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Houndsley likes canoeing and his friend Catina likes bicycling, but each has to help the other learn to enjoy these activities in order to do them together.
One part celebration, one part history, two parts manifesto, Bernard DeVoto's The Hour is a comic and unequivocal treatise on how and why we drink - properly. The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author turns his shrewd wit on the spirits and attitudes that cause his stomach to turn and his eyes to roll - warning: this book is not for rum drinkers. DeVoto instructs his readers on how to drink like gentlemen and sheds new light on the simple joys of the cocktail hour. Daniel Handler's introduction to this reprint of the 1950s classic provides a humorous framework for the modern reader.
As children, they played the Dark Game... When Nemo Raglan's father is murdered in one of the most vicious killings of recent years, Nemo must return to the New England island he thought he had escaped for good, Burnley Island...and the shadowy farmhouse called Hawthorn. But this murder was no crime of human ferocity. What butchered Nemo's father may in fact be something far more terrifying - something Nemo and his younger brother, Bruno, and sister, Brooke, have known since childhood. There are secrets buried on Burnley Island. Within the rooms of Hawthorn, beautiful Brooke Raglan has begun to go mad. She sees faces at the windows and wanders the night, trying to find what she believes is a monster. Bruno Raglan has wiped the memory of a terrible event from his mind. Now he compulsively picks apart Hawthorn and discovers that within its walls lies a forbidden secret. As he unravels the mysteries of his past and a terrible night of his childhood, Nemo witnesses something unimaginable...and sees the true face of evil...while Burnley Island comes to know the unspeakable horror that grows in the darkness. Here comes a candle to light you to bed... And here comes a chopper to chop off your head.
A passionate, powerful story fo a whole nation, fighting for its survival, and of a man and a woman who tried to create their own island of love in the midst of war's blazing inferno.
Mack Bolan continues his quest to eradicate a right-wing terrorist organization calling themselves the Paul Revere Militia. As the mission continues, Bolan finds himself tracking down a female ATF agent who has been kidnapped by the militia and taken to one of their training camps in northern Mexico. The Executioner manages to rescue her, but can't keep her out of more trouble as she continues her own investigation. Meanwhile, Bolan must use all of his well-honed combat skills just to stay alive as he wages his one-man war on the terrorists. Violence. 223rd novel in the "Executioner" series, second novel in the "American Trilogy," 1997.
To save her sister, she must stop a silent killer. . . . Protecting Atlanta from the off-world criminals of Underground is tough enough, but now Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner, Hank, learn that the addicts of the offworld drug ash have begun taking their own lives. Ash makes humans the perfect vessels for possession, and something or someone is leading them to their deaths. Charlie is desperate to save her addicted sister, Bryn, from a similar fate. As New Year's Eve approaches and time runs out, Charlie makes a deadly bargain with an ancient race of beings and embarks on a dangerous journey into hellish Charbydon with Hank and the Revenant Rex to save Bryn and make it back before it's too late. Only, for one of them, coming home means facing a fate worse then death. . . .
By looking through the prism of the West's involvement in the breakup of Yugoslavia, this book presents a new examination of the end of the Cold War in Europe. Incorporating declassified documents from the CIA, the administration of George H.W. Bush, and the British Foreign Office; evidence generated by The Hague Tribunal; and more than forty personal interviews with former diplomats and policy makers, Glaurdić exposes how the realist policies of the Western powers failed to prop up Yugoslavia's continuing existence as intended, and instead encouraged the Yugoslav Army and the Serbian regime of Slobodan Milošević to pursue violent means. The book also sheds light on the dramatic clash of opinions within the Western alliance regarding how to respond to the crisis. Glaurdić traces the origins of this clash in the Western powers' different preferences regarding the roles of Germany, Eastern Europe, and foreign and security policy in the future of European integration. With subtlety and acute insight, The Hour of Europe provides a fresh understanding of events that continue to influence the shape of the post-Cold War Balkans and the whole of Europe.
Two American missionaries are captured and ransomed in the jungles of Borneo, and the White House orders a quick and dirty rescue under the radar of the press: no political backlash, no strained relations with foreign powers. Washington views it as damage control, but for Mack Bolan, it's grim business as usual. Caught between a volatile terrorist group calling themselves the Sword of Freedom, and the brutality of the take-no-prisoners Indonesian military, Bolan faces tough odds. His biggest liability is a young Navy SEAL on a very personal mission: to find and rescue the two hostages...his parents. It's up to the Executioner to show him there are options in the law of the jungle: live or die.
Accompanying the wizard Clothahump to try and mount a defense against the invasion of the monstrous insectoid Plated Folk, Jon-Tom and his otter companion Mudge find themselves faced with ever more serious obstacles-from an underground river that leads to the four waterfalls known as The Earth's Throat, to the spider-silk city of the wary Weavers and their horrifically attractive arachnid queen.
Iraq War vet Ellie McEnroe has a pretty good life in Beijing, representing the work of controversial dissident Chinese artist Zhang Jianli. Even though Zhang's mysterious disappearance of over a year ago has her in the sights of the Chinese authorities. Even though her Born-Again mother has come for a visit and shows no signs of leaving. But when her mom takes up with "that nice Mr. Zhou next door," Ellie decides that it's time to get out of town--given her mother's past bad choices of men, no good can come of this.An old Army buddy, Dog Turner, gives her the perfect excuse. His unstable brother Jason has disappeared in picturesque Yangshuo, a famous tourist destination, and though Ellie knows it's a long shot, she agrees to try to find him. At worst, she figures she'll have a few days of fun in some gorgeous scenery.But her plans for a relaxing vacation are immediately complicated when her mother and the new boyfriend tag along. And as soon as she starts asking questions about the missing Jason, Ellie realizes that she's stumbled into a dangerous conspiracy that may or may not involve a sinister biotech company, eco-terrorists, an art-obsessed Chinese billionaire and lots of cats--one that will take her on a wild chase through some of China's most beautiful--and most surreal--places.
In this romantic novel, Kate tells the story of her friendship with Lily and Jordan. Kate, an orpan, feels close to her friend Lily whose family has treated her almost as a daughter. later, the girls meet Jordan, a lonely boy living with his troubled divorced mother. The three children share a joyful friendship, with Lily as the leader. When Jordan goes away to school, the three promise to meet again in fifteen years. Kate and Jordan keep the promise and their night together leads to unexpected complications. Love, death, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness combine in this story of three people searching for happiness.
The novel, Hourglass, by Danilo Kis was translated into English, the Serbo-Croatian, by Ralph Manheim. Danilo Kis was one of the most artful and eloquent writers of postwar Europe. Of all his books, Hourglass, the account of the final months in one man's life before he is sent to a concentration camp, is generally considered to be his masterpiece.
Seventy-five million baby boomers are finding themselves bound by habits and pursuits instigated many years ago-and for a large percentage of those boomers, significant aspects of their lives no longer satisfy. But by joining revolutionary insight to highly proprietary prescriptive advice,The Hourglass Solutionprovides a proactive and pragmatic way to lead a better life after 50. Johnson and Forman evaluate the life narrative through the lens of an hourglass-proposing that those in early adulthood are at the top of the hourglass, able to select from many options, while those in middle age are in the hourglass's neck, constrained by the choices they made earlier in their lives. The Hourglass Solutionexplains how those approaching their fifties (and beyond) can still find a wealth of opportunity by recognizing and pursuing new directions, free from the restrictions imposed by an earlier choice. Like Gail Sheehy'sPassagesbefore it,The Hourglass Solutionwill enlighten and inspire a generation of readers to regain control over their lives and well-being.
The restoration of a majestic old home provides the exhilarating backdrop for Danielle Steel's 66th bestselling novel, the story of a young woman's dream, an old man's gift, and the surprises that await us behind every closed door.... Perched on a hill overlooking San Francisco, the house was magnificent, built in 1923 by a wealthy man for the woman he adored. For her and for this house, he would spare no expense and overlook no detail, from the endless marble floors to the glittering chandeliers. Almost a century later, with the once-grand house now in disrepair, a young woman walks through its empty rooms. Sarah Anderson, a perfectly sensible estate lawyer, is about to do something utterly out of character. An elderly client has died and left her two gifts. One is a generous inheritance. The other, a priceless message: to use his money for something wonderful, something daring. And in this old house, surrounded by crumbling grandeur, Sarah knows just what it is. A respected attorney and self-described workaholic, Sarah had always lived life by the book. With a steady, if sputtering, relationship and a tiny apartment that has suited her just fine, Sarah cannot explain the force that draws her to the mansion and its history-to the story of a woman who once lived in the house, then mysteriously left it, to a child who grew up there, and a drama that unfolded in war-torn France...and to a history she never knew she had. Taking the biggest risk of her life, Sarah enlists the help of architect Jeff Parker, who shares Sarah's passion for bringing the exquisite old house back to life. As she and Jeff work to restore the home's every detail, as one relationship shatters and another begins, Sarah makes a series of powerful discoveries: about the true meaning of a dying man's last gift...about the extraordinary legacies that are passed from generation to generation...and about a future she's only just beginning to imagine. In a novel of daring and hope, of embracing life and taking chances, Danielle Steel brilliantly captures one woman's courageous choice to pour herself into a dream-and receive its gifts in return.From the Hardcover edition.
For ten years Carol had had tormenting doubts about her father's suicide. Why would he kill himself just at the time when he had every reason to live? Her questions about his strange death brought her to Hollywood, and then as a secretary to the mansion of Tara Mornette, a queen of the silent screen. Here, as the links between the past and the present are gradually revealed, they tighten into a noose of danger for both Tara and Carol.
Tyler Crane is spending the summer working at Flanders Lake, trying to deal with his father's unexpected death. Then he meets Abby Winston, who is visiting the lake with her relatives, and his anxious mood disappears. Tyler and Abby are instantly attracted and grow close. But when Tyler suddenly vanishes, Abby discovers a chilling secret hidden in the house across the cove.
Via her weekly syndicated column, "At Home with Marni Jameson," Jameson is one of the funniest, most eagerly read purveyors of home-improvement advice. The House Always Wins, her compulsively readable, zanily humorous, yet completely practical guide hailed by critics, now has even more moneysaving advice on creating, living in, and even selling a beautiful, livable home.
An unauthorized look at the philosophical issues raised by one of today's most popular television shows. "House" is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pulling in more than 19 million viewers for each episode. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series takes a deeper look at the characters and issues raised in this Emmy Award-winning medical drama, offering entertaining answers to the fascinating ethical questions viewers have about Dr. Gregory House and his medical team.
Mary Morris, called "a marvelous storyteller" by The Chicago Tribune , returns with the finest novel in her acclaimed career--a vividly etched, engrossing story of a nation, two remarkable women, and the meaning of freedom. Taut with tension, filled with the telling observations of place and local character that grow out of her expertise as a travel writer, House Arrest is Mary Morris's richest, most powerful novel to date.
The story of Edith Warner and the people with whom she lived, both the Indians of San Ildefonso Pueblo near Los Alamos and the atomic scientists who worked at Los Alamos during WWII.
"One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet's house to see what Piglet was doing." Thus begins The House At Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne's wonderful companion volume to Winnie-the-Pooh. You will rediscover Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, and all their friends--and be introduced to the irrepressible and very bouncy Tigger. This handsome keepsake edition of The House At Pooh Corner, first published in 1928 includes the complete text of A. A. Milne's simple and timeless tales and Ernest H. Shepard's unforgettable black-and-white illustrations. When you open the pages of this beloved book, you'll enter that enchanted place on the top of the Forest where "a little boy and his Bear will always be playing."
The House at Riverton is a gorgeous debut novel set in England between the wars. It is the story of an aristocratic family, a house, a mysterious death and a way of life that vanished forever, told in flashback by a woman who witnessed it all and kept a secret for decades. Grace Bradley went to work at Riverton House as a servant when she was just a girl, before the First World War. For years her life was inextricably tied up with the Hartford family, most particularly the two daughters, Hannah and Emmeline. In the summer of 1924, at a glittering society party held at the house, a young poet shot himself. The only witnesses were Hannah and Emmeline and only they -- and Grace -- know the truth. In 1999, when Grace is ninety-eight years old and living out her last days in a nursing home, she is visited by a young director who is making a film about the events of that summer. She takes Grace back to Riverton House and reawakens her memories. Told in flashback, this is the story of Grace's youth during the last days of Edwardian aristocratic privilege shattered by war, of the vibrant twenties and the changes she witnessed as an entire way of life vanished forever. The novel is full of secrets -- some revealed, others hidden forever, reminiscent of the romantic suspense of Daphne du Maurier. It is also a meditation on memory, the devastation of war and a beautifully rendered window into a fascinating time in history. Originally published to critical acclaim in Australia, already sold in ten countries and a #1 bestseller in England, The House at Riverton is a vivid, page-turning novel of suspense and passion, with characters -- and an ending -- the reader won't soon forget.
Recounts the crumbling of a prominent British family as seen through the eyes of one of its servants. At 14, Grace Reeves leaves home to work for her mother's former employers at Riverton House. She is the same age as Hannah, the headstrong middle child who visits her uncle, Lord Ashbury, at Riverton House with her siblings Emmeline and David. Fascinated, Grace observes their comings and goings and, as an invisible maid, is privy to the secrets she will spend a lifetime pretending to forget. But when a filmmaker working on a movie about the family contacts a 98-year-old Grace to fact-check particulars, the memories come swirling back. The plot largely revolves around sisters Hannah and Emmeline, who were present when a family friend, the young poet R.S. Hunter, allegedly committed suicide at Riverton. Grace hints throughout the narrative that no one knows the real story, and as she chronicles Hannah's schemes to have her own life and the curdling of younger Emmeline's jealousy, the truth about the poet's death is revealed.
There is already a neat trench in the narrow gap between the tall cliffs. Nelson looks at it with pleasure . . . Then he looks closer. The trench appears to be full of bones.Elly Griffiths's Ruth Galloway novels have been praised as "highly atmospheric" (New York Times Book Review) and "remarkable" (Richmond Times-Dispatch). Now the beloved forensic archeologist returns, called in to investigate when human bones surface on a remote Norfolk beach.Just back from maternity leave, Ruth is finding it difficult to juggle motherhood and work. The presence of DCI Harry Nelson--the married father of her daughter, Kate--does not help. The bones, skeletons of six men with their arms bound, turn out to be about seventy years old, which leads Nelson and Ruth to the war years, a desperate time on this stretch of coastland. Home Guard veteran Archie Whitcliffe reveals the existence of a secret the old soldiers have vowed to protect with their lives. But then Archie is killed and a German journalist arrives, asking questions about Operation Lucifer, a plan to stop a German invasion, and a possible British war crime. What was Operation Lucifer? And who is prepared to kill to keep its secret?
A powerful story about race and identity told through the lives of one American family across three generations In 1914, in defiance of his middle-class landowning family, a young white man named James Morgan Richardson married a light-skinned black woman named Edna Howell. Over more than twenty years of marriage, they formed a strong family and built a house at the end of a winding sandy road in South Alabama, a place where their safety from the hostile world around them was assured, and where they developed a unique racial and cultural identity. Jim and Edna Richardson were Ralph Eubanks's grandparents. Part personal journey, part cultural biography, The House at the End of the Road examines a little-known piece of this country's past: interracial families that survived and prevailed despite Jim Crow laws, including those prohibiting mixed-race marriage. As he did in his acclaimed 2003 memoir, Ever Is a Long Time, Eubanks uses interviews, oral history, and archival research to tell a story about race in American life that few readers have experienced. Using the Richardson family as a microcosm of American views on race and identity, The House at the End of the Road examines why ideas about racial identity rooted in the eighteenth century persist today. In lyrical, evocative prose, this extraordinary book pierces the heart of issues of race and racial identity, leaving us ultimately hopeful about the world as our children might see it.
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