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Ansonia Public Library FIC GRISHAM, JOHN (Text to phone) 34045120764555 Adult New Fiction Checked out 08/18/2021
Ansonia Public Library FIC GRISHAM, JOHN (Text to phone) 34045120764605 Adult New Fiction In transit -
Babcock Library - Ashford F Gri (Text to phone) 33110148863382 Adult New Material Checked out 07/28/2021
Beacon Falls Public Library FIC GRI (Text to phone) 33120146653677 Adult New Fiction Checked out 08/06/2021
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton FIC Gri (Text to phone) 33160148505723 Adult New Material Checked out 08/05/2021
Bethel Public Library NEW GRISHAM (Text to phone) 34030148191023 Adult New Fiction On holds shelf -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport FIC GRISHAM (Text to phone) 34000148008014 Adult New Fiction Checked out 07/31/2021
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry AF GRI (Text to phone) 33260000556275 Adult New Checked out 08/12/2021
Brookfield Library F/GRISHAM (Text to phone) 34029146695175 Adult New Fiction Checked out 08/09/2021
Brookfield Library F/GRISHAM (Text to phone) 34029149135864 Adult New Fiction Checked out 08/03/2021
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After seventeen-year-old Samuel "Sooley" Sooleymon receives a college scholarship to play basketball for North Carolina Central, he moves to Durham from his native, war-torn South Sudan, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season, but Sooley has a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America, working tirelessly on his game until he dominates everyone in practice, and when Sooley is called off the bench, the legend begins.
Subject: Sudanese > United States > Fiction.
Basketball players > Fiction.
College athletes > Fiction.
North Carolina > Fiction.
Genre: Sports fiction.
Novels.

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Sooley : A Novel
Sooley : A Novel
by Grisham, John
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Sooley : A Novel


NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER * John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel "Sooley" Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams--and even bigger challenges off the court. "Hard to put down ... the pages turn quickly ... building to a climax that won't leave readers doubting whether this is a John Grisham novel." --Associated Press In the summer of his seventeenth year, Sam­uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quick­ness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev­astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it's just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar­ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn't immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he's dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los­ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family? Gripping and moving, Sooley showcases John Grisham's unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game.

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