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RM Johnson's extraordinary debut is a stirring family portrait that resonates with emotion and wit, as a father faces death -- and the three sons he abandoned so many years before. "Mr. Harris, I'm sorry, but you have cancer." Although devastated to learn he has just one year to live, fifty-five-year-old Julius Harris has always known that the day would come when he would pay for walking out on his wife and three children twenty years earlier. Now, with a sudden and passionate determination to make his family whole again, Julius begins trying to find a way back to his sons. Caleb, the youngest, struggling to support a son and make his way in a relentless world, couldn't care less about his own absentee father. Middle son Marcus can't abide even his father's memory, which gets in the way of his committing to the one woman who has turned his life around. And Austin, Julius' eldest child, so adores what he remembers of his father that he's following in his footsteps, abandoning his wife and children just as Julius had done. Inspired by RM Johnson's own fragile family history, The Harris Men is his poignant exploration of the increasing problem of absentee fathers -- and of the compromises made by the families they leave behind. As the Harris men grapple with their fears and their choices, Johnson gets to the very heart of what it means to be a man.
A fantasist without equal, Patricia A. McKillip has created worlds of intricate beauty and unforgettably nuanced characters. For 25 years, she's drawn readers into her spell, spinning modern-day fables with a grace rarely seen. Now she presents a book of previously uncollected short stories, full of beautiful dragons, rueful princesses, and handsome bards, and written in the gorgeous - and often surprisingly funny - prose she's known for. This is her world, wrapped up in the finery of fairy tales.
Michael Connelly's most famous character, Detective Harry Bosch, has been thrilling readers for a decade. Now available in one omnibus edition are the three books that brought him to life. First introduced in The Black Echo, Bosch hunts the brutal murderer of a Vietnam buddy. Then, in The Black Ice, a narcotics officers disappearance sends Bosch on a trail of murders leading from Hollywood Boulevard to Mexico's dusty back alleys. In The Concrete Blonde, Bosch must hunt down the Dollmaker, a macabre serial killer, before he strikes again. Together, these three novels are the perfect way to discover, or rediscover, one of our most fascinating and well-loved sleuths. A Darkness More Than Night, also featuring Harry Bosch, is a New York Times bestseller and a national bestseller. Connelly's sales continue to rise. Since its January 2001 publication, A Darkness More Than Night has shipped more than 235,000 copies. The Black Echo won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Connelly has also won a Nero Wolfe prize, a Macavity Award, and an Anthony Award.
A Darkness More than Night It was a case some cops could live with: the torture and killing of a man who spread horrors of his own. Former FBI profiler Terry McCaleb is called in to decipher the grisly crime scene. Shockingly, the suspect he pinpoints is LAPD detective Harry Bosch. But while Bosch may have had a good reason to commit murder, he has an even better one for staying alive-and for finding a suspect of his own. City of Bones A dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It's a cold case, but Bosch can't let it go. As the investigation takes him deeper into the past, a beautiful rookie cop brings him alive in the present-until a stunningly blown mission and a brutal showdown leave Bosch on the brink of an unimaginable decision. Lost Light For years, the unsolved murder of Angella Benton has haunted him. Bosch was taken off the young production assistant's case when her death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set. Both files were never closed. Now retired from the LAPD, Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella. And even in the faces of a powerful and ruthless opponent, he will not back down, with or without a badge.
A photo and audio tribute to the legendary broadcaster Harry Caray Voice of the Fans.
"Get that thing out of here!" Tucker shouted. Tucker Mouse was waiting impatiently in the drainpipe in the Times Square subway station where he and his friend, Harry Cat, made their home. And when Harry finally came home, he was dragging with him what looked like a dirty dish mop. It was a puppy. "It's staying for supper?" asked Tucker incredulously. Huppy was to stay a good deal longer than that, and Tucker and Harry were kept busy seeing to the needs of their new pet. As their fondness for Huppy grew, so did the dog, until the day came when he no longer fitted into the drainpipe. A new home had to be found for him--but where? Surely not with Max, leader of the Bryant Park pack of strays! If only Miss Catherine, the high-toned Siamese cat of Mr. Smedley, the music teacher, could be persuaded to accept an addition to the family.
With more than seven million copies sold worldwide, and translated into over forty languages, Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series is an international phenomenon. Detective Harry Hole is a genuine anti-hero: a handsome loner, an alcoholic and workaholic who is tormented in his personal life even as he is revered by his colleagues for his unwavering sense of justice and proven police instincts. Harry's self-governing, anti-authoritarian style has driven his superior officer at the crime squad in Oslo to call him "the best investigator in the department and the worst public servant." First-class thrillers with high voltage suspense and complex plotting, The Snowman, The Leopard and Phantom are fascinating journeys into the world of this singular character and the dark criminal minds he pursues to the very limits of his sanity, in Oslo and beyond. "Jo Nesbo is my favorite thriller writer and Harry Hole my new hero." --Michael Connelly "Exuberantly, ingeniously gruesome." --The Telegraph
Meet Harry Houdini - the most famous magician of all time. Harry performed many daring and astounding tricks still talked about today, including dangerous underwater escapes. Harry started his life in poverty but as a child got his own trapeze and performed for the neighborhood kids, calling himself "Prince of the Air." He went on to become one of the most famous people in the world, performing in front of huge crowds and making six movies.
Illusionist, escape artist, movie star, aviator, and spy--Harry Houdini was all these and an international celebrity and the world's most famous magician. This fascinating biography looks at all the facets of Houdini's amazing life and includes 21 magic tricks and illusions for a hands-on learning experience. Children will be inspired by this Jewish immigrant who grew up in poverty and, through perseverance and hard work, went on to become one of the most popular and successful entertainers of all time. Houdini was an artist who created his acts carefully, practicing them for years in some cases. He performed such seemingly impossible stunts as escaping several sets of handcuffs and ropes after jumping off a bridge into a flowing river. Kids will learn how he devised his most legendary stunts and will also learn the science and logic behind many of Houdini's acts including his famous milk can escape. Kids can amaze their family and friends with these simple, entertaining, and fun tricks and illusions: Stepping through an index card, performing an odd number trick, making a coin appear, mind reading with a secret code, making a magic box, Lifting a person with one hand, making a talking board, and much more.
New York City in 1897 and young escapologist Harry Houdini is struggling to get the recognition he craves from the ruthless entertainment industry. When toy tycoon Branford Wintour is found murdered in his Fifth Avenue mansion, detectives call upon Houdini to help solve this mysterious crime. When Harry and his brother Dash reach the scene of the murder, they discover that Wintour was killed seemingly by a magic trick... The first in a series of Harry Houdini Mysteries.
In turn-of-the-century New York City, struggling young performer Harry Houdini is working for the renowned magician Kellar. One night his master's astonishing illusion the Floating Lady goes horribly wrong, with Kellar's levitating assistant apparently plunging to her death. Houdini, along with his wife Bess and brother Dash, must solve the mystery and figure out how the young lady died from drowning rather than a fatal fall. Another thrilling title in the Harry Houdini Mysteries series!
The Great Harry Houdini is still struggling to make a name for himself in turn-of-the-century New York. He sees an opportunity for glory in exposing the tricks of the medium Lucius Craig - if only he can work out how the medium managed to conjure a "spirit" while tied to a chair by Houdini himself or how the apparition was able to stab an audience member to death and then disappear!The third thrilling adventure for the legendary magician from award-winning author Daniel Stashower!
Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse opens in Tenth Avenue in New York city with a young mouse who names himself Tucker after overhearing mention of a bakery: Merry Tucker's Home-Baked Goods.
One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.
Harry Sue Clotkin is tough. Her mom's in the slammer and she wants to get there too, as fast as possible, so they can be together. But it's not so easy to become a juvenile delinquent when you've got a tender heart. Harry Sue's got her hands full caring for the crumb-snatchers who take up her afternoons at the day care center, and spending time with her best friend Homer, a quadriplegic who sees life from a skylight in the roof of his tree house. When Harry Sue finds an unlikely confidante in her new art teacher, her ambitions toward a life of crime are sidelined as she comes to a deeper understanding about her past--and future. Sue Stauffacher has once again crafted a fast-paced middle-grade novel filled with quirky but lovable characters, a narrator impossible to ignore, a completely original plot, and a whole lot of redemption.
To Philadelphia Phillies fans, he was the soundtrack of summer. To millions of football fans across America, he was the "Voice of the NFL. " And as open and giving as Harry Kalas was throughout his professional and personal life, there are countless layers of the man that have remained unknown . . . until now. Author Randy Miller interviewed more than 160 people--including all of Harry's surviving family, many of his close friends from childhood to present, numerous colleagues from baseball and the NFL, and even Harry's longtime personal psychologist--to craft a loving and shockingly honest portrayal of one of the most celebrated broadcasters in the history of sports. With incredible details from all phases of his life--from his upbringing in the Chicago suburbs, to his Hall of Fame broadcasting career in baseball, to his ubiquitous voiceover work with the NFL, to his personal vices for drinking and women, to his legendary friendship with Richie "Whitey" Ashburn, to his ongoing feud with on-air partner Chris Wheeler--Harry the K: The Remarkable Life of Harry Kalaswill surprise, delight, and enlighten all fans of the man they called "Harry the K. "
Harry is a poisonous centipede but he's not "very" brave. Still, he is the star of this "seriously" squirmy story. Harry likes to eat things that wriggle and crackle, and things that are juicy and munchy!
Look out, Hoo-Mins! Here comes a third adventure to make you squirm. Harry and George, the incident-prone centipede buddies who have had fans laughing through two hilarious sagas of accidental derringdo, Harry the Poisonous Centipede and Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure, are back in their third and final escapade--and this time our two favorite arthropods are in really over their heads!
There is only one Harry's Bar. Located on Venice's Calle Vallaresso, near the Piazza San Marco, this legendary restaurant has been, for five decades, the meeting place for artists, writers, royalty, maestros, divas, celebrities, the very rich, and lots of ordinary--but very wise--Americans and Europeans. Everyone from the Windsors and the Onassises and the Burtons to Cole Porter; Ernest Hemingway, and Joan Crawford has come here for great food, fine drinks, and the incomparable ambiance. Now, to the delight of his legions of customers, Arrigo Cipriani shares his favorite stories about Harry's Bar and its secrets-and reveals for the first time his treasured recipes for the restaurant's most popular dishes. Harry's Bar above all, is a bar. Its distinctive mixed drinks were created by its founder, Arrigo's father, Giuseppe Cipriani, and they remain the social center of the establishment. Therefore, you'll find careful instructions for making the world-famous Belini--the frosty, frothy combination of rose-colored peach elixir and Prosecco (the Italian champagne)--and the secret of making the Montgomery, named by Hemingway himself, which is nothing less than the driest, most delicious martini in the world. Harry's Bar is also famous for its sandwiches-mouth-watering, overstuffed, unique concoctions: pale yellow egg sandwiches spiked with anchovies; chunks of freshly poached chicken or shrimp bound with creamy, newly made mayonnaise. The Harry's Bar club sandwich is a legend in itself, knife-and fork food that's simply superb. But the bar's famous risottos and the dozens of pasta dishes--including ravioli, cannelloni, and tagliolini--are the house specialties. Potato gnocchi and simple country food such as polenta, squid, baccala, and beans are transformed into elegant dishes by skillful chefs. Cipriani also invented the sublime dish known as carpaccio and the glorious risotto alla primavera, brilliant ideas that have been imitated all over the world; the original appear here for the first time. The secret of Harry's Bar is not only its great drinks and magnificent food, but also its extraordinary atmosphere, in which high spirits pour forth happily. Arrigo Cipriani captures this spirit and tradition, and delivers it all in his own inimitable style. The Harry's Bar Cookbook is much more than a cookbook: it's an enduring experience to be savored and enjoyed.
The arrival of a gregarious and loquacious gray African parrot pleasantly ruffles the placid routine of the Holdsworth family. Madison, or Mad as his new owner, Harry, calls him, quickly becomes a chatty, checker-playing companion for the young boy. Life for Mad and Harry is thoroughly enjoyable until a burglar abducts the astounded bird during a robbery and hustles him to an unsavory part of London. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Miss Popularity, Kendra, decides to play nice and make Reagan, the new girl at school, part of her elite crew. But Reagan finds that acceptance has a steep price, as her new friends make life miserable for anyone who gets in their way. And after a tragic accident and a party gone too far, can Reagan still make the right choice?
Harsha Vardhana became the king of Kanauj and Thanesar in c. CE 606, and transferred his capital from Thanesar to Kanauj shortly afterwards. He ruled till CE 648. The union of these two powerful kingdoms helped Harsha extend his influence and jurisdiction over other states in north India. The grandeur and power of Kanauj under Harsha was apparently so great that, according to a contemporary text, the expression 'you want Kanauj' was used as a proverb, meaning 'you want the impossible'. This vividly-imagined novel starts in the happy environs of the palace of Thanesar, where Harsha and his siblings are growing up. But soon after his sister Rajyasri's wedding, things start to go wrong. And Rajyasri wonders, is he really the loving brother he seems to be, or is he a calculating man who will stop at nothing to gain the throne, even murder?
Medalon has surrendered to foreign invaders and Tarja is once more an outlaw. The Defenders have scattered and their only hope is Damin Wolfblade and his Hythrun army. But Damin has his own problems. The High Prince is dead and he must lift the siege on the Hythrun capital and defeat an usurper before he can come to Medalon's aid. For R'shiel time is running out. She has finally accepted her destiny as the Demon Child, but must search for answers. She must defeat Xaphista soon or the Harshini will be destroyed; she must find a way to bring peace to the divided southern nations, to free Medalon from Karien occupation and to find the strength to finally put an end to Loclon. But how do you defeat a God? The dazzling conclusion to the Demon Child Trilogy, "Harshini is an epic tale of heroism, honor, love . . . and terrible loss.
It is a tribute to the reputation and memory of the late Dr John Hartland that although more than twenty years have passed since Medical and Dental Hypnosis was first published, it has remained in demand throughout the world as one of the most popular textbooks of hypnotherapy. The present work has been extensively revised and updated while retaining the distinctive style of the original author. Much of the original content, now outdated, has been amended, deleted or extended, in order to bring the work into line with modern thinking and developments. The book contains 26 chapters divided into four parts: The History, Nature and Techniques of Hypnosis; Some Phenomena of Hypnosis and the Use of Advanced Techniques; The Clinical Application of Hypnosis and Other Uses and Some Abuses of Hypnosis. Although much of the material in the first two parts of the book is expository, it has nevertheless been extended to include more recent and better known techniques and this is reflected in more comprehensive reference lists at the end of each chapter. The third part, dealing with the clinical applications of hypnosis, is more fully documented. This is particularly so in the chapters dealing with treatment of neuroses, problems of personality and, most extensively, on hypnosis in the alleviation of pain and in surgery. New chapters dealing with the treatment of depression, the use of hypnotherapy in chronic and terminal illness and hypnosis with children are added. Part four is a completely new section covering the uses of hypnosis in competitive sports and criminal investigation as well as containing chapters on legal aspects and lay practitioners of hypnosis. The Appendix contains guidelines for the beginner in the proper application of hypnosis and the maintenance of ethical status and dignity.
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