Author: Mark Shriver
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father and applies them to his own life When Sargent "Sarge" Shriver—founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty—died in 2011 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's, thousands of tributes poured in from friends and strangers worldwide. These tributes, which extolled the daily kindness and humanity of "a good man," moved his son Mark far more than those who lauded Sarge for his big-stage, headline-making accomplishments. After a lifetime searching for the path to his father's success in the public arena, Mark instead turns to a search for the secret of his father's joy, his devotion to others, and his sense of purpose. Mark discovers notes and letters from Sarge; hears personal stories from friends and family that zero in on the three guiding principles of Sarge's life—faith, hope, and love—and recounts moments with Sarge that now take on new value and poignancy. In the process, Mark discovers much about himself, as a father, as a husband, and as a social justice advocate. A Good Man is an inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy.
Author: William Boyd
In the small African republic of Kinjanja, British diplomat Morgan Leafy bumbles heavily through his job. His love of women, his fondness for drink, and his loathing for the country prove formidable obstacles on his road to any kind of success. But when he becomes an operative in Operation Kingpin and is charged with monitoring the front runner in Kinjanja’s national elections, Morgan senses an opportunity to achieve real professional recognition and, more importantly, reassignment. After he finds himself being blackmailed, diagnosed with a venereal disease, attempting bribery, and confounded with a dead body, Morgan realizes that very little is going according to plan.
Author: Guy Vanderhaeghe
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
In the ambitious and masterful final novel of his bestselling trilogy, Guy Vanderhaeghe, returns to the nineteenth century Canadian and American West to explore the final days of one of the world’s last great frontiers. Wesley Case is a former soldier and son of a Canadian lumber baron who sets out into the untamed borderlands between Canada and the United States to escape a dark secret from his past. He settles in Montana where he hopes to buy a cattle ranch, and where he begins work as a liaison between the American and Canadian militaries in an effort to contain the Native Americans’ unresolved anger in the wake of the Civil War. Amidst the brutal violence that erupts between the Sioux warriors and U.S. forces, Case’s plan for a quiet ranch life is further compromised by an unexpected dilemma: he falls in love with the beautiful, outspoken, and recently widowed Ada Tarr. It’s a budding romance that soon inflames the jealousy of Ada’s quiet and deeply disturbed admirer, Michael Dunne. When the American government unleashes its final assault on the Indians, Dunne commences his own vicious plan for vengeance in one last feverish attempt to claim Ada as his own.
Author: Patrick Gale
Publisher: Open Road Media
The bestselling British novel about love, marriage, family, secrets, and how the power of faith can transform lives even in the midst of inconsolable loss After being paralyzed in a rugby accident, twenty-year-old, wheelchair-bound Lenny Barnes feels he has nothing left to live for and is putting his affairs in order before committing suicide. As lively Mazey Day celebrations take place in the Cornish town of Penzance, Lenny summons a parish priest to his home. Father Barnaby Johnson is shocked to discover that he has been called in not to comfort but to deliver last rites. Lenny’s death will reverberate not only in Barnaby’s life but in the lives of his family and those around them, from Barnaby’s wife, Dorothy, to Modest Carlsson, a parishioner and former teacher whose affair with an underage student cost him his job, his marriage, and, quite possibly, his soul. Narrated in a nonlinear style from the characters’ shifting perspectives and ages, this spellbinding, exquisitely crafted novel exposes the fault lines in relationships as it limns the consequences of our actions. The novel that author Patrick Gale describes as “an echo chamber” to his international bestseller Notes from an Exhibition, A Perfectly Good Man reveals another family in crisis and asks what it truly means to be good. This Richard & Judy Book Club pick is a story of warmth, wisdom, and compassion on crises of faith, the power of prayer, morality, and what it means to be a parent.
Author: Alisa Goodwin Snell
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Is he a Good Man?Or a Jerk?In the dating game, how does a side step the jerks to snag a good man? Where does she learn the rules of the game so she can protect herself from unnecessary injury? Who gives her the insider tips, hints, and secrets for confidence and success that will coach her through every stage of the game, from flirting to the final goal?Finding a good man isn't as easy as it seems, but Dating Game Secrets for Marrying a Good Man is each woman's personal guide to the Dating Game, complete with:A professional coach to guide her through the game.19 game play strategies for her safety, confidence, and success.A 3-date rule to identify the potentially abusive and manipulative before they come in for the tackle.Practical hints for dodging the 20 common mistakes women make, so she will be less likely to fumble the ball.Hundreds of tips for avoiding unnecessary injuries by maneuvering around the stumbling blocks, potholes, loose balls, and collisions that are a common part of the game.17 secrets to the male psychology to keep men in constant pursuit of her (from flirting, to the first date, to engagement and marriage) so she can reach the final goal of the dating game.Play it safe by knowing the game and finding the guidelines that will help you win!
Author: J.J. Murray
Publisher: Kensington Books
"A Good Man earns a place at the top of the to-be-read pile." --USA Today Sonya Richardson can't resist starring on a hit reality dating show to give America a taste of what a real black woman is like. The former celebrity pro athlete is breaking all of "Hunk Or Punk's" rules, refusing to bling-up like a diva, and tackling whatever drama her suitors have in store. But one contestant is throwing Sonya off her game. He's kind, way too easy to spill her secrets to--and giving her the type of hope she hasn't felt in a long time. . . Widowed former pastor John Bond knows he's the show's "designated white guy," expected to fail every challenge and be gone in a month. He also knows he has to take risks to find love again. Now Sonya is inspiring him to do whatever it takes to stay in the running, win her heart. . .and prove their dreams can be a reality. "Readers will be cheering for all of Murray's characters to find their joy." --RT Book Reviews (A TOP PICK) "Murray's wonderful characters, caring perspective, humor, and the story's fabulous ending make this a winning read." --Booklist "Deceptively light but ocean-deep. . .readers should brace for a three-hanky finale." –Publishers Weekly
Author: Roger Guay, Kate Clark Flora
A game warden’s journey from the woods of Maine to the swamps of New Orleans. When Roger Guay’s father died in a tragic fishing accident, a kind game warden helped him through the loss. Inspired by this experience, as well as his love of the outdoors, Guay became a game warden and certified K9 handler, beginning a successful career that would span twenty-five years and see him establish canine units as a staple of the game warden service. Guay takes readers into the patient, watchful world of a warden catching poachers and protecting pristine wilderness, and the sometimes CSI-like reconstruction of deer- and moose-poaching scenes. Guay searches for lost hunters and hikers, estimating that over the years, he has pulled more than two hundred bodies out of Maine’s north woods. His frequent companion is a little brown lab named Reba, who can find discarded weapons, ejected shells, hidden fish, and missing people. A Good Man with a Dog explores Guay’s life as he and his canine partners are exposed to increasingly terrible events, from tracking down hostile poachers to searching for victims of violent crimes, including a year-long search for the hidden graves of two babies buried by a Massachusetts cult. He witnessed firsthand FEMA’s mismanagement of the post-Katrina cleanup efforts in New Orleans, an experience that left him scarred and disheartened. But he found hope with the support of family and friends, and eventually returned to the woods he knew and loved from the days of his youth.
Author: Naomi King
A first book in a two-part series follows the struggles of widowed mother of three Amanda to unite her newly blended family after marrying a widower father of five, an effort that is compromised by sibling squabbles, her new husband's reluctance to make changes and Amanda's pursuit of a much-loved pottery vocation. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Author: A.J. Kazinski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
According to Jewish scripture, there are thirty-six righteous people on earth. Without them, humanity would perish. But the thirty-six do not know that they are the chosen ones. In Beijing, a monk collapses in his chamber. A fiery mark has spread across his back and down his spine. In Mumbai, a man who served the poor dies suddenly. His body shows the same mark. Similar deaths are reported in cities around the world - the victims all humanitarians, all with the same death mark. In Copenhagen, it falls to veteran detective Niels Bentzon to investigate. He is told to find eight 'good people' of Denmark and warn them of this threat. But Bentzon is trained to see the worst in people and he becomes increasingly skeptical as he realizes that not everyone perceived to be good is truly good. It is only when Niels meets Hannah, a brilliant astrophysicist mourning the death of her husband, that the pair begin to piece together the puzzle and a pattern emerges. There have been thirty-four deaths and there are two more to come. According to the pattern, Bentzon and Hannah can predict the time and place of the final two. The murders will occur in Venice and Copenhagen. And the time is now. 'A breathtaking thriller' Ekstra Bladet 'A catching and entertaining story told with breathtaking pace' Politiken 'Beautifully done . . . and the ending is truly surprising' litteratursiden.dk
Publisher: Bison Books
Pete Newell is considered one of the finest basketball minds in the sport’s history. His death in 2008 spawned tributes from around the country, including legendary UCLA coach John Wooden and Bob Knight, who considered Newell his mentor. Newell, Knight, and Dean Smith are the only men to coach championships at the Olympics, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the National Invitational Tournament (NIT), and of the three, only Newell won the NIT at a time when it was considered the nation’s most prestigious tournament. He had a fiercely competitive rivalry with Wooden and won his last eight meetings against Wooden’s UCLA teams before retiring in 1960. Although he retired for health reasons, he continued to teach the game, notably at the famed Big Man’s Camp, for the rest of his life. Based on hundreds of interviews of veterans of the game, A Good Man is Bruce Jenkins’s complete biography of Pete Newell.
Author: Alisa Goodwin Snell
Publisher: Cedar Fort
A Good Man . . . Single women often say they want one. Few believe they can find one. Those who don't have one usually insist that they do. and many more dismiss one without a thought. Sadly, single women often cycle through this condition over and over again. and they don't understand why. Being single can cause many to doubt their personal skills, attractiveness, ability to love and be loved, or possibility of ever becoming happily married. Everyone has a bad day. Everyone has fears and doubts. However, if you take charge, you will be successful in your search for a good man. Being successful in dating depends upon many factors: You must believe you can and will be successful. You must believe the kind of man or woman you are looking for will appreciate, value, and love you. You must have accurate information about the opposite sex, their needs, feelings, and motivations in relationships. You must play an active role in the process. In Want to Marry a Good Man, Alisa Goodwin Snell provides an exceptional guide for single women, offering advice on everything from flirting to the first date to engagement and marriage.
Author: Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Presents a chronology of the life of author Flannery O'Conner, comments and letters by the author about the story, and a series of ten critical essays by noted authors about her work.
Author: Renee Gusta
This book is about a single black woman name Roberta, but her freinds call her Roe. In the past couple of years, Roe has been without a man in her life. She's tire of dating no good men and starts concentrating on her career. She goes back to school trying to get her life back on track after man drama. In the process, she meets a man who has everything a woman wants. She acts bitter toward him because she thinks he's just like the men she has meant in the past. Little did Roe know, Mike was the prefect man any women could ever ask for. Roe insecurities get in the way and almost mess up a prefectly good thing. Besides Roe having problems with her love life, she also has to deal with family drama. Roe older sister Deidra and her fianceis running from some notorious drug dealers that will kill anybody who stands in their way of finding them.
Author: Debra Phillips
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
"First of all, just for the record, I love me some me. You heard right. . .I truly love Miss Queenisha Renae Sutton. The tall, well-endowed, fine honey-coated sistah that I be." Queenisha Renae Sutton is always ready, willing and able to walk away from any man who either can't or won't appreciate her, because after all, she is all woman. Then she meets tall and handsome Zeke Washington at a charity fundraiser, and buys him lock, stock and barrel. For one night. Determined to get her money's worth, she approaches their first date with one goal: to make Zeke her man, no matter what the cost. With the help of her best friend, Poetta, who puts a "voodoo hex" on Zeke to help lure him in, Queenisha gets more than she bargained for. And before long she finds herself changing to please a man. And if love wasn't complicated enough, she discovers an even sweeter love where she least expects it.