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Author : Paul Yoon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-01-28
Page : 272
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1501154060
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From award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a “spellbinding” (The Washington Post) novel about three kids orphaned in 1960s Laos—and how their destinies are entwined across decades, anointed by Hernan Diaz as “one of those rare novels that stays with us to become a standard with which we measure other books.” Alisak, Prany, and Noi—three orphans united by devastating loss—must do what is necessary to survive the perilous landscape of 1960s Laos. When they take shelter in a bombed out field hospital, they meet Vang, a doctor dedicated to helping the wounded at all costs. Soon the teens are serving as motorcycle couriers, delicately navigating their bikes across the fields filled with unexploded bombs, beneath the indiscriminate barrage from the sky. In a world where the landscape and the roads have turned into an ocean of bombs, we follow their grueling days of rescuing civilians and searching for medical supplies, until Vang secures their evacuation on the last helicopters leaving the country. It’s a move with irrevocable consequences—and sets them on disparate and treacherous paths across the world. Spanning decades, this “richly layered” (The New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice) book weaves together storylines laced with beauty and cruelty. Paul Yoon’s “greatest skill lies in crafting subtle moments that underline the strange and specific sadness inherent to trauma” (Time) and this book is a breathtaking historical feat and a fierce study of the powers of hope, perseverance, and grace.


Author : Paul Yoon
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2020-01-28
Page : 272
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1501154044
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From award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a beautiful, aching novel about three kids orphaned in 1960s Laos—and how their destinies are entwined across decades, anointed by Hernan Diaz as “one of those rare novels that stays with us to become a standard with which we measure other books.” Alisak, Prany, and Noi—three orphans united by devastating loss—must do what is necessary to survive the perilous landscape of 1960s Laos. When they take shelter in a bombed out field hospital, they meet Vang, a doctor dedicated to helping the wounded at all costs. Soon the teens are serving as motorcycle couriers, delicately navigating their bikes across the fields filled with unexploded bombs, beneath the indiscriminate barrage from the sky. In a world where the landscape and the roads have turned into an ocean of bombs, we follow their grueling days of rescuing civilians and searching for medical supplies, until Vang secures their evacuation on the last helicopters leaving the country. It’s a move with irrevocable consequences—and sets them on disparate and treacherous paths across the world. Spanning decades and magically weaving together storylines laced with beauty and cruelty, Paul Yoon crafts a gorgeous story that is a breathtaking historical feat and a fierce study of the powers of hope, perseverance, and grace.


Author : Paul Yoon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-03-19
Page : 256
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1471190579
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From award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a beautiful, aching novel about three kids orphaned in 1960s Laos—and how their destinies are entwined across decades, anointed by Hernan Diaz as, “one of those rare novels that stays with us to become a standard with which we measure other books.” Alisak, Prany, and Noi—three orphans united by devastating loss—must do what is necessary to survive the perilous landscape of 1960s Laos. When they take shelter in a bombed out field hospital, they meet Vang, a doctor dedicated to helping the wounded at all costs. Soon the teens are serving as motorcycle couriers, delicately navigating their bikes across the fields filled with unexploded bombs, beneath the indiscriminate barrage from the sky. In a world where the landscape and the roads have turned into an ocean of bombs, we follow their grueling days of rescuing civilians and searching for medical supplies, until Vang secures their evacuation on the last helicopters leaving the country. It’s a move with irrevocable consequences—and sets them on disparate and treacherous paths across the world. Spanning decades and magically weaving together storylines laced with beauty and cruelty, Paul Yoon crafts a gorgeous story that is a breathtaking historical feat and a fierce study of the powers of hope, perseverance, and grace. “If you truly believe in the transformative power of literature then you must read this book. Run Me to Earth is a genuine masterpiece; fierce, tender, wise, earth-shattering, pulsating with love and hope.”—MIRIAM TOEWS, author of Women Talking “With Run Me to Earth, Paul Yoon proves, yet again, that he is a master at finding depth of emotion in formal restraint and discovering the timeless core in the most urgent issues of our day. This is one of those rare novels that stays with us to become, over the years, a standard with which we measure other books.”—HERNAN DIAZ, author of In the Distance, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize


Author : Paul Yoon
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2021-01-19
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1501154052
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From award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a “spellbinding” (The Washington Post) novel about three kids orphaned in 1960s Laos—and how their destinies are entwined across decades, anointed by Hernan Diaz as “one of those rare novels that stays with us to become a standard with which we measure other books.” Alisak, Prany, and Noi—three orphans united by devastating loss—must do what is necessary to survive the perilous landscape of 1960s Laos. When they take shelter in a bombed out field hospital, they meet Vang, a doctor dedicated to helping the wounded at all costs. Soon the teens are serving as motorcycle couriers, delicately navigating their bikes across the fields filled with unexploded bombs, beneath the indiscriminate barrage from the sky. In a world where the landscape and the roads have turned into an ocean of bombs, we follow their grueling days of rescuing civilians and searching for medical supplies, until Vang secures their evacuation on the last helicopters leaving the country. It’s a move with irrevocable consequences—and sets them on disparate and treacherous paths across the world. Spanning decades, this “richly layered” (The New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice) book weaves together storylines laced with beauty and cruelty. Paul Yoon’s “greatest skill lies in crafting subtle moments that underline the strange and specific sadness inherent to trauma” (Time) and this book is a breathtaking historical feat and a fierce study of the powers of hope, perseverance, and grace.


Author : SF Mazhar
Publisher : SF MAZHAR
Release : 2014-02-10
Page : 455
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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He never knew how different he was. Until his fourteenth birthday. When his life changed. Forever. When Aaron Adams sneaks out to celebrate his fourteenth birthday, he has no idea a tragedy awaits him. After a shocking secret is revealed, Aaron is forced to leave his world and enter...a new one. Thrust into a world he doesn't understand, Aaron struggles to find his place in a society that seems to despise him. Desperate to find why his name is so fervently hated, Aaron sets out on a path of discovery – only to find demons, dangerous hybrids and more secrets; ones that threaten everything Aaron thought he knew.


Author : Paul Yoon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-08-06
Page : 196
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1476714819
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"A highly anticipated debut novel from 5 Under 35 National Book Foundation honoree featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor's apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past"--


Author : Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release : 2015-11-18
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 1465605479
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Author : Paul Yoon
Publisher : Sarabande Books
Release : 2009-04-01
Page : 283
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1932511903
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New York Times Notable Book: “Yoon writes stories the way Fabergé made eggs: with untold craftsmanship, artistry, and delicacy.” —Ann Patchett An NPR “Best Debut Fiction” and a Los Angeles Times “Favorite Fiction” selection Spanning over half a century—from the years just before the Korean War to the present—these stories reveal an intricate and unforgettable portrait of a single island in the South Pacific. Novelistic in scope, daring in its varied environments, Once the Shore is a remarkable work of international fiction by the acclaimed author of Snow Hunters. “So persuasive are Yoon’s powers of invention that I went searching for his Solla Island somewhere off the mainland of South Korea—not realizing that it exists only in this breathtaking collection of eight interlinked stories . . . a fully formed, deftly executed debut.” —San Francisco Chronicle “These are lovely stories, rendered with a Chekhovian elegance. They span from post-World War II to the new millennium, with characters of different ethnicities, yet each story has a timelessness and relevance that’s haunting and unforgettable.” —Don Lee “Yoon’s collection of eight richly textured stories explore the themes of family, lost love, silence, alienation and the effects of the Japanese occupation and the Korean War on the poor communities of a small South Korean island . . . Yoon’s stories are introspective and tender while also painting with bold strokes the details of the lives of the invisible.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-02-28
Page : 192
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1442461292
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Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840...or so she believes. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret -- it's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medicine exists that can cure the dread disease, and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?


Author : Min Jin Lee
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2017-02-07
Page : 496
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1455563919
Description :


A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle). NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 * A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE* WINNER OF THE MEDICI BOOK CLUB PRIZE Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER "There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones." In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history. *Includes reading group guide*


Author : T. Winters
Publisher : TA Winters
Release : 2013
Page : 480
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1482099209
Description :


Jess has been in love with her best friend, Kate, for seven years, but her feelings have never been returned. One night they sleep together, and Jess finds out how much it is possible to be hurt by someone close. Jess and Kate struggle to redefine their friendship. They spend a week at Jess's family holiday house in a small seaside town, Awatangi, intending to make the time to talk things through, but the conversations never happen. Kate makes vague promises, but begins to have second thoughts. Jess wants Kate, and nothing else, and is heartbroken that isn't enough.Jess decides – while everything is changing in her life – that she doesn't want to go on living in the city, that she wants to return to Awatangi. Part of her hopes some physical distance between them may help things with Kate, and part of her – frustrated and upset – simply wants to leave Kate behind. In Awatangi, Jess meets Keri, a local lawyer who has also recently returned home. Like Jess, Keri surfs, and like Jess, she seems to feel some attachment to her family roots in Awatangi. Jess is drawn to Keri, but forces herself not to let anything happen. Despite everything, Kate is still Jess's closest friend, and she has loved Kate all her life. She feels she has to give the situation with Kate as long as she can to work itself out. Awatangi is about coping with feelings for a close friend that are not returned, set in a small holiday township on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is an exploration of getting what you've always wanted and it not being enough, of being in love with one person and wanting another, and of finding out that life doesn't always turn out as expected.


Author : Richard Cubitt
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2013-02-10
Page : 284
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781482372113
Description :


The Earth's True Children is a mythical tragedy featuring an element of science fiction/fantasy. Founded by a group of separatists who had become disenchanted with the decadence rife in the other six great northern city-states of the world, the city of Anaxagorus and its citizens pride themselves on their crusade for knowledge and moral adherence. Hylax, the son of Heracon – the late but still revered pioneer of the city – has grown tired of government and seeks a simple life. Struggling to deal with his obligation to his father's legacy and his own feelings of disillusionment with mankind, he tries to find a way of satisfying himself and his people. But when his old confidant, Abenader, returns half-dead from the desert and a person dear to him is murdered, a conspiracy threatens to usurp his authority. Meanwhile, an age-old species has emerged from the confines of the earth. They have seen the future and know where man's corrupting and insatiable desire to plunder its resources will lead. A great conflict looms that could reshape the world entirelyAt once an intimate and epic study of power, set in a time akin to the ancient Greek era, 'The Earth's True Children' examines humanity at its best and at its worst. Warning: This is NOT a book for children.


Author : Me Christopher Elmer
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-11-26
Page : 64
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781519539137
Description :


The age of Nore. A time of hardship, war, enchantment, and evil. These events lead of to the story of Tecoco's Earth, where the inhabitants within the world of Tecoco are embroiled in a tide of suffering and terrible predicament. A brother swears vengeance on the suffering of a populace. A wicked king seeks the world for his own. A chief makes a decision that will decide the fate of his people. This is the age of Nore.


Author : Poul Anderson
Publisher : Gollancz
Release : 2000
Page : 189
Category : Space ships
ISBN 13 : 9780575070998
Description :


The epic voyage of the spacecraft Leonora Christine will take her and her fifty-strong crew to a planet some thrity light-years distant. But, because the ship will accelerate to close to the spped of light, for those on board subjective time will slow and the journey will be of only a few years¿ duration. Then a buffeting by an interstellar dustcloud changes everything. The ship¿s deceleration system is damaged irreperably and soon she is gaining velocity. When she attains light-speed, tau zero itself, the disparity between ship-time and external time becomes almost impossibly great. Eons and galaxies hurtle by, and the crew of the Leonora Christine speeds into the unknown.


Author : Martin E Lee
Fleury C Matthew
Publisher : Imagination and the Human Spirit
Release : 2015-11-15
Page : 350
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781942146261
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"A slow-building murder tale, but the complicated hero and serpentine wrap-up make it a worthy mystery." - Kirkus Review Felix Allaben is a haunted man. Haunted by the memory of his wife, gunned down in a mugging gone awry. Haunted by his responsibilities as a single father of a teenage girl. And, as Bloody Lane opens, haunted by the murder of Curtis Gwynn, an ex-cop whom Allaben had known when both served in the Baltimore Police Department. Gwynn is found dressed in the uniform of a Civil War re-enactor on the hallowed grounds of the Antietam battlefield--shot through the head. Allaben is a special investigator with the Department of Justice. He has been summoned by a shadowy official in Washington to get to the bottom of the crime. Working in tandem with the local sheriff, Felix weaves his way through a maze of leads, lies, and dead ends in his effort to make sense of this first death and of others that unexpectedly follow. In so doing, he comes up against an armed, active, neo-Confederate hate group operating out of a local gun club and bent on domestic terrorism. The suspects are many. Among them are an unstable realtor with whom Gwynn was having an affair; her alcoholic, hot-headed husband; their son, a Civil War enthusiast who's been upset by the unsavory lifestyles of his parents; her brother, a rising politician, and a retired Navy contractor, as well as other members of the aforementioned militia. Bloody Lane is set in and around Frederick, Maryland, a small city with an intriguing past. The infamous Civil War battle of Antietam, fought nearby, yielded the single bloodiest day in American history. The conclusion is both violent and unsettling.


Author : Sonia A. Pemberton
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-09-22
Page : 162
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781507885024
Description :


As a young child, becoming a beautiful bride seemed like the ultimate fairy-tale dream. But for Alex Payne, the fantasy of marriage has transformed into a shattering nightmare. Facing constant verbal abuse, sexual violence, and intimidation from her husband Greg, Alex has become a broken shell of the person she used to be. And since Greg slaughtered her beloved puppy Beatrice, she's even more terrified than ever to leave. When Alex learns Greg has been unfaithful, she finally shares her entire story with her best friend Elise, who has also experienced the horror of an abusive relationship. With the help of Elise's boyfriend David, the trio devise a cunning plan to rescue Alex from her misery for good. But with a serial killer on the loose, this grand escape becomes more dangerous than Alex ever imagined-between a deranged murderer roaming the streets and a husband who has already threatened to kill her if she ever attempts to leave, will she manage to survive brutality at home and live to enjoy a new life of freedom?


Author : Raymond Esposito
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2013-01-02
Page : 326
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781481055833
Description :


The world is infected and humanity is reduced to creatures of vicious insanity. Doctor Thorn's rescue by a group of young survivors is just the beginning of their nightmarish journey to survive. In this apocalyptic landscape, humankind has one final hope that rests on the strength and determination of 10 young men and women.


Author : Jon Mills
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2012-09-18
Page : 330
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781479303496
Description :


Seven billion people on earth; it was only a matter of time before you discovered the truth. Your legends--your myths and religions--have called us by many names. Since the beginning, our kind has walked among you as your protectors. We are the only ones who know who you are and why you are here. He wasn't meant to disappear; you weren't meant to know why. Our objective was clear: hunt them, kill them and leave. Once you know, there will be no going back. They will come for you. Are you ready?


Author : Tom Buechler
Publisher :
Release : 2012-08-01
Page : 306
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780615665726
Description :


Cold Gather begins as notorious, self-destructive glassblower Neil Bishop is diagnosed with a malignant, inoperable tumor. Told he has less than six months to live, he turns to his old friend, Jack Scanlon, to organize a Pre-Wake Party in their hometown to say good-bye to his friends. At the party, Jack gets his first real look at Neil's live-in lover of four years, Marla Stone. Neil has often vividly described Marla's fiendish temper and consuming libido. Jack is instantly pole-axed by her poise, her smoky beauty and her sensuality, generating this inebriated exchange at the end of the day;"I turned to my dear friend, this man with whom I had howled at the moon and raised so much hell across the years and said, 'Of course you realize that, as soon as you're cold, I'm coming after Marla.'He squeezed my shoulder, smiled broadly and said, 'You should do that. She'd be good for you.'He had never been more wrong, but sometimes we hear only what we want. I could not ignore an imprimatur like this."Neil is dead within three months of the party.It had been rumored over many years, (although no one had seen them), that Neil had finally completed his masterwork; seven large works of molded glass he called "The Deadly Sins." In 1994, he had given the first piece, "Lust", to Jack for safekeeping. The existence and whereabouts of the other six pieces were unknown until Jack's first trip to visit Marla in California. As an intensely passionate relationship unfolds between Marla and Jack, she finally takes him to see five mind-blowing pieces; Envy, Gluttony, Anger, Pride and Sloth-- bequeathed to her by Neil.Beautifully written, Tom Buechler's muscular first novel revolves around the tempestuous, often explosive, relationship between Jack and Marla as they fall in and out of love during their search for the missing Seventh Sin--Greed.In Cold Gather, Buechler showcases his trademark earthy dialogue and his unique gift for creating offbeat characters. He has crafted a robust story that is smart, bold and darkly funny with a satisfyingly twisted finale.


Author : Terry L Smith
Publisher :
Release : 2021-06-10
Page : 254
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :


The day Captain Beth Castle put on the U.S. Marine Corps uniform, she made a vow to protect her country and its citizens. It was a vow she knew she'd uphold for life, but nothing prepared her for what she faced in the Tinajas Mountains east of Yuma, Arizona. While inspecting Aid Relief Stations along the Arizona/Mexico border, an ancient myth she'd learned growing up on the Navajo Reservation comes to life. A hostile encounter with a strange group of men triggers a change in her body and Spirit. When she goes to her family for help, Beth discovers the horrible truth -- the myths she'd learned were real...aliens were real. Now Beth's involved in an epic battle between good and evil -- a battle that could cost her everything she holds dear, including her family and the man she loves.