A Novel

Author: Graham Norton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173286

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2886


From Graham Norton—the BAFTA-award-winning and hugely popular BBC America television host—comes a charming debut novel set in an idyllic Irish village where a bumbling investigator has to sort through decades of gossip and secrets to solve a mysterious crime. “With its tale of provincial life, gimlet-eyed spinsters, and thwarted love…it feels almost like a Miss Marple mystery written by Colm Tóibín” (New York Times). The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, and yet its inhabitants are troubled: Sergeant P.J. Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; Brid Riordan, a mother of two, hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste. So when human remains—suspected to be those of Tommy Burke, a former lover of both Brid and Evelyn—are discovered on an old farm, the village’s dark past begins to unravel. As a frustrated P.J. struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his professional life, he unearths a community’s worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regrets. Darkly comic, at times profoundly sad, and “especially inviting because of its tongue-in-cheek wit” (Kirkus Reviews), Holding is a masterful debut. Graham Norton employs his acerbic humor to breathe life into a host of lovable characters, and explore—with searing honesty—the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

Holding the Course

Author: Peter Rutland

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765603609

Category: History

Page: 453

View: 6020


Since its inception, the Annual Survey has built up an invaluable ready-reference library documenting the emergence of leaders and laggards, troublemakers and troubleshooters, crises and triumphs in the most rapidly changing region of the world. Each edition features chapters on every country of the region, covering essential historical background as well as current political developments and domestic and foreign policy issues. Supplementing the chapters are maps, data boxes, documents, and profiles of key personalities. The theme of the 1998 volume is Holding the Course.

Holding Time

How to Eliminate Conflict, Temper Tantrums, and Sibling Rivalry and Raise Happy, Loving, Successful Children

Author: Martha G. Welch,Mary Ellen Mark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671688782

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

View: 3790


"Holding time" is a breakthrough parenting strategy-a revolutionary approach to mother-child bonding that can make all children happier, more cooperative and more self-confident. This simple, scientific program is based on the nurturing bond that forms when you hold your child. With regular holding time sessions, you'll see your children become more loving and less demanding as your own self-esteem grows. Dr. Welch has already enjoyed remarkable success in solving everything from bed-wetting and hyperactivity to sibling rivalry in patients ranging from infancy to their preteen years. Book jacket.

Public Utility Holding Company Act

Opportunities Exist to Strengthen SEC's Administration of the Act

Author: Yvonne D. Jones

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422302873


Page: 51

View: 647


The Public Utility Holding Co. Act of 1935 (PUHCA), which is administered by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), subjects public utility holding companies to federal regulation. Some recent events have raised concerns about SEC's administration of the act. This report reviews SEC's administration of PUHCA. The report's objectives included: 1. determining the nature & the extent to which SEC regulates registered holding companies & the results of its regulation; 2. the extent to which SEC reviews claims of exemption & the results of these reviews; & 3. how SEC determines whether companies have a controlling influence over public utilities or holding companies. Charts & tables.

Holding the Center

Memoirs of a Life in Higher Education

Author: Howard Wesley Johnson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262600446

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4524


Memoir of a former MIT President, as well as professor, corporate director, and advisor to American government agencies and to museums and foundations.

The Band: Holding On

Author: D. L. Garfinkle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440684777

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3030


Sometimes letting go is the only way to hold it together. Rock band Amber Road is sizzling on stage. They're playing regularly at the hottest clubs in San Diego . . . but jealousy and resentment are about to throw off their perfect harmony. Tracie will do whatever it takes to get her ex-boyfriend Carter back, even offer him the one thing she thinks he wants most. Mark has gone too far. The only thing he loves more than the band is his girlfriend Lily, but an impulsive mistake might cost him everything. Sienna is all mixed up. She promised to help Tracie hook up with Carter. But how could she know that she would fall in love with him herself? Can the members of Amber Road achieve the fame they desire? Or will conflict and betrayal lead them to disaster?

Defending the Resurrection

Author: Ed James Patrick Holding

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1609576543

Category: Religion

Page: 412

View: 8575


Did Jesus rise from the dead? The question is one on which the truth of the Christian faith turns (1 Cor. 15). If Jesus did not rise, you may as well close down your church! In this volume, prominent Internet apologist James Patrick Holding and a team of Christian authors provide a series of essays defending the Resurrection as a historical event, taking on criticisms from every angle - from that which is scholarly to that which is plain lunacy! With this book, you'll be prepared to meet many of today's greatest challenges to the core event of the Christian faith. "Both the interested reader and especially the student of this subject should find many worthwhile discussions that are easily worth the price of the book." - from the Foreword by Dr. Gary Habermas

Holding Company: Poems

Author: Major Jackson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393070808

Category: Poetry

Page: 91

View: 6848


A collection of poetry explores art, literature and music as a kingdom, or an empire, a dark seductive force in our lives. By the author of Leaving Saturn a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Still Holding

Author: Bruce Wagner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439129673

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7425


If there's an even darker side to Hollywood than the one America is familiar with, Bruce Wagner has found it. A twenty-first-century Nathanael West, he has been hailed for his powerful prose, his Swiftian satire, and the scalpel-sharp wit that has, in each of his novels, dissected and sometimes disemboweled Hollywood excess. Now, in his most ambitious book to date, Still Holding, the third in the Cellular Trilogy that began with I'm Losing You and I'll Let You Go, Wagner immerses readers in post-September 11 Hollywood, revealing as much rabid ambition, rampant narcissism, and unchecked mental illness as ever. It is a scabrous, epiphanic, sometimes horrifying portrait of an entangled community of legitimate stars, delusional wanna-bes, and psychosociopaths. Wagner infiltrates the gilded life of a superstar actor/sex symbol/practicing Buddhist, the compromised world of a young actress whose big break comes when she's hired to play a corpse on Six Feet Under, and the strange parallel universe of look-alikes -- an entire industry in which struggling actors are hired out for parties and conventions to play their famous counterparts. Alternately hilarious and heartfelt, ferocious and empathetic, Still Holding is Bruce Wagner's most expertly calibrated work.

Tax Planning with Holding Companies - Repatriation of US Profits from Europe

Concepts, Strategies, Structures

Author: Rolf Eicke

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041127941

Category: Law

Page: 496

View: 9250


The book deals with tax planning with holding companies located in Europe, Asia of the Caribbean. It analyses the problem of repatriating U.S. profits from Europe, going far beyond the routing of income via different companies. Instead, the approach includes an analysis of the interdependencies between international tax competition, holding company regimes, and tax planning concepts in order to establish a basis for tax planning measures regardless of the fast changing legal environment for holding companies in the different countries.

HOLDING ON- "I Sued the Mafia and Lived to Tell About It" The Story of Sundance Dane & Kerri James

Author: Doug Dane Fenske

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609113284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

View: 6322


Apparently you can sue the mafia and live to tell about it. In his dynamic autobiography, Doug Dane explains the extraordinary circumstances that led to this conflict when his life was threatened, and how he survived. This true story about the author and his wife, Kerri James, is told in graphic terms in HOLDING ON - I Sued the Mafia and Lived to Tell About It (The Story of Sundance Dane and Kerri James). The book has taken ten years to write; it is the story of a man whose life occupation has been waste recycling, processing, trucking and disposal, with a lifelong goal of developing a system of waste recovery parks throughout the world. An amateur boxer, Dane still competes at age 61, against opponents 30 and 40 years younger than himself. I have won the Southern California Golden Gloves Championship several times, and I believe that much of age is a state of mind. He was motivated to write his memoir by the brave people, who no matter what the cost, never give up, and when I re-met my first love. About the Author: Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, first-time author Doug Dane now resides with his wife in Santa Barbara, California. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/HoldingOn-ISuedTheMafiaAndLivedToTellAboutIt.htm

Holding On

A Parable of Faith and Strength

Author: Jo Evans Lynn

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1625161115

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 5358


Set in rural South Carolina and urban North Carolina, in the novel Holding On: A Parable of Faith and Strength, we watch Sister Fullmore emerge through a very untypical childhood to become a very untypical woman. The book begins on her first day of school, where we see hints of the smart, sassy young woman she becomes. From a father who drinks his family into a life of poverty, to brothers who leave her to fend for herself, Sister's expectations for the male population are pretty low. Somehow, it seems the men in her life live "down" to those expectations. Her Grandma Hester tells her, "Pick your man, don't let a man pick you. That way you know what you're getting." Her mother's advises, "Don't fall in love with a man just because of his looks unless he has enough money to buy you a house." In all her sixteen years of living, Sister hasn't met one man who tempted her to forget that advice. Then she meets a fine piece of chocolate manhood named Joe Ervin Evans... A liquor house wasn't a place where a man figured on meeting the woman of his dreams, and finding a wife was the last thing on Joe's mind that night. Until he meets Sister, his smile has never failed to make a woman's heart melt. Undaunted by her seeming lack of interest in him, he sets out to convince this pretty little woman that she is going to be his.

Clutter Busting

Letting Go of What's Holding You Back

Author: Brooks Palmer

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577318463

Category: House & Home

Page: 232

View: 1210


Piles of junk in garages and closets, overflowing papers on desks, items unused for years, masses of unanswered email, clothing never worn, useless gifts that collect dust; all these things, says Brooks Palmer, come weighted with shame and guilt and have a suffocating effect on spirit and soul. In this insightful book, Palmer shows how to get rid of the things in our lives that no longer serve us. By tossing out these unneeded items, we are also eliminating their negative influences, freeing up energy, and unlocking our potential. Loaded with inspiring anecdotes and practical tips, Clutter Busting is based on the premise that your things are not sacred, but you are. The book explores such fundamental topics as the false identities we assume through clutter, the fear of change those junk piles represent, the addictive nature of holding on to objects, how clearing clutter makes room for clarity and sweeps away confusion and stasis, and much more. With Brooks’s upbeat and compassionate guidance, you’ll find yourself clearing the way for new and exciting things to come into your life.

Shattering the Christ Myth

Author: James Patrick Holding

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606472712

Category: Religion

Page: 388

View: 3870


How To Get Rid of Jesus: Prove He Didn't Exist! A popular question posed by Christians today asks, "WWJD?" - which stands for, "What Would Jesus Do?" For more and more Skeptics of Christianity, however, the answer to this question is, "JDNE" - which stands for, "Jesus did not exist!" In this volume, edited by prominent Internet apologist James Patrick Holding, a team of Christian authors provide a series of essays giving detailed answers to those who argue for the "Christ myth." Though rejected by mainstream scholars, this theory continues to grow in popularity among popular writers and Internet antagonists. The need for Christians to be ready to give an answer to it will only become more urgent. "Here's a clear and compelling rebuttal to fallacious claims that keep resurfacing in books and on the Internet. It's well-researched, expertly presented, and ultimately convincing." - Lee Strobel, author, The Case for the Real Jesus

Interpreting and Holding

The Paternal and Maternal Functions of the Psychotherapist

Author: Jeffrey Seinfeld

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780876685013

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

View: 3039


Interpreting and holding are the two major functions of the psychotherapist. The former was exemplified by Freud and the latter by Winnicott. The author describes the development and use of both these modalities and shows how both are used in specific therapeutic problems.

Holding On

Author: Sarah Hadley Brook

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

ISBN: 1634864875

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 1730


Eighteen year-old Aaron Pickard is dealing with a lot: he’s falling for his straight best friend, his mother has ended up in the hospital after a violent assault by his father, and he’s trying to decide when to come out. Tack on the stress of an upcoming prom and graduation, a part-time job, and the possibility he could lose his best friend, and he’s an emotional wreck. Aaron’s best friend Jeff Leaton provides a soft place for him to fall when his life is thrown into chaos, literally holding him each night as they fall asleep. As Jeff helps Aaron navigate through the mess that has become his new normal, Aaron’s feelings for Jeff intensify. Aaron’s pretty sure it’s all going to end badly, but he’s holding on to hope.

The Holding

Author: Merilyn Simonds

Publisher: Emblem Editions

ISBN: 0771080727


Page: 328

View: 2773


New York Times Editor's Choice Alyson Thomson has left the city for an abandoned farm in the Madawaska hills of Ontario, with Walker, a potter. There, they live a life of artistic and emotional independence, until eventually the isolation brings to the fore tensions and conflicts within the relationship. After a tragedy enters Alyson’s life, she uncovers, in the ruins of a decrepit log cabin, the hidden writings of a young woman who lived on their land more than a hundred years before. As Alyson reads the harrowing tale of Margaret MacBayne, who left behind hardship in a Scottish seacoast town for the Canadian bush in 1859 with the hope of building a new life, she finds Margaret’s story comes to parallel her own in disturbing and unpredictable ways. A brilliant illumination of the lives of two women who occupy the same place a century apart, The Holding reveals the things we keep most guarded, whose truths often lie in unexpected places. From the Hardcover edition.

Holding on

African American Women Surviving HIV/AIDS

Author: Alyson O'Daniel

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803288409

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

View: 2265


In "Holding On," anthropologist Alyson O Daniel analyzes the abstract debates about health policy for the sickest and most vulnerable Americans as well as the services designated to help them by taking readers into the daily lives of poor African American women living with HIV at the advent of the 2006 Treatment Modernization Act. At a time when social support resources were in decline and publicly funded HIV/AIDS care programs were being re-prioritized, women s daily struggles with chronic poverty, drug addiction, mental health, and neighborhood violence influenced women s lives in sometimes unexpected ways. An ethnographic portrait of HIV-positive black women and their interaction with the U.S. healthcare system, "Holding On" reveals how gradients of poverty and social difference shape women s health care outcomes and, by extension, women s experience of health policy reform. Set among the realities of poverty, addiction, incarceration, and mental illness, the case studies in "Holding On" illustrate how subtle details of daily life affect health and how overlooking them when formulating public health policy has fostered social inequality anew and undermined health in a variety of ways."

Hands Are for Holding:The Sense of Touch

The Sense of Touch

Author: Katherine Hengel

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1614785236

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3316


This title introduces young readers to the sense of touch. Engaging photos show kids using their hands in relation to real world experiences like holding hands and reading Braille. Simple sentences make this title fun for kids to read and understand the what, how, when and why of one of the five senses. Fun facts, a comprehension quiz and a glossary are also included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.