As Good as Gone

As Good as Gone
Author: Larry Watson
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 1616206004
ISBN 13: 9781616206000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


As Good as Gone Book Review:

“Honest, warm, humane, and at times shocking, As Good as Gone is an achievement of empathy and dignity.” —Smith Henderson, author of Fourth of July Creek Calvin Sidey is always ready to run, and it doesn’t take much to set him in motion. As a young man, he ran from this block, from Gladstone, from Montana, from this country. From his family and the family business. He ran from sadness, and he ran from responsibility. If the gossip was true, he ran from the law. It’s 1963, and Calvin Sidey, one of the last of the old cowboys, has long ago left his family to live a life of self-reliance out on the prairie. He’s been a mostly absentee father and grandfather until his estranged son asks him to stay with his grandchildren, Ann and Will, for a week while he and his wife are away. So Calvin agrees to return to the small town where he once was a mythic figure, to the very home he once abandoned. But trouble soon comes to the door when a boy’s attentions to seventeen-year-old Ann become increasingly aggressive and a group of reckless kids portend danger for eleven-year-old Will. Calvin knows only one way to solve problems: the Old West way, in which scores are settled and ultimatums are issued and your gun is always loaded. And though he has a powerful effect on those around him--from the widowed neighbor who has fallen under his spell to Ann and Will, who see him as the man who brings a sudden and violent order to their lives--in the changing culture of the 1960s, Calvin isn’t just a relic; he’s a wild card, a danger to himself and those who love him. In As Good as Gone, Larry Watson captures our longing for the Old West and its heroes, and he challenges our understanding of loyalty and justice. Both tough and tender, it is a stunning achievement.

Good As Gone

Good As Gone
Author: Douglas Corleone
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-08-20
ISBN 10: 1250017211
ISBN 13: 9781250017215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Good As Gone Book Review:

Former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk now works as a private contractor, tracking down and recovering children who were kidnapped by their own estranged parents. He only has one rule: he won't touch stranger abduction cases. He's still haunted by the disappearance of his own daughter years ago when she was just a child, still unsolved, and stranger kidnappings hit too close to home. Until, that is, six-year-old Lindsay Sorkin disappears from her parents' hotel room in Paris, and the French police deliver Simon an ultimatum: he can spend years in a French jail for his actions during a past case, or he can work with them now to find Lindsay Sorkin. So, Simon sets out in pursuit of the missing child and the truth behind her disappearance. But Lindsay's captors did not leave an easy trail, and following it will take Simon across the continent, through the ritziest nightclubs and the seediest back alleys, into a terrifying world of international intrigue and dark corners of his past he'd rather never face again. With lightning-fast pacing and a twist behind every turn, Douglas Corleone's Good as Gone is a gripping race against the clock for a young girl with her life on the line and a man who has nothing left to lose.

Good as Gone

Good as Gone
Author: Amy Gentry
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 0544916077
ISBN 13: 9780544916074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Good as Gone Book Review:

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "So gripping you might start to question your own family’s past." —Entertainment Weekly “[One] of the most anticipated summer thrillers . . . Gentry's novel isn't primarily about the version of the self that comes from a name and a family of origin; instead, it draws our attention to the self that's forged from sheer survival, and from the clarifying call to vengeance.” —New York Times Book Review Anna’s daughter Julie was kidnapped from her own bedroom when she was thirteen years old, while Anna slept just downstairs, unaware that her daughter was being ripped away from her. For eight years, she has lived with the guilt and the void in her family, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night, the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. Anna and the rest of the family are thrilled, but soon Anna begins to see holes in Julie’s story. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she is forced to wonder if this young woman is even her daughter at all. And if she isn’t Julie, what is it that she wants? “So much about this novel is fresh and insightful and decidedly not like every other thriller . . . Good as Gone ranks as an outstanding debut, well worth reading. This is no mere Gone Girl wannabe.” —Dallas Morning News

Good as Gone

Good as Gone
Author: Anna Pottier
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-03-14
ISBN 10: 1459728548
ISBN 13: 9781459728547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Good as Gone Book Review:

After falling in love with and marrying a man two lifetimes older than her, Irving Layton’s last wife shares the story of her life with the acclaimed poet. While a student at Dalhousie University, Anna Pottier attended a poetry reading featuring Irving Layton. Walking out of the auditorium that night, she knew two things: she wanted more than ever to be a writer, and she wanted to be with Layton. At the age of twenty-three she became Layton’s fifth and final wife; she was forty-eight years his junior. She shared the entirety of his world and was intimately involved in the writing and publication of such books as The Gucci Bag, Fortunate Exile, and Waiting for the Messiah. She accompanied Layton on his last major overseas reading tour, broke bread with Pierre Trudeau and Leonard Cohen, met other luminaries, and watched Layton write his very last poem. But slowly, Layton was changing. In 1992, a doctor put names to these changes: Parkinson’s disease and early-stage Alzheimer’s. Life carried on, but once-easy things grew more difficult, and then the day came in 1995, after nearly fourteen years, when Pottier had nothing left to give. Good as Gone is a startling, at times searing, account of one of the most unusual love stories of the twentieth century.

As Good as Gone

As Good as Gone
Author: Larry Watson
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN 10: 1616206950
ISBN 13: 9781616206956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


As Good as Gone Book Review:

“Honest, warm, humane, and at times shocking, As Good as Gone is an achievement of empathy and dignity.” —Smith Henderson, author of Fourth of July Creek Calvin Sidey is always ready to run, and it doesn’t take much to set him in motion. As a young man, he ran from this block, from Gladstone, from Montana, from this country. From his family and the family business. He ran from sadness, and he ran from responsibility. If the gossip was true, he ran from the law. It’s 1963, and Calvin Sidey, one of the last of the old cowboys, has long ago left his family to live a life of self-reliance out on the prairie. He’s been a mostly absentee father and grandfather until his estranged son asks him to stay with his grandchildren, Ann and Will, for a week while he and his wife are away. So Calvin agrees to return to the small town where he once was a mythic figure, to the very home he once abandoned. But trouble soon comes to the door when a boy’s attentions to seventeen-year-old Ann become increasingly aggressive and a group of reckless kids portend danger for eleven-year-old Will. Calvin knows only one way to solve problems: the Old West way, in which scores are settled and ultimatums are issued and your gun is always loaded. And though he has a powerful effect on those around him--from the widowed neighbor who has fallen under his spell to Ann and Will, who see him as the man who brings a sudden and violent order to their lives--in the changing culture of the 1960s, Calvin isn’t just a relic; he’s a wild card, a danger to himself and those who love him. In As Good as Gone, Larry Watson captures our longing for the Old West and its heroes, and he challenges our understanding of loyalty and justice. Both tough and tender, it is a stunning achievement.

Last Woman Standing

Last Woman Standing
Author: Amy Gentry
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 0544962532
ISBN 13: 9780544962538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Last Woman Standing Book Review:

"In Amy Gentry's follow-up to her acclaimed debut, Good As Gone, two assaulted women make a pact to kill each other's tormentor. But in the fallout, their paranoia grows until neither is sure whom she can trust. At what cost will their vengeance come?"--

Good as Gone

Good as Gone
Author: Anna Pottier
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-03-14
ISBN 10: 1459728556
ISBN 13: 9781459728554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Good as Gone Book Review:

After dropping out of school, 23-year-old Anna Pottier became Layton's fifth and final wife. She was 48 years his junior. As Irving's partner, she shared his world until Parkinson's and early-stage Alzheimer's changed both of their lives, and Pottier had nothing left to give.

Where She Has Gone

Where She Has Gone
Author: Nino Ricci
Publsiher: Emblem Editions
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 0771076568
ISBN 13: 9780771076565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Where She Has Gone Book Review:

Set in Toronto and Italy, this powerful sequel to In a Glass House explores the sometimes forbidden aspect of desire and one’s longing for what is unrecoverable. Victor Innocente remeets his half-sister in Toronto, shortly after his father’s death. Uneasy with their new proximity in each other’s lives, they are at first restrained. But gradually what is unspoken between them comes closer to the surface, setting in motion a course of events that will take Victor back to Valle del Sole in Italy, the place of his birth. It is there, where the story had its strange beginning twenty years earlier, that he confronts his past, its secrets and its revelations. Poignant, gripping, and written in luminous, highly charged prose, Where She Has Gone is an unforgettable novel – for its vivid portrayal of character and place, and for its extraordinarily moving encounter with the past.

Nina Todd Has Gone

Nina Todd Has Gone
Author: Lesley Glaister
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-02-11
ISBN 10: 1408842645
ISBN 13: 9781408842645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nina Todd Has Gone Book Review:

Nina Todd is not the sort of person you'd notice - and that's the way she likes it. She lives a quiet life: dull job, dependable boyfriend, no disruptions. When Nina meets Rupert in a hotel, it leads to an empty adulterous encounter that she'd rather forget. But it soon becomes clear that Rupert won't. Is it pure infatuation, or something more sinister? Who is Rupert, and what is the power he holds over her? And who is Nina Todd?

While I Was Gone

While I Was Gone
Author: Sue Miller
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN 10: 0345420748
ISBN 13: 9780345420749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


While I Was Gone Book Review:

Years after a friend was brutally murdered, Jo Becker is now married with a grown family, but when an old housemate moves nearby, Jo rekindles a relationship that takes her back to the past and threatens her future.

Casual Day Has Gone Too Far

Casual Day Has Gone Too Far
Author: Scott Adams
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 1449424341
ISBN 13: 9781449424343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Casual Day Has Gone Too Far Book Review:

When Dilbert first appeared in newspapers across the country in 1989, office workers looked around suspiciously. Was its creator, Scott Adams, a pen name for someone who worked amongst them? After all, the humor was just too eerily funny and familiar. Since then, Dilbert has become more than a cartoon character. He's become an office icon. In Another Day in Cubicle Paradise Dilbert and his cohorts, Dogbert, Catbert, Ratbert, and the pointy-haired boss, once again entertain with their cubicle humor. From bizarre personnel decisions to meetings gone bad, from schizoid secretaries to consultants from hell, Another Day in Cubicle Paradise provides a way to get all those darn comic strips off the breakroom bulletin board.

Let Him Go

Let Him Go
Author: Larry Watson
Publsiher: Milkweed Editions
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN 10: 1571318909
ISBN 13: 9781571318909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Let Him Go Book Review:

A retired sheriff and his wife go after their young grandson in a riveting tale of familial love and its unexpected consequences. Let Him Go, Larry Watson’s ninth book, returns to big sky country in mid-century America but, with the pervasive menace of a small town family gone wrong and a shocking and deadly ending, this novel charts new territory for the author and provides a powerful dose of suspense for the reader. It's been years since George and Margaret Blackledge lost their son James and months since his widow Lorna took off with their only grandson and married Donnie Weboy. Margaret is resolved to find and retrieve the boy — while George is none too eager to stir up trouble. Soon, the Blackledges find themselves entangled with the entire Weboy clan, who are determined not to give up the boy without a fight.

Then She Was Gone

Then She Was Gone
Author: Lisa Jewell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 1501154664
ISBN 13: 9781501154669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Then She Was Gone Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A riveting thriller.” —PopSugar “Sharply written with twists and turns.” —Library Journal “An acutely observed family drama with bone-chilling suspense.” —People Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. Beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers, and half of a teenaged golden couple. Ellie was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away. Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?

Gone for Good

Gone for Good
Author: Harlan Coben
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307422984
ISBN 13: 9780307422989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Gone for Good Book Review:

As a boy, Will Klein had a hero: his older brother, Ken. Then, on a warm suburban night in the Kleins’ affluent New Jersey neighborhood, a young woman—a girl Will had once loved—was found brutally murdered in her family’s basement. The prime suspect: Ken Klein. With the evidence against him overwhelming, Ken simply vanished. And when his shattered family never heard from Ken again, they were sure he was gone for good. Now eleven years have passed. Will has found proof that Ken is alive. And this is just the first in a series of stunning revelations as Will is forced to confront startling truths about his brother—and himself. As a violent mystery unwinds around him, Will knows that he must press his search all the way to the end. Because the most powerful surprises are yet to come.

American Boy

American Boy
Author: Larry Watson
Publsiher: Milkweed Editions
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1571310789
ISBN 13: 9781571310781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


American Boy Book Review:

On Thanksgiving Day 1962, the shooting of a young woman sets off a chain of unsettling events in small-town Willow Falls, Minnesota, all revolving around Matthew Garth, who becomes obsessed with the shooting victim and with the apparent lavish lifestyle of a local doctor's family.

Not Working

Not Working
Author: David G. Blanchflower
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 0691181241
ISBN 13: 9780691181240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Not Working Book Review:

A candid assessment of why the job market is not as healthy as we think Don't trust low unemployment numbers as proof that the labor market is doing fine—it isn't. Not Working is about those who can’t find full-time work at a decent wage—the underemployed—and how their plight is contributing to widespread despair, a worsening drug epidemic, and the unchecked rise of right-wing populism. In this revelatory and outspoken book, David Blanchflower draws on his acclaimed work in the economics of labor and well-being to explain why today's postrecession economy is vastly different from what came before. He calls out our leaders and policymakers for failing to see the Great Recession coming, and for their continued failure to address one of the most unacknowledged social catastrophes of our time. Blanchflower shows how many workers are underemployed or have simply given up trying to find a well-paying job, how wage growth has not returned to prerecession levels despite rosy employment indicators, and how general prosperity has not returned since the crash of 2008. Standard economic measures are often blind to these forgotten workers, which is why Blanchflower practices the "economics of walking about"—seeing for himself how ordinary people are faring under the recovery, and taking seriously what they say and do. Not Working is his candid report on how the young and the less skilled are among the worst casualties of underemployment, how immigrants are taking the blame, and how the epidemic of unhappiness and self-destruction will continue to spread unless we deal with it.

The Gone Dead

The Gone Dead
Author: Chanelle Benz
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 0062490710
ISBN 13: 9780062490711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Gone Dead Book Review:

A TONIGHT SHOW SUMMER READS FINALIST An electrifying first novel from "a riveting new voice in American fiction" (George Saunders): A young woman returns to her childhood home in the American South and uncovers secrets about her father's life and death Billie James' inheritance isn't much: a little money and a shack in the Mississippi Delta. The house once belonged to her father, a renowned black poet who died unexpectedly when Billie was four years old. Though Billie was there when the accident happened, she has no memory of that day—and she hasn't been back to the South since. Thirty years later, Billie returns but her father's home is unnervingly secluded: her only neighbors are the McGees, the family whose history has been entangled with hers since the days of slavery. As Billie encounters the locals, she hears a strange rumor: that she herself went missing on the day her father died. As the mystery intensifies, she finds out that this forgotten piece of her past could put her in danger. Inventive, gritty, and openhearted, The Gone Dead is an astonishing debut novel about race, justice, and memory that lays bare the long-concealed wounds of a family and a country.

Orchard

Orchard
Author: Larry Watson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307431568
ISBN 13: 9780307431561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Orchard Book Review:

From the bestselling author of Montana 1948 comes the explosive story of an artist, his muse, and the staggering price they pay for their chance at immortality. Sonja Skordahl, a Norwegian immigrant, came to America looking for a new life. Instead, she settled in Door County, Wisconsin, and married Henry House—only to find herself defined by her roles as wife and mother. Destiny lands Sonja in the studio of Ned Weaver, an internationally acclaimed painter. There she becomes more than his model and more than a mere object of desire; she becomes the most inspiring muse Ned has ever known, much to the chagrin of the artist’s wife. When both Ned and Henry insist on possessing Sonja, their jealousies threaten to erupt into violence—as she struggles to appease both men without sacrificing her hard-won sense of self. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Gone-Away World

The Gone-Away World
Author: Nick Harkaway
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-09-02
ISBN 10: 9780307270375
ISBN 13: 0307270378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Gone-Away World Book Review:

A hilarious, action-packed look at the apocalypse that combines a touching tale of friendship, a thrilling war story, and an all out kung-fu infused mission to save the world. Gonzo Lubitch and his best friend have been inseparable since birth. They grew up together, they studied kung-fu together, they rebelled in college together, and they fought in the Go Away War together. Now, with the world in shambles and dark, nightmarish clouds billowing over the wastelands, they have been tapped for an incredibly perilous mission. But they quickly realize that this assignment is more complex than it seems, and before it is over they will have encountered everything from mimes, ninjas, and pirates to one ultra-sinister mastermind, whose only goal is world domination.

The Adults in the Room

The Adults in the Room
Author: Jeffrey Mechling
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2019-10-09
ISBN 10: 9781698829333
ISBN 13: 1698829337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Adults in the Room Book Review:

An amnesiac agent. A perilous scheme. Is the key to his survival locked inside his broken brain? Retired CIA officer Tim Hall drinks heavily to forget the few troubles he can actually remember. Still suffering from the car crash that killed his wife and stole his memories, he volunteers for a medical trial to recover the mysteries of his past. But after he wakes from a blackout lasting days, he's convinced two sinister men are hunting him down... Relieved by the familiar face of his biker chick girlfriend, he's shocked to learn her true identity and the devastating secrets about his accident. And soon he's swept up in a deadly mission that could decimate American politics. But unsure if can trust his own mind, his dangerous new role may be patriotic--or treasonous. Can Hall fill in the blanks of his fractured memory before his choices turn fatal? The Adults in the Room is the first book in the high-octane Tim Hall Mystery series. If you like stunning revelations, deep state conspiracies, and a touch of romance, then you'll love Jeffrey Mechling's mind-bending thriller! Buy The Adults in the Room to fire up an electrifying adventure today!