The Last Place God Made

The Last Place God Made

His mother gave him a sad look. She was the only person he could never successfully lie to. “Try to go to church, Nicholas. It's important that you don't shut out God. Your father was a good man and he died perhaps too soon.

Author: Michael M. Alvarez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462825117

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

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Nicholas Madrid, Tucson private investigator, thought he had seen it all, but his most bizarre case yet begins when dark-haired, long-legged Lucia Calderon asks Nick to find her missing little brother. What Nick ultimately finds, will change the "Old Pueblo" forever. The puzzling mystery begins with a girl who is killed twice! Was Cindy Dexter killed during a cult ritual, or was she murdered to cover up an even more heinous crime? Cindy's murder also triggers a macabre chain of events that include: - the murders of three innocent people; - the discovery of an efficient, high-profit drug smuggling ring; - the unholy activities of a Satanic cult linked directly to organized crime; - and the shattering revelation that some of the city's most powerful and influential businessmen belong to a secret society of pedophiles. On the trail of a frightened teenager, coerced into participating in a ritualistic murder, Nick delves deeper and deeper into a labyrinthine cobweb of treacherous lies, deception, and brutal murders. Before he can prove a naive boy's innocence, Nick must first unravel a nightmarish maze that stretches from the mayor's office to the seedy back alleys of Tucson--the sunshine land of saguaros, roadrunners, and retirees. After Lucia Calderon is kidnapped, Nick is forced into a violent confrontation with one of the drug world's most ruthless and deadliest drug emperors, a Colombian named Santiago Robles. In order to save his beautiful client's life, Nick Madrid must journey to a desolate, forgotten Arizona town, Ultimo Lugar, perched on the Mexican border--a forbidden drug smuggler's haven that lies between heaven and hell and is sagely referred to by the locals as...THE LAST PLACE GOD MADE.
Categories: Fiction

The Last Place God Made

The Last Place God Made

In the 1930s British pilot Neil Mallory would have crashed his plane into the South American jungles if Sam Hannah had not appeared to guide him to a safety.

Author: Jack Higgins

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ISBN: OCLC:939622275

Category: Air pilots

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In the 1930s British pilot Neil Mallory would have crashed his plane into the South American jungles if Sam Hannah had not appeared to guide him to a safety. In a remote village Neil's passport and money are stolen forcing him to work for Sam. He becomes tangled in local problems helping a missionary outpost where two very different women need him.
Categories: Air pilots

Crowe s Requiem

Crowe s Requiem

He liked to stand on the hill behind the village which gave him a clear view down over the whitewashed homesteads which ... It was the last place God made at the end of the sixth day and he hadn't enough material on hand to finish it .

Author: Mike McCormack

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 9781641292283

Category: Fiction

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Originally published in 1998, the first novel from the author of Booker-listed Solar Bones, Crowe's Requiem, is an eerie, fable-like work that confirmed Mike McCormack as a stunning new voice in world literature. McCormack’s myth-tinged debut novel gives us the unforgettable Crowe and his endlessly curious and self-mythologizing stories. Crowe is born in the remote village of Furnace in the West of Ireland and raised by his grandfather, a man of “madness and bullying love,” who teaches him grim lessons about existence. Entirely silent until his third birthday, Crowe becomes an observant and isolated teenager, eventually leaving Furnace for university in a “wrong-footed” and bewildering city. There he meets a woman who will change his life and outlook, but a diagnosis with a rare and fatal aging disease means that his time with her will be cut tragically short. A profound, philosophical, and darkly funny meditation on childhood, aging, and the nature of life and death, Crowe’s Requiem challenges us with the powers and limits of stories to capture the pains, wonders, and mysteries of being a person in a “wrong world.”
Categories: Fiction

Boomerang Road

Boomerang Road

And I wonder if I'm the most insane of us all – arriving back in the Last Place God Made astride a bicycle. The Last Place God Made. It is as if Lindsay George is tuning into my thoughts. He looks around, then says, “You know what they ...

Author: Quentin van Marle

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781904744245

Category: Australia

Page: 232

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Riding a mountain bike from Australia's far north to its deepest south, this title details journalist Quentin van Marle's epic journey across Australia.
Categories: Australia

World Historical Fiction

World Historical Fiction

... Patricia ) , 3743 Lapsing ( Walsh , Jill Paton ) , 4792 Last Act in Palmyra ( Davis , Lindsey ) , 350 The Last ... 3652 The Last Pendragon ( Rice , Robert ) , 2332 The Last Place God Made ( Higgins , Jack ) , 5955 The Last Portrait ...

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1573560669

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 719

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An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Darker Place

A Darker Place

Jack Higgins. The Last Place God Made A Prayer for the Dying The Eagle Has Landed The Run to Morning Dillinger To Catch a King The Valhalla Exchange A monker plot: JAEK H|GB|NS Neou York.

Author: Jack Higgins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440629358

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Outspoken Russian writer Alexander Kurbsky wanted to "disappear" into the West. To avoid the wrath of the ruling elite, he makes elaborate plans with covert experts Charles Ferguson and Sean Dillon for his escape. It's a real coup for the West-except for one thing: Kurbsky is still working for the Russians. And his master plan is about to unfold.
Categories: Fiction

Thames

Thames

Of the Hundred of Hoo, the area of territory between the Thames and the river Medway, it has been said that “it is the last place God made—and never finished.” A clergyman of the neighbourhood once wrote that “it was understood to be an ...

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385528474

Category: History

Page: 528

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In this perfect companion to London: The Biography, Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes about connections between the Thames and such historical figures as Julius Caesar and Henry VIII, and offers memorable portraits of the ordinary men and women who depend upon the river for their livelihoods. The Thames as a source of artistic inspiration comes brilliantly to life as Ackroyd invokes Chaucer, Shakespeare, Turner, Shelley, and other writers, poets, and painters who have been enchanted by its many moods and colors.
Categories: History

Pendle Forest Folk

Pendle Forest Folk

For history is made by people, not by things. To know something about the place in which we live and about those who have lived there before us, helps us to become a little ... It is said of T'Kirk that it was the last place God made.

Author: Jean Walton

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473353183

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 62

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dance of the Nomad

Dance of the Nomad

GOD'S LAST EFFORT I notice that several of the worst deserts, hot or cold, and other miserable or un-salubrious parts of the world, are commonly referred to as 'The Last Place God Made'. This seems to imply that God had come to the end ...

Author: Ann McCulloch

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 9781921666919

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

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The notebooks of A. D. Hope are a portrait of the contradictory essence of the poet's intellect and character. Shot through with threads of self-awareness and revelation, Hope imbued his notebooks with irony and humour, forming them as a celebration of the joy and terror of human existence. Stripped of intimate revelation, the entries give witness to Hope's view that art is a superior force in the creation of new being and values, and a guide for the conduct of our lives. Seeking to find pathways through the maze of an intellectual life, this is a profound and timely contribution to Australia's literary scholarship. Ann McCulloch's analysis of this thematic selection of Hope's notebooks reveals him to be relentless in his experimentation with ideas. Revealing the originality of his thinking and the astonishing range of his reading and interests, this edition is a testament to the intellect of one of Australia's towering literary figures.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Paint Your Dragon

Paint Your Dragon

God for Harry, England and Saint George? 'I missed that game. I was working. Saw the highlights, but—' Not bad for the last place God made, under the patronage of a hired killer. And God was an Englishman in those days.

Author: Tom Holt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748113651

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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'Another imaginative and seriously funny novel from a master of the humorous fantasy genre.' - BOOKS MAGAZINE 'Only a writer like Holt could make this work quite so well, and he does with great skill. Lots of fun.' - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS One moment Bianca's sculpture of St George is lacking just the final touches, the next, it's lacking a dragon. This is only the first step in a fight between good and evil, involving some heavyweight gamblers, a time entrepreneur, a dragon, St George, and some hideous but endearing demons. From one of the best-loved comic writers in fantasy fiction comes another absurdly witty title - perfect for fans of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett Books by Tom Holt: Walled Orchard Series Goatsong The Walled Orchard J.W. Wells & Co. Series The Portable Door In Your Dreams Earth, Air, Fire and Custard You Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But It Helps The Better Mousetrap May Contain Traces of Magic Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages YouSpace Series Doughnut When It's A Jar The Outsorcerer's Apprentice The Good, the Bad and the Smug Novels Expecting Someone Taller Who's Afraid of Beowulf Flying Dutch Ye Gods! Overtime Here Comes the Sun Grailblazers Faust Among Equals Odds and Gods Djinn Rummy My Hero Paint your Dragon Open Sesame Wish you Were Here Alexander at World's End Only Human Snow White and the Seven Samurai Olympiad Valhalla Nothing But Blue Skies Falling Sideways Little People Song for Nero Meadowland Barking Blonde Bombshell The Management Style of the Supreme Beings An Orc on the Wild Side
Categories: Fiction

Boobies Baobabs and Bot Flies Experience of a foreigner

Boobies  Baobabs and Bot Flies  Experience of a    foreigner

Described, by some, as the last place God made and the first place that he blessed, Achill Island, a place of spectacular wild beauty, is the largest, most accessible, and most mountainous of the Irish Islands.

Author: Dermot J Douglas

Publisher: PubliBook Ireland

ISBN: 9781909774063

Category: Travel

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This book will entertain you; make you laugh; inform you; and, sometimes, make you squirm. It is a book that can be dipped into when you have a few spare moments and take you on amazing adventures to the ends of the earth. The inspiration for this book is Dermot and Mary Douglas’ itchy feet, which have brought them to places both close and remote – from Achill, to the Amazon rainforests, to the Galapagos Islands. It is a book of self-contained stories, written with humour, affection and insight. Wherever they travel, Dermot and Mary consider themselves outsiders, or foreigners, permitting them the curiosity to look beyond the superficial to experience the depth and richness that lies beneath. These stories relate experiences with fascinating and complex cultures; encounters with rare and increasingly vulnerable animals and plants; consequences of nutritional adventures – both exquisite and disgusting; and reflections on fascinating aspects of the historical development, or physical achievements, of ancient peoples.
Categories: Travel

The Island of the White Cow

The Island of the White Cow

... spot, the last place God made. While the song is hilarious, it's also, of course, sad because within its satire lie bitter truths, and the man who's singing it left the island for England thirty years ago. It's especially odd for me ...

Author: Deborah Tall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689707223

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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The author describes her experiences while living on an island off the coast of Ireland and portrays the way of life of the islanders
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Rotarian

The Rotarian

Others oft-times say "the last place God made." New Zea- landers agree, and claim that He gave them a sample of all that goes to make the world a worth-while place to live in. It was to this small but wonderful country that Jim Davidson ...

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.
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A Gunman Close Behind

A Gunman Close Behind

“D'you have a radio in the cab to make things less boring?” I asked. He snorted. “The lousy outfit I'm workin' for don't ... That'll take you into Uffotsberg, the second last place God made, and Rollinsville is the next town you hit.

Author: A. A. Glynn

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479409495

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Mike Lantry, the tough, hard-bitten chief of World Wide Investigations, is on his way back to New York after a restful vacation when he gives a ride to a lone girl on an Indiana highway. Lantry's up to his neck in from that moment on, coming into contact with gun-wielding hoodlums and crooked cops and the head of the Mafia in the Midwestern United States. When he joins forces with plucky Joanne Kilvert to pull down a crook's empire, he embarks on a tense chase in which, for every inch of his action-packed way, there's always...A GUNMAN CLOSE BEHIND! Great hardboiled crime fiction from the 1950s!
Categories: Fiction

The Life that Jack Built

The Life that Jack Built

He remembered coming here as a young boy and thinking this must be the last place God made. It had been a snowy, cold, wet, windy February when he stepped off the train with his father who had bought a small cinema in the town, ...

Author: John Butler

Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing

ISBN: 9781782283126

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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It is the early 1940s; Jack is a young man leaving university at odds with himself. Set aside from his peers fighting in the Second World War he tries to make a career in banking but finding himself a square peg in a round hole, decided to enter the teaching profession which takes him to urban and rural schools in post war Britain. This is the story of his many escapades. It is the tale of how he handles work, romantic attachments and manages to wriggle out of the tightest of situations. Jack’s story is true of all of us who go through life searching. Then suddenly opportunity knocks for him – it is an opportunity you’d have to be mad to take –he takes the plunge, but at the end he is in for a surprise. ‘The Life that Jack Built’ teaches us about the demons within ourselves and makes us question if destiny is mapped out for us all. A fascinating and heart-warming tale that is personal, historical and humorous with moments of passion, pathos and fear. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
Categories: Fiction

More Than Gold

More Than Gold

She had done the best she could in the last place God made, at the very edge of the earth, which Dawson was gaining the reputation for being. Tilly was not actually at home when her house guest arrived, she was at the Alaskan Commercial ...

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Publisher: Wilton End Publishing

ISBN: 184914365X

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New Magics

New Magics

It's all show business , and I just don't have time to explain show business to you on this day and in this place . " Liza laughed . “ Well , I'll be sure and quiz you later about ... This place you live in is the last place God made .

Author: Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 1429987707

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Whether it's a tale of a wizard developing his powers or a breakneck chase through New York City in search of the Grail, the best fantasy is all about coming face to face with reality---with boundaries---and saying, What if? It's about stepping across the threshold of what is and what must be into a world of maybes and why-nots. Most of all, it's a great deal of fun. It's for today's generation of young readers that Patrick Nielsen Hayden---winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology---has selected these stories from the thousands published by contemporary fantasy writers over the past two decades. For those readers who keep asking questions but are never completely satisfied with the answers---only the journey. Here is National Book Award winner Ursula K. Le Guin with a tale of wizardry from the world of her Earthsea books. Here is Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game, with the original story of Prentice Alvin in alternate, magical nineteenth-century America. Here is Newbery Medal winner Robin McKinley with a tale of an exiled princess's quest to regain her people. Here is Sandman author Neil Gaiman with a story of chivalry, with a distinctly modern twist. Here are werewolves and princesses, battles and enchantments, and great stories from Jane Yolen, Harry Turtledove, Charles de Lint, Emma Bull, and more. Whimsical or harrowing, irreverent or sublime, each of these stories is an adventure in imagination. Journey from the here and now to New Magics. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Expecting Someone Taller

Expecting Someone Taller

I did Toronto, Lusaka, and Brasilia. Have you ever been to Brasilia? Last place God made. Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean .. .' 'The more I think about it,' said the tall man, ignoring this gaffe, 'the more convinced I am that he's still ...

Author: Tom Holt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316233422

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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All Malcolm Fisher did was run over a badger. Unfortunately the badger turned out to be Ingolf, last of the giants. With his dying breath he reluctantly gave Malcolm two gifts of power and made him ruler of the world.
Categories: Fiction

Westwood

Westwood

... shops and cinemas, and a chronic shortage of those small delicacies that make life in wartime a little brighter. ... swore that it was the last place God made and were only anxious to get away from it for ever as soon as possible.

Author: Stella Gibbons

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446499153

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LYNNE TRUSS 'Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the twentieth century' The Times Set in wartime London, Westwood tells the story of Margaret Steggles, a plain bookish girl whose mother has told her that she is not the type that attracts men. Her schoolfriend Hilda has a sunny temperament and keeps her service boys 'ever so cheery'. When Margaret finds a ration book on Hampstead Heath the pompous writer Gerard Challis enters both their lives. Margaret slavishly adores Challis and his artistic circle; Challis idolises Hilda for her hair and her eyes and Hilda finds Gerard's romantic overtures a bit of a bind. This is a delightfully comic and wistful tale of love and longing.
Categories: Fiction

The Theological and Miscellaneous Works Ed with Notes by John Towill Rutt

The Theological and Miscellaneous Works  Ed  with Notes by John Towill Rutt

After giving an account of the formation of all other animals , he says , that in the last place , God made man of the dust of the ground , and then breathed into him the breath of life , after which he was a living soul , or being ...

Author: Joseph Priestley

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ISBN: ONB:+Z156804807

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