Carlos Ledson Miller Stroke

ISBN 13: 9780972029384

Stroke

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What happens when a young woman, who has known only acclaim and security, abruptly loses everything?

Sedonia Forbes sits in her sports car, parked behind a rundown poolroom. Three months ago, she was the top amateur woman golfer in the nation. Newspapers heralded her as an up-and-coming female Tiger Woods. Now she's a nobody, who can never play golf again.

She's come to this poolroom looking for a hustler named Emilio. Tears of frustration well, but she blinks them back. There's been enough of that! She climbs out of her car, and leaving her country-club life behind, she enters the green-felt poolroom jungle.

Populated by authentic characters and told from an insider's view of professional pool, Stroke is the story of a young woman's quest for redemption and self-renewal.

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Praise for STROKE

"Stroke is amazing, and Miller gets it right. He knows the game as well as the pain, sacrifice, and beauty of competitive sports. A wonderful look at pool and at life." -- Jeanette Lee, "The Black Widow," Women's Professional Billiard Association

"Stroke is really a fun read. I love Sedonia's heart, guts and her fearless and ambitious determination to be as good as she can be." -- Ewa Laurance, "The Striking Viking," Women's Professional Billiard Association

"True lovers of pool will fall in love with Stroke. With a deft touch and a keen eye, Carlos Ledson Miller has captured the sport in all its nuanced beauty." -- R. A. Dyer, author of Hustler Days, Minnesota Fats, Wimpy Lassiter, Jersey Red, and America's Great Age of Pool

"Stroke stays true to the game. Inspiring. Ambitious. A thoroughly enjoyable book." -- Kim White,"Lone Star," Women's Professional Billiard Association

"Like A River Runs through It and The Hustler, Stroke transcends the central activity of its characters and emerges, not only as a great pool story, but simply a great story. As a pool player I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I know it will appeal to anyone who appreciates literature, regardless of any prior exposure to the game." -- Tom Ross, columnist, Billiards Digest Magazine

"An awesome, original novel. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. Sedonia is my hero! -- Deanna Henson, OB Cues Women's 9-Ball Tour

"Good pool fiction is hard to find. Hence, it was real treat to find a new billiard novel that is well written and a good read. Most pool players can identify with Stroke, but it is clearly deserving of a wider audience." -- Sheri Richardson, Chalk and Cue Magazine.

"An enjoyable book. I identify with Sedonia's intense ambition to win an open world championship." -- Jackie Broadhurst, former BCA Women's Singles Champion

"Stroke is very well written . . . more about the polished world and personal relationships of female pros than about the world of gambling." -- Tom Shaw, editor, Pool and Billiard Magazine

"Stroke is a great book and one of a kind. Truly a must read for the player in all of us. It spots other pool stories `the six and the breaks'." -- Michele Thompson, former VNEA Women's Singles Champion

About the Author:

CARLOS LEDSON MILLER grew up in both Central America and the United States, spending his time between British Honduras, now Belize, and high school and college in Louisiana. After a four-year stint in the Marine Corps, Carlos settled on the Texas Gulf Coast, where he now lives, writes and shoots pool.

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Carlos Ledson Miller
Editore: Redbud Publishing Company (2004)
ISBN 10: 0972029389 ISBN 13: 9780972029384
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Descrizione libro Redbud Publishing Company, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0972029389

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