becoming a contender. Alfred Brooks is scared. He’s a high-school dropout, and his grocery store job is leading nowhere. His best friend is sinking further and further into drug addiction. Some street kids are after him for something he didn’t even do. So Alfred begins going to Donatelli’s Gym, a boxing club in Harlem that has trained champions. There he learns it’s the effort, not the win, that makes the boxer—that before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender. ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children’s Book * New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

Swing Low

Swing Low
Author: Miriam Toews
Pages: 191
ISBN: 1559705876
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Release: 2001
Editor: Arcade Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the story of Mel Toews, a devoted husband and father, a popular schoolteacher, and faithful member of the Mennonite church who could no longer deal with the pain and darkness of manic depression.

Good Night Pillow Fight

Good Night Pillow Fight
Author: Sally Cook,Laura Cornell
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780062051905
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Release: 2004-04-27
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Parlays rhyming bedtime conversation between a city full of parents and their children, who are much more interested in playing than sleeping.

Marvel Knights Spider Man

Marvel Knights  Spider Man
Author: Anonim
Pages: 120
ISBN: 0785184074
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Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Marvel
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's an all-new Spider-Man event in the magnificent Marvel Knights style! From the haunted heights of a mysterious castle to the dizzying depths of the deep seas, the Amazing Spider-Man has to take on not one, not six, not twelve - but ninety-nine of the Marvel Universe's deadliest villains to save the lives of countless innocents! Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and Marco Rudy (Swamp Thing) bring you a defining hour in the life of the webbed wonder in a race against time and a battle against evil. COLLECTING: MARVEL KNIGHTS: SPIDER-MAN 1-5