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 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.

Long Goodbye

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ISBN: 1743791364
Release Date: 2016-04-01
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Author: P.J. Parker

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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.

Quarterly Essay 66 The Long Goodbye

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ISBN: 9781863959216
Release Date: 2017-06-10
Number of pages: 144
Author: Anna Krien
Publisher: Quarterly Essay

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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 Quiche Goodbye

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ISBN: 1101188642
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Number of pages: 336
Author: Avery Aames
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Long Quiche Goodbye in PDF and EPUB Welcome to the grand opening of Fromagerie Bessette. Or as it's more commonly known by the residents of small-town Providence, Ohio-the Cheese Shop. Proprietor Charlotte Bessette has prepared a delightful sampling of bold Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, delicious tortes of Stilton and Mascarpone, and a taste of Sauvignon Blanc-but someone else has decided to make a little crime of passion the piece de resistance. Right outside the shop Charlotte finds a body, the victim stabbed to death with one of her prized olive-wood handled knives. Watch a Video

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 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.

Long goodbye

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ISBN: UOM:49015002796762
Release Date: 2002-10-01
Number of pages: 416
Author: William H. Colby
Publisher: Hay House Inc

Download and read online Long goodbye in PDF and EPUB Looks at the 1987 right-to-die trial affecting the parents who wished to remove the feeding tube from their vegetative daughter, and examines the surrounding protests that held them in the courtroom for the next seven years.

And It Was Beautiful

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ISBN: 9781434710062
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Number of pages: 208
Author: Kara Tippetts
Publisher: David C Cook

Download and read online And It Was Beautiful in PDF and EPUB “I was here. I saw beauty. I embraced it.”—Kara Tippetts How do you live out extravagant love in the everyday moments? How do you celebrate grace when your life turns out differently than the one you dreamed? Kara Tippetts discovered how to find joy in the small moments of life. She learned how to hold tight to hope even while battling intense physical and emotional pain. And she lived out the truth that God can redeem any story. In her final book, Kara offers gentle reflections on living and dying well. She invites us to cultivate soft hearts even when we face great disappointment. Her ideas for living are hard-won, wrestled with in the crucible of family, illness, and faith. And her constant reminder is that whether we are in the midst of dark days or mundane moments Jesus is always there, life is surprisingly beautiful, and God is forever good.

Long Goodbye

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ISBN: 9780674058668
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 304
Author: Artemy Kalinovsky
Publisher: Harvard University Press

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