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The Old Man

Author : Thomas Perry
Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release : 2017-01-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780802189769

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From the New York Times–bestselling author of Poison Flower: a retired intelligence officer is caught in “[a] harrowing hunt-and-hide adventure” (The New York Times). To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don’t have multiple driver’s licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, or two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run. Thirty-five years ago, as a young army intelligence hotshot, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase acted according to his conscience—and triggered consequences he never could have anticipated. To this day, someone still wants him dead. And just when he thought he was finally safe, Chase is confronted with the history he spent much of his life trying to escape. “Perry drives deep into Jack Reacher territory in this stand-alone [novel] . . . Swift, unsentimental, and deeply satisfying. Liam Neeson would be perfect in the title role.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Old Man

Author : Sarah V
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-04
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781776571918

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Day breaks over the town. Get up, everybody! It's time to go to school. For the old man too, it's time to wake up. The night was icy and he's hungry. His name? He doesn't know . . . This is the story of a person with no job, no family, no home--a nobody, who can't even remember what he was once named. But his day changes when he is noticed by a child. Drawn in soft, watercolor pencil, this is an important story for our times. This gentle, compelling book will appeal to a child's sense of justice and to every reader's compassion.

The Old Man And The Sea

Author : Ernest Hemingway
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-02-14
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781443414555

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Book The Old Man And The Sea Description/Summary:

Santiago, an old Cuban fisherman, has gone 84 days without catching a fish. Confident that his bad luck is at an end, he sets off alone, far into the Gulf Stream, to fish. Santiago’s faith is rewarded, and he quickly hooks a marlin...a marlin so big he is unable to pull it in and finds himself being pulled by the giant fish for two days and two nights. HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

This Old Man

Author : Roger Angell
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2016-10-18
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781101971390

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Book This Old Man Description/Summary:

Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, steps up with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibrant life. Whether it's a Fourth of July in rural Maine, the opening game of the 2015 World Series, editorial exchanges with John Updike, a letter to a son, or his award-winning essay on aging, "This Old Man," what links the pieces is Angell's unique perceptions and humor, his utter absence of self-pity, and his appreciation of friends and colleagues encountered over a fruitful career unlike any other.

Old Man Country

Author : Thomas R. Cole
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-11-01
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9780190689995

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We aspire to live in a country where old men are celebrated as vital elders but not demeaned if they become ill and dependent. We aspire to maintain health as well as maintain dignity and fulfillment in frailty. Old Man Country helps readers see and imagine these possibilities for themselves. The book follows the journey of a writer in search of wisdom, as he encounters twelve distinguished American men over 80 -- including Paul Volcker, the former head of the Federal Reserve, and Denton Cooley, the world's most famous heart surgeon. In these and other intimate conversations, the book explores and honors the particular way that each man faces four challenges of living a good old age: Am I still a man? Do I still matter? What is the meaning of my life? Am I loved? Readers will come to see how each man -- even the most famous -- faces universal challenges. Personal stories about work, love, sexuality, and hope mingle with stories about illness, loss and death. This book will strengthen each of us as we and our loved ones anticipate and navigate our way through the passages of old age.

Don't Let the Old Man In!

Author : Robert C. Gould
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2016-11-28
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781524519537

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Book Don't Let the Old Man In! Description/Summary:

Dont Let the Old Man In! is the new war cry for those men seeking to live for the better, for longer and in good humor. This war cry doubles neatly as the title for this working manual. A confronting revelation at the age of sixty leads the author to his desired destiny along a pathway illuminated with this manuals memorable commandments. With their evocative reasons, these commandments combine to give a no-fuss code for living well in the last quarter of an average lifetime. Adopting this code delivers the reader and his inner disciple a mechanism to exact swift changes to living and dealing with the challenges that ageing inevitably presents.

The Old Man and the End of the World

Author : William Harrison
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2021-04
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 9798731356404

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Book The Old Man and the End of the World Description/Summary:

The human race is in deep trouble.Mysterious spores are spreading across the Earth, creating the inevitable zombie pandemic. As the plague moves around the world, individuals and groups of people, their cities and their cultures react to the growing disaster.From a grizzled old ex-Marine outside Chicago, to a firefighter in the Siberian Arctic, to a sword wielding school girl in Japan, and many others, their ongoing stories track the unfolding destruction of civilization as ever-increasing hordes of ravenous, naked Infected threaten humanity's very existence!The first in a brand new series, fans of Max Brooks' World War Z and John Ringo's zombie novels will love this book!

The Old Man and the Penguin

Author : Julie Abery
Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
Release : 2020-10-06
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781525306068

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The heartwarming true tale of the friendship between and a man and the penguin he saved. João finds a penguin, soaked in oil, on the shore. Barely moving on the sand, too tired to swim, too weak to stand … João must save this little guy. Without his help, he’ll surely die. João takes the penguin home. He cleans him, feeds him and nurses him back to health — and the pair develop an unlikely bond. When the penguin is fully recovered, João knows it’s time to return him to the wild where he belongs. But the penguin has other ideas … When the heart is open, friendship can happen anywhere.

The Old Man and the Wasteland

Author : Nick Cole
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2013-01-22
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062268532

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Book The Old Man and the Wasteland Description/Summary:

Part Hemingway, part Cormac McCarthy's The Road, a suspenseful odyssey into the dark heart of the post-apocalyptic American Southwest. Forty years after the destruction of civilization, human beings are reduced to salvaging the ruins of a broken world. One survivor's most prized possession is Hemingway's classic The Old Man and the Sea. With the words of the novel echoing across the wasteland, a living victim of the Nuclear Holocaust journeys into the unknown to break a curse. What follows is an incredible tale of grit and endurance. A lone traveler must survive the desert wilderness and mankind gone savage to discover the truth of Hemingway's classic tale of man versus nature. Now with a new introduction by author Nick Cole.

Old Man’s Boy Grows Up

Author : Robert Ruark
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
Release : 2016-03-28
Category : History
ISBN : 9781786258946

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The year 1957 marked the publication of Robert Ruark’s best seller, The Old Man and the Boy, a tale of “infinite warmth and wisdom, love and understanding “ It told of the Boy, Ruark himself, and the Old Man, his grandfather, as they roamed the North Carolina outdoors together, savoring the sights, sounds, and smells of the earth. As they explored the woods and fished the streams, the Old Man talked and the Boy listened. And as he listened, the Boy learned. The Old Man is now gone from the earth, but not from the memory of the Boy. In the pages of the present book, THE OLD MAN’S BOY GROWS OLDER, the Boy has grown up to new adventures, to college, to a seaman’s berth on a North Atlantic freighter, to African safaris, and treks to the world’s far corners—and to other dogs and boys who now follow him. But the Old Man is still there. He is there in anecdotal memories awakened by the sight of a tiger in Africa, a dog in Spain, or by the tantalizing smell of a hearty meal prepared over an outdoor fire. The echoes of the Old Man’s patient instruction, his gentle humor, and his warm companionship are here again, guiding the Boy as he meets his adult problems and adventures. Today Robert Ruark is world famous as a newspaper columnist and author, big-game hunter and world traveler. His eight books, ranging from the hilarious Grenadine Etching to the realism of his best-selling novels, Something of Value and Poor No More, have won him a wide and faithful audience. Those who are already familiar with the “outdoor Ruark” will again find a wealth of entertaining and instructive lore, a poetic and nostalgic reliving of the seasons on these pages. Those readers, young and old, who have not yet looked into this corner of Ruark’s world are new in for a delightful discovery.

The Old Man and the Boy

Author : Robert Ruark
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1993-08-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 080502669X

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Book The Old Man and the Boy Description/Summary:

Recalls the close relationship between a boy and his remarkable grandfather

The Old Man and the Gun

Author : David Grann
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2018-09-04
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9780525566069

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Book The Old Man and the Gun Description/Summary:

Now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, The Old Man and the Gun is here joined by two other riveting true-crime tales. "The Old Man and the Gun" is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. "True Crime" follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And "The Chameleon" recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a "worthy heir to Truman Capote" and "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today," as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.

The Old Man and the Swamp

Author : John Sellers
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-05-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781416592464

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Book The Old Man and the Swamp Description/Summary:

I have nothing against snakes, provided that they’re hundreds of miles away from me. And I have nothing against my dad, given the same set of conditions. In a fit of questionable judgment, consummate indoorsman John Sellers tags along on a journey to search for snakes with his eccentric, aging father—an obsessive fan of Bob Dylan, a giver of terrible gifts, a drinker of boxed wine, a minister- turned-heretic, and, most importantly, the self-designated guardian of the threatened copperbelly water snake. The quest is their fumbling attempt to reconnect. Decades of bitterness, substance abuse, acrimonious divorce, and divergent opinions about personal hygiene have conspired to make the two estranged. Sellers has just begun to develop a new appreciation for the American wilderness, and all the slithering creatures that populate it, when his father’s deteriorating health thwarts their mission and disturbs their tentative peace. Determined to finish what they started, he ventures back into the swamp— alone, but more connected to his dad than ever. With big-hearted humor and irreverence, The Old Man and the Swamp tells the story of a father who always lived on his own terms and the son who struggled to make sense of it all.

The Old Man and Me

Author : Elaine Dundy
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Release : 2010-11-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781590173916

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Book The Old Man and Me Description/Summary:

A sly, funny novel about an American girl trying to make it in 1960s London–and discovering that she's in over head. In The Dud Avocado, Elaine Dundy revealed the life of the young expatriate in Paris in all its hilarious and heartbreaking drama. With The Old Man and Me, written when Dundy was living in England in the early 1960s, she tackles the American girl in London, a bit older but certainly no wiser. Honey Flood (if that’s her real name) arrives in London with only her quick wits and a scheme. To get what she wants, she’ll have to seduce the city’s brightest literary star, no matter how many would-be bohemians she has to charm, how many smoky jazz clubs she has to brave, or how many Lady Something-Somethings she has to humor. But with success within her reach, Honey finds that in making the Soho scene, she’s made a big mistake.

The Old Man on the Farm

Author : Barabara Beever
Publisher : Mascot Books
Release : 2021-03-02
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1645435016

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Book The Old Man on the Farm Description/Summary:

The Old Man on the Farm is a story in rhyme about a farmer who is perfectly content living in a little house on the farm with his animals to keep him company and a vegetable garden to keep him busy. He has an ideal life in the country, and he is happy. But suddenly, a problem arises that threatens his tranquil life on the farm. Will the old farmer be able to continue his idyllic country life?

The Old Man of the Temple

Author : D.W. Hawkins
Publisher : Laconic Press, LLC
Release : 2021-09-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Book The Old Man of the Temple Description/Summary:

Evil stirs. The world trembles. A terrible power will be seized. Fugitives from the Conclave, Dormael and his friends flee with the armlet in their possession. Hounded by their former allies, they undertake a dangerous trek to an ancient ruin—a place where the only things older than the stones are the secrets buried beneath them. Pain and darkness wait in the halls of the dead, but something worse may be closing in from behind. The war is just beginning, and the gods will weigh the price in blood. The Old Man of the Temple is book three of The Seven Signs, the continuation of a sword and sorcery series full of magic, intrigue, conspiracy, violence, and mystery. If you're looking for a new favorite world to call home, The Seven Signs will give you a reason to lose a little sleep. Buy now and continue your journey into a dark new world. categories: dark sword and sorcery series, dark sword and sorcery novel, dark sword and sorcery fire, dark epic fantasy novels, dark epic fantasy fire, sword and sorcery adventure novel, sword and sorcery fire magic, wizard, magic, epic fantasy, high fantasy battle, fantasy magic assassin series, grimdark magic series, dark fantasy conspiracy, epic fantasy.

My Ideal Bookshelf

Author : Thessaly La Force
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2012-11-13
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780316225007

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Book My Ideal Bookshelf Description/Summary:

The books that we choose to keep -- let alone read -- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. Contributors include Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Keller, Michael Chabon, Alice Waters, James Patterson, Maira Kalman, Judd Apatow, Chuck Klosterman, Miranda July, Alex Ross, Nancy Pearl, David Chang, Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Dave Eggers, among many others. With colorful and endearingly hand-rendered images of book spines by Jane Mount, and first-person commentary from all the contributors, this is a perfect gift for avid readers, writers, and all who have known the influence of a great book.

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Author : Jonas Jonasson
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2015-07-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780349141817

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Book The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Description/Summary:

THE GLOBAL BESTSELLER Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not . . . Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, Allan's earlier life is revealed. A life in which - remarkably - he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth century. Translated by Roy Bradbury.