Closer to Home (The Herald Spy Book 1)

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1783292776

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh life in the mines, until the King's Own Herald discovered his talent and trained him as a spy. Now a Herald in his own right, at the newly established Heralds' Collegium, Mags has found a supportive family, including his Companion Dallen. Although normally a Herald in his first year of Whites would be sent off on circuit, Mags is needed close to home for his abilities as a spy and his powerful Mindspeech gift. There is a secret, treacherous plot within the royal court to destroy the Heralds. The situation becomes dire after the life of Mags' mentor, King's Own Nikolas, is imperiled. His daughter Amily is chosen as the new King's Own, a complicated and dangerous job that is made more so by this perilous time. Can Mags and Amily save the court, the Heralds, and the Collegium itself?

Drinking Closer to Home

A Novel

Author: Jessica Anya Blau

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062042354

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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“Riveting and startling….So raw and funny I wanted to read parts aloud to strangers.” —Dylan Landis, author of Normal People Don't Live Like This “Jessica Anya Blau…creates characters that have a lot more depth and more of a past than one often sees in fiction these days…. I found it impossible not to care about them—and equally impossible to forget them. Blau is a magnificent writer, and this is one special novel.” —Steve Yarbrough, author of Safe from the Neighbors From Jessica Anya Blau, critically-acclaimed author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, comes a new novel of California, growing up, and learning to love your insane family. Perfect for fans of Jess Walter, Kevin Wilson, and Michael Chabon, Drinking Closer to Home is a poignant and funny exploration of one family’s over-the-top eccentricities—a book Ron Tanner calls “heartfelt and hilarious.”

Close to Home

A Novel

Author: Cara Hunter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704849

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A brilliantly plotted psychological crime novel about a missing child and the scandal that erupts in the aftermath with a shocking twist They know who did it. Perhaps not consciously. Perhaps not yet. But they know. When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her family’s Oxford home during a costume party, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows that nine times out of ten, the offender is someone close to home. And Daisy’s family is certainly strange—her mother is obsessed with keeping up appearances, while her father is cold and defensive under questioning. And then there’s Daisy’s little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative . . . DI Fawley works against the clock to find any trace of the little girl, but it’s as if she disappeared into thin air—no one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and everyone, it seems, has a secret to conceal. With a story that feels all too real, Close to Home is the best kind of suspense—the kind that sends chills down your spine and keeps you up late at night, thrilled and terrified.

One Step Closer to Home

A Close to Home Collection

Author: John McPherson

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780836217643

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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A new collection from the syndicated Close to Home profiles Bob, whose loss of the TV remote control leads to a discovery of his lack of physical fitness, and two siblings who find Dad's Father's Day gift among his current tie collection. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Closer to Home

Traces of a Mystical Journey

Author: Judith Citrin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781547108381

Category: Healers

Page: 86

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This small book has had a very long gestation. Decades ago I felt the impulse to set down unusual happenings that were occurring in my apparently ordinary suburban life. Since then I have observed what seemed to be a thread connecting the events, both inner and outer, running through the many years of my journey to what I have known as truth. It is my hope that what I share here might help light the way for other wayfarers who may be in confusion as nonordinary events occur in their own lives. Included in this testimony are examples of words I heard and wrote down as they came in meditations over the course of 26 years. And now the time has come for the birth of my story.

Closer to Home

Author: Erin Kaye,Poolbeg Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842232927

Category:

Page: 562

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Singleton Kath O'Connor has everything a woman could desire - fantastic job and chic apartment in Boston, good looks and loyal friends. Everything, in fact, except the marital bliss and family life she craves. With her 40th birthday looming, she asks her boyfriend, the suave sophisticated Carl Scholtz, to marry her - but doesn't get quite the answer she's expecting. Soon her world is falling apart and it's not long before Kath finds herself back in her native Ireland trying to come to terms with a broken heart, facing the greatest business challenge of her life and struggling to mend the rifts within the O'Connor clan. Will Kath win through and find, much closer to home, the love she sought three thousand miles away?

Closer to Home

Author: Heleyne Hammersley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912175673

Category:

Page: N.A

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Family. Secrets. Murder. Newly promoted DI Kate Fletcher has reluctantly returned to her home town after a twenty-year absence and a recent divorce. The discovery of a child's body near the estate where Kate grew up has her rushing back to Thorpe - a place of bad memories and closed mouths. As her team investigate the murder, they keep hitting dead ends. The community is reluctant to reopen old wounds and retell old stories. But Kate's history refuses to stay buried. Then another child disappears... Can Kate solve the case and right the wrongs from her past?

Revolution at the Roots

Making Our Government Smaller, Better, and Closer to Home

Author: William D. Eggers,John O'Leary

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0028740270

Category: Political Science

Page: 422

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Identifying a current revolution in small government, a study examines the emergence of new, localized approaches to governance that include community policing, parental intervention, and creative neighborhood design. Tour.

A Foxhole Closer to Home

WWII Letters Home Love, Bob

Author: Robin Crawford - Robbins

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 145209134X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 1699

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A Foxhole Closer to Home is a personal, heartfelt and witty account of the months leading up to, during and after the landing of Normandy in WWII. Letters written during basic training, in many a foxhole, during and in the midst of concentration camps, A Foxhole Closer to Home is a poignant account of the emotional trials and tribulations from my father, Robert L. Crawford to his family at home.

Close to Home

Author: Rachel Spangler

Publisher: Bywater Books

ISBN: 161294082X

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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When a CPA is forced to hire help for tax season, she resents the presence of her brash, young intern. The intern only wants to complete the internship so she can chase her dream job in D.C. Will the CPA's past and the intern's future add up to something greater than the sum of their escalating attraction?

Closer to home

writers and places in England, 1780-1830

Author: Roger Sale

Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 153

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Examines the role of space in the writings of Jane Austen, William Wordsworth, George Crabbe, William Cobbett, and John Clare

Blessing the Hands That Feed Us

What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth

Author: Vicki Robin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410468376

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 607

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The author documents her efforts to eat food produced within 10 miles of her home in Puget Sound, Washington, exposing the cause-and-effect consequences of a processed-foods diet while sharing the stories of the farmers she befriended who epitomized the sustainable lifestyle, in an account complemented by recipes. (health & fitness).

Closer to Home

The Author and the Author Portrait

Author: Terence Byrnes

Publisher: Vehicule Press

ISBN: 9781550652482

Category: Cooking

Page: 141

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Closer to Home: The Author and the Author Portrait fixes its searching and intimate gaze on writers as they have seldom been seen before. These striking images were captured at a location where the writer lives, works or plays. Each is accompanied by a crisp and insightful vignette about the experience of photographing the writer, thoughts about the uses of artists’ portraits, and, often, a touch of refined literary gossip. Terence Byrnes, whose own collection of short stories, Wintering Over, garnered critical praise, removed himself from the limelight tobehind the camera to photograph other writers. For a period of ten years, he visited writers in their homes and, while discussing the writing life with them, photographed them at their ease. “The literary portrait,” Byrnes says, “had become moribund, showing writers as stalwart or fetching in various degrees, and barricaded by books like a university don from a British novel of manners. These portraits show the photographer as an interloper to whom the writer must react as an individual, not as a role.” The history of the literary portrait and its place in the creation of commercial success and literary canons will be examined in an introductory critical essay, “The Seductive Frontispiece.”

Closer to the Heart

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698164156

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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New York Times-bestselling author Mercedes Lackey's Herald Spy series, set in the beloved fantasy world of Valdemar Herald Mags, Valdemar’s first official Herald Spy, is well on his way to establishing a coterie of young informants, not only on the streets of Haven, but in the kitchens and Great Halls of the highborn and wealthy as well. The newly appointed King’s Own Herald, Amily, although still unsure of her own capability in that office, is doing fine work to support the efforts of Mags, her betrothed. She has even found a way to build an army of informants herself, a group of highly trained but impoverished young noblewomen groomed to serve the highborn ladies who live at Court, to be called “The Queens’s Handmaidens.” And King Kyril has come up with the grand plan of turning Mags and Amily’s wedding into a low-key diplomatic event that will simultaneously entertain everyone on the Hill and allow him to negotiate behind the scenes with all the attending ambassadors―something which had not been possible at his son Prince Sedric’s wedding. What could possibly go wrong? The answer, of course, is “everything.” For all is not well in the neighboring Kingdom of Menmellith. The new king is a child, and a pretender to the throne has raised a rebel army. And this army is―purportedly―being supplied with arms by Valdemar. The Menmellith Regency Council threatens war. With the help of a ragtag band of their unlikely associates, Mags and Amily will have to determine the real culprit, amass the evidence to convince the Council, and prevent a war nobody wants― ―and, somewhere along the way, get married.

Closer to Home

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069815777X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2959

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New York Times-bestselling author Mercedes Lackey's Herald Spy series, set in the beloved fantasy world of Valdemar Mags was once an enslaved orphan living a harsh life in the mines, until the King's Own Herald discovered his talent and trained him as a spy. Now a Herald in his own right, at the newly established Heralds' Collegium, Mags has found a supportive family, including his Companion Dallen. Although normally a Herald in his first year of Whites would be sent off on circuit, Mags is needed close to home for his abilities as a spy and his powerful Mindspeech gift. There is a secret, treacherous plot within the royal court to destroy the Heralds. The situation becomes dire after the life of Mags' mentor, King's Own Nikolas, is imperiled. His daughter Amily is chosen as the new King's Own, a complicated and dangerous job that is made more so by this perilous time. Can Mags and Amily save the court, the Heralds, and the Collegium itself?

Closer to the Ground

An Outdoor Family's Year on the Water, In the Woods and at the Table

Author: Dylan Tomine

Publisher: Patagonia

ISBN: 1938340612

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

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Now completely revised and updated, with full-color photographs and family-friendly recipes throughout. The deeply personal story of a father learning to share his love of nature with his children, not through the indoor lens of words or pictures, but directly, palpably, by exploring the natural world as they forage, cook and eat from the woods and sea. This compelling, masterfully written tale follows Dylan Tomine and his family through four seasons as they hunt chanterelles, fish for salmon, dig clams and gather at the kitchen table, mouths watering, to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Closer to the Ground captures the beauty and surprise of the natural world — and the ways it teaches us how to live — with humor, gratitude and a nose for adventure as keen as a child’s. It is a book filled with weather, natural history and many delicious meals.

The Threat Closer to Home

Hugo Chavez and the War Against America

Author: Douglas Schoen,Michael Rowan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439101736

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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A chilling account of Hugo Chávez's shadow war on the United States The American government has shrugged off South American politics for nearly forty years. In the meantime, our neighbor to the south has grown into an unprecedented threat. Hugo Chávez, the current president of Venezuela and a self-proclaimed enemy of the United States, commands what even Osama bin Laden only dreams of -- but few Americans see him as a true danger to this country. This book argues that we should. Chávez has the means and the motivation to harm the United States in a way that few other countries can, and he has declared an "asymmetric war" against America. He runs a sovereign nation that is the fourth largest supplier of oil to the United States. He enjoys annual windfall oil profits that equal the net worth of Bill Gates. He has more modern weapons than anyone in Latin America. He has strategic alliances with Iran, North Korea, and other enemies of America, yet he has duped many Americans -- from influential political and cultural leaders to ordinary citizens who benefit from his oil largess through his state-owned oil company -- into believing that he is a friend. Drawing on two decades of experience working at the highest level of Venezuelan and American politics, Schoen and Rowan go behind the scenes to examine Chávez's efforts to subvert both the American economy and his own country's stability. Not only did he help drive the price of oil from ten dollars a barrel to more than a hundred dollars a barrel, he's sponsored and become increasingly involved in civilian massacres, drug running, money laundering, nuclear weapons proliferation, and terrorist training. Schoen and Rowan have both the insight and the access to make a case not yet made in the American media. Over the course of the past decade while living and working in Venezuela as writers and political consultants, they've investigated Ch‡vez's past, explored his family connections, and gone up against him in a series of elections. Their startling revelations about Ch‡vez's rise to power and his reach into American politics make this the kind of urgent, newsbreaking narrative that will spark vital debate in the corridors of power.

Close to Home

A Materialist Analysis of Women's Oppression

Author: Christine Delphy

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1784782513

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Classic analysis of gender relations and patriarchy under capitalism Close to Home is the classic study of family, patriarchal ideologies, and the politics and strategy of women’s liberation. On the table in this forceful and provocative debate are questions of whether men can be feminists, whether “bourgeois” and heterosexual women are retrogressive members of the women’s movement, and how best to struggle against the multiple oppressions women endure. Rachel Hills’s foreword to this new edition explores how Christine Delphy’s analysis of marriage as the institution behind the exploitation of unpaid women’s labor is as radical and relevant today as it ever was. From the Trade Paperback edition.