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Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition

Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The New Complete Edition


Richard Bach
Russell Munson

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2014

Contents Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Last Words About the Author To the real Jonathan Seagull, who lives within us all JonathanLivingstonSeagull.com It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea. A mile from shore a fishing boat chummed the water, and the word for Breakfast Flock flashed through the air, till a crowd of a thousand seagulls came to dodge and fight for bits of food. It was another busy day beginning. But way off alone, out by himself ...

Keywords: American Classics Contemporary Contemporary Fiction Encyclopedias Fairy Tales Fantasy Fiction Genre Fiction Inspirational Literary Literary Fiction Literature & Fiction Metaphysical Mythology & Folk Tales Reference Religion & Spirituality Science Fiction & Fantasy Spirituality United States
Pulse

Pulse


Jeremy Robinson

ISBN: 9780312540289
Year of publication: 2009

Jeremy Robinson Pulse DEDICATION For Hilaree, again, my best, still EPIGRAPH If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. Bertrand Russell Where does the violet tint end and ...

Keywords: Action and Adventure Antiquities Fiction Fiction - General General General & Literary Fiction Genetic Engineering Geneticists Horror Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) Mystery & Detective Science Fiction Special forces (Military science) Suspense Suspense fiction Thriller
A Breed of Heroes

A Breed of Heroes


Alan Judd

ISBN: 9781847397720
Year of publication: 2011

A Breed of Heroes by Alan Judd For My Family How then can I live among this gentle obsolescent breed of heroes, and not weep From Aristocrats, by Keith Douglas, killed in action, Normandy, 9 June 1944. Phrases for A Breed of Heroes Judd tackles the horror and tedium of Ulster with humour and sympathy, skilfully blending bitterness with farce Spectator Brilliant, original. . the triumph of this novel is that it presents a picture of a man tortured by his own conscience and does it with verve, ...

Keywords: Contemporary Fiction Literature & Fiction
Project StrikeForce: Exodus

Project StrikeForce: Exodus


Kevin Lee Swaim

ISBN: 9781542590990
Year of publication: 2017

Kevin Lee Swaim Project StrikeForce: Exodus ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thanks to all the active and retired military members who helped with this endeavor. Any mistakes contained herein are entirely mine. Special thanks to my beta readers. Your feedback was invaluable. Chapter One Zrich, Switzerland John Frist glanced around the dining room. Shouldnt she be here by now The woman at the nearby table glanced up from her wineglass. A few strands of silver threaded their way through her shoulder-length black ...

Keywords: Contemporary Fiction Literature & Fiction Military Mystery Pulp Spies & Politics Technothriller Terrorism Thriller & Suspense Thrillers Thrillers & Suspense
The King's Concubine

The King's Concubine


Anne OBrien

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2013

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF ANNE OBRIENThe Kings Concubine The Kings Concubine is a delicious and satisfying Cinderella story, following the rise of Alice Perrers from powerless naivety to the pinnacle of the realm as the mistress of Edward III. Anne OBrien brings Alices story to life with vivid details and glorious writing that will please any fan of historical fiction. Gillian Bagwell, author of The September QueenQueen Defiant Queen Defiant lives up to its title as Anne OBrien, with sensual ...

Keywords: Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Women Foreign Language Fiction Foreign Languages Literature & Fiction Mystery; Thriller & Suspense Russian Thrillers Thrillers & Suspense Women's Fiction
White Lies

White Lies


Witi Ihimaera

ISBN: 9781775533078
Year of publication: 2013

White Lies The Novella by Witi Ihimaera For John Barnett, who persists in putting New Zealand stories on screen. WITI IHIMAERA Introduction In 2007, I received a call from Rosa Bosch, a friend of mine in London. Rosa, an effervescent, incredibly well-connected film sales agent, had worked with us in bringing Whale Rider to the international market. Her expertise in the HispanicLatin American market is legendary. She knows every player and all the talent new and established. She told me that a ...

Keywords: Arts & Photography Contemporary Contemporary Fiction Genre Fiction Health; Fitness & Dieting Historical Historical Fiction Humor & Entertainment Literature & Fiction Movies Performing Arts Personal Health Politics & Social Sciences Screenplays Women's Fiction Women's Health Women's Studies
The Whale Rider

The Whale Rider


Witi Ihimaera

ISBN: 9780143011392
Year of publication: 2008

The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera For Jessica Kiri and Olivia Ata, the best girls in the whole wide world This story is set in Whangara, on the East Coast of New Zealand, where Paikea is the tipuna ancestor. However, the story, people and events described are entirely fictional and have not been based on any people in Whangara. He tohu aroha ki a Whangara me nga uri o Paikea. Thanks also to Julia Keelan, Caroline Haapu and Hekia Parata for their advice and assistance. Prologue the coming of ...

Keywords: Contemporary Contemporary Fiction Literary Literature & Fiction
The Thrill of Falling: Stories

The Thrill of Falling: Stories


Witi Ihimaera

ISBN: 9781869799212
Year of publication: 2012

The Thrill of Falling by Witi Ihimaera FOR JESSICA, OLIVIA, JANE AND JAMIE Maggie Dawn A GOOD DAY It was Saturday, 8 a.m. Maggie Dawn was awake before the alarm went off on her cellphone. She lay quietly in bed for a little while, looking at the patterns on the ceiling caused by the curtains drifting in the morning sun. Then she leant over and reached under the bed for her diary and pen. Brushing her hair back from her eyes, she wrote: LISTEN UP, WORLD, TODAY IS GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY You got ...

Keywords: Contemporary Fiction Literature & Fiction Short Stories Short Stories & Anthologies Single Authors
Burning Angels

Burning Angels


Bear Grylls

ISBN: 9781409156888
Year of publication: 2016

For Roger Gower, killed by poachers while flying conservation patrols over East Africa, and for the Roger Gower Memorial Fund and Tusk Trust, two foremost conservation charities. Daily Mail, August 2015 Nazi Gold Train is FOUND: deathbed confession leads treasure hunters to secret location as Polish officials claim they have seen proof on radar. A Nazi gold train has been found in Poland after the man who helped hide it at the end of the Second World War revealed its location in a deathbed ...

Keywords: Action and Adventure Contemporary Fiction Suspense
Ghost Flight

Ghost Flight


Bear Grylls

ISBN: 9781409156840
Year of publication: 2015

This book is dedicated to my late grandfather, Brigadier William Edward Harvey 1, OBE, 1519th Kings Royal Hussars and Commanding Officer of Target Force. Gone but not forgotten. Harpers Magazine, October 1946 SECRETS BY THE THOUSANDS By C. Lester Walker Someone wrote to Wright Field Airbase recently, saying he understood this country had got together quite a collection of enemy war secrets and could he, please, be sent everything on German jet engines. The Air Documents Division of the Army Air ...

Keywords: Action and Adventure Contemporary Fiction Suspense
Designer Detective

Designer Detective


Marjorie Thelen

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2013

Designer Detective First Novel in the Fiona Marlowe Mystery Series Marjorie Thelen To my writer and reader friends everywhere, thank you. To the original Aussie girl, Bronwen Porter, who inspired me to write the book, a special thanks to the Harney Basin Writers for the wind beneath my wings and for John, always What readers are saying about Marjorie Thelens books In Designer Detective the reader is taken along on a fun and fast-paced journey filled with unexpected villains and heroes and is ...

Keywords: & & & Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Women Fiction General Humor Humor Humor Humorous Literature Mystery; Thriller Romance Satire Suspense Women's Fiction
Enemies of the Empire

Enemies of the Empire


Rosemary Rowe

ISBN: 9781472205117
Year of publication: 2005

Rosemary Rowe Enemies of the Empire Chapter One A civic banquet in your honour, Excellence Here in Venta Tonight I stared at my wealthy patron in dismay. I had never wanted to come to this remote tribal civitas in the first place. Two days of jogging and jolting in a heavy carriage along military roads is a punishing experience for ageing bones and at fifty my bones are already far more aged than most even when every hoofbeat does not take you nearer to the wild, forested outskirts of the ...

Keywords: & & Contemporary Contemporary Fiction Fiction Historical Literature Mystery Mystery; Thriller Suspense
The Chariots of Calyx

The Chariots of Calyx


Rosemary Rowe

ISBN: 9781472205087
Year of publication: 2002

Rosemary Rowe The Chariots of Calyx Prologue In the opulent town mansion of Caius Monnius Loveinius, one of the wealthiest officials in Londinium, everyone was asleep. Or almost everyone. It had been a Roman holiday the birthday of one of the deified imperial dead or perhaps not dead, since emperors were now officially immortal and Caius Monnius, like everyone else of importance, had marked the occasion with a feast. But the remains of last nights banquet had now been cleared away: scores of ...

Keywords: & & Contemporary Contemporary Fiction Fiction Historical Literature Mystery Mystery; Thriller Suspense
Murder in the Forum

Murder in the Forum


Rosemary Rowe

ISBN: 9781472205070
Year of publication: 2001

Rosemary Rowe Murder in the Forum Chapter One The man lying outside the basilica was dead. Messily dead, the way a person is apt to be when he has been dragged for miles at the wheels of an official Roman carriage. As this man had obviously been. This was not a clever deduction on my part. The official Roman carriage in question was standing right in front of me, and the unfortunate victim was still attached to it, his hands bound to his sides, so that he could not protect his face, and the ...

Keywords: & & Contemporary Contemporary Fiction Fiction Historical Literature Mystery Mystery; Thriller Suspense
The 42nd Parallel

The 42nd Parallel


John Dos Passos

ISBN: 0618056815
Year of publication: 2013

The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos Foreword Given neither to he-man esthetics, like Hemingway, nor to the romance of self-destruction, like Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, their friend and contemporary he was born in 1896was a modest self-effacing person, an inveterate wanderer who liked to hike through foreign places and sit down for a drink with strangers and listen to their stories. He saw literature as reportage. He admired the plain style of Defoe, and he read Thackerays Vanity Fair, ...

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