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"""I was four years old when my father came back to kidnap me,"" begins this gripping memoir about Matousek's search for James Matousek, the drifter father he never knew. Described by the New York Times as ""part reminiscence, part detective story, part spiritual musing,"" this memoir is more than the story of one man's search for his father; it is also a look at the meaning of life and how fathers contribute to that meaning. Growing up in a family of troubled women (Matousek's sister committed suicide when the author was 29), he describes the turmoil of growing up ""fatherless in America"" - an experience shared by millions of children in what sociologists have called the Age of the Absent Father - and the difficult, ultimately successful, struggle to figure out what being a man really means in an age of shifting definitions, evolving sexuality, and ""breaking out the man box"" of stereotyping and patriarchy. With the tension of a mystery story, the climax occurs when Matousek meets a man he believes to be his father. But is he? And does Matousek, who has reconciled with his mother as she lay dying, really care? These are just two questions leading to this memoir's surprising conclusion. "
Technical Analysis of The Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applicationsby John J. Murphy
This outstanding reference has already taught thousands of traders the concepts of technical analysis and their application in the futures and stock markets. Covering the latest developments in computer technology, technical tools, and indicators, the second edition features new material on candlestick charting, intermarket relationships, stocks and stock rotation, plus state-of-the-art examples and figures. From how to read charts to understanding indicators and the crucial role technical analysis plays in investing, readers gain a thorough and accessible overview of the field of technical analysis, with a special emphasis on futures markets. Revised and expanded for the demands of today's financial world, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in tracking and analyzing market behavior.
The ground-breaking classic guide to surviving cancer?now completely updated! Revised and updated for the first time since 1999, this invaluable guide to cancer recovery offers an easily accessible plan for patients and family members. Written by a cancer survivor, the book is an inspiring, action-oriented roadmap for those who choose to adopt a stance of hope and take charge of their diagnosis. With penetrating insights that bring together more than two decades of scientifically supported research and experience, Anderson reveals a step-by-step holistic action plan that has been successfully employed by hundreds of thousands of cancer patients worldwide. Anderson?s message is: ?You must not simply treat illness, you must also create wellness?physically, emotionally and spiritually. ? .
Hailed by critics and writers as powerful, important fiction, Monkey Bridge charts the unmapped territory of the Vietnamese American experience in the aftermath of war. Like navigating a monkey bridge?a bridge, built of spindly bamboo, used by peasants for centuries?the narrative traverses perilously between worlds past and present, East and West, in telling two interlocking stories: one, the Vietnamese version of the classic immigrant experience in America, told by a young girl; and the second, a dark tale of betrayal, political intrigue, family secrets, and revenge?her mother?s tale. The haunting and beautiful terrain of Monkey Bridge is the "luminous motion," as it is called in Vietnamese myth and legend, between generations, encompassing Vietnamese lore, history, and dreams of the past as well as of the future. "With incredible lightness, balance and elegance," writes Isabel Allende, "ALan Cao crosses? over an abyss of pain, loss, separation and exile, connecting on one level the opposite realities of Vietnam and North America, and on a deeper level the realities of the material world and the world of the spirits. " Quality Paperback Book Club Selection and New Voices Award nominee A Philadelphia Inquirer Best of the Rest of Summer 1997 pick A Kiriyama Pacific Rim Award Book Prize nominee .
Lori Foster enchanted legions of romance readers with her seductive novellas featuring the Winston brothers. Now, these tantalizing tales are available for the first time in one volume. Includes 3 stories: Tangled Sheets, Tangled Dreams & Tangled Images, that were previously published separately in 3 different anthologies.
Christopher Hyde takes us to Dallas in November of 1963, where Homicide Detective Ray Duval is about to collide with history. The President's assassination has sent shockwaves of panic throughout the city. And with six months left to live, Duvall is trying to save one last life before he loses his own.
November, 1941. A shocking artifact is rumored to exist from the days of the Bolshevik Revolution. On its trail: news photographer Jane Todd, Scotland Yard Inspector Morris Black, a Nazi assassin, a mysterious countess, and the lethal head of NKVD operations in America. Because what it reveals could change the course of history. . .
Jacob Sullum goes beyond debate on legalization or the proper way to win the "war on drugs," to the heart of a social and individual defense of using drugs. Saying Yesargues that the all-or-nothing thinking that has long dominated discussions of illegal drug use should give way to a wiser, subtler approach. Exemplified by the tradition of moderate drinking, such an approach rejects the idea that there is something inherently wrong with using chemicals to alter one's mood or mind. Saying Yesfurther contends that the conventional understanding of addiction, portraying it as a kind of chemical slavery in which the user's values and wishes do not matter, is also fundamentally misleading. Writing in a lively and provocative style that earned him critical acclaim for his previous book, Sullum contrasts drug use as it is described by politicians and propagandists with drug use as it is experienced by the silent majority of users. The lives they lead challenge a central premise of the war on drugs: the idea that certain substances have the power to compel immoral behavior.
It happened in the shadow of Pearl Harbor-mere hours after the first attack on the day that would "live in infamy. " But few know the full story of Wake Island. Now a prominent military historian, breaking new ground on the assault, relates the compelling events of that day and the heroic struggle that followed. Thanks to the brave Marines stationed there-and the civilian construction workers who selflessly put their lives on the line to defend the island-what was supposed to be an easy victory became a protracted and costly battle for Imperial Japan. This is the story of that battle, from survivors on both sides, and with a gallery of historic photos. .
The World War II espionage thrillers of Christopher Hyde have earned him international acclaim. In An American Spyhe's at the top of his game as intrepid war correspondent Jane Todd explores a royal scandal, a Nazi conspiracy, and the lure of treason in a world at war.
On the heels of her wildly successful collection, Hot Summer Nights, LuAnn McLane takes readers to the Wild Ride Resort and theme park, where the thrilling rides will have everyone screaming-for more. . . In "Whip Lash," the owner of the Wild Ride Resort-a sexy, edgy adult amusement park-and a travel writer uncover an excitement that's more exhilarating than any roller coaster. Jenna and her childhood crush have scored a vacation at the Wild Ride Resort. They agree to keep things platonic, but sharing a room makes the temperatures rise-and makes Jenna wonder if some things really are "Worth the Wait. " An ex-rodeo star turned country music singer discovers that when love comes knocking, you had better "Hold on Tight. "
It's "Sex and the Small Town" in three fun and flirty stories. . . You'll find both down-home dreams and big-time passion in Sander's City. The town's love affair with baseball sparks some scorching affairs off the field. And the men are fair game. . . In "Hot August Night," Erin O'Shea is a high school principal with sports on her mind. The school's lack of a baseball coach coincides with her lack of a man. Luckily, bad-boy former pro Michael Manning is ready and willing to fill both positions. "Heat Wave" finds Josey Cooper, a recently divorced drama teacher, rounding the bases with Chase Mitchell, the sexy manager of the Sander's City Flyers who is playing for keeps. . . Skin-tight pants are hard to resist-especially when they're on a starting pitcher. In "Hotshot," sensible schoolteacher Halley Forrester finds herself loosening up with Resse Taylor, who's an all-star in more ways than one. . .
The author of "Hot Summer Nights" offers a "Sex in the City" for small-town Southern gals, who like their ice cold and their men red hot in this story of a Tennessee girl who clashes--then sizzles--with a Hollywood producer in town to scout locations for his new movie. Original.
Three new entrancing, erotic stories that are a little bit country-and a little bit out of this world. She took you on a Wild Ridein her last collection of stories. Now rising star LuAnn McLane takes you to the achy breaky heart of country music with three magically sexy stories of guitar-pickin', worlds colliding, and inhibitions crumbling. When the somewhat psychic Brooklyn Barone family hits Nashville, nothing will ever be the same. Opposites attract, sparks fly, and even the spirit world gets stirred up in three hot and sexy stories: "Crazy," "Honky Tonk Angel," and "Walkin' After Midnight. "
The Discovery of Slowness--a huge commercial and critical success across Europe, where it is considered the popular author's master piece--recounts the life of the nineteenth-century British explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). Through the author's acute reading of history and his marvelous storytelling prowess, the reader follows John Franklin's development from awkward schoolboy and ridiculed teenager to expedition leader, governor of Tasmania, and icon of adventure. Slow and deliberate from boyhood, Franklin appeared destined to be a misfit. But he escaped from the ever-expanding world of industry and Empire to the sea's silent landscape, where the universe seemed more manageable. At age fourteen he joined the navy. After surviving the harrowing battles of Copenhagen and Trafalgar, he embarked on several voyages of discovery into the Canadian North, and served as governor of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania). Everyone with whom he came into contact sensed that Franklin was a rare man, one who was "out of his time" and who moved to a different, grander beat. That beat eventually led Franklin to sail once more--on his final, fateful voyage--into the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. The Discovery of Slowness is a riveting account of a remarkable and varied life. And it is also a profound and thought-provoking meditation on time. The result is an unforgettable and deeply moving reading experience that justifies the novel's reputation as one of the classics of contemporary world literature.
A hilarious and sometimes poignant look at the absurdities of weight-loss culture from an appealing and original new voice. From the creator of the immensely popular websites Pound and Candyboots, this is the memoir of Wendy McClure's odyssey-on-line and off-through the Valley of The Shadow of Her Really Big Ass. It's about the universe she created for herself when she couldn't see herself as a kicky Weight Loss Success Story, only she put it all on a website and became sort of an inspiration anyway. I'm Not The New Meis about coming to terms with a family heritage of fat and drastic surgeries, and about self-esteem issues that are nobody's business but your own. It's wondering what's left of yourself after you lose weight-and just who the hell you are if you gain it back. It's about the absurdities of online identities and fat girl clichés, and the sheer terror of appearing live and in person in your very own life.
Beginning in 1842, Bain captures three dramatic decades in which the U. S. effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to discover a new national identity. The narrative ends in 1873 in Washington, DC, with the crushing fall of a popular politician and the exposure of a powerful, hidden railroad lobby -- a scandal which dominated the press and the country's imagination for six months. The book draws on original sources and provides a new dimension not only to the epic endeavor of the transcontinental railroad but also to the culture, political struggles and social conflicts of an unforgettable period in American history. "A drama of conflict, adventure, excitement, and suspense. " Archival photos.
Being one of the Earth's protectors is never easy, but when Claire the Keeper and Austin the cat find themselves in charge of the Elysian Fields Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast, all Hell breaks loose in the form of a gateway residing in the basement! Do not miss the latest from one of the top writers in the fantasy genre! Compares to best-selling fantasy authors Mercedes lackey and Charles deLint Tanya Huff's DAW books were chosen by the New York Public Library system as part of their Books for Teens program! .
Claire Hansen was a keeper... gifted--or cursed--with the job of being one of Earth's Guardians, "Summoned" to areas where anomalies existed, where rifts had opened--or had been opened. Such places were the world's danger spots where, if they weren't sealed in time, all the minions of Hell might break through. After she'd closed the portal into Hell at the Elysian Fields Guest House, Claire and her talking cat, Austin, found they'd acquired a new companion--Dean. Though Dean was a Bystander and shouldn't have been allowed to even remember Keepers existed, somehow in the course of their mutual ordeal at the Elysian Fields, he'd become an indispensable part of Claire's life. She knew she should change his memories and force him to leave her. Any other course was bound to lead to disaster. But as it turned out, it was already too late, for without Dean around Claire could easily become a danger to herself and the very fabric of space and time. Yet with Dean around--and a little of her sister Diana's meddling thrown in--the world was headed straight for Chaos. And Claire was about to face a challenge beyond her wildest imagining--a catastrophe created by the power of love--when an angel and a devil each manifested in the mortal world as fully endowed teenagers, who didn't have a clue how to handle their all-too-human bodies, raging hormones, and opposing needs to do good and evil. . . . .
In Tanya Huff's delightful new follow-up to her acclaimed bestsellers, Summon the Keeper The Second Summoning a force from the Otherside threatens to break through to our world and destroy the balance between Light and Darkness. Unless, of course, the Keepers Claire and Diana-two sisters who are able to reweave the possibilities of time and space-can prevent a permanent rift between worlds. . . at the local shopping mall. .
The most crucial relationship advice book since Men Are from Mars. " - Erin Meanley, Glamour. com A groundbreaking, interactive relationship tool that literally places in the hands of couples the power to transform chronically frustrating relationship dynamics. We've all been there. A conversation with a loved one escalates into conflict. Voices rise to a fever pitch and angry, accusative words fly through the air. At times like these, it seems impossible to find the magic words that will lead to healing. Enter Talk to Me Like I'm Someone You Love. A psychotherapist with decades of experience in counseling couples, Nancy Dreyfus hit upon the revolutionary practice outlined in this book during a couples-therapy session in which a wife's unrelenting criticism of her husband was causing him to become emotionally withdrawn. In the midst of this, Dreyfus found herself scribbling on a scrap of paper, "Talk to me like I'm someone you love" and gestured to the husband that he should hold it up. He did and within seconds the familiar power differential between the two shifted, and a gentler, more genuine connection emerged. Dreyfus was startled, then intrigued, and then motivated to create a tool that could help others. This elegantly packaged spiral-bound book features more than one hundred of Dreyfus's "flash cards for real life"-written statements that express what we wish we could communicate to the person we love, but either can't find the right words or the right tone in which to say it. The statements include: *Taking responsibility: "I realize I'm overreacting. Can you give me a minute to get sane again?" *Apologizing: "I know I've really hurt you. What can I do to help you trust me again?" *Loving: "You are precious, and I get that I haven't been treating you like you are. " A one-of-a-kind, practical relationship tool, Talk to Me Like I'm Someone You Love will help couples to stop arguing and begin healing. .
Best known for her Quarters series and vampire novels, Tanya Huff stunned critics and fans with Valor's Choice, her first military science fiction novel. This thrilling sequel follows the Confederation's investigation of a seemingly abandoned alien spaceship. "Solid. . . entertaining. . . rousing military adventure. " (Locus)
Winesburg, Ohio, gave birth to the American story cycle, for which William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and later writers were forever indebted. Defying the prudish sensibilities of his time, Anderson never omitted anything adult, harsh, or shocking; instead he embraced frankness, truth, and the hidden depths everyone possesses. Here we meet young George Willard, a newspaper reporter with dreams; Kate Swift, the schoolteacher who attempts to seduce him; Wing Biddlebaum, a berry picker whose hands are the source of both his renown and shame; Alice Hindman, who has one last adventure; and all the other complex human beings whose portraits brought American literature into the modern age. Their stories make up a classic and place its author alongside the best of American writers. With an Introduction by Irving Howe and an Afterword by Dean Koontz
Suppose you could ask God the most puzzling questions about existence questions about love and faith, life and death, good and evil. Suppose God provided clear, understandable answers. It happened to Neale Donald Walsch. It can happen to you. You are about the have a conversation. . . Walsch was experiencing a low point in his life when he decided to write a letter to God, venting his frustrations. What he did not expect was a response. As he finished his letter, he was moved to continue writing and out came these extraordinary answers to his questions. They will amaze you with complex paradoxes that make perfect sense, profound logic, and astounding truths. Here are answers that bring together as one the deeper meaning of all beliefs and traditions. Here are the answers that will change you, your life, and the way you view other beings. For those with an open mind, a limitless curiosity, and a sincere desire to seek the truth, this book is stunning.
Practical, proven steps show how to transform 40 common self-defeating behaviors, including procratination, envy, obsession, anger, self-pity, compulsion, neediness, guilt, rebellion, inaction, and more. .
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