The Boy in the Shadows

Author: Carl-Johan Vallgren

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784291285

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6400


In an overcrowded Stockholm underground station a father and his two boys are late for their train. Joel, the youngest, is howling in his pushchair and his seven-year-old brother, Kristoffer, refuses to take the lift. A woman approaches and offers to lead Kristoffer up the stairs. Reluctantly his father agrees, but when he arrives on the platform Kristoffer and the woman have vanished without a trace. Many years later, Joel, now an adult, goes missing in suspicious circumstances. His wife turns to Danny Katz - an old friend - for help. But Katz isn't the only one trying to find Joel, and the deeper he digs the more secrets he uncovers about the wealthy and powerful family at the heart of the investigation. Then suddenly, the case takes a dramatic new turn.

The Boy in Nebraska and the Ice Man of the Alps

Author: Anthony T. Cluff

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524617547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 580

View: 2008


In keeping with the keen historical insights of his first book, In Search of the Great White God, where he probes origins of his childhood religion, Anthony T. Cluff once again reaches back in time to tell stories here of thirty-two boys and men and their journey to manhood. While each story is unique, Cluff says that the common theme in all is the uncertainty of the journey once it has begun. The outcome can never be foreseen. One young boys journey ends almost before it begins, anothers at the doorstep to manhood, while another mans journey has gone on for centuries. In the telling of these stories, Cluff creates a new awareness of the long and unbroken chain that links all of us living today with the boys and men who overcame the challenges of lifes journey in the past. Then, as now, the journeys are about courage, heroism, tragedy, defeat, setbacks, and opportunity. There is something here for everyone in these stories, Cluff says, but these stories will have special meaning for young men who are now on their own unique journeys to becoming a man.

The Boy in the Book

Author: Nathan Penlington

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755365712

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 482


When Nathan discovered a job lot of the first 106 adventures for sale on eBay, there was never any question that he would place a bid. When the books arrived, he lost himself in the old adventures. Yet, as he flicked through the pages, there was another story being written. In the margins of each book were the scribblings of the little boy who had once owned them, a little boy by the name of Terence John Prendergast. Terence wrote jokes and hints for adventurers following the same stories as him. More troubling, among the notes were intimations of a tormented childhood: of the boys and teachers who bullied him; of the things he hated about himself and had to improve; of his thoughts of suicide and his desperate need to find friends, be liked, and find somebody - anybody - to confide in. THE BOY IN THE BOOK is Nathan's poignant recreation of the discovery of the fragments of Terence Prendergast's diary, his quest to find the lost boy, and the friendship that resulted from their first meeting. In doing so, Nathan is forced to examine his own childhood - and, as his relationship with Terence deepens, he begins to believe that the two men are not so different, and to reflect on the darkness that can exist in childhood.

The Boy in the Gap

Author: Paul Soye

Publisher: Liberties Press

ISBN: 1907593691

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1543


Jack Sammon waits in jail on remand for a horrific crime that has scarred the community, wrestling with his memory and scribbling the details of his life in a school copy-book. Jack grows up on a small farm in a close-knit West of Ireland community with his mother, older brother, and baby sister. He might have overcome the untimely death of his father had his mother's disastrous choice of a second partner not alienated the support of their neighbours, an act that sets Jack on a risky life path. He is drawn to local eccentric Irene, who reveals to him secrets about his family that will shake him to his core.

Pathways and Parables for a Changing World

Author: Miriandra Rota

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 9781891824531

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 452

View: 7379


Angelic Technology Manifesting on Earth Now those who could not attend the Angel Academy in person have a unique opportunity to learn about major metaphysical topics from the Angels themselves. Light From the Angels discusses difficult subjects in the angels' own precise, easy-to-understand language. Many formidable concepts that have been hazy for most students of metaphysics will suddenly become crystal clear and meaningful as the angels deftly show you how life's intricate, complex puzzle pieces fit easily together. Whether you are a professional healer, a channel, a psychic, or just simply interested in advanced metaphysics, the Divine Mother and the Rose Angels will take you by the hand and lead you down exciting new pathways of self-discovery and adventure. Their methods for inner transformation are practical, appealing, and enlightening: you owe it to yourself to make them a permanent part of your spiritual life.

Beyond the Bridges

Author: Jerry M. Hay

Publisher: Inland Waterways Books

ISBN: 9780970308665

Category:

Page: 300

View: 5223


Coach Tommy Thompson and the Boys of Sequoyah

Author: Patti Dickinson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806185511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 309

View: 8110


When eleven-year-old Tommy Thompson arrived at a government-run Indian boarding school in 1915, it seemed a last resort for the youngster. Instead, it turned out to be the first step toward a life dedicated to helping others. Thompson went on to become a star athlete and football coach—a Cherokee legend whose story is remembered by many and is now finally told for a wider audience. Following gridiron fame at Northeastern State College, Thompson returned to Sequoyah Vocational School in 1947 as Boys’ Coach and Advisor. More than a thousand boys attended the boarding school during the eleven years he coached there. Writing for readers old and young, Patti Dickinson tells the inspiring story of how this one man made a difference in the lives of a generation of Indian youth. Through football, Thompson taught his boys the skills and values they would need to succeed in life, and twice led his team to the state finals. Dickinson describes the success of that program, including one epic, rain-soaked championship game. She paints compelling portraits of Thompson’s boys—the men whose firsthand stories and reminiscences form the basis of the narrative—and re-creates daily life at the school. To his boys, Thompson was Ah-sky-uh, “the man,” a Cherokee term of respect. Half a century after his death, Sequoyah High School still reveres his memory. This book secures his place in history as it opens a new window on the boarding school experience.

The River of Fire

Author: Patrick Easter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 085738080X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8352


It is March 1799. A sunken lugger in the Pool of London reveals a grisly secret: The bodies of two men entombed in the crew's cabin. Suspicion falls on a third member of the crew seen fleeing the scene. He had a known motive for murder. Against the background of a nation at war with Napoleon, River Surveyor Tom Pascoe finds his own life under threat as he digs deeper into the case. He uncovers the existence of French agents in London whose task is to strike a deadly blow to the heart of the capital and undermine England's ability to continue the war. Tom's job is further complicated by the presence of a new member of the police crew with a shocking secret of his own...