Curbside Plus Services will continue while in-building appointments are unavailable through at least January 31. Returned items are quarantined for 48 hours before they are checked in. Fines are not charged for quarantined items.

Hometown Legend
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
FaithWords 2001
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
Athens City, Alabama, is a town that lost its heart the day the high school football team lost the state championship and suffered a tragedy. Since that night, the town that once enjoyed superstar status has fallen on hard times. Now, years later, the former coach returns to head up one final season aided by a local who tells the story with a fresh voice. Together, they fight Goliath and learn that love and reconciliation are more important than winning ever could be.
Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
11/07/2001
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780446596442
ASIN:
B000QCS9HS
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Jerry B. Jenkins. (2001). Hometown Legend. FaithWords.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jerry B. Jenkins. 2001. Hometown Legend. FaithWords.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jerry B. Jenkins, Hometown Legend. FaithWords, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jerry B. Jenkins. Hometown Legend. FaithWords, 2001. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Anne Arundel County Public Library11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
57dff9bf-f4e2-4b2f-4993-fa05447129e6
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 03, 2017 05:59:35
Date Updated:
Nov 18, 2017 05:30:18
Last Metadata Check:
Jan 20, 2021 08:01:19
Last Metadata Change:
Jan 11, 2021 21:43:52
Last Availability Check:
Jan 20, 2021 08:01:22
Last Availability Change:
Jun 03, 2017 05:59:35
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Jan 20, 2021 04:16:44

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0017-1/{12262AD2-FFCC-4053-A025-C2317AF28F97}Img100.gif
        • type: image/gif
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0017-1/{12262AD2-FFCC-4053-A025-C2317AF28F97}Img200.gif
        • type: image/gif
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0017-1/122/62A/D2/{12262AD2-FFCC-4053-A025-C2317AF28F97}Img150.gif
        • type: image/gif
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0017-1/122/62A/D2/{12262AD2-FFCC-4053-A025-C2317AF28F97}Img400.gif
        • type: image/gif
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780446596442
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B000QCS9HS
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780446596442
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780446596442
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780446529020
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Jerry B. Jenkins
title
Hometown Legend
dateAdded
2013-07-30T10:39:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=51&titleID=7801
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Maryland's Digital Library (MD)
          • id: 831
sortTitle
Hometown Legend
crossRefId
7801
id
12262ad2-ffcc-4053-a025-c2317af28f97
starRating
5

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0017-1/{12262AD2-FFCC-4053-A025-C2317AF28F97}Img100.gif
        • type: image/gif
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0017-1/{12262AD2-FFCC-4053-A025-C2317AF28F97}Img200.gif
        • type: image/gif
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0017-1/122/62A/D2/{12262AD2-FFCC-4053-A025-C2317AF28F97}Img150.gif
        • type: image/gif
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0017-1/122/62A/D2/{12262AD2-FFCC-4053-A025-C2317AF28F97}Img400.gif
        • type: image/gif
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: HometownLegend9780759526440
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 659149
      • identifiers:
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780446596442
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 11/01/2001
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0017-1/122/62A/D2/HometownLegend9780759526440.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=12262AD2-FFCC-4053-A025-C2317AF28F97&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: HometownLegend9780759526440
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B000QCS9HS
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780446596442
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 11/01/2001
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0017-1/122/62A/D2/HometownLegend9780759526440.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=12262AD2-FFCC-4053-A025-C2317AF28F97&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: HometownLegend9780759526440
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780446596442
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 11/01/2001
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0017-1/122/62A/D2/HometownLegend9780759526440.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=12262AD2-FFCC-4053-A025-C2317AF28F97&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Jenkins, Jerry B.
      • bioText: Jerry B. Jenkins is a novelist and biographer whose work has appeared in Reader's Digest and Parade and dozens of Christian periodicals. Best known for the forty-million copy bestselling Left Behind series, he has been profiled in Time, The New York Times, and USA Today, and featured on Good Morning America and Larry King Live. Jerry B. Jenkins and his wife live in Colorado.
      • name: Jerry B. Jenkins
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
publishDate
2001-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
publishDateText
11/07/2001
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780446529020
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
Athens City, Alabama, is a town that lost its heart the day the high school football team lost the state championship and suffered a tragedy. Since that night, the town that once enjoyed superstar status has fallen on hard times. Now, years later, the former coach returns to head up one final season aided by a local who tells the story with a fresh voice. Together, they fight Goliath and learn that love and reconciliation are more important than winning ever could be.
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Hometown Legend
fullDescription
Athens City, Alabama, is a town that lost its heart the day the high school football team lost the state championship and suffered a tragedy. Since that night, the town that once enjoyed superstar status has fallen on hard times. Now, years later, the former coach returns to head up one final season aided by a local who tells the story with a fresh voice. Together, they fight Goliath and learn that love and reconciliation are more important than winning ever could be.
sortTitle
Hometown Legend
crossRefId
7801
reviews
      • premium: False
      • source: Tim Green, author of The Letter of the Law
      • content: A heartwarming and inspirational tale that captures the essence of the game where it truly begins: in the heart.
      • premium: False
      • source: Ivan Maisel, Sports Illustrated
      • content: His characters have flaws. Their lives are not easy. Yet they show resourcefulness that serves as an inspiration. Reading Hometown Legend is like listening to a good country song.
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        July 16, 2001
        The author of the blockbuster apocalyptic Left Behind series scores points here in his first novel for Warner's new Christian line, penning a homey, feel-good story about a small town's former championship football team. Athens City, Ala., is gasping for breath—businesses are closing, people are leaving in droves and Athens City High is playing its last football season before the school is consolidated. Assistant coach Cal Sawyer narrates most of the book in a comfortable, rambling drawl. He's raising his teenage daughter, Rachel, alone, while engaged in an uphill battle to keep the American Leather Football Company afloat. When Rachel befriends player Elvis Presley Jackson, she finds herself forced to address questions of faith and loss that she has only glossed over in the past. Jenkins relies more on dialogue than descriptive settings, but his trademark ability to bond readers with characters is in strong evidence here. Loose ends are wrapped up into a happy, made-for-the-big-screen ending—albeit with a bit of a twist—which should appeal to Left Behind readers who enjoy knowing that the end of the story is pretty much a foregone conclusion. The short epilogue, however, is anti-climatic. While there's nothing here that will pull readers out of their comfort zones, this is a pleasing read that should nimbly cross over between the general and Christian markets. (Sept.)Forecast:The Left Behind series hasn't sold 40 million copies for naught—this stand-alone novel will be promoted to the hilt. Print advertising is planned for
        USA Today,
        People,
        Sports Illustrated,
        Southern Living and various Christian magazines.
        Guideposts plans a direct-mail promotion to 1.6 million homes, and Jenkins Entertainment has filmed a movie version that will have its theatrical release this fall.

      • premium: True
      • source: Booklist
      • content:

        July 1, 2001
        The coauthor of the inspirational Left Behind series has another life writing about sports: he's the coauthor of Orel Hershiser's pitching memoir, " Out of the Blue "(1989), as well as the author of a fine baseball novel, " The "Rookie (1991). Here he tells a nostalgic football story set in the dying little town of Athens City, Alabama, home of local football hero Cal Sawyer, a widower and conscientious father of a teenage daughter, Rachel. He's also the owner of the American Leather Football Company, which so far has resisted the tendency of sporting-goods manufacturers to move their plants to Asia or the Caribbean. But Cal knows he can't keep the factory open much longer, and it looks like the Athens City high school is about to die, too, because of its declining tax base. Then Buster Schuler, the town's legendary football coach who retired when his own son died in a freak on-the-field accident, returns to coach one last season. As if to replace Buster's son, a hardscrabbling young man, Elvis Jackson, shows up, too, wanting to play football. Cal joins Buster as assistant coach, and the two guide their gawky team through a round of glory, which naturally climaxes in the last game. Rachel's witness for Jesus to Elvis may prove too strong for some readers, but otherwise this is a bittersweet, homey sort of tale, quietly affirming and bound to please not just readers of Christian fiction but also those who like to mix sports and inspiration.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2001, American Library Association.)

popularity
42
publisher
FaithWords
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L2BaQAAAOQCAAA1L/products/12262ad2-ffcc-4053-a025-c2317af28f97/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
12262ad2-ffcc-4053-a025-c2317af28f97
starRating
3.2