Maximilian Ponder shut himself away for thirty years in an attempt to record every memory he ever had. Now he lies dead, surrounded by his magnum opus - The Catalogue - an exhaustive set of notebooks and journals that he hopes will form the map of one human mind. But before his friend Adam Last can call the police and inform them of Max's death, one rather gruesome task remains in order for Max's project to be complete. Interspersed with sections from The Catalogue, Adam tells the story of the man he knew - a man whose life changed dramatically the day he buried a dead labrador and fought a duel with his father.What emerges is both the story of a friendship, and also of a lifelong obsession, a quest to understand the human mind, memory, and what constitutes a life.
Once upon a time.
Happily ever after. Such are the classic promises of fairy tales. Yet in Texas we find a twist to the familiar storyline.
In If the Devil Had a Wife, there is still the battle of Good vs. Evil, a beautiful maiden, a wealthy suitor, a kingdom of riches and the wicked witch, but any similarity with Cinderella and Snow White ends there. With the help of her life partner and an attorney (always necessary in these modern times), Nelda Stark executes a devious plan that elevates fraud and theft to a new high. A massive coverup reaches into the Texas Attorney General's Office, stealing from not only the Stark family, but the federal and state governments.
Explores the moral dilemmas posed by disparities in health across nations Contributors to this volume considers whether health inequalities are a result of global distributive inequalities and are therefore of concern to those promoting global redistributive justice. Case studies include > The migration of health care practitioners from developing to developed nations > The impact of climate change > The social determinants of health outcomes > The effects of pharmaceutical legislation--and international bad practices more generally--on securing access to life-saving drugs in the developing world > The differential effect of these practices on men and women, especially with respect to HIV/AIDS These cases are explored alongside theoretical questions of definition, responsibility and moral relevance to discover the scope of responsibilities that developed nations have towards poor health in developing nations.
When the Honorable Richard Rollison, aka The Toff, receives a voodoo doll in the mail with a knife stuck through her chest the detective becomes involved in a bizarre case in which crime and black magic seemed to be inextricably mixed.
Nico Ramirez makes the big move up to Chicago with Keisha on his side. Taking Chicago by storm. Nico is faced with plenty of distractions on his way to the top. Ready to settle down and make an honest woman out of Keisha. Jealousy and past issues threaten their already rocky relationship. An incident at Nico's birthday party spells the end of their relationship and Nico swears that he is through with love and having serious feelings for a woman, until he crosses paths with Tania.
Beloved artist Susan Winget captures the true joy and magic of Christmas with her bright, holiday artwork. Images of a frosty white snowman, a Christmas tree all aglow, and a crackling fire on a winter's eve draw readers into the warm holiday spirit. Festive quotes and sweet Christmas sentiments welcome the reader home where family and friends gather, faith matters, and love abides. Inspired by the true spirit of Christmas, this beautiful gift book is a most wonderful way to prepare the heart to usher in holidays.