Jim Harrison's legendary gourmandise is on full display in A Really Big Lunch. From the titular New Yorker piece about a French lunch that went to 37 courses to pieces from Brick, Playboy, Kermit Lynch's newsletter, and others; from the relationship between hunter and prey to the obscure language of wine reviews, A Really Big Lunch is shot through with Harrison's pointed aperçus and keen delight in the pleasures of the senses. And between the lines, the pieces give glimpses of Harrison's life.
In "The House in the Mist", weary traveler Hugh Austin arrives, seeking food and lodging for the night. "Enter, sir; you are the first to arrive, but the others cannot be far behind", he is told. "What others?" he wonders, gazing at a stern portrait hanging on the wall. He finds he has chanced upon the gathering of friends and relatives of the man in the portrait. An inheritance is to be divided, all concerned must be present by the appointed hour.
Ein lebensmüder Wissenschaftler, der aus Giraffenblut eine Formel zur Schlafüberwindung entwickelt hat. Ein skrupelloser Konzernchef, der mit Hilfe eines Auftragskillers die Formel in seinen Besitz bringen will. Ein kauziger alter Mann, dessen Hobby das Plastinieren von toten Ehefrauen ist. Sie alle begegnen sich in einer einzigen Nacht in einem abgelegenen Kaff in Montana.
A young man named Anodos experiences dream like adventures in Fairy Land, where he meets tree spirits, endures the presence of the overwhelming shadow, journeys to the palace of the fairy queen, and searches for the spirit of the earth. The story conveys a profound sadness and a poignant longing for death.
With the exception of the terrible retreat from Afghanistan, none of England's many little wars have been so fatal in proportion to the number of those engaged as our first expedition to Burma. The Burman policy of carrying off every boat on the river, laying waste the whole country, and driving away the inhabitants and the herds, maintained our army as prisoners in Rangoon through the first wet season; and caused the loss of half the white officers and men first sent there.
"Horatio Leavenworth, Esq., a millionaire, is murdered in his library while he is engaged in reviewing a book he plans to publish. He was shot cleanly in the back of the head (with his own pistol), meaning that he did not turn his head when his assassin entered the room. This fact led detective Ebenezer Gryce to conclude that he recognized the footsteps of his assailant and felt he had nothing to fear from this person." Thus begins this first novel in the "Mr. Gryce" series.
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in "The Strand Magazine" from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound.
During the reign of King Alfred, Danish forces have invaded the English countryside. Although the English try to repulse these attacks, they are overrun by the savagery and sheer numbers of the Danes. One of those deeply touched by these attacks is young Edmund. As a boy, he watched as his father was slain in battle fighting the Danes. Although young, he was intelligent, and noted the mistakes made on the battlefield.
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This is the revised Creating the Dynamic Dementia Care Team. This manual has been expanded and contains skill information for self-evaluation, brain anatomy of persons with dementia and how to interact, communicate, and help provide quality of life for those with brain related deficits. Caregivers are given practical tips and quizzes throughout the book. At the end of the book there is a self-evaluation chapter and help for family caregivers.
Lewis Carroll's masterpiece, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is arguably the classic children's story for ages eight to 80 and beyond. This 21st century rendition preserves Lewis Carroll's delightful tale and characters, remaining true to the events and spirit of the original work, while rendering them in a contemporary literary style and cultural context as opposed to 19th century England.
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