The Long Good bye

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ISBN: 9780141041148
Release Date: 2005-07-07
Number of pages: 464
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Long Good bye in PDF and EPUB The Long Good-bye is a classic novel by Raymond Chandler, the master of hard-boiled crime. Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He's willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA's Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover. Marlowe is sure Lennox didn't kill his wife, but how many more stiffs will turn up before he gets to the truth? 'Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence' Daily Telegraph 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.

The Long Goodbye

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ISBN: 1101486554
Release Date: 2011-04-14
Number of pages: 320
Author: Meghan O'Rourke
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Long Goodbye in PDF and EPUB From one of America's foremost young literary voices, a transcendent portrait of the unbearable anguish of grief and the enduring power of familial love. What does it mean to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, Meghan O'Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. In the first anguished days, she began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner, trying to capture the paradox of grief-its monumental agony and microscopic intimacies-an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond. O'Rourke's story is one of a life gone off the rails, of how watching her mother's illness-and separating from her husband-left her fundamentally altered. But it is also one of resilience, as she observes her family persevere even in the face of immeasurable loss. With lyricism and unswerving candor, The Long Goodbye conveys the fleeting moments of joy that make up a life, and the way memory can lead us out of the jagged darkness of loss. Effortlessly blending research and reflection, the personal and the universal, it is not only an exceptional memoir, but a necessary one.

The Long Goodbye

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ISBN: 9780307801852
Release Date: 2011-07-27
Number of pages: 224
Author: Patti Davis
Publisher: Knopf

Download and read online The Long Goodbye in PDF and EPUB Ronald Reagan’s daughter writes with a moving openness about losing her father to Alzheimer’s disease. The simplicity with which she reveals the intensity, the rush, the flow of her feelings encompasses all the surprises and complexities that ambush us when death gradually, unstoppably invades life. In The Long Goodbye, Patti Davis describes losing her father to Alzheimer’s disease, saying goodbye in stages, helpless against the onslaught of a disease that steals what is most precious–a person’s memory. “Alzheimer’s,” she writes, “snips away at the threads, a slow unraveling, a steady retreat; as a witness all you can do is watch, cry, and whisper a soft stream of goodbyes.” She writes of needing to be reunited at forty-two with her mother (“she had wept as much as I over our long, embittered war”), of regaining what they had spent decades demolishing; a truce was necessary to bring together a splintered family, a few weeks before her father released his letter telling the country and the world of his illness . . . The author delves into her memories to touch her father again, to hear his voice, to keep alive the years she had with him. She writes as if past and present were coming together, of her memories as a child, holding her father’ s hand, and as a young woman whose hand is being given away in marriage by her father . . . of her father teaching her to ride a bicycle, of the moment when he let her go and she went off on her own . . . of his teaching her the difference between a hawk and a buzzard . . . of the family summer vacations at a rented beach house–each of them tan, her father looking like the athlete he was, with a swimmer’s broad shoulders and lean torso. . . . She writes of how her father never resisted solitude, in fact was born for it, of that strange reserve that made people reach for him. . . . She recalls him sitting at his desk, writing, staring out the window . . . and she writes about the toll of the disease itself, the look in her father’s eyes, and her efforts to reel him back to her. Moving . . . honest . . . an illuminating portrait of grief, of a man, a disease, and a woman and her father. With a preface written by the author for the eBook edition.

The Long Good bye

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ISBN: OCLC:907396348
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 59
Author: Frank S. P. Yacino

Download and read online The Long Good bye in PDF and EPUB The purpose of this book is to expose new caregivers to some of the experiences the Yacino family had caring for the author's wife throughout the disease.

The Long Goodbye Khe Sanh Revisited

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ISBN: 1555717950
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Number of pages:
Author: Michael Archer

Download and read online The Long Goodbye Khe Sanh Revisited in PDF and EPUB "In the closing hours of the defense of Khe Sanh Combat Base, the longest and bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War, Tom Mahoney inexplicably walked away from his platoon, unarmed, and was shot to death by enemy soldiers hiding nearby. His fellow Marines made several desperate attempts to recover their well-liked comrade, but were finally forced to leave him behind--though never forgotten. In The Long Goodbye, author Michael Archer (a high school friend who joined the Marines together with Tom) chronicles his exhaustive search for answers to his friend's mysterious stroll into oblivion. This quest eventually leads to an improbable series of connections: from Tom's childhood friends, to fellow Marines, past the frustration of numerous ineffective, often inept, attempts by the U.S. government to locate his remains, and eventually teaming up with a Vietnamese psychic intent on communicating with Tom's 'wandering soul.' Along the way, we discover the unexpected compassion of several former mortal enemies from that battle, now wishing to help honor the memory of a lone American among the tens of thousands on both sides who were sacrificed in the great meat grinder of Khe Sanh. Swept up in this increasingly bizarre pursuit of clues, the author is soon 'summoned' back to that infamous battleground and eventually tracks down the last remaining eyewitness to Tom Mahoney's death--one of those who killed him--and experiences an astonishing epiphany"--Provided by publisher.

Mandie and the Long Goodbye

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ISBN: 0606189173
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Number of pages: 156
Author: Lois Gladys Leppard
Publisher: Turtleback

Download and read online Mandie and the Long Goodbye in PDF and EPUB Mandie and Joe uncover mystery after mystery, beginning with a turkey stolen right out of the oven, before Joe has to head back to college after the Christmas holidays.

The Long Goodbye

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ISBN: 9780595513888
Release Date: 2008-05
Number of pages: 176
Author: Carole Jones
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online The Long Goodbye in PDF and EPUB A poignant first-person account about two things many women fear the most: breast cancer and the tragic loss of a spouse. It's a story that raises the age-old question: How does a person hold on to faith when terrible things happen, one after another? Carole Jones gives an answer-not a simple formula or pat response-but a wisdom refined in the crucible of pain. Her story, The Long Goodbye, is a graceful memoir of her struggle with breast cancer, her husband's tragic bicycling accident, and the saga that followed as he slowly slipped away in a persistent coma. How Carole and her family hold on to their faith is a remarkable story, told with piercing candor, grace, and, ultimately, great joy. It is a must-read story for every woman facing cancer or life-threatening illness or for anyone who has lost a spouse.

The Long Goodbye

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ISBN: OCLC:3809998
Release Date: 1974
Number of pages: 128
Author: Raymond Chandler

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The Long Goodbye

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ISBN: 9781456742874
Release Date: 2011-04-19
Number of pages: 124
Author: M Green; J Bodenheimer; Vickie Hepler
Publisher: Author House

Download and read online The Long Goodbye in PDF and EPUB About the Book We all have very special memories of our daddy. He was the first man we ever loved and we did everything we could possibly do to make sure he was cared for. For nine months we did a rotation and stayed with him and kept him at home until it was no longer physically possible. We stood together and made the decision to place him in an Alzheimer’s facility. We fought every battle we could for him. We loved him physically and emotionally until the last breath that he took. He took us on a journey that we never dreamed we would go. We laughed, loved and cried more than anyone can imagine. We made friends with many people over our journey and now our journey has come to an end. For those who are facing this journey, know that you are not alone. Reach out for help and make friends with those who are walking in the same shoes. Know that those of us who have been there understand your hurt and your pain. These are our stories regarding our journey with our daddy through his nine year battle with Alzheimer’s. Our hope is to help those who are now faced with the same journey. There will be days of happiness and sunshine – embrace these days and let them sustain you through the darker days and always know that you will never walk alone.

Penguin Readers Level 6

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ISBN: 0582473772
Release Date: 2000-01
Number of pages:
Author: Raymond Chandler

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The Little Sister

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ISBN: 1400030196
Release Date: 2002-06-11
Number of pages: 256
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

Download and read online The Little Sister in PDF and EPUB In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister, a movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair of siblings with a shared secret lure private eye Philip Marlowe into the less than glamorous and more than a little dangerous world of Hollywood fame. Chandler's first foray into the industry that dominates the company town that is Los Angeles.

A Long Goodbye to Bismarck

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ISBN: 9789089642349
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 455
Author: Bruno Palier
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

Download and read online A Long Goodbye to Bismarck in PDF and EPUB Bruno Palier is CNRS Researcher at Sciences Po Paris. --

The Lady in the Lake

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ISBN: UOM:39015051919184
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 971
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Everyman's Library

Download and read online The Lady in the Lake in PDF and EPUB Chandler's famous hard-boiled detective is back at work, finding missing persons, dodging the police, and uncovering secrets.

Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Novel Paperback

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ISBN: 1421513943
Release Date: 2007-07-17
Number of pages: 200
Author: Masaki Yamada
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

Download and read online Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Novel Paperback in PDF and EPUB Part man, but mostly machine, Batou is the toughest son of a bitch employed by a mysterious agency known as Section 9. When terrorists come to town, Batou straps on a battery of high-tech weaponry and goes to work. But even a hulking cyborg like Batou has a sensitive side. After all these years, he still mourns the loss of his partner, Maj. Motoko Kusanagi. And now his beloved basset hound Gabriel has mysteriously disappeared. To complicate matters even further, he’s having reoccurring dreams about a son he never had. Combating violent insurgents is one thing; getting in touch with your feelings is totally different. Suddenly, Batou must grapple with the thing he understands the least: his own humanity! Expanding on the concepts explored in the movie, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Masaki Yamada’s novel also stands as a wholly original piece of work not tethered directly to any Ghost in the Shell continuity. Say hello to After The Long Goodbye—highly recommended for readers looking for science fiction with a soul.

The Long Goodbye

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ISBN: 9781498282390
Release Date: 2017-02-02
Number of pages: 104
Author: Margaret R. Miles
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Download and read online The Long Goodbye in PDF and EPUB The Long Goodbye: Dementia Diaries discusses a disease that is both personal and social for more than five million patients and their families and friends in the United States today. Now that there are medical strategies for preventing and/or curing strokes, heart attacks, even cancer, many more people are going to live into the dementia years in the near future. Although many dementia horror stories circulate in conversation and in the media, they are not the whole story. Creative approaches to loving a dementia patient can make for a valuable learning experience for family and caregivers. In The Long Goodbye Margaret Miles describes her commitment to making--rather than passively suffering--her spouse's dementia experience. Family and friends who accompany patients find embedded in the experience moments of great beauty, hilariously funny incidents, new companions, and life insights. The narrative provides both a travelogue and suggestions for a richly meaningful life passage for all participants. The Long Goodbye seeks to supply a balanced picture of a disease usually represented as unmitigated loss.