Off Herring Cove Road

Author: Michael Kroft
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517346270
Format: PDF, Mobi
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ABOUT THE SERIES The third of the four stand-alone novels in the evocative and not-so-nuclear family saga series Herring Cove Road, where a small group of troubled individuals, dealing with their own personal issues, accidentally come together to form a family unit, and then while struggling to maintain it, are forced to deal with its dark results, such as: racism, death, murder, suicide and much more. Taking place primarily in the 70's, with believable characters and mostly situated in several areas of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the series chronicles the actions (and their results) of an old and introverted Jewish man, a struggling mother, her naive and lonely son, and a boy streetwise beyond his years. Be warned, each of the novels in this touching series offers an emotional rollercoaster ride from its beginning to its surprising and, perhaps, shocking ending. Volume 1: On Herring Cove Road: Mr. Jew and the Goy Boy Volume 2: Still on Herring Cove Road: Hickory, Dickory, Death Volume 3: Off Herring Cove Road: The Problem Being Blue **Coming October 31, 2014** Volume 4: Before Herring Cove Road: A Love Story **Coming April 1, 2016** ABOUT THIS NOVEL With Blue's father in prison for selling marijuana and his mother estranged for over the last seven years, Blue is doing well, all considering. As the second addition to the not-so-nuclear Dixon family of Lisa, her ten-year-old son, Dwight, and the retired, Jewish introvert, Av, Blue finds himself living in a much better area of Halifax, Nova Scotia, going to a much better school and for the first time, actually applying himself academically as he struggles to fit in. All that's soon threatened when Blue's estranged mother returns to take him away, and around the the same time, he's harassed and threatened by his father's affiliation with the very dangerous, local biker gang to whom his father owes money. This third volume in the Herring Cove Road family saga follows Blue and his surrogate family as they're forced to deal with the quickly escalating problems that threaten both the family unit and its members. Warning: This third novel in the Herring Cove Road series includes violence and coarse language and involves situations of murder and suicide.

On Herring Cove Road

Author: Michael Kroft
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781499549782
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A feel-good contemporary novel of love, friendship, death and healing.**Five Stars** "A touching and thought provoking book." -Dan Alatorre, author of the #1 bestseller "Savvy Stories: funny things I learned from my daughter"**Five Stars** "I cried -only to have a smile brought to my face before the tears even dried." Carol H.F.Mr. Rosen, once an amusing extrovert with a reputation as a prankster, is entering his senior years as a stoic, thirty-year converted introvert who hates change, has little to no interest in people and is more than content to have his wife sit at the navigator's seat of his life. Since becoming a practising introvert, there have been almost no changes in his life, and for the few that there were, his wife had walked him through them, including the recent move to a much smaller home in a lower-middle-class neighbourhood where he lives directly next-door to a racist whose nine-year old son addresses Mr. Rosen as Mr. Jew.Mr. Rosen had seen the move coming, and he is very much aware of the enormous change to come sometime in the, hopefully, far off future; though, he refuses to give it any attention. That change will come on slowly and painfully and will eventually leave him charting his own life's route.This heartwarming, feel-good novel offers a rollercoaster ride of emotion as Mr. Rosen's world of habitual routine begins to implode while on a collision course with the chaotic world of the innocent child, its troubled mother and vengeful father.** "On Herring Cove Road: Mr. Jew and the Goy Boy has put me on a roller coaster ride of emotions. I was amused and I was angry. I cried - only to have a smile brought to my face before the tears even dried. Got my ticket and am getting in line for the next ride, Still On Herring Cove Road- Hickory, Dickory, Death." - Carol H. F., Ramona, CA, United States

Still on Herring Cove Road

Author: Michael Kroft
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542626866
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The second novel in the Herring Cove Road series. The first murder of a child raised eyebrows; the second raised alarms. Ten-year-old Dewey is moving, and he couldn't be more excited; though, he's alone in his enthusiasm. Lisa, his mother, and recently retired Avriel, his next door neighbour and best buddy, don't share in his excitement regarding the move from their suburban bungalow to a dirty basement level apartment in the lower class area, where two murders have recently occurred. This sometimes lighthearted and, at other times, intense novel follows naive Dewey as he befriends two 'different' streetwise boys, learns the pros and cons of friendship and is then stalked by a killer preying on children. "More than just another mystery. This one grabs you by the heart" -Review by Karen Laird of Under the Shade Tree Blog.** *WARNING* This second novel in the Herring Cove Road series contains speckles of strong language and involves disturbing story elements. ABOUT THE SERIES The second of the four stand-alone novels in the evocative and not-so-nuclear family saga series Herring Cove Road where a small group of troubled individuals, dealing with their own personal issues, accidentally come together to form a family unit, and then while struggling to maintain it, are forced to deal with its dark results, such as: racism, death, murder, suicide and much more. Taking place primarily in the 70's, with believable characters and mostly situated in several areas of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the series chronicles the actions (and their results) of an old and introverted Jewish man, a struggling mother, her naive and lonely son, and a boy streetwise beyond his years. Volume 1) On Herring Cove Road: Mr. Jew and the Goy Boy Volume 2) Still on Herring Cove Road: Hickory, Dickory, Death Volume 3) Off Herring Cove Road: The Problem Being Blue Volume 4) Before Herring Cove Road: Ruth Goldman and the Nincompoop (A Love Story)

Before Herring Cove Road

Author: Michael Kroft
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781542627054
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The Amusing and Heartwarming Prequel to the Multi-Genre Family Saga Series, Herring Cove Road.April 28, 2017: A Second Edition of Before Herring Cove Road has been released and includes slight additions to several chapters (3% to the overall novel) and corrections to the typographical / grammatical errors.With her mother's death two years before, her father's recent marriage to a woman she doesn't get along with, and then finding herself engaged to a man she isn't even sure she loves, Ruth Goldman has decided to take a year off to discover what she wants in life.It's the early 1930's, and with a small savings, the support from her much older and life-long best friend (her family's servant,) and little knowledge of the common world, Ruth sets off to Cambridge, England, where she will meet some 'different' characters, learn what life is like for a single, independent working woman during the depression and befriend a young man who makes up for his lack of looks with his wit, amusing idiosyncrasies and his love for practical jokes.On her adventure of self-discovery, Ruth will find more than she ever expected. Unbeknownst to Ruth, a secret hides within her family that will eventually enlighten her to herself and to her past and permanently change the direction of her future.

History of Halifax City

Author: Thomas B. Akins
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This work by Dr. Thomas Akins presents an in-depth history of the city of Halifax through the late 19th century.

Remembering Satan

Author: Lawrence Wright
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679755829
Format: PDF, Docs
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In 1988 Ericka and Julie Ingram began making a series of accusations of sexual abuse against their father, Paul Ingram, who was a respected deputy sheriff in Olympia, Washington. At first the accusations were confined to molestations in their childhood, but they grew to include torture and rape as recently as the month before. At a time when reported incidents of "recovered memories" had become widespread, these accusations were not unusual. What captured national attention in this case is that, under questioning, Ingram appeared to remember participating in bizarre satanic rites involving his whole family and other members of the sheriff's department. Remembering Satan is a lucid, measured, yet absolutely riveting inquest into a case that destroyed a family, engulfed a small town, and captivated an America obsessed by rumors of a satanic underground. As it follows the increasingly bizarre accusations and confessions, the claims and counterclaims of police, FBI investigators, and mental health professionals. Remembering Satan gives us what is at once a psychological detective story and a domestic tragedy about what happens when modern science is subsumed by our most archaic fears.

Marine Mammals Ashore

Author: Joseph R. Geraci
Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore
ISBN: 0977460908
Format: PDF, ePub
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Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

The Whipping Boy

Author: Sid Fleischman
Publisher: Catnip Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781846470271
Format: PDF
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Jemmy - once a poor boy living on the streets - now lives in a castle. But as the whipping boy, he bears the punishment when the prince misbehaves - as such, the two boys have little in common and even less reason to like one another. But when the pair find themselves taken hostage, they have no option but to trust each other.

Trammel s Trace

Author: Gary L. Pinkerton
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623494699
Format: PDF, ePub
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Trammel’s Trace tells the story of a borderlands smuggler and an important passageway into early Texas. Trammel’s Trace, named for Nicholas Trammell, was the first route from the United States into the northern boundaries of Spanish Texas. From the Great Bend of the Red River it intersected with El Camino Real de los Tejas in Nacogdoches. By the early nineteenth century, Trammel’s Trace was largely a smuggler’s trail that delivered horses and contraband into the region. It was a microcosm of the migration, lawlessness, and conflict that defined the period. By the 1820s, as Mexico gained independence from Spain, smuggling declined as Anglo immigration became the primary use of the trail. Familiar names such as Sam Houston, David Crockett, and James Bowie joined throngs of immigrants making passage along Trammel’s Trace. Indeed, Nicholas Trammell opened trading posts on the Red River and near Nacogdoches, hoping to claim a piece of Austin’s new colony. Austin denied Trammell’s entry, however, fearing his poor reputation would usher in a new wave of smuggling and lawlessness. By 1826, Trammell was pushed out of Texas altogether and retreated back to Arkansas Even so, as author Gary L. Pinkerton concludes, Trammell was “more opportunist than outlaw and made the most of disorder.”