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Football in Fiction

With novels that include mysteries and romance, everyone can get into the spirit of the season... football season, that is!

Please click on individual titles to check for availability. Want to know more? Ask a librarian.

Deford, Frank
Everybody's All-American
A star player has trouble adjusting to the real world after his playing days are over.
Book Cover DeLillo, Don
End Zone
Football and warfare are viewed as analogous in this wild, wild, parody.
Book Cover Gent, Peter
North Dallas Forty
Sex, drugs and alcohol are as important as X's and O's, in this seminal work of sport's fiction.
Book Cover Grisham, John
At their coach's funeral, a group of former high school football champions, try to relive and understand their radiant past.
Book Cover The Mighty Johns
edited by Otto Penzler
Anne Perry, Dennis Lehane, Lawrence Block and others, join David Baldacci in crafting this anthology that concentrates on the dark side of professional football.
Book Cover Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
Natural Born Charmer
Opposites can't help but pull toward each other, as a star quarterback and a stranded young lady meet.
Book Cover Rivers, Reggie
4th and Fixed: When the Mob Tackles Football, It's No Longer Just a Game
The mob concocts a highly illegal plan, to help put the San Antonio Stallions into the Super Bowl.
Book Cover Rosenfelt, David
Sudden Death
A dark and dangerous secret is responsible for the murder of New York Jet's receiver, Tony Preston.

Updated: 8/27/2007