Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 1999, The Good Son is the definitive guide to the moral and emotional development of our boys and young men. Within its pages, Michael Gurian widely credited as the founder of today's "boys movement" takes readers through a complete parenting program, showing how to instill virtues in boys at each stage of life. For parents and teachers who fear that our child-rearing systems have lost much of their ethical underpinnings and that our boys are becoming emotionally closed-off, The Good Son serves as a welcome guidepost. It is one of today's premier books on parenting and male development.
Shaping the Moral Development of Our Boys and Young Men
Author: Michael Gurian
Category: Family & Relationships
'The queen of crime . . . You-jeong Jeong is shaking up the world of suspense' Glamour 'For fans of Jo Nesbo and Patricia Highsmith' A. J. Finn, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window YOU WAKE UP COVERED IN BLOOD THERE'S A BODY DOWNSTAIRS YOUR MOTHER'S BODY YOU DIDN'T DO IT. DID YOU? HOW COULD YOU, YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN THE GOOD SON THE INTERNATIONAL SENSATION FROM KOREA'S MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR YOU-JEONG JEONG. When Yu-jin wakes up covered in blood, and finds the body of his mother downstairs, he decides to hide the evidence and pursue the killer himself. Then young women start disappearing in his South Korean town. Who is he hunting? And why does the answer take him back to his brother and father who lost their lives many years ago. The Good Son is inspired by a true story.
The bestselling Korean thriller of the year
Author: You-jeong Jeong
Publisher: Hachette UK
New York Times bestselling author Michael Gruber, a member of "the elite ranks of those who can both chill the blood and challenge the mind" (The Denver Post), delivers a taut, multilayered, riveting novel of suspense Somewhere in Pakistan, Sonia Laghari and eight fellow members of a symposium on peace are being held captive by armed terrorists. Sonia, a deeply religious woman as well as a Jungian psychologist, has become the de facto leader of the kidnapped group. While her son Theo, an ex-Delta soldier, uses his military connections to find and free the victims, Sonia tries to keep them all alive by working her way into the kidnappers' psyches and interpreting their dreams. With her knowledge of their language, her familiarity with their religion, and her Jungian training, Sonia confounds her captors with her insights and beliefs. Meanwhile, when the kidnappers decide to kill their captives, one by one, in retaliation for perceived crimes against their country, Theo races against the clock to try and save their lives.
Author: Michael Gruber
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Like many parents and children, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and JFK Jr. shared an intense, tender, and often tempestuous bond. It was, quite simply, the most important relationship in John's life. With riveting insight, Andersen reveals how mother and son influenced, challenged, and supported each other through good times and bad, unveiling startling new details about a family we thought we already knew: John's reaction to his mother's bout with suicidal depression and growing dependence on prescription drugs; the surreal and ultimately catastrophic impact of the Onassis years; the premonitions that terrified Jackie about John's fate; Jackie's success at keeping John away from his hellraising cousins, and his complicated relationship with the rest of the clan; the power she wielded over his affairs with Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daryl Hannah, and others; how John privately handled the scandalous revelations about his parents' marriage; the secrets about John's own turbulent marriage and his senseless death. Bittersweet, provocative, thoughtful and inspiring, this is the often heartbreaking tale of two lives tested by history and tragedy.--From publisher description.
JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved
Author: Christopher Andersen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The FOXSports columnist and author of Pistol presents the story of the 1980s champion fighter, describing how he fulfilled a promise to his war-injured father and rose to the status of a national hero before a fateful match against a doomed Korean challenger that ruined his image and ended his career.
The Life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini
Author: Mark Kriegel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Johann Michael Heckner
It has been said that "the truth shall set you free". But for Frances Elliott III, it was the beginning of a harrowing journey. Daunted by the dark secrets of his dying mother, Alex Bowles is force to uncover a horrible truth about the woman that raised him. Once reunited with his real mother, he is then torn between two evil women. In search of his true identity, Alex is introduced into a world that is beyond his imagination. This is a story of love, deception, greed and murder ~ Alex is Frances Elliott III.
-The Good Son-
Author: Mirthell Bayliss Bazemore
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
"THE GOOD SON is the most exciting, and gripping, Scottish crime fiction debut of recent years. Stylish and atmospheric, it marks the arrival of a exceptional talent." --John Connolly "McLean has all the merits of this brilliant writer [Jean-Patrick Manchette] with the added bonus of a Scottish sense of wit that is like no other." --Ken Bruen "Scottish crime fiction is entering a new era and Russel McLean is at the vanguard. A thrilling new writer, a brilliant debut...The Good Son is very good indeed." --Tony Black Recipient of widespread praise for his award-winning crime short stories, Russel McLean's full-length debut has been characterized by key crime authors and critics alike as the emergence of a major talent. There is something rotten behind the apparent sucide of Daniel Robertson and it's about to come bursting into the life of J. McNee, a Scottish private investigator with a near-crushing level of personal baggage. James Robertson, a local farmer, finds his estranged brother's corpse hanging from a tree. The police claim suicide. But McNee is about to uncover the disturbing truth behind the death. With a pair of vicious London thugs on the move in the Scottish countryside, it's only a matter of time before people start dying. As the body count rises, McNee finds himself on a collision course with his own demons and an increasing array of brutal killers in a violent, bloody showdown that threatens to leave none involved alive. Plumbing the depths of love, loss, betrayal, and one broken man's attempt to come to terms with his past, The Good Son successfully blends the classic style of the gumshoe era with the outer edges of modern noir.
A J. McNee Mystery
Author: Russel D. McLean
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Rick and Suzanna Wamsley were well-loved in their Mansfield, Texas, community. Former high-school sweethearts, they provided their two children with every comfort. But their twenty-year-old son, Andrew, had a bitter, rebellious streak...and resented his parents for making him go to college, for not giving him the title to the sports car he wanted, and for their disapproval of his teenage girlfriend, Chelsea Richardson. She was from the other side of the tracks—and she had a deadly plan in store for the Wamsleys... On the night of December 11, 2003, Chelsea and two accomplices entered the Wamsley home. Carrying guns and knives, they killed Suzanna instantly. Rick fought his attackers tooth and nail...but couldn't save himself. Later, DNA evidence would link Chelsea's best friend, Susana Toledano, to the crime scene. Then authorities learned that a fourth suspect provided the murder weapon. It was only a matter of time before investigators closed in on the last perpetrator—the one person who stood to inherit almost two million dollars in the event of the Wamsleys' deaths: Andrew, The good SON.
A True Story of Greed, Manipulation, and Cold-Blooded Murder
Author: Stella Sands
Category: True Crime
Author: Roddy Doyle,Renate Orth-Guttmann
Category: Dublin (Ireland)
Leon ist neun und ziemlich dunkelhäutig, sein Halbbruder Jake dagegen ganz blond und erst sechs Monate alt. Als ihre Mutter Sandra mal wieder richtig Pech mit einem Kerl hat, bleibt sie einfach im Bett liegen. Und Leon muss sich um Jake kümmern, ihn wickeln, etwas zu Essen besorgen. Das fliegt natürlich irgendwann auf, das Sozialamt schaltet sich ein. Es bringt die beiden Jungs erst einmal bei Pflegemutter Maureen unter: übergewichtig, rothaarig, etwas nah am Wasser gebaut - man muss sie schon ein bisschen kennenlernen, um zu merken, was für ein riesengroßes Herz Maureen hat. Bald findet sich auch eine richtige Adoptivfamilie. Allerdings nur für Jake, denn der ist ja klein und blond. Leon weiß nicht mehr ein und aus vor Schmerz. Und er fasst einen Plan. Einen gefährlichen Plan, in diesem heißen Londoner Sommer 1981 ...
Author: Kit de Waal
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
I.Q. nennt man Isaiah Quintabe in den schwarzen Hoods von Los Angeles. Weil er ein Genie ist und weil er als eine Art Nachbarschaftsdetektiv ohne Lizenz den »kleinen Leuten« zu ihrem Recht verhilft. Oder wenn das schwierig ist, immerhin zu Gerechtigkeit, Genugtuung und Entschädigung. Zusammen mit seinem sidekick, dem schlagfertigen Gangsta Dodson, wird er wider Willen von dem Top-Rapper Black the Knife angeheuert, um Mordanschläge auf dessen Leben aufzuklären. Das führt ins finstere Herz des Rap-Business, wo sich jede Menge wunderliche und tödliche Gestalten tummeln: Gangsta Rapper, Bitches, Anwälte, Auftragskiller, Drogenbosse, Big-Business-Leute und Medienvolk. Bald haben es I.Q. und Dodson mit verfeindeten Gangs, schießwütigen Narcos und gierigen Musikproduzenten zu tun. Gut, dass I.Q. ein Weltmeister der Deduktion ist, und gut auch, dass er notfalls genauso viel kriminelle Energien hat wie seine Widersacher. Oder noch mehr ... »Joe Ides Debütroman ist der fulminante Auftakt einer wahnsinnig hinreißenden Krimiserie über einen ziemlich schlauen Kerl und das packend beschriebene kriminelle Umfeld, in dem er sich bewegt.« Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Author: Joe Ide
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag