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The Last Child by John Hart

Title The Last Child
Author John Hart
Publisher Minotaur Books
Release Date 2009-05-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1429961937
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel Heralded by the Washington Post as a "a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies", John Hart's The Last Child is his most significant work to date, an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face of evil. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he'd been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is---confident in a way that he can never fully explain. Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene. Then a second child goes missing . . . Undeterred by Hunt's threats or his mother's pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit. Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, The Last Child leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.

Last Child In The Woods by Richard Louv

Title Last Child in the Woods
Author Richard Louv
Publisher Algonquin Books
Release Date 2008-04-22
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 416
ISBN 156512586X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Book That Launched an International Movement “An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe “It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth grader. But it’s not only computers, television, and video games that are keeping kids inside. It’s also their parents’ fears of traffic, strangers, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus; their schools’ emphasis on more and more homework; their structured schedules; and their lack of access to natural areas. Local governments, neighborhood associations, and even organizations devoted to the outdoors are placing legal and regulatory constraints on many wild spaces, sometimes making natural play a crime. As children’s connections to nature diminish and the social, psychological, and spiritual implications become apparent, new research shows that nature can offer powerful therapy for such maladies as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that childhood experiences in nature stimulate creativity. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv talks with parents, children, teachers, scientists, religious leaders, child-development researchers, and environmentalists who recognize the threat and offer solutions. Louv shows us an alternative future, one in which parents help their kids experience the natural world more deeply—and find the joy of family connectedness in the process. Now includes A Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad Richard Louv's new book, Our Wild Calling, is available now.

One Last Child by Anni Taylor

Title One Last Child
Author Anni Taylor
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-01-16
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0648438015
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It was summer in the mountains when five small children vanished from their nursery school picnic. The heat was stifling that day, the tinkle of an ice-cream van in the air.Three and a half years later, in the dead of winter, the children are returned by their abductor... one by one.All except for Ivy - the granddaughter of homicide detective Kate Wakeland. The other four children say Ivy is dead.Speculation grows that the kidnappings were revenge for an offender that Detective Wakeland put in jail years before.She engages in a battle of wits between herself, the kidnapper and the cold, vast expanse of mountains in between.

The Last Child by Anonim

Title The Last Child
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012
Category Detective and mystery stories
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1081009977
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Global Disease Eradication by Cynthia Needham

Title Global Disease Eradication
Author Cynthia Needham
Publisher Amer Society for Microbiology
Release Date 2003
Category Medical
Total Pages 196
ISBN 1555812252
Language English, Spanish, and French
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introduces the concept of disease eradication; presents case studies in eradication attempts, including polio, small pox, malaria, and Guinea worm; examines global difficulties of achieving eradication, including biology, economic geographical, and political issues;presents polemics in lively prose to create an intriguing and exciting story.

Title Last Child to Come Inside
Author M. Desbarats
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 1998-11-10
Category Poetry
Total Pages 60
ISBN 9780886293475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Two little girls in yellow dresses who are never seen again, Jesus and Elvis vacationing in Bermuda, a town after the fair has gone, women showering after a swim, Picasso becoming a red velvet dress: these are just a few of the images conjured in Michelle's first collection.

The King Of Lies by John Hart

Title The King of Lies
Author John Hart
Publisher Minotaur Books
Release Date 2010-04-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 1429905263
Language English, Spanish, and French
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John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed façade begin to crack. Work's troubled sister, her combative girlfriend, his gold digging socialite wife, and an unrequited lifelong love join a cast of small town characters that create no shortage of drama in this extraordinary, fast-paced suspense novel. Hart's mastery of prose and plot belie his newcomer status as he explores the true heart of a man. An illuminating anatomy of a murder and the ripple effect it produces within a family and a community, The King of Lies is a stunning debut. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available February 2018.

The Hush by John Hart

Title The Hush
Author John Hart
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2018-02-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781250012296
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times bestseller The only writer in history to win consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel, New York Times bestselling author John Hart returns to the world of his most beloved novel, The Last Child Building on the world first seen in The Last Child (“A magnificent creation” —The Washington Post), John Hart delivers a stunning vision of a secret world, rarely seen. It’s been ten years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon’s life and rocked his hometown to the core. Since then, Johnny has fought to maintain his privacy, but books have been written of his exploits; the fascination remains. Living alone on six thousand acres of once-sacred land, Johnny’s only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. They’re not boys anymore, but the bonds remain. What they shared. What they lost. But Jack sees danger in the wild places Johnny calls home; he senses darkness and hunger, an intractable intent. Johnny will discuss none of it, but there are the things he knows, the things he can do. A lesser friend might accept such abilities as a gift, but Jack has felt what moves in the swamp: the cold of it, the unspeakable fear. More than an exploration of friendship, persistence, and forgotten power, The Hush leaves all categories behind, and cements Hart's status as a writer of unique power.

Last Child by Michael Spooner

Title Last Child
Author Michael Spooner
Publisher Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release Date 2005-10-01
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781429937092
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A mixed-race girl must grow up quickly when danger threatens her world Rosalie's biggest problem used to be her own divided feelings. The constant tug-of-war between her white half and her Native American half is hard. She even has two names: Rosalie when she's at the fort with her father and Last Child when she's in the village with her mother. But now a steamboat has carried smallpox into Rosalie's world—and the Mandans have no resistance to the disease. Suddenly the name Last Child is all too real. Set during the smallpox epidemic of 1837, this is the powerful story of a mixed-race girl fighting her way into adulthood against all odds.

Down River by John Hart

Title Down River
Author John Hart
Publisher Minotaur Books
Release Date 2007-10-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1429920238
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Down River is the winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Everything that shaped him happened near that river.... Now its banks are filled with lies and greed, shame, and murder.... John Hart's debut, The King of Lies, was compelling and lyrical, with Janet Maslin of The New York Times declaring, "There hasn't been a thriller as showily literate since Scott Turow came along." Now, in Down River, Hart makes a scorching return to Rowan County, where he drives his characters to the edge, explores the dark side of human nature, and questions the fundamental power of forgiveness. Adam hase has a violent streak, and not without reason. As a boy, he saw things that no child should see, suffered wounds that cut to the core and scarred thin. The trauma left him passionate and misunderstood---a fighter. After being narrowly acquitted of a murder charge, Adam is hounded out of the only home he's ever known, exiled for a sin he did not commit. For five long years he disappears, fades into the faceless gray of New York City. Now he's back and nobody knows why, not his family or the cops, not the enemies he left behind. But Adam has his reasons. Within hours of his return, he is beaten and accosted, confronted by his family and the women he still holds dear. No one knows what to make of Adam's return, but when bodies start turning up, the small town rises against him and Adam again finds himself embroiled in the fight of his life, not just to prove his own innocence, but to reclaim the only life he's ever wanted. Bestselling author John Hart holds nothing back as he strips his characters bare. Secrets explode, emotions tear, and more than one person crosses the brink into deadly behavior as he examines the lengths to which people will go for money, family, and revenge. A powerful, heart-pounding thriller, Down River will haunt your thoughts long after the last page is turned. Praise for John Hart and The King of Lies "Treat yourself to something new and truly out of the ordinary." ---Rocky Mountain News "A top-notch debut. Hart's prose is like Raymond Chandler's, angular and hard." --Entertainment Weekly (grade A) "A gripping performance." ---People magazine "A marriage of carefully crafted prose alongside have-to-keep-reading suspense." ---The Denver Post "A masterful piece of writing." ---The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) "A gripping mystery/thriller and a fully fleshed, thoughtful work of literature." ---Winston-Salem Journal "The King of Lies moves and reads like a book on fire." ---Pat Conroy "John Hart's debut . . . is that most engrossing of rarities, a well-plotted mystery novel that is written in a beautifully poetic style." ---Mark Childress, author of Crazy in Alabama "Grisham-style intrigue and Turow-style brooding." ---The New York Times Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.

Iron House by John Hart

Title Iron House
Author John Hart
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2011-07-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 1429990317
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An old man is dying. When the old man is dead they will come for him. And they will come for her, to make him hurt. John Hart has written three New York Times bestsellers and won an unprecedented two back-to-back Edgar Awards. His books have been called "masterful" (Jeffery Deaver) and "gripping" (People) with "Grisham-style intrigue and Turow-style brooding" (The New York Times). Now he delivers his fourth novel—a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping thriller no reader will soon forget. HE WOULD GO TO HELL At the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, there was nothing but time. Time to burn and time to kill, time for two young orphans to learn that life isn't won without a fight. Julian survives only because his older brother, Michael, is fearless and fiercely protective. When tensions boil over and a boy is brutally killed, there is only one sacrifice left for Michael to make: He flees the orphanage and takes the blame with him. TO KEEP HER SAFE For two decades, Michael has been an enforcer in New York's world of organized crime, a prince of the streets so widely feared he rarely has to kill anymore. But the life he's fought to build unravels when he meets Elena, a beautiful innocent who teaches him the meaning and power of love. He wants a fresh start with her, the chance to start a family like the one he and Julian never had. But someone else is holding the strings. And escape is not that easy. . . . GO TO HELL, AND COME BACK BURNING The mob boss who gave Michael his blessing to begin anew is dying, and his son is intent on making Michael pay for his betrayal. Determined to protect the ones he loves, Michael spirits Elena—who knows nothing of his past crimes, or the peril he's laid at her door— back to North Carolina, to the place he was born and the brother he lost so long ago. There, he will encounter a whole new level of danger, a thicket of deceit and violence that leads inexorably to the one place he's been running from his whole life: Iron House. Now with an excerpt of John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.

The Last Child Of Hamelin by Ray Ballantyne

Title The Last Child of Hamelin
Author Ray Ballantyne
Publisher Spencer Hill Middle Grade
Release Date 2014-08-26
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1937053555
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Pieter has grown up without joy, hope, and music; however, his heart is full of songs and tunes he cannot express. He escapes to a spot where the children disappeared to hear what he thinks no one else can. This musical gift creates and connects him with the piper of legend, but can he control it or will it control him.

The Last Child Of God by H Edward Newton

Title The Last Child of God
Author H Edward Newton
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date 2013-03-13
Category Religion
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781257663361
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the time before time, when the forces of evil rebelled against the forces of Heaven. One individual played a vital role in the final outcome. And in doing so, he became a feared avenger. The saga continues as the story unfolds on Earth. In the powerful story of one man caught up in Lucifer's scheme to murder the boy that caused his downfall from Heaven."...Newton's concept has produced a very plausible storyline set against a backdrop of time and the unimaginable vastness of eternity. Readers may even whisper when they finish the last page, 'It could be true.'"Sylvia Nickels, Kingsport, TN writer.

Redemption Road by John Hart

Title Redemption Road
Author John Hart
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2016-05-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781250022912
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Now a New York Times Bestseller Over 2 million copies of his books in print. The first and only author to win back-to-back Edgars for Best Novel. Every book a New York Times bestseller. Since his debut bestseller, The King of Lies, reviewers across the country have heaped praise on John Hart. Each novel has taken Hart higher on the New York Times Bestseller list as his masterful writing and assured evocation of place have won readers around the world and earned history's only consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel with Down River and The Last Child. Now, Hart delivers his most powerful story yet. Imagine: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen... This is a town on the brink. This is Redemption Road. Brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal, Redemption Road proves again that John Hart is a master of the literary thriller. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.

The Children Of Men by P. D. James

Title The Children of Men
Author P. D. James
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2010-10-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780307773449
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Told with P. D. James's trademark suspense, insightful characterization, and riveting storytelling, The Children of Men is a story of a world with no children and no future. The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Civilization itself is crumbling as suicide and despair become commonplace. Oxford historian Theodore Faron, apathetic toward a future without a future, spends most of his time reminiscing. Then he is approached by Julian, a bright, attractive woman who wants him to help get her an audience with his cousin, the powerful Warden of England. She and her band of unlikely revolutionaries may just awaken his desire to live . . . and they may also hold the key to survival for the human race. From the Trade Paperback edition.

One Last Child by Antonia Phillips Rabb

Title One Last Child
Author Antonia Phillips Rabb
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2011-12
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781467039710
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Have you ever wondered how it all came about, the skyscrapers, the boxes and cans and jars with labels of some special brand or someone's name? It came about, so often, out of the holds of big ships, where men and their families, or men and women alone, or here and there a courageous youngster, wide-eyed and frightened were discarded like refuse on the docks of this country. And how did they produce the boxes, build the hospitals, the colleges, the churches, make the cars, envision supermarkets and department stores, produce the technology that reaches out to others all over the world and even walk the moon? Here's how they did it and here's what sometimes becomes of those who followed.

The Last Child Of Asgard by Shane S. Almond

Title The Last Child of Asgard
Author Shane S. Almond
Publisher Nocturnal Fox Entertainment
Release Date 2016-05-27
Category
Total Pages 196
ISBN 1513610643
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A year post the battle at Moonrise Academy, much has changed... A returning Loki has recruited a demigod army in pursuit of overthrowing Olympians to obtain the throne. Gradually Olympians fall to their demigod offspring! Queen Artemis missing, the throne is available for Loki! Alas, Loki is not the rightful heir to this throne, therefore mortals will not worship him as the King of the Gods. A fortuitous loophole, Sans a challenger prior to the Summer Solstice, the right to rule Olympus becomes his. Is Maximus capable of stopping Loki's plan to rule? Or will the world forever be enslaved to hail Loki as a king?

Title The Last Children of Tokyo
Author Yoko Tawada
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-06
Category Ethics
Total Pages 144
ISBN 1846276705
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In a near-future when the old live almost-forever and the young are swept away by strange new ailments, an elderly man fights to keep his beloved great-grandson alive.

The Loneliest Boy In The World by Gearoid Cheaist O Cathain

Title The Loneliest Boy in the World
Author Gearoid Cheaist O Cathain
Publisher Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Release Date 2014-05-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781848898660
Language English, Spanish, and French
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* ‘The Loneliest Boy in the World – he has only seagulls as playmates.’ 1949 newspaper article * Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin had a unique childhood – he was the last child brought up on the Blasket Islands of Ireland’s southwest coast. The nearest in age was his uncle who was thirty years older. In this affectionate memoir, Gearóid recalls growing up on the island without a doctor, priest, school, church or electricity. Despite public perception of this small, vulnerable fishing community, he remembers a wonderful childhood, cherished by parents and neighbours. His memories are entwined with the beliefs and customs handed down through the generations and are an insight into life on the Blaskets. He speaks with authority of the difficulties and challenges facing the final generation on the island. The Blaskets, with their deserted, crumbling cottages, will live on, in part due to the invaluable memories of the last child of the Great Blasket Island. • Also available: From the Great Blasket to America by Michael Carney

The Last Child Of Leif by Chris Pridmore

Title The Last Child of Leif
Author Chris Pridmore
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-08-31
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 410
ISBN 1910832510
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Forced from my home, I find myself fleeing from the evil forces that killed my father. My mother and Sebastian, our protector, are by my side -- but for how long? I soon find myself travelling with a circus led by a kindly man called Konrad, but my young mind doesn't know who to trust. Sebastian seems less at ease with every passing day. I'm struggling to cope with the tragedy that has befallen me, and the world now seems a lot more dangerous than I had ever imagined. My name is Prince Valiant, and I am a Child of Leif.