The Tennis Partner

As David spirals out of control, almost everything Verghese has come to trust and believe in is threatened. Compassionate and moving, this is an illuminating story of how men live, and how they survive.--From publisher description.

Author: Abraham Verghese


ISBN: 9780099735014

Category: Drug addicts

Page: 320

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When Abraham Verghese, a physician whose marriage is unravelling, relocates to Texas, he hopes to make a fresh start as a staff member at a county hospital. There he meets David Smith, a medical student recovering from a drug addiction, and the two men begin a tennis ritual that allows them to shed their inhibitions and find security, in the sport they love and in each other. But when the dark beast that is David's addiction emerges once again, almost everything Verghese has come to trust and believe in is threatened. Compassionate and moving, The Tennis Player is an unforgettable, illuminating story of how men live and how they survive.

The Tennis Partner

Author: Alix Ohlin




Page: 47

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Body by Weimar

In the 1930 short story “The Partner,” Bert becomes the object of his female tennis
partner's seductive designs.36 Not only does she literally call the shots on the
tennis court—deciding when her partner has hit a ball deep—but she also directs

Author: Erik N. Jensen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199311242

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 718

Body by Weimar argues that male and female athletes fundamentally recast gender roles during Germany's turbulent post-World War I years and established the basis for a modern body and modern sensibility that remain with us to this day.

Ethics in Professional Life

tennis with a friend, Margaret. As a tennis partner, Alison's behaviour is quite
unreliable. She often comes late to the tennis club and sometimes even misses
games she has arranged with Margaret. She promises to improve her game and

Author: Sarah Banks

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137077697

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 841

What does it mean to be a good professional? What is the role of courage in professional life? How do we develop the moral qualities of respectfulness, justice and care? Firmly rooted in practice, this book is a timely exploration of the nature and value of a virtue-based approach to ethics in health and social care. Skilfully drawing on relevant moral philosophical literature, Part I offers a clear yet critical account of virtue ethics. Virtue ethics bases ethical evaluations on the moral qualities or character traits of professional practitioners. This approach, the authors argue, is a vital counter-balance to the recent emphasis in professional ethics on the regulation of conduct by rules and procedures. Part II explores the key virtues of professional wisdom, courage, respectfulness, care, trustworthiness, justice and integrity. Each chapter starts with examples from practice and ends with strategies for cultivating these key virtues in education and practice. Ethics in Professional Life is a challenging and original text that is ideal reading for all students, practitioners and academics in the field of health and social care.

Aztec Philosophy

Tennis partners thus contribute to the fulfillment and completion of one another
qua tennis players. Indeed, at a very basic level each partner needs the other in
order to become a tennis player at all. One cannot become a tennis player solely

Author: James Maffie

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1457184265

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 929

In Aztec Philosophy, James Maffie reveals a highly sophisticated and systematic Aztec philosophy worthy of consideration alongside European philosophies of their time. Bringing together the fields of comparative world philosophy and Mesoamerican studies, Maffie excavates the distinctly philosophical aspects of Aztec thought. Aztec Philosophy focuses on the ways Aztec metaphysics—the Aztecs’ understanding of the nature, structure and constitution of reality—underpinned Aztec thinking about wisdom, ethics, politics, and aesthetics, and served as a backdrop for Aztec religious practices as well as everyday activities such as weaving, farming, and warfare. Aztec metaphysicians conceived reality and cosmos as a grand, ongoing process of weaving—theirs was a world in motion. Drawing upon linguistic, ethnohistorical, archaeological, historical, and contemporary ethnographic evidence, Maffie argues that Aztec metaphysics maintained a processive, transformational, and non-hierarchical view of reality, time, and existence along with a pantheistic theology. Aztec Philosophy will be of great interest to Mesoamericanists, philosophers, religionists, folklorists, and Latin Americanists as well as students of indigenous philosophy, religion, and art in the Americas.

Peer Mediation

Michael : Well , we're doubles partners . She takes the game much too seriously .
She needs to lighten up . She thinks just because she's my tennis partner , I
belong to her . She calls me a lot , but I don't want to be with only one girl all the
time ...

Author: Fred Schrumpf

Publisher: Research Press

ISBN: 9780878223671

Category: Education

Page: 100

View: 272

Program for helping secondary school students acquire skills in conflict resolution.

The Tennis Drill Book

In the Australian formation , the server's partner stands in the same court as the
server instead of standing in the opposite service court . Execution Players can
play this aggressive form of doubles in three ways : The server's partner crosses
on ...

Author: Tina Hoskins

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736049122

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 241

View: 363

Offers information on stroke technique, drills, games, match strategy, and everything in between.

Cincinnati Lancet and Clinic

On the arms of virile he knew full well that as companion husbands they will
brave all temptaand tennis partner of a young girl whose tions . They prefer a
personal interreal simplicity passed the most ordinary view , if possible , with all ...






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Cutting for Stone

He is the author of My Own Country, a 1994 NBCC Finalist and a Time Best Book
of the Year, and The Tennis Partner, a New York Times Notable Book. A
graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has published essays and short
stories that ...

Author: Abraham Verghese

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030727134X

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 749

Over One Million Copies Sold. National Bestseller. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

Tennis Shenanigans and Booya Sandwiches

“It's Not Rocket Science, it'sjust Tennis” Friendships aren't always without fault or
flaws. The Man, the Myth, My Tennis Partner, Mike is a big guy, tall and barrel-
chested. At first glimpse, you'd believe every story about him being an all-star ...

Author: Michael DiGiantommaso

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468543016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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A compilation of short stories surrounding the battlefield of tennis. These stories could have been taken from any; locker room, dance competition, police academies even bingo or poker night. Any place people get together, and compete. It’s about people in pressure situations, tales with in-depth observations through relationships with friend and foe. Some friendships lasted years, some just a season, or a single tournament. Grudges lasted decades. All have spectacular endings, some taking as much as ten years to wreak vengeance. When I say great endings, I don’t mean all happy-endings but exciting, with twists like only true life can dish out. These observations will tickle the avid tennis player as well as anyone who deal with people in competitive situations. Battling the town, the league rival or your best friend... All stories are true. Tennis etiquette and life morels to be learned and enjoyed. As you ponder the trials and tribulations of the characters, you get deeper insight into the author. Michael, are you sure this really happened? I did not approve any of it. “Laurie” (Wife and conscience) This is the most implausible, coincident ridden exhibit of maternalinstincts and corny sentimentalism, smacking just short of Bolshevism. ---- I Loved it! “Anonymous” A molotov cocktail of thoughts and utterances. It’s like Vuja De` all over again. --- Can’t wait to read more. -- Super Dave (Hero extraordinaire) Mike is a top-notch Athlete, Musician, Carpenter, Artist, Horse Wrangler, Kick boxer, and now a Writer... An authentic ‘Renaissance Man’ --- ------ “Michael Chwalek” (Rocket Scientist) He was a gifted child, kind and honest, always seeing things differently than the other kids. Who knew he would turn out like this? Why couldn’t you be more like your sister? .................................. (Mom) You don’t have to be a tennis buff to be drawn into Mike’s world. These are stories about people, who they are and what they do. They kept me turning the pages. Charles Durang, Editorial Director, Covered Bridge Press and Douglas Charles Press A great writer can paint a picture in your mind and you have mastered this art. Erik ‘the Barbarian’ Anderson (Head tennis Pro - New England)

My Life at the Bar and Beyond

Dedication I would like to dedicate this book to Joany , my lifelong friend nd
tennis partner and my wife of fifty years . We had the extraordinary good luck to
meet in Cap - à - L'Aigle , where our families spent their summers , when I was six
and ...

Author: Alex K. Paterson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773573232

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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A litigation lawyer for fifty years, Paterson describes some of his earlier cases, including those involving alleged brainwashing experiments at the Allan Memorial Institute funded by the CIA. He offers behind-the-scenes views of the fight against Bill 101, campaigning for the No Committee in the 1980 Quebec referendum, and the stand-off at Oka between Mohawks and the provincial police. Paterson also charts his involvement in establishing the McGill University Health Centre and the plans for a new major teaching hospital as well as directing the development and expansion of Bishop's University during his time as president and chancellor.

Running Scared

schedule with him at all times, as his organized partner did. “We'll just have to dig
around.” “What do you think of visiting San Jose Racquet Club, where Dana
Stoddard plays tennis? Ask around about any regular, male tennis partners.

Author: Cheryl Norman

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 1605429147

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

View: 131

Although newly-divorced Ashley Adams thinks her ex-husband is trying to kill her, she’s no longer running scared—months of therapy and determination have strengthened her resolve to stop being a victim, while months of dedicated training have prepared her to run her first marathon. Homicide detective Rick Edwards is coping with the deaths of his wife and daughter the only way he knows how—by focusing on his work. He is hoping to solve the murder Ashley witnessed during a training run, but first he must win her trust. It doesn't take Rick long to realize that Ashley Adams is hardly a damsel in distress. In the most unexpected of places, he may have found the one woman who can save him.

Shit Servicemen Have It Tough

When I was not at work,I could be found on the tennis courts. During the summer
months in Germany, I could play tennis without lights until 2300 hours. On the
weekends, we played for thirteen or fourteen hours. My usual tennis partner was

Author: James E. Wimes

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479732621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 119

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This book was penned to tell the life story of James Ellis Wimes, a United States Military Service personnel. The title of this book was derived as a marketing strategy. S H I T is eye-catching to the average American. For some reason, Americans have a fascination for profanity. I hope that once a person opens this book, he or she will realize that S H I T truly expresses why I feel that Servicemen Have It Tough. This book tells the story of my life from August 1962 to the present. Although I retired from active duty on February 22, 1989, you will see how my military career continues to impact me till date. This book tells the entire story of my life, loves, friends, and experiences spanning more than forty years. Some of the stories are funny, some are serious, some are sexy, but above all, they are true. So sit or lie back, and enjoy why joining the United States Military will create many situations of S H I TServicemen Have It Tough.

The Value of a Homemaker

I would be visiting B. Richards, a tennis friend I had met when I was helping with
score keeping for the thirty—five and ... My first match that I had was B. J.
Richards from Las Vegas and her doubles tennis partner Shelby Torrance from

Author: Patti Zona

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469117274

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 367

View: 833

I was fortunate to have three sisters and two brothers. I would be the youngest of three or the oldest of four. Growing up would not be an ordinary experience for any of us. Yet, amazingly we persevered. I believe all of us were determined and chose to do and be better not repeat the same mistakes. Memories of our mother gentle and loving but frail and medicated too often. Our father instilled fear for he never was taught or shown real nurturing love himself. Later, we would all understand the dynamics of both our parents and we would forgive. My dreams were to be a singer, dancer, artist and missionaryone day. I have done it all in some small capacity and on borrowed time. I would marry while a junior in high school and have a son on my husbands birthday. Then, we were young and in love and determined to defy the odds. We would have three children and achieve incredible fi nancial success during the process. But, in the end I would be sacrifi ced and my husband rewarded. Divorced, appealed and annulledI was compelled to write my fi rst bookmy story, for understanding and to make a difference . . . . - Xlibris Podcast Part 1: - Xlibris Podcast Part 2: - Xlibris Podcast Part 3: - Xlibris Podcast Part 4: - Xlibris Podcast Part 5:


When the Cairns moved away, we not only lost a convenient bridge couple, but I
lost a tennis partner in Jim. At that time, Santa Monica was considered to be the
tennis capital of the country and public courts were readily available. As a ladies'

Author: Jim O’Donnell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465322280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 635

View: 848

Having grandchildren late in life means that they will never really get to know you. This was the case for me and for my children. I never knew my grandparents as they lived and died in Ireland before I had a chance to go there. I might have gone over in 1950 and seen my maternal grandfather Patrick Quinn. He was the only grandparent living when it was possible, after the war, to visit Ireland. Regretfully, I didnt go when I had the chance, and he died in 1951.

The Tennis Player s Handbook

Why is it expected to succeed It's happened to you ; it's happened to prac- where
all other rating proposals have tically everyone who's ever been stuck for a failed
? tennis partner . " An important point , " say the three You agree to a pick - up ...

Author: Tennis Magazine Editors

Publisher: Simon & Schuster


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 318

View: 887

Tips for the tennis player on lessons, equipment, clothing, conditioning, avoiding injury, planning a tennis vacation, and choosing a tennis camp are offered

Different Strokes

put on my tennis shoes for the first time and tried to tie them. Given my ... My
tennis partner, Stu, was hanging out with his dog, Blue. this was the first time he'd
seen me since the stroke, so he asked how i was doing and we talked for a while.

Author: Steven Boorstein

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616084715

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

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This book will inspire anyone who is recovering from a stroke, and provide support for family members.

The Spirit Bird

No specific person had engendered this feeling, no one who'd come into the
pharmacy, say, or who was in his and Julia's social group; certainly not his friend,
Jed, he hunted quail with, orArnie Leitz, his tennis partner—no one Myron had ...

Author: Kent Nelson

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822980223

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Winner of the 2014 Drue Heinz Literature Prize The flight path of The Spirit Bird traces many landscapes and different transitory lives. A young man scratches out a living from the desert; a woman follows a rarely seen bird in the far reaches of Alaska; a poor single mother sorts out her life in a fancy mountain town. Other protagonists yearn to cross a racial divide, keep developers from a local island, explore their sexuality, and mourn a lost loved one. The characters in this collection are compelled to seek beyond their own horizons, and as the stories unfold, the search becomes the expression of their desires. The elusive spirit bird is a metaphor for what we’ve lost, for what we hope for, and for what we don’t know about ourselves.

Why Is My Partner Sexually Addicted

... parents were very involved in their vocations Jimmy's father was a
workaholic lawyer Jimmy's mother was a professor at a local college The
family belonged to a prestigious country club with all the amenities of golf, tennis,
swimming, ...

Author: Paul Becker

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1468550101

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 140

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Why is My Partner Sexually Addicted,? provides critical insight into the nature of sexual addiction. A woman rarely need to probe the origin and consequences of sexual addiction until her partner is found-out. Each chapter reveals aspects of sexual addiction, all to help a woman decide how she will live after she discovers her partners aberrant sexual behavior. Meet a Reviewer: This book is outstanding. It's wildly packed with valuable information. I learned a lot and feel every woman married to a sex addict should get this book in order to have a very deep understanding about what is likely going on in her husband's mind/brain. Darcy H. Meet the Author: For Paul Becker, LPC, counseling and writing are second careers. He was a federal government economist and executive for over 36 years. Working with men in prison led him back to school where he earned a Master's degree in counseling education. He works in Virginia in private practice.

Southern Writers

The Tennis Partner: A Doctor's Story of Friendship and Loss (1998). —Donald L.
Madison PAULA VOGEL (1951–). Born in Washington, D.C., on November 16,
1951, Paula Vogel grew up in the nation's capital and suburban Maryland, where

Author: Joseph M. Flora

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807131237

Category: Reference

Page: 504

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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.