Seldom Disappointed

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-16
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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In this affectionate and unvarnished recollection of his past, Tony Hillerman looks at seventy-six years spent getting from hard-times farm boy to bestselling author. Using the gifts of a talented novelist and reporter, Hillerman draws brilliant portrait not just of his life, but of the world around him.

Table of Contents

Papa's Melon--and What Happened Nextp. 3
Preparing for Warp. 16
Boy to Manp. 23
The Second Housep. 26
Considered Educablep. 33
Mamap. 45
The Adventurep. 52
Charley Companyp. 61
The Sentimental Journeyp. 66
At Last, the Real Warp. 74
Crossing the Vosgesp. 89
How to Get a Bronze Star Without Knowing Whyp. 93
Life in the Mertzwiller Conventp. 103
The Worst (of Course) Winter Everp. 110
Halls of Ivyp. 164
Now the Good Life Begins!p. 189
Death Watch at the Morning Pressp. 195
Life in the City Differentp. 205
Stranger in the Ivory Towerp. 216
Janet, Tony, Monica, Steve, and, Finally, Danp. 221
Inside the Ivory Towerp. 232
Doer of Undignified Deedsp. 236
Crazy Bus vs. the Organizationp. 242
The FAQsp. 251
Life Among the Flower Childrenp. 262
Back to the Dinehp. 281
That Detour to Zunip. 283
Breakout Bookp. 294
Finally Finding Moonp. 311
El Finp. 318
Addendump. 321
Bibliographyp. 332
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