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An encounter with a drunk brings both adventure and trouble to a cynical middle-aged private detective

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Raymond Chandler
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1992
File : 379 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780394757681

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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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Patti Davis
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2011-07-27
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307801852

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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.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Margaret R. Miles
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2017-02-02
File : 104 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781498282390

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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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Meghan O'Rourke
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-04-14
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1101486554

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Genre : Fantasy fiction, Japanese
Author : Masaki Yamada
Publisher :
Release : 2004
File : 196 Pages
ISBN-13 : OCLC:1149198286

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Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Raymond Chandler
Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Release : 2002-06-11
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781400030200

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About the Book We all have very special memories of our daddy. He was the first man we ever loved and we did everything we could possibly do to make sure he was cared for. For nine months we did a rotation and stayed with him and kept him at home until it was no longer physically possible. We stood together and made the decision to place him in an Alzheimers facility. We fought every battle we could for him. We loved him physically and emotionally until the last breath that he took. He took us on a journey that we never dreamed we would go. We laughed, loved and cried more than anyone can imagine. We made friends with many people over our journey and now our journey has come to an end. For those who are facing this journey, know that you are not alone. Reach out for help and make friends with those who are walking in the same shoes. Know that those of us who have been there understand your hurt and your pain. These are our stories regarding our journey with our daddy through his nine year battle with Alzheimers. Our hope is to help those who are now faced with the same journey. There will be days of happiness and sunshine embrace these days and let them sustain you through the darker days and always know that you will never walk alone.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Judy Bodenheimer
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2011-04-19
File : 124 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781456742874

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Bruno Palier is CNRS Researcher at Sciences Po Paris. --

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Bruno Palier
Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
Release : 2010
File : 455 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9789089642349

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And so begins an extraordinary memoir by outstanding new talent P.J. Parker. Spanning three generations, The Long Goodbye takes us deep into the lives of an Australian family as they survive record-breaking floods, outlast epic droughts and face the unforgiving realities of life on the land.

This remarkable true story of grit and resilience depicts a family at their zenith, set against the spectacular backdrop of rural Queensland where life and death are never far apart.But not even the harshness of the Australian landscape can prepare them for what is to come.

Written with astounding lyricism, warmth and humour, The Long Goodbye is a deeply moving memoir about the unbreakable bonds of marriage, love and family. And it poses the most heartbreaking moral dilemma of all: when a loved one is suffering, is euthanasia the answer?

‘How far does our duty to love go? A devastating and beautiful memoir about a family and the painful tangle of life, loss and love. Funny, very Australian, and shot through with human truths: this is writing that is fresh, arresting and original.’ SUSAN JOHNSON

‘Powerful… extremely moving… totally heart-rending.’ ITA BUTTROSE

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : P.J. Parker
Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
Release : 2016-04-01
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781743584118

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Genre : Guernsey
Author : Olive Quin
Publisher :
Release : 1985
File : 92 Pages
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105073204062

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