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Hard Left is the coming-of-age story of Cody Calhoun. A typical teenager growing up in Northern California, Cody likes music, athletics, friends and girls. But fate enters his life in the form of Mitchell Burke, a hard-driving physical therapist who introduces Cody to amateur bicycling racing. As he is drawn into this fast-paced, demanding world, Cody is swept along for the ride of his life. Filled with adventure, romance, intrigue and a little danger, Hard Left is a story about trusting yourself to pursue your dreams – no matter where that road may take you.
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Sep 12, 2009"Inspiring for all ages" "Hard Left" is a motivational novel that will inspire readers of all ages to overcome adversity as well as life’s challenges. This easy read is suspenseful and grabs your attention.
Nov 16, 2007"A moving story for teenagers and adults alike" Even though my teenage years are long behind me, I really enjoyed this book. I became quite involved with the characters, who each rang true to me, and I found the book hard to put down. The characters' development individually and in their relationships with each other was insightful, and I was deeply moved at the end by the resolution of the story lines. An additional bonus was that as a non-athlete myself, Kirkpatrick's description of Cody's growing passion for cycling gave me insight into my husband's passion for the sport. I highly recommend this book. -- Kathy McHale
Nov 9, 2007I found this book difficult to put down. It grabbed my attention and held it until the very unpredictable ending and it left me wanting more. I also learned a lot about the sport of bike racing and have more appreciation for those who compete in the sport. As an adult, I would recommend this book to teens and grown-ups alike. I'm sure anyone would find the characters and story-line as captivating as I did.
Aug 10, 2007"Hard Left by Bruce Kirkpatrick" Very enjoyable read in teenager setting -- relationships, sports, with "good guys" willing and able to move on to their dream! The book was delightful, engaging, and fun to read -- start to finish! I always looked forward to getting back to it for what(?) was to come. Indeed, I was sufficiently surprised, always in a good and fulfilling way. Never disappointed! The book was very informative -- and understandable, too! -- for me as a non-biker. Looking for a sequel...a Disney movie for the entire family would be a natural!
Aug 1, 2007"Hard Left" We all know how those teenage years can be; direction, passions, relatiohships, emotions, self awareness etc. Mr. Kirkpatrick writes in Hard Left in a manner which took me personally back to that time in my life and I felt like I was living out the story page by page. A real story about real people with all the lessons and emotions that life brings our way. I would recommend this book to any parent, athlete or student. I read in two days and my wife did the same. I hope Mr. Kirkpatrick is working on another book. H.B.M.
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- by Bruce Kirkpatrick (Standard Copyright License)
- Second Edition
- Bruce Kirkpatrick
- August 27, 2007
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.16 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
- Product ID
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