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John Feinstein


John Feinstein

John Feinstein is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the classic sports books A SEASON ON THE BRINK and A GOOD WALK SPOILED, along with many other bestsellers, including THE LEGENDS CLUB and WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME. He currently writes for The Washington Post and Golf Digest, and is a regular contributor to the Golf Channel, Comcast Sports Regional Networks, and he hosts a college basketball show and a golf show on SiriusXM Radio.

John Feinstein

Books by John Feinstein

by John Feinstein - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 13+

Frank Baker is a golfing sensation. He’s set to earn a full-ride scholarship to play at the university of his choice, but his single dad wants him to skip college and turn pro. Frank knows he isn’t ready for life on the pro tour, so his swing coach enlists a professional golfer turned journalist to be Frank’s secret adviser. Pressure mounts when Frank wins an automatic invite to the Masters. Sponsors are lined up to throw money at him. But Frank’s entry in the Masters hinges on maintaining his standing as an amateur. Can he and his secret adviser keep Frank’s dad at bay to bring home the legendary green jacket?

by John Feinstein - Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Sports, Young Adult 14+
Freshman footballers Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson are a perfect pair: Jason is a blazing-fast wide-receiver, while his best friend Tom has all the skills a standout quarterback needs. After summer football camp at an elite sports-focused boarding school, the boys are thrilled to be invited back with full-ride scholarships. But on day one of practice, they’re shocked when the team's coaching staff makes Tom, a black kid, a receiver and Jason, a white kid, a quarterback.
by John Feinstein - Fiction, Sexuality, Sports, Young Adult 10+

When Max comes out as gay, not everyone on the basketball court takes the news in stride. Snide comments and cold shoulders escalate into heated protests and an out-and-out war with the school board. While controversy swirls around them, the Lions have to decide: Will personal issues sink their season, or can they find a way to stand together as a team?

by John Feinstein - Nonfiction, Sports

WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME takes readers inside the gritty, no-frills, high-stakes world of Triple-A baseball, which serves simultaneously as a launching pad for superstar careers and as a crash-landing pad for stars who have fallen. Introducing us to eight men --- two pitchers, three position players, two managers, and one umpire --- John Feinstein tells the riveting stories of those who are on the cusp of greatness.

by John Feinstein - Sports

Alex Myers is a triple-threat athlete --- great at football, basketball, and baseball. But he’ll have to fight for a spot on the varsity team. 

Alex is a quarterback, but from the first day of football practice, it’s clear that that position is very much filled by the coach’s son, Matt. 

by John Feinstein - Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 12+

Terrell Jamerson is the #1 high school basketball player in the country, and everyone says he could play in the NBA tomorrow. He's living the dream, right? Danny Wilcox would tell you a different story. Danny is Terrell's best friend and teammate, and a top prospect himself. But he sees that not all of the people buzzing around Terrell have his best interests at heart. It's a dirty game, but Terrell will have to learn to play if he wants his chance at a slam dunk.

by John Feinstein - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 10+

Fifteen-year-old Susan Carol Anderson has a shot at making the 2012 Olympic Swim Team. Suddenly the center of attention from agents and promoters all looking to cash in on her athletic performance and good looks, Susan Carol no longer knows who to trust. With her friend Stevie Thomas covering the games as a teen reporter, the two must uncover how far people will go to see her win Olympic Gold.

by John Feinstein - Nonfiction, Sports

John Feinstein goes behind the scenes of his reporting from The Final Four, Wimbledon, The US Open, the Army/Navy game, the Olympics, and more, opening up sports' most private, closed-door places and sharing exclusive stories from the reporting of his previous books.

by John Feinstein - Mystery
Teen sports reporters Stevie and Susan Carol have been busy at West Point and Annapolis, getting to know the football players and coaches --- and the Secret Service agents. Since the president will be attending the game, security will be tighter than tight. Weeks and months have been spent on training and planning and reporting to get them all to this moment. But when game day arrives, the refs aren’t the only ones crying foul. . . .
by John Feinstein - Fiction

Bestselling author, journalist and Edgar Award winner John Feinstein is back with another high-stakes sports mystery. Teen reporters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson are covering baseball's World Series, and during the course of an interview with a new hot pitcher, they discover more than a few contradictions in his life story. What's he hiding? An embarrassing secret? A possible crime? Let the investigation begin!

by John Feinstein - Nonfiction, Sports

Twelve-year-old Danny Woo had an unusual childhood. His parents were the star performers in the Mysterium circus --- and they taught Danny plenty of tricks. But his parents' skills couldn't save them from dying in a suspicious fire. Now Danny and his aunt Laura, a journalist, are heading to Hong Kong so Laura can research the dangerous gang called the Black Dragon. Almost immediately, she's kidnapped and Danny realizes that the gang may be connected to his family's past. With the help of an old friend, Danny tries to free his aunt, and he uses every trick he knows to face off against the international criminal network that might be responsible for his parents' deaths.

by John Feinstein - Mystery

The Super Bowl. America's biggest sports spectacle. Over 95 million fans will be watching. But teen sportswriters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson know that what they'll be watching is a lie. They know that the entire offensive line of the California Dreams have failed their doping tests. They know the owner is trying to cover up the results. The only thing they don't know is how to prove it.

by John Feinstein
When teen sportswriters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson score press passes to the U.S. Open they expect drama. They expect blistering serves, smashed returns and fierce competition. What they don't expect is kidnapping. Russian tennis phenom Nadia Symanova was supposed to win it all, but she never even made it onto the court. Now the whole stadium is in an uproar trying to find her. Can Stevie and Susan Carol get to Nadia before it's too late?
by John Feinstein

When Stevie wins a writing contest for aspiring sports journalists, his prize is a press pass to the Final Four in New Orleans. While exploring the Superdome, he overhears a plot to throw the championship game. With the help of fellow contest winner Susan Carol, Stevie has just 48 hours to figure out who is blackmailing one of the star players...and why.