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Billy Goat Hill
Mark Stanleigh Morris
1590524063
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
It's 1958 in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood, and eight-year-old Wade Parker and his six-year-old brother Luke are coming to terms with the sudden death of their infant brother and the unraveling of their family. When the boys are having an adventure one day at a nearby pond, they accidentally become involved in a murder, which haunts them for years to come. Morris's debut novel (which he previously self-published under the title The King of Billy Goat Hill) is full of promise, despite a few rough patches, especially the unnecessary epilogue and some dialogue that can be florid. (One early scene has a character snapping philosophically during a fight sequence that fear "seizes you like some kind of two-part poison! A frigid-hot fever makes you shiver and sweat and makes your brain skip like a broken record stuck...


Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Edmund Morris
0375756787
November 2001
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Keeping the same narrator who was used for Morris's THEODORE REX (the book describing Roosevelt's years as president) helps fans maintain continuity. TR was a complex and contradictory genius of a man not easily understood in today's more politically correct atmosphere. Reader Harry Chase helps this process by bringing out the compassion and "enthusiastic rambunctiousness" that mere words or photos can never quite get across. Theodore Roosevelt was a bellicose man who won a Nobel Peace Prize, a great nature conservationist who loved to hunt, a bull moose of a man who liked nothing better than to get down on his hands and knees to play with his children. All of this is brought adroitly alive by Chase's marvelous reading. In many ways more interesting and informative as to the makeup of this amazing man than even THEODORE...


The Ghost Next Door
Mark Alan Morris
0595297862
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
"A collection of chilling stories...eerily believable and truly spooky...very strongly recommended..."--Midwest Book Review

Most people think of ghosts as rare, elusive creatures that are more or less inaccessible to the average Joe. Sure, we read about them, watch TV shows about them and tell stories about them, but we'll probably never run into one--right? Don't be so sure. Even if you've never personally encountered a ghost, chances are you know someone who has.

The Ghost Next Door takes a revealing look into the lives of average, everyday people from across the country who have had experiences in the realm of the unexplained. Whether you're a true believer in ghosts or a hard-nosed skeptic, you're sure to get a chill or two when you read about the woman who was visited by her grandfather...on...



Fatal Error
Mark Morris
0786015241
February 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Moon Handbooks Atlantic Canada
Mark Morris
1566913853
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Captivating and picturesque, Atlantic Canada is yours to discover with this updated guide. Authors Mark Morris and Andrew Hempstead provide details on Nova Scotia's maritime traditions, New Brunswick's Acadian coast, Prince Edward Island's villages, and Newfoundland and Labrador's great outdoors. Enjoy the stunning combination of European background and rugged North American beauty, the cultural and historical coverage that Moon Handbooks are known for, and all the practical information you'll need. "Attractions and sight-seeing trips are detailed and well-presented with useful recommendations for food and drink and things to do." -- Eclectic Book Reviews


Oregon (Moon Handbooks Series)
Mark Morris
1566915848
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
If you're seeking more than the standard itinerary, Moon Handbooks Oregon is the essential guide to the state's breathtaking mountains, scenic coastline, and active lifestyle. Complete with accommodation, dining, and transportation options from Tillamook County to the Columbia River Gorge, plus photographs and useful maps that make it simple to find each destination, this edition gives the most up-to-date details for first-time visitors and Pacific Northwest veterans alike. Authors Elizabeth and Mark Morris, Oregon enthusiasts and residents, give thorough coverage of top sights, events, family destinations, and outdoor opportunities. From exploring the crystal waters of Crater Lake to the diverse neighborhoods of Portland, every worthwhile sight and activity in Oregon is covered in this book.


Sounds of the Inner Eye
Wulf Herzogenrath
0295982748
Aug 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Sounds of the Inner Eye explores the artistic and biographical connection among three of the Pacific Northwestís most significant and highly respected artists. Mark Tobey, often aligned with the abstract expressionists, was a pioneer in integrating elements of Asian art into mystical, calligraphic paintings. Morris Graves, known as something of an art world maverick, combined Eastern religious beliefs and a deep appreciation of the natural world in his work, focusing initially on the Northwestís birds and vegetation. John Cage, an avant-garde composer, philosopher, writer, and printmaker, began his visual creations with graphic representations of musical scores, and then evolved to include printmaking, drawing, and watercolor. Sounds of the Inner Eye explores the lives and careers of these three men who...


North toward Home
Willie Morris
0375724605
August 2000
Paperback
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London Sunday Times
"The finest evocation of American boyhood since Mark Twain" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
"North Toward Home is the finest evocation of an American boyhood since Mark Twain."--Sunday Times (London)

"Vivid sketches of personas and places, moments when the spirit of things is caught with affecting precision.... And...prose that is extraordinarily clean, flexible and incisive."--The New York Times Book Review

"North Toward Home is a classic."--William Styron

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Northwest Mythologies
Sheryl Conkelton
0295983221
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Some of the best-known modern painters in the American Northwest, the artists Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson have been called the leaders of a "Northwest School" since the 1940s. But a detailed investigation of their interactions from 1930 to 1954 shows the perception of these four artists as a cohesive group to be a myth. Northwest Mythologies offers a new analysis of their interactions and accomplishments, and places their art and ideologies in the larger context of American modernism. Although the four artists exchanged ideas and shared common interests, they were close friends and colleagues for only a few years around the time of World War II. Each experimented with stylistic elements admired in the others’ painting, yet they produced distinctive, widely ranging bodies of work...


The Immaculate
Mark Morris
0843956704
January 2006
Paperback
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The Lonely Places
J. M. Morris
044023736X
Feb 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Self-declared all-around victim Ruth Gemmill, the heroine of Morris's debut suspense novel, flees her abusive lover and heads to the small northern England town of Greenwell for a surprise visit with her brother, Alex, a gay high school teacher. But Ruth is in for a surprise herself: Alex has disappeared, and few in Greenwell know or care where he has gone. Ruth's anxious inquiries bring to the surface her most disturbing memories and dreams of lurid childhood traumas, not to mention the unwelcome reappearance of the abusive lover, Matt. Meanwhile, the behavior of the Greenwell populace is so ominous Ruth suspects that even apparently helpful townsfolk like kindly Keith and lovely Liz may not be what they seem. Indeed, they are not. Ruth falls into the hands of rough policemen and the arms of friends of both...


The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People
Cathleen Falsani
0374163812
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Religion reporter Falsani dishes up a whimsical and absorbing collection of interviews with assorted literati and glitterati, dissecting issues of faith, ethics and personal spirituality. Since several of these profiles originated as columns in the Chicago Sun-Times, it is perhaps not surprising that many of the interviewees have a Chicago connection, like radio shock jock Mancow, Smashing Pumpkins lead Billy Corgan and Dusty Baker, the manager of the Cubs. But the questions undertaken are truly universal. Some of the stars evince a fairly traditional stance on faith, including observant Muslim basketball star Hakeem Olajuwon, who prays in Arabic daily and runs all of his businesses according to the anti-interest tenets of Islamic law; novelist Anne Rice, who has recently returned to the...


Mark Morris
Joan Ross Acocella
0819567310
October 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This book is the first to seriously take stock of Morris, who is widely considered to be the leading modern dance choreographer of his generation. Born in Seattle, Wash., in 1956, Morris lived there, in the author's view, as a more or less contented iconoclast before heading for New York City in 1976 and dancing with several companies, then starting the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1980. Acocella devotes chapters to the preoccupations of his work, its themes (e.g., "irony and sincerity") and fundamental character, and others to the character of the choreographer himself as seen in the context of his career. One of the most absorbing chapters is largely narrative--"Brussels," telling of Morris's ("Mr. Outrageous") difficult years from 1988 to 1991 in conservative Belgium, where he was splendidly set up in the...


Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists
Morris Rossabi
0520244192
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Land-locked between its giant neighbors, Russia and China, Mongolia was the first Asian country to adopt communism and the first to abandon it. When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s, Mongolia turned to international financial agencies--including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank--for help in compensating for the economic changes caused by disruptions in the communist world. Modern Mongolia is the best-informed and most thorough account to date of the political economy of Mongolia during the past decade. In it, Morris Rossabi explores the effects of the withdrawal of Soviet assistance, the role of international financial agencies in supporting a pure market economy, and the ways that new policies have led to greater political freedom but also to...


Julius Caesar
Mark Morris
0748769595
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Nelson Thornes Shakespeare - Macbeth Teacher Resource Book
Mark Morris
0748769617
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Mark, Vol. 2
R. Alan Cole
0802804810
December 1989
Paperback
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