The Boy He Left Behind

Author: Mark Matousek
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101659211
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“A riveting story in the hands of a master storyteller.”—James McBride, The Color of Water “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 and evolving sexuality. 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.

The Boy She Left Behind

Author: Gregg Olsen
Editor: Polis Books
ISBN: 1943818770
Size: 19,59 MB
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The second novel in Gregg Olsen's riveting and edgy Young Adult Vengeance series brings back Rylee Cassidey and thrusts her into a search that could change her life . . . or end it. Rylee tracks a serial killer in Portland, Oregon doing what she does best — lying, reinventing, and plotting vengeance for the victims of the brutal killer that has college students at Portland State University terrified. At the same time, she grapples with a betrayal so shocking that it sends her reeling, testing her as she’s never been tested before. Is there anyone she can trust?

The Boy I Left Behind Me

Author: Stephen Leacock
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447494199
Size: 20,66 MB
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Stephen Leacock is regarded as one of Canada's finest writers, known for his wit and humour, at one point becoming the best known humorist in the English-speaking world. This collection of articles was published posthumously by his niece. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Willa Cather And France

Author: Robert James Nelson
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252015021
Size: 18,46 MB
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Twist Of The Tongue

Author: Thomas J. Farren, Sr.
Editor: Language Enrichment Assoc.
ISBN: 1466200626
Size: 17,57 MB
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Twist of the Tongue deals with JT, a young college student who loses focus upon being orphaned. After a meeting with his dean, who doubles as a covert recruiter for US Intelligence, JT is thrust into a quest to seek out a shadow organization called MacNessa. From the foot of the Andes to the sands of the Sahara, JT’s life is manipulated – his girlfriend, his schooling, his travel – in the quest to uncover MacNessa. MacNessa, itself, must deal with its own demons as the leader must explain to his son and heir that their centuries old reason for existing – a worldwide coup d’etat to establish a beneficent dictatorial world order – is based on a family lie. The plot is multi-faceted, with lottery winners turned spies, rugby playing conspirators and a cup of coffee that may change the world. Set in various countries, the hints of foreign language will add depth and authenticity to your journey with JT through a tangled web of deception.

Good Dog

Author: Dan Gemeinhart
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338053906
Size: 19,20 MB
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Brodie was a good dog. And good dogs go to heaven. Except Brodie can't move on. Not just yet. As wonderful as his glimpse of the afterlife is, he can't forget the boy he left behind. The boy he loved, and who loved him in return. The boy who's still in danger. So Brodie breaks the rules of heaven. He returns to Earth as a spirit. With the help of two other lost souls -- lovable pitbull Tuck and surly housecat Patsy -- he is determined to find his boy and to save him. Even if it costs him paradise. Even if he loses his eternal soul. Because it's what a good dog would do.

Left Behind With The Homies

Author: Herman Fontenette
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479702048
Size: 14,17 MB
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It was the last days on Earth. Deception was in its greatest form as people worshipped money and the things it brought foward. Deonica Joyner thought she had it made as her bank account grew from dating a multi-millionaire oil tycoon. She turned her back on spirituality only to be left-behind on Earth. The Wallace twins had the best opportunity to be caught up with their mother than the thugs they ran the streets with. They too became left-behind as they witnessed Jesus in the sky while on a mission to Mexico to rescue Deonica from her captives. She placed money over God as the twins chose the thug-life to be Left Behind with the Homies.

Ethical Wisdom

Author: Mark Matousek
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0767930681
Size: 14,69 MB
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Draws on myriad sources to examine good and evil behavior, arguing that emotions are the basis for ethical life while exploring such topics as the definition of being good, the role of biology in morality, and knowing when to trust one's instincts.

The Girls They Left Behind

Author: Lilian Harry
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409130339
Size: 12,29 MB
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The second novel in the April Grove series, following the lives of working-class families during the Second World War. It is 1940, and the neighbours in April Grove are close knit, patriotic and proud - but the onset of the Blitz tests their loyalties and courage as never before. Betty Chapman meets a devastatingly attractive man in the Land Army, who upsets all her settled ideas; Olive Harker, just married, must now decide whether to risk motherhood; and Nancy Baxter offers comfort to lonely serviceman while her son runs wild... Their stories are played out against the backdrop of a great seaport at war: the horror of the air raid sirens, the naval dockyards buzzing with activity and the overwhelming desire to survive the city's darkest hour...

The Englishman S Boy

Author: Guy Vanderhaeghe
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 1555849210
Size: 14,91 MB
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From the national bestselling author of The Last Crossing, a story that’s “by turns a western, a critique of Hollywood, and a novel of ideas” (The New York Times Book Review). In 1920s Hollywood, elusive producer Damon Ira Chance is obsessed with making movies rooted in American history and experience. So after discovering that small-time actor Shorty McAdoo is a real-life cowboy—and is even rumored to have played a role in the Cypress Hills Massacre—Chance commissions ambitious young screenwriter Harry Vincent to find Shorty and retell his story. But as Harry digs deeper into Shorty’s life, he uncovers a surprising tale of survival, power, greed, and the seduction of dreams . . . all with ending that no one is prepared for. “A wonderful writer . . . The Englishman’s Boy is a great accomplishment.” —Richard Ford “An epic tale that brings together the American West before the turn of the century with the Hollywood of the 1920s.” — Los Angeles Times “Fascinating . . . Vanderhaeghe seamlessly alternates two interconnected stories. . . . Masterful storytelling.” —Entertainment Weekly “A compelling yarn that delivers provocative intellectual content about the ways our tendency to mythologize history can prevent us from learning its lessons.” —San Francisco Chronicle