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Mad About U: Four Decades of Basketball at University Hall

By Chris Graham and Patrick Hite
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Augusta Free Press (October 5, 2006)
ISBN-10: 097487518X
ISBN-13: 978-0974875187
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
Paperback List Price: $25.00
Ebook List Price: $5.99

Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall is a comprehensive book covering the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. Join us as we look back at the memories from more than 40 years in U Hall. From Barry Parkhill’s last-second shot to help Virginia knock off No. 2 South Carolina to the struggles faced by coaches Barbara Kelly and Dan Bonner in the early years of UVa. women’s basketball to the excitement of the early 1980s in the House that Ralph Built to the move to JPJ – it’s all here.

We’ve talked to players, coaches and fans, including Terry Holland, Debbie Ryan, Jeff Lamp, Heather and Heidi Burge, Mac McDonald, Wally Walker, Dawn Staley, Jeff Jones, Richard Morgan, Dan Bonner, Bryant Stith, Wendy Palmer, Bobby and Ricky Stokes, Val Ackerman, Gus Gerard, Craig Littlepage and many more.

UVA Hoops: How different it was when we wrote the book (Augusta Free Press)
Looking back at the top five seasons of UVA basketball (C-VILLE Weekly)
Graham previews UVA Basketball season (Inside Charlottesville)
JPJ rocks: But what about ol’ UHall? (Cover Story, The Hook)
Mad about U readies fans for NCAA Tournament (NBC29)
Top picks in the (other) March Madness (The Hook)


Ridin’ the Pine

By Chris Graham
Published by Augusta Free Press LLC
Ebook List Price: $4.99   Buy now.

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham’s fourth book, Ridin’ the Pine, a collection of literary short stories, is also the first ebook from Augusta Free Press LLC. The stories in Ridin’ the Pine include a tale of a little-league baseball game, a young romance gone up in flames on a night at the park and the humorous story of a self-absorbed newspaper columnist’s interaction with a crazed fan.


Stop the Presses: A collection of columns

By Chris Graham
Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Augusta Free Press (October 15, 2004)
ISBN-10: 0974875112
ISBN-13: 978-0974875118
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
Paperback List Price: $19.00   Buy now.

Stop the Presses, a collection of columns by Chris Graham, is a 260-page book complete with more than 100 columns that will make you laugh and make you cry – covering everything from weather to politics to the various and sundry vagaries of daily life. Also included is an emotional column written on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that drew comments from around the world.


Judge Not

By Chris Graham
Paperback: 108 pages
Publisher: Augusta Free Press (October 15, 2005)
ISBN-10: 0974875139
ISBN-13: 978-0974875132
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
Paperback List Price: $10.00   Buy now.

Every small town has its own tales to tell. Ruetown isn’t special in that respect. For years, the political machinations that dominated the parlor talk in the sleepy Shenandoah Valley town had been kept as much beneath the surface as possible. But that was before community activist Juan Cordonez turned up dead – and the evidence pointed to The Honorable John Edward Malone as the man behind his murder. The headlines in The Times-Progress told Ruetown residents part of what was going on. The reporter for the paper who was working on the story of a lifetime, Andrew Floyd, knew more, a lot more – but could it be that he perhaps knew too much? Waynesboro author Chris Graham fleshes out the details of the macabre happenings in Ruetown in his first novel, Judge Not, a political thriller that follows reporter Andrew Floyd as he blazes a trail into the parlors to ferret out the identity of the real killer – before he himself meets his own final judgment.


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Crystal Clear: A collection of columns

By Crystal Abbe Graham
Paperback: 94 pages
Publisher: Augusta Free Press (June 2, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0974875155
ISBN-13: 978-0974875156
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.1 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
Paperback List Price: $8.00   Buy now.

Collection includes columns on fear, encouragement, heartache, culture, obesity and the humor found in everyday life.
(Excerpt) You see, I was the egg omelet that Justin Timberlake was playing, generally speaking. Or in my case, the chicken that could’ve laid that egg. I worked at a chain grocery store. And my boss convinced me somehow that dressing up as a chicken (yes, really) for a few hours would somehow be fun …
(Excerpt) Maybe we could hire someone to, you know, sit in for us. Or better yet, we could use Photoshop to digitally enhance our looks. I could shave a couple of inches off the waistline, for example … is that ethical? “The Chris and Crystal you know and love, only better.”