Sports & Recreation

Fishing Close to Home

Author: Outdoor Books & Maps

Publisher: Adler Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 79

View: 695

Includes 178 lakes & streams near Denver & Boulder ; fish species found at each spot ; detailed maps ; driving directions ; public facilities at each location ; special regulations ; governing agency information.
Fiction

Too Close to Home

Author: Linwood Barclay

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 197

“The night they killed our neighbors, we never heard a thing.” In a quiet suburban neighborhood, in a house only one door away, a family is brutally murdered for no apparent reason. And you think to yourself: It could have been us. And you start to wonder: What if we’re next? Linwood Barclay, critically acclaimed author of No Time for Goodbye, brings terror closer than ever before in a thriller where murder strikes in the place we feel safest of all. Promise Falls isn’t the kind of community where a family is shot to death in their own home. But that is exactly what happened to the Langleys one sweltering summer night, and no one in this small upstate New York town is more shocked than their next-door neighbors, Jim and Ellen Cutter. They visited for the occasional barbecue and their son, Derek, was friends with the Langleys’ boy, Adam; but how well did they really know their neighbors? That’s the question Jim Cutter is asking, and the answers he’s getting aren’t reassuring. Albert Langley was a successful, well-respected criminal lawyer, but was he so good at getting criminals off that he was the victim of revenge—a debt his innocent family also paid in blood? From the town’s criminally corrupt mayor to the tragic suicide of a talented student a decade before, Promise Falls has more than its share of secrets. And Jim Cutter, failed artist turned landscaper, need look no further than his own home and his wife Ellen’s past to know that things aren’t always what they seem. But not even Jim and Ellen are ready to know that their son was in the Langley house the night the family was murdered. Suddenly the Cutters must face the unthinkable: that a murderer isn’ t just stalking too close to home but is inside it already. For the Langleys weren’ t the first to die and they won’t be the last. Praise for Too Close to Home “[Linwood] Barclay knows how to put ordinary people into extraordinarily dangerous circumstances. . . . Readers will zip through it with delight.”—Publishers Weekly “[An] affecting and effective thriller.”—Wall Street Journal Review
Humor

Close to Home Exposed

Author: John McPherson

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 692

Start with an everyday occurrence, add several helpings of absurdity, a few cups of silliness, and a dash of sickness and you get Close to Home. The goofy people and brilliant humor of this single-panel strip have put smiles on the faces of readers. This kooky collection, Close to Home Exposed, captures the hilarity of some of its best cartoon panels. As the comic's name suggests, Close to Home provides humor that's comfortable and familiar; yet the strip also has a palpable element of danger or nonsense. Topics vary widely, from health care and parenting to car repairs and shopping. But whether it's addressing dating or death--or just as likely, dating and death--Close to Home always delivers the off-center laughs its readers have come to expect. "Close to Home is always a scream, and I love the goofy people that you draw. Truth is, I work with a lot of these folks." --Tom D. "Where do you come up with these comics'! They are totally stupendous and are a big part of my stupid and nauseating life. You're the best!" --Sleepless in New York "Every day you make me laugh!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!" --An Online Fan
Fiction

Close to Home

Author: Cara Hunter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 862

SOMEONE TOOK DAISY MASON . . . SOMEONE YOU KNOW. 'THE LAST TWIST WAS A GENUINE STROKE OF GENIUS' John Marrs 'A MAZEY, GRIPPING READ' Ian Rankin 'COMPULSIVE, WITH AN ENDING YOU WILL NOT SEE COMING' Emma Kavanagh ____________________________ HOW CAN A CHILD GO MISSING WITHOUT A TRACE? Last night, eight-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a family party. No one in the quiet suburban street saw anything - or at least that's what they're saying. DI Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But he knows the nine times out of ten, it's someone the victim knew. That means someone is lying... And that Daisy's time is running out. ____________________________ WHAT AUTHORS AND READERS ARE SAYING: 'One of the best crime thrillers I have ever read' KATHRYN CROFT 'Cancel everything. You're not going anywhere until you finish' EMILY KOCH 'A classy, agile, fresh, unpredictable and utterly compelling gift of a book: hats off!' NICCI FRENCH 'Cara Hunter is the new queen of the cliffhanger' JOHN MARRS 'A real gripper of a read' PETER JAMES 'Clever and wonderfully complex!' JANE CORRY 'Cara Hunter is a brilliant plotter, but it's her masterfully drawn characters that really make her novels stand out' RACHEL ABBOTT 'I finished Close to Home in one sitting!' NUALA ELLWOOD
Child mental health services

Close to Home

Author: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Child mental health services

Page: 213

View: 780

Hearings were held concerning community-based mental health services for children. In an opening statement, Chairwoman Schroeder discussed issues of children's mental health and suggested that the committee study: (1) the effectiveness of community-based care in a model service system in California; (2) the importance of having service systems in place prior to a crisis; (3) creative funding strategies; and (4) the impact of inappropriate services on families. A fact sheet discusses the prevalence of childhood mental health problems; youth homelessness; lack of mental health care for children; inappropriate institutionalization; inadequate research in childhood mental health; inadequate insurance; and limited federal support. Statements from other committee members were included in the record. Seven other individuals presented statements. These statements included descriptions of the attempts of the State of Virginia to restructure its services and funding to better meet the needs of troubled youths and families; a demonstration community-based services project at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and the California model system of care, a system expanded from the earlier Ventura model. (BC)
Fiction

Close to Home

Author: Parvati Sharma

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 869

All Mrinalini Singh wants, she has. A loving husband, a competent cook, the vague hope of a book deal one day. But when her old roommate Jahanara accuses her of being selfish, Mrinalini is forced to practise altruism on the nearest available target: her maid’s toddler. All this caring doesn’t come easy, though; and it hardly helps that her husband, Siddhartha, has quit his lucrative job and acquired parental ambitions. Or that Brajeshwar Jha, her upstairs tenant and literary rival, has not only published his book before Mrinalini, but also lampooned her and Siddhartha in it. Close to Home is a wry look at the small compromises, manipulations and sustained self-delusion of young men and women possessed of good fortune . . . and only looking for good lives.
Fiction

Close to Home

Author: Lisa Jackson

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 484

View: 849

Home Along the shores of Oregon's wild Columbia River, the Victorian mansion where Sarah McAdams grew up is as foreboding as she remembers. The moment she and her two daughters, Jade and Gracie, pull up the isolated drive, Sarah is beset by uneasy memories--of her cold, distant mother, of the half-sister who vanished without a trace, and of a long-ago night when Sarah was found on the widow's walk, feverish and delirious. Is Where But Sarah has vowed to make a fresh start and renovate the old place. Between tending to her girls and the rundown property, she has little time to dwell on the past. . ..Until a new, more urgent menace enters the picture. The Fear Is One by one, teenage girls are disappearing. Frantic for her daughters' safety, Sarah feels the house's walls closing in on her again. Somewhere deep in her memory is the key to a very real and terrifying danger. And only by confronting her most terrifying fears can she stop the nightmare roaring back to life once more. . .
Business & Economics

Close to Home

Author: Vandana Shiva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 865

It is 20 years since environmental issues were first put on the international agenda at the Stockholm Conference, and concern for planetary survival has shifted from desertification to acid rain to ozone depletion to biodiversity. The official responses to all the various crises, however, has largely been one of offering technological and managerial 'fixes,' which often fail to address or solve the basic ecological issues. Genuine, viable improvements can only be implemented at ground level, by those most strongly affected by the problem. Because of their location 'on the fringes,' and their traditional role in providing sustenance, it is women who are often able to offer ecological insights that are deeper and richer than the technocratic recipes of international experts, or the responses of men in their own societies. Close to Home emphasises that the environment is not some distant concern, but one that affects the health and well-being of communities on a daily basis. For women, 'the environment' is the place in which we live. The contributions in this book, edited by Vandana Shiva, show how women worldwide are taking action at grass-roots level, battling toxic wastes, low-level radiation and biotechnology in the struggle for truly sustainable community development.
Education

Close to Home

Author: Juan C. Guerra

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 885

When teachers are familiar with what adults and children bring with them into the classroom, they are far better prepared to develop appropriate curricula and pedagogical techniques. Close to Home is a unique portrayal and analysis of the language, literacy, and cultural resources of a social network of Mexicano adults living in a rural community in Mexico and Chicago's inner city. By exploring the ways in which this group's experiences as immigrants have affected their communicative practices, the author provides a basis for understanding how researchers, policy makers, and educators can provide these adults and their children with a relevant education that effectively embraces their schooling and lived experience. After establishing a historical and sociocultural context for the author's analysis, this rich ethnographic study presents a variety of oral and written sample texts, including tape recordings of everyday oral language use, personal letters, and autobiographical writing.
Fiction

Too Close to Home

Author: Andrew Grant

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 891

His cover: courthouse janitor. His cause: justice. But when Paul McGrath uncovers a shocking connection to a file of missing evidence, he finds the truth sometimes hits a little too close to home. An intelligence agent-turned-courthouse janitor, Paul McGrath notices everything and everyone—but no one notices him. It’s the perfect cover for the justice he seeks for both his father and the people who’ve been wronged by a corrupt system. Now he’s discovered a missing file on Alex Pardew—the man who defrauded and likely murdered McGrath’s father but avoided conviction, thanks in large part to the loss of this very file. And what lies behind its disappearance is even worse than McGrath had feared. Meanwhile, at the courthouse, he stumbles on the case of Len Hendrie, a small businessman who’s been accused of torching a venture capitalist’s mansion. Though Hendrie admits starting the fire, McGrath learns how the VC has preyed on average Joes to benefit himself—and his extensive wine collection. McGrath can’t resist looking deeper into this financial predator and soon finds himself in a gray area between his avenging moral compass and the limits of the law. Then, just as the Hendrie case is heating up, McGrath receives word of the death of his father’s former housekeeper, sending him back to his family home to confront unfinished business from his past. And he’s about to find some unwelcome truths about the mother he lost as a child—and the father who hid even more secrets than he realized.
Fiction

Too Close to Home

Author: Kathi Dolan Jones

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 163

Kate Riley is forty-five and very secure in her sometimes chaotic career as a real estate agent. She lives and works in Kansas City where she has the support of a colorful group of family and friends. She even has a hot new boyfriend, Dan Hopkins, who just happens to be a sergeant with the Kansas City Police Department’s homicide unit. Kate’s life goes topsy-turvy, though, when she discovers a dead body in one of the houses she just sold. The man is Kenneth Thoreson, the owner of a group home for mentally challenged adults, and the community is shocked. Who would want this man dead? Dan just happens to be assigned to the case, and what at first becomes a real estate concern for Kate soon turns personal. As Kate gets to know the people involved in Thoreson’s life, she makes it her business to find the murderer. She thinks she has--even though the evidence doesn’t quite stack up. She can’t talk Dan into an arrest, so now, Kate and her circle of eccentric friends will go it alone and try to catch a killer without the police.
Fiction

Too Close To Home

Author: Susan Lewis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 589

Sometimes the truth lies closer than you think. A compelling and heart-rending novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors. Jenna and Jack Moore have moved their family to Wales for a fresh start. For vivacious, happy-go-lucky fifteen-year-old Paige the future is full of promise. But suddenly everything changes. Paige becomes more and more withdrawn. The closeness she once shared with her mother a distant memory. It then becomes clear that Jack has secrets too. Preoccupied with her younger children, her husband’s fidelity and their fledgling publishing company, Jenna doesn’t realise the extent of her eldest daughter’s unhappiness until the unthinkable happens. And the nightmare is only just beginning...

Murder! Too Close To Home

Author: JT Lewis

Publisher: JT Lewis

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 350

View: 653

We both leaned against the old house, peeling paint digging into my arms as I a glanced into the window. She was there! Raising her gun toward the Sheriff, she took careful aim as a maniacal sneer formed on her lips. “You disgust me,” she snarled with unbounded rage. Throwing her head back suddenly, she let loose a loud, evil laugh, straight from the bowels of hell. “At least this way, I get to personally witness your last breath,” she grinned as she cocked her gun. “Quite the consolation prize, I assure you.” I glanced over at Frank, who nodded as he tensed himself to break through the door. Cocking my own weapon, I knew that this was the moment…capture or kill, this all ended now. “I damn you to Hell Sheriff,” she shouted next, “You should feel right at home there.” Frank burst through the door with me close behind…I had no way of knowing that this would be the moment that changed my life…forever! J.T. Lewis is the author of the Adventures of Gabriel Celtic series, which includes Murder! Too Close To Home, Gabriel’s Revenge, In Case of Death, and The Book of Gabriel. Watch for the release of Murmansk, coming the summer of 2015! And check out J.T. Lewis’ newest series…The Nick Behr mysteries! Being Crazy is all fun and games…until somebody dies! Includes previews of: In Case of Death and The Artifact Hunter!
Travel

Easy Hikes Close to Home: Phoenix

Author: Charles Liu

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 96

View: 558

Drawn from one of the best-selling titles in the 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles series, this compact guide can be tucked easily into a bag, backpack or back pocket. Almost 150,000 residents took part in Phoenix's Park system last year -- here are 20 more outdoor escapes for family fun and light exercise. New trails have been established and old trails rediscovered, making the hikes in Phoenix and the surrounding areas better than ever. Based on the author's own research, this handy guide introduces the best easy hikes. Filled with detailed descriptions of each trail, Easy Hikes Close to Home: Phoenix helps novice hikers discover their choices with clear maps and concise at-a-glance information.
Business & Economics

Buy a Business Close to Home

Author: Bill Smith

Publisher: Greysmith Publishing, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 976

This book will show how to go from being a dreamer on the sidelines to being an informed buyer with a plan. For those who really want to get out of the corporate rat race and take charge of their financial future this book will show them how.

Easy Hikes Close to Home

Author: Randy

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 112

View: 106

Day hiking in Atlanta and the surrounding areas has never been better - or easier. This guide, compiled by avid hikers Randy and Pam Golden, introduces residents and visitors to the area's best easy day treks. Carefully researched on foot, and filled with detailed trail notes, the book helps novice hikers discover their options with concise at-a-glance information highlighting factors such as location, access, directions, distance, and scenery. Included are both newly established trails and older trails ripe for rediscovery.
Travel

Easy Hikes Close to Home: Seattle

Author: Andrew Weber

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 96

View: 929

Small and lightweight, Easy Hikes Close to Home: Seattle contains 20 beginner-level hikes. With trails personally tested by both authors, this guide includes at-a-glance information (length, water required, trail traffic and surface, wheelchair accessibility, and more), GPS trailhead coordinates, directions, and clear maps.
Travel

Easy Hikes Close to Home: New York City

Author: Christopher Brooks

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 96

View: 633

New trails have been established and old trails rediscovered, making the hikes in the New York City area better than ever. Based on the authors' own research, this handy guide introduces nearly two dozen of the best easy day hikes. Filled with detailed descriptions of each trail, Easy Hikes Close to Home: New York City helps novice hikers discover their choices with clear maps and concise at-a-glance information.
Reference

Close to Home

Author: Ellen Goodman

Publisher: Fawcett Books

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 289

View: 260