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Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers

Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501168592
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Witty, shrewd, and always a joy to read, John Gierach, “America’s best fishing writer” (Houston Chronicle) and favorite streamside philosopher, has earned the following of “legions of readers who may not even fish but are drawn to his musings on community, culture, the natural world, and the seasons of life” (Kirkus Reviews). “After five decades, twenty books, and countless columns, [John Gierach] is still a master” (Forbes). Now, in his latest original collection, Gierach shows us why fly-fishing is the perfect antidote to everything that is wrong with the world. “Gierach’s deceptively laconic prose masks an accomplished storyteller…His alert and slightly off-kilter observations place him in the general neighborhood of Mark Twain and James Thurber” (Publishers Weekly). In Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers, Gierach looks back to the long-ago day when he bought his first resident fishing license in Colorado, where the fishing season never ends, and just knew he was in the right place. And he succinctly sums up part of the appeal of his sport when he writes that it is “an acquired taste that reintroduces the chaos of uncertainty back into our well-regulated lives.” Lifelong fisherman though he is, Gierach can write with self-deprecating humor about his own fishing misadventures, confessing that despite all his experience, he is still capable of blowing a strike by a fish “in the usual amateur way.” “Arguably the best fishing writer working” (The Wall Street Journal), Gierach offers witty, trenchant observations not just about fly-fishing itself but also about how one’s love of fly-fishing shapes the world that we choose to make for ourselves.

All Fishermen Are Liars

All Fishermen Are Liars [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451618336
Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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All Fishermen Are Liars by John Gierach Book Resume:

This “elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing” (Kirkus Reviews) shows us why life’s most valuable lessons—and some of its best experiences—are found while fly-fishing. For John Gierach, “the master of fly-fishing” (Sacramento Bee), fishing is always the answer—even when it’s not clear what the question is. In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels around North America seeking out quintessential fishing experiences, whether it’s at a busy stream or a secluded lake hidden amid snow-capped mountains. He talks about the art of fly-tying and the quest for the perfect steelhead fly (“The Nuclear Option”), about fishing in the Presidential Pools previously fished by the elder George Bush (“I wondered briefly if I’d done something karmically disastrous and was now fated to spend the rest of my life breathing the exhaust of this elderly Republican”), and the importance of traveling with like-minded companions when caught in a soaking rain (“At this point someone is required to say, ‘You know, there are people who wouldn’t think this is fun’”). And though Gierach loses some fish along the way, he never loses his passion and sense of humor. Wry, contemplative, and lively—that is to say, pure Gierach—All Fishermen Are Liars is a joy to read—and, as always, the next best thing to fishing itself. “From the early days…to his present cult status, Gierach’s candor and canniness at the water’s edge have been consistent…His grizzled, laconic persona is engaging and the voice of the common angler” (The Wall Street Journal).

A Fly Rod of Your Own

A Fly Rod of Your Own [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451618360
Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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A Fly Rod of Your Own by John Gierach Book Resume:

“After five decades, twenty books, and countless columns, [John Gierach] is still a master,” (Forbes) and his newest book only confirms this assessment, along with his recent induction into the Flyfishing Hall of Fame. In A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach brings his ever-sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general. Known for his witty, trenchant observations about fly-fishing, Gierach’s “deceptively laconic prose masks an accomplished storyteller…his alert and slightly off-kilter observations place him in the general neighborhood of Mark Twain and James Thurber” (Publishers Weekly). A Fly Rod of Your Own transports readers to streams and rivers from Maine to Montana, and as always, Gierach’s fishing trips become the inspiration for his pointed observations on everything from the psychology of fishing (“Fishing is still an oddly passive-aggressive business that depends on the prey being the aggressor”); why even the most veteran fisherman will muff his cast whenever he’s being filmed or photographed; the inevitable accumulation of more gear than one could ever need (“Nature abhors an empty pocket. So does the tackle industry”); or the qualities shared by the best guides (“the generosity of a teacher, the craftiness of a psychiatrist, and the enthusiasm of a cheerleader with a kind of Vulcan detachment”). As Gierach likes to say, “fly-fishing is a continuous process that you learn to love for its own sake. Those who fish already get it, and those who don’t couldn’t care less, so don’t waste your breath on someone who doesn’t fish.” A Fly Rod of Your Own is an ode to those who fish that “brings a skeptical, wry voice to the peril and promise of twenty-first-century fishing” (Booklist).

Trout Bum

Trout Bum [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0871089793
Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
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Trout Bum is a fresh, contemporary look at fly fishing, and the way of life that grows out ofa passion for it. The people, the places, and the accoutrements that surround the sport make a fishing trip more than a set of tactics and techniques. John Gierach, a serious fisherman with a wry sense of humor, show us just how much more with his fishing stories and a unique look at the fly-fishing lifestyle. Trout Bum is really about why people fish as much as it is about how they fish, and it is ultimately about enduring values and about living in a harmony with our environment. Few books have had the impact on an entire generation that Trout Bum has had on the fly-fishing world. The wit, warmth, and the easy familiarity that John Gierach brings to us in Trout Bum is as fresh and engaging now was when it was first published twenty-five years ago. There's no telling how many anglers have quit their jobs and headed west after reading the first edition of this classic collection of fly-fishing essays.

Fool's Paradise

Fool's Paradise [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781416565598
Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Fool's Paradise by John Gierach Book Resume:

Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. If John Gierach is living in a fool’s paradise, then it’s a paradise that his regular readers will recognize and new fans will delight in discovering. Laced with the inimitable blend of wit and wisdom that have made him fly-fishing’s foremost scribe, Fool’s Paradise chronicles the fishing life in all its glory (catching your biggest fish ever) and squalor (being stranded in a tent during a soaking rainstorm). In Gierach’s world, both experiences are valuable, and perhaps inevitable. Fishermen everywhere will understand Gierach’s quest to discover and explore new waters (and then not to divulge the best locations to anyone), the unlikely appeal of winter fly-fishing, or his dismay at encroaching development (“You never get to point at a meadow full of browsing mule deer and say, ‘You know, all this was once condos.’”). Braving trips on small prop planes and down “Oh-My-God” roads, Gierach and his fishing buddies pursue bull trout in British Collumbia, steelhead in the Rocky Mountains, and pike so fierce that a wise fisherman wears Kevlar gloves for the obligatory trophy photo. Equal parts fishing lore, philosophy, and great fish stories, Fool’s Paradise may not be a perfect substitute for actually being out on the water, but it’s surely the next best thing.

Sex, Death, and Fly-Fishing

Sex, Death, and Fly-Fishing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781439127063
Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Sex, Death, and Fly-Fishing by John Gierach Book Resume:

From the irrepressible author of Trout Bum and The View from Rat Lake comes an engaging, humorous, often profound examination of life's greatest mysteries: sex, death, and fly-fishing. John Gierach's quest takes us from his quiet home water (an ordinary, run-of-the-mill trout stream where fly-fishing can be a casual affair) to Utah's famous Green River, and to unknown creeks throughout the Western states and Canada. We're introduced to a lively group of fishing buddies, some local "experts" and even an ex-girlfriend, along the way Contemplative, evocative, and wry, he shares insights on mayflies and men, fishing and sport, life and love, and the meaning (or meaninglessness) of it all.

No Shortage of Good Days

No Shortage of Good Days [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451610114
Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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No Shortage of Good Days by John Gierach Book Resume:

Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. In No Shortage of Good Days John Gierach takes readers from the Smokies in Tennessee to his home waters in Colorado, from the Canadian Maritimes to Mexico—saltwater or fresh, it’s all fishing and all irresistible. As always he writes perceptively about a wide range of subjects: the charm of familiar waters, the etiquette of working with new fishing guides, night fishing when the trout and the mosquitoes are both biting, and fishing snobbery, a pitfall he seems to have largely avoided: “A friend and I recently realized that making fly-fishing a way of life instead of a hobby has made us a couple of pretty one-dimensional characters. On the other hand, we agreed we’re two of the happiest people we know, albeit in a simple-minded sort of way.” Gierach again demonstrates the wit, eloquence, and insight that have become his trademarks. No Shortage of Good Days is the next best thing to a day of fishing.

The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing

The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1626368716
Author: Kirk Deeter,Charlie Meyers
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The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing by Kirk Deeter,Charlie Meyers Book Resume:

Two highly respected outdoor journalists, Kirk Deeter of Field & Stream and Charlie Meyers of the Denver Post, have cracked open their notebooks and shared straight-shot advice on the sport of fly fishing, based on a range of new and old experiences—from interviews with the late Lee Wulff to travels with maverick guides in Tierra del Fuego. The mission of The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing is to demystify and un-complicate the tricks and tips that make a great trout fisher. There are no complicated physics lessons here. Rather, conceived in the “take dead aim” spirit of Harvey Penick’s classic instructional on golf, The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing offers a simple, digestible primer on the basic elements of fly fishing: the cast, presentation, reading water, and selecting flies. In the end, this collection of 240 tips is one of the most insightful, plainly spoken, and entertaining works on this sport—one that will serve both novices and experts alike in helping them reflect and hone in their approaches to fly fishing.

The Optimist

The Optimist [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1982152524
Author: David Coggins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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A modern tribute to an ageless pastime, and a practical guide to the art, philosophy, and rituals of fly fishing, by an expert, lifelong angler. In The Optimist, David Coggins makes a case for the skills and sensibility of an enduring sport and shares the secrets, frustrations, and triumphs of the great tradition of fly fishing, which has captivated anglers worldwide. Written in witty, keenly observed prose, each chapter focuses on a specific place, fish, and skill. Few individuals, for example, have the visual acuity required to catch the nearly invisible bonefish of the Bahamas flats. Or the patience to land the elusive Atlantic salmon, “the fish of a thousand casts,” in eastern Canada. Pursuing these challenges, Coggins, “a confirmed obsessive,” travels to one fishing paradise after another, including the great rivers of Patagonia, private chalk streams in England, remote ponds in Maine, and New York City’s Jamaica Bay. In each setting, he chronicles his fortunes and misfortunes with honesty and humor while meditating on how fishing teaches focus, inner stillness, and a connection to the natural world. Perfect for the novice, the enthusiastic amateur, and the devoted angler alike, The Optimist offers a practical path toward enlightenment while providing a welcome escape into one of the world’s ancient pastimes.

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547487061
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD WINNER. With a new foreword by Domenico Starnone, this stunning debut collection flawlessly charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. With accomplished precision and gentle eloquence, Jhumpa Lahiri traces the crosscurrents set in motion when immigrants, expatriates, and their children arrive, quite literally, at a cultural divide. A blackout forces a young Indian American couple to make confessions that unravel their tattered domestic peace. An Indian American girl recognizes her cultural identity during a Halloween celebration while the Pakastani civil war rages on television in the background. A latchkey kid with a single working mother finds affinity with a woman from Calcutta. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Imbued with the sensual details of Indian culture, these stories speak with passion and wisdom to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner. Like the interpreter of the title story, Lahiri translates between the strict traditions of her ancestors and a baffling new world.

Fly Fishing Small Streams

Fly Fishing Small Streams [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 081174289X
Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Stackpole Books
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Fly Fishing Small Streams by John Gierach Book Resume:

Small-stream fishing wisdom with Gierach's trademark pungent humor. Advice on tackle selecting, reading water, scouting.

The Flying Troutmans

The Flying Troutmans [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307371697
Author: Miriam Toews
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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In this completely captivating book, Miriam Toews has created some of the most engaging characters in Canadian literature: Hattie, Logan and Thebes are bewildered, hopeful, angry, and most of all, absolutely alive. Full of richly skewed, richly funny detail, The Flying Troutmans is a uniquely affecting novel. Days after being dumped by her boyfriend Marc in Paris – "he was heading off to an ashram and said we could communicate telepathically" – Hattie hears her sister Min has been checked into a psychiatric hospital, and finds herself flying back to Winnipeg to take care of Thebes and Logan, her niece and nephew. Not knowing what else to do, she loads the kids, a cooler, and a pile of CDs into their van and they set out on a road trip in search of the children's long-lost father, Cherkis. In part because no one has any good idea where Cherkis is, the traveling matters more than the destination. On their wayward, eventful journey down to North Dakota and beyond, the Troutmans stay at scary motels, meet helpful hippies, and try to ignore the threatening noises coming from under the hood of their van. Eleven-year-old Thebes spends her time making huge novelty cheques with arts and crafts supplies in the back, and won't wash, no matter how wild and matted her purple hair gets; she forgot to pack any clothes. Four years older, Logan carves phrases like "Fear Yourself" into the dashboard, and repeatedly disappears in the middle of the night to play basketball; he's in love, he says, with New York Times columnist Deborah Solomon. Meanwhile, Min can't be reached at the hospital, and, more than once, Hattie calls Marc in tears. But though it might seem like an escape from crisis into chaos, this journey is also desperately necessary, a chance for an accidental family to accept, understand or at least find their way through overwhelming times. From interwoven memories and scenes from the past, we learn much more about them: how Min got so sick, why Cherkis left home, why Hattie went to Paris, and what made Thebes and Logan who they are today.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1416550607
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

1922

1922 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501194569
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The chilling novella featured in Stephen King’s New York Times bestselling collection Full Dark, No Stars, 1922 is about a man who succumbs to the violence within—setting in motion a grisly train of murder and madness. Wilfred James owns eighty acres of farmland in Nebraska that have been in his family for generations. His wife, Arlette, owns an adjoining one hundred acres. She wants to sell her land but if she does, Wilfred will be forced to sell as well. James will do anything to hold onto his farm, and he'll get his son to go along. Betrayal, murder, madness, rats, 1922 is a breathtaking exploration into the dark side of human nature from the great American storyteller Stephen King.

The Last Train to Zona Verde

The Last Train to Zona Verde [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0771085222
Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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The Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Theroux Book Resume:

For all Theroux travel writing fans and particularly the legions of lovers of Dark Star Safari and Eastern Star. Acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux resumes the African trip recounted in his brilliant Dark Star Safari, from Cairo to Capetown down the right-hand of Africa. For ten years he longed to return Capetown, and travel up the the left-hand side to Congo. After 50 years of travel and past retirement age, this is the last trip of this kind the author will take, and this is the story his fans have been waiting for.

Middletown, America

Middletown, America [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1588363198
Author: Gail Sheehy
Publisher: Random House
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Middletown, America by Gail Sheehy Book Resume:

The single event that we know as 9/11 is over, but the shock waves continue to radiate outward, generated by orange alerts, terrorism lockdowns, and the shrinking of personal liberties we once took for granted. The stories in this book, of real people faced with extraordinary trauma and gradually transcending it, are the best antidote to our fears. Middletown, America is a book of hope. All Americans were hit with some degree of trauma on September 11, 2001, but no place was hit harder than Middletown, New Jersey. Gail Sheehy spent the better part of two years walking the journey from grief toward renewal with fifty members of the community that lost more people in the World Trade Center than any other outside New York City. Her subjects are the women, men, and children who remained after the devastation and who are putting their lives back to-gether. Sheehy tells the story of four widowed moms from New Jersey who started out scarcely knowing the difference between the House and the Senate, yet turned their sorrow and anger into action and became formidable witnesses to the failures of the country’s leadership to connect the dots before September 11. Sheehy follows the four moms as they fight White House attempts to thwart the independent commission investigating 9/11 and expose efforts at a cover-up. What would become of the young wives carrying children their husbands would never see, wives who had watched their dreams literally go up in smoke in that amphitheater of death across the river? Amazingly, each finds her own door to the light. Here, too, is the story of the widow and widower who met in the waiting room of a mental-health agency and brought each other back from the brink of despair across a bridge of love. Sheehy also reveals how bereft mothers who will never have another son or daughter found reasons to recommit to life. And she follows in the footsteps of the robbed children, documenting the incredible resilience of four-year-olds, the anger of teenagers, the courage of sisters and brothers. Sheehy follows survivors who escaped the burning towers only to find themselves trapped inside a tower of inner torment, from which it took love, family, and faith to free themselves. She is taken into the confi-dence of the night crew at Ground Zero, police officers who worked in that pit for eight months straight and then faced the “returning home” phenomenon. She recounts the confessions of religious leaders who struggled to explain the inexplicable to their flocks. Mental-health professionals confide in her, as do corporate chiefs, educators, friends and neigh-bors, town officials, and volunteers who rose to the occasion and committed themselves to healing their wounded community. As a journalist who conducted more than nine hundred interviews, Gail Sheehy is an impeccable researcher. As a writer with a novelistic gift, she weaves the individual stories into a compelling narrative. Middletown, America illuminates every stage of a tumultuous passage—from shock, passivity, and panic attacks, to rising anger and deep grieving, and on to the secret romances and startling relapses, the realignment of faith, the return of a capacity to love and be loved, and, finally, the commitment to constructing new lives.

Delphi Collected Works of E. F. Benson with the Complete Mapp and Lucia Novels (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Works of E. F. Benson with the Complete Mapp and Lucia Novels (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: E. F. Benson
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Delphi Collected Works of E. F. Benson with the Complete Mapp and Lucia Novels (Illustrated) by E. F. Benson Book Resume:

The prolific novelist E. F. Benson is celebrated for his hilarious satires of upper-middle-class life, as depicted in the ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels, and for being an adept narrator of ghost stories. This comprehensive eBook presents the largest collection of Benson’s works ever compiled in a single edition, with numerous illustrations, rare texts and concise introductions. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Benson’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * 49 novels, all with individual contents tables * The complete ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels and stories - all six novels, linked in series order * Many early and late novels available here for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare short story collections, appearing here for the first time in digital print * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the ghost stories you want to read * Includes a wide selection of Benson’s non-fiction * Features an autobiography - discover Benson’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with 17 more novels, 2 rare Mapp and Lucia stories, 3 more short story collections and Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Mapp and Lucia Series Queen Lucia (1920) Miss Mapp (1922) Lucia in London (1927) Desirable Residences (1929) The Male Impersonator (1929) Mapp and Lucia (1931) Lucia’s Progress (1935) Trouble for Lucia (1939) Other Novels Dodo: A Detail of the Day The Rubicon The Judgment Books Limitations The Babe, B.A. The Vintage The Capsina Mammon and Co. The Princess Sophia The Luck of the Vails Scarlet and Hyssop An Act in a Backwater The Book of Months The Relentless City The Valkyries The Challoners The Angel of Pain The House of Defence Sheaves The Blotting Book The Climber A Reaping Daisy’s Aunt The Osbornes Mrs. Ames Dodo’s Daughter Thorley Weir Arundel Mike An Autumn Sowing David Blaize The Freaks of Mayfair David Blaize and the Blue Door Up and Down Across the Stream Robin Linnet Dodo Wonders Lovers and Friends Peter Colin Colin II Paying Guests Ravens’ Brood The Short Story Collections Six Common Things; Or, a Double Overture The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories Visible and Invisible Spook Stories More Spook Stories The Countess of Lowndes Square and Other Stories The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Non-Fiction Daily Training The Cricket of Abel, Hirst, and Shrewsbury Winter Sports in Switzerland Crescent and Iron Cross Poland and Mittel-Europa Charlotte Brontë The Autobiography Our Family Affairs

Chasing the Kahuna

Chasing the Kahuna [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781465317001
Author: Lucille Gabriel
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Airman Jeremiah, who is stationed at Hickam Air Base in Hawaii, meets the kahuna lapaau and learns the Hawaiian philosophy of hooponoponothe art of forgiveness and compromise followed by the harmonious merging of soul and body. On his next assignment in Korea, Jeremiah falls for a beautiful chaste Korean girl and marries her. When his family is found murdered, Jeremiah is the prime suspect, forcing him to go AWOL. In Hawaii, he chases the kahuna in search of redemption for his sins. However, the kahuna is not convinced that Jeremiah is a murderer and uses all his powers of kahunaism to seek the truth.

The Way It Was

The Way It Was [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1491766328
Author: Dolores Palà
Publisher: iUniverse
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THE WAY IT WAS draws a picture of the last half century with its craters and peaks there at your fingertips, shared and explored by caring witnesses who took sides all the way through. It was not by chance that someone called out “Mazel Tov, Palà”, as the news of Franco’s demise swept through a Paris gallery opening. Their lives touched on the vital chords of our times. The story that emerges is humane, often funny, acute and shaded with grace for they knew they were blessed. To contradict the Chinese proverb, they lived in interesting times and enjoyed every minute. The Way It Was shows the reader how.