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A Bend in the Road

By Nicholas Sparks
  • ISBN Code: : 075952582X
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 333
  • Category : Fiction
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Fall in love with this small-town love story about a widower sheriff and a divorced schoolteacher who are searching for second chances -- only to be threatened by long-held secrets of the past. Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice. Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, Jonah's second-grade teacher. A young woman recovering from a difficult divorce, Sarah moved to New Bern hoping to start over. Tentatively, Miles and Sarah reach out to each other...soon they are falling in love. But what neither realizes is that they are also bound together by a shocking secret, one that will force them to reexamine everything they believe in-including their love.

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All the Light We Cannot See meets The Nightingale in this literary WWI-era novel and epic love story of a brilliant young doctor who races against Einstein to solve one of the universe's great mysteries. In Russia, in the summer of 1914, as war with Germany looms and the Czar's army tightens its grip on the local Jewish community, Miri Abramov and her brilliant physicist brother, Vanya, are facing an impossible decision. Since their parents drowned fleeing to America, Miri and Vanya have been raised by their babushka, a famous matchmaker who has taught them to protect themselves at all costs: to fight, to kill if necessary, and always to have an escape plan. But now, with fierce, headstrong Miri on the verge of becoming one of Russia's only female surgeons, and Vanya hoping to solve the final puzzles of Einstein's elusive theory of relativity, can they bear to leave the homeland that has given them so much? Before they have time to make their choice, war is declared and Vanya goes missing, along with Miri's fiancé. Miri braves the firing squad to go looking for them both. As the eclipse that will change history darkens skies across Russia, not only the safety of Miri's own family but the future of science itself hangs in the balance. Grounded in real history -- and inspired by the solar eclipse of 1914 -- A Bend in the Stars offers a heart-stopping account of modern science's greatest race amidst the chaos of World War I, and a love story as epic as the railways crossing Russia.

The Lost Shtetl

By Max Gross
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062991140
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 118
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD AND THE JEWISH FICTION AWARD FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LIBRARIES GOOD MORNING AMERICA MUST READ NEW BOOKS * NEW YORK POST BUZZ BOOKS * THE MILLIONS MOST ANTICIPATED A remarkable debut novel—written with the fearless imagination of Michael Chabon and the piercing humor of Gary Shteyngart—about a small Jewish village in the Polish forest that is so secluded no one knows it exists . . . until now. What if there was a town that history missed? For decades, the tiny Jewish shtetl of Kreskol existed in happy isolation, virtually untouched and unchanged. Spared by the Holocaust and the Cold War, its residents enjoyed remarkable peace. It missed out on cars, and electricity, and the internet, and indoor plumbing. But when a marriage dispute spins out of control, the whole town comes crashing into the twenty-first century. Pesha Lindauer, who has just suffered an ugly, acrimonious divorce, suddenly disappears. A day later, her husband goes after her, setting off a panic among the town elders. They send a woefully unprepared outcast named Yankel Lewinkopf out into the wider world to alert the Polish authorities. Venturing beyond the remote safety of Kreskol, Yankel is confronted by the beauty and the ravages of the modern-day outside world – and his reception is met with a confusing mix of disbelief, condescension, and unexpected kindness. When the truth eventually surfaces, his story and the existence of Kreskol make headlines nationwide. Returning Yankel to Kreskol, the Polish government plans to reintegrate the town that time forgot. Yet in doing so, the devious origins of its disappearance come to the light. And what has become of the mystery of Pesha and her former husband? Divided between those embracing change and those clinging to its old world ways, the people of Kreskol will have to find a way to come together . . . or risk their village disappearing for good.

A Bend in the River of Life

By Budh Aditya Roy
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  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Book Code : 1618972030
  • Total of Pages : 303
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 817
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A man laments the loss of woman of his life, whether it be the sudden death of his wife or his daughter leaving him after marrying.

Half-Hours with the Stars

By Richard A. Proctor
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 8854
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: half-hours-with-the-stars.pdf

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"Half-Hours with the Stars" by Richard A. Proctor. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Lost Constellations

By John C. Barentine
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319227955
  • Total of Pages : 506
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 725
  • Pdf File: the-lost-constellations.pdf

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Casual stargazers are familiar with many classical figures and asterisms composed of bright stars (e.g., Orion and the Plough), but this book reveals not just the constellations of today but those of yesteryear. The history of the human identification of constellations among the stars is explored through the stories of some influential celestial cartographers whose works determined whether new inventions survived. The history of how the modern set of 88 constellations was defined by the professional astronomy community is recounted, explaining how the constellations described in the book became permanently “extinct.” Dr. Barentine addresses why some figures were tried and discarded, and also directs observers to how those figures can still be picked out on a clear night if one knows where to look. These lost constellations are described in great detail using historical references, enabling observers to rediscover them on their own surveys of the sky. Treatment of the obsolete constellations as extant features of the night sky adds a new dimension to stargazing that merges history with the accessibility and immediacy of the night sky.

Three Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

By Edward Carlos Carter,American Philosophical Society
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  • Publisher : American Philosophical Society
  • Book Code : 9780871693549
  • Total of Pages : 494
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 674
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Read and download full book Three Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

Envoys from the Stars

By Ian Way
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1452526818
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 890
  • Pdf File: envoys-from-the-stars.pdf

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Three first-born children are sired by three males from Earth’s three great races! Each of these fathers had suffered abduction and bio-genetic surgery by extraterrestrials who appear to be a mix of ancient ancestors to our planet’s contemporary peoples. In the interest of Earth’s mankind, our progress over thousands of years, has been monitored, believe or not, on a regular basis by these ancient ancestors, but while consistently being horrified by the advent of our countless wars, our advancing technologies, in the alien’s minds, have now deemed us to now be approaching the point of starting wars which could result in our total annihilation! Each child, Charles, Chein, and Zuda, has been born with highly advanced alien genes which are programmed to advance in stages towards their maturation whereby they finally will be able to report collectively & accurately at any point whereby mankind’s manifest destiny could be ultimately affected! Hence the possibility of an alien intervention!

Secret of the Stars

By Andre Norton
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Book Code : 1625792824
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 650
  • Pdf File: secret-of-the-stars.pdf

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Star Hunter and Secret of the Lost Race. Together in an omni trade paperback volume from master storytelling legend, Andre Norton. A hunted man makes a last stand against deadly pursuers on a hellish planet. A hunter on a dangerous world encounters a menacing alien. Secret of the Lost Race Joktar was running for his life¾and he didnt know why. After growing up orphaned in the spacemans helltown of interstellar New York, Joktar was adept at dodging the law, but he knew of no special reason why all the police forces of the civilized galaxy should suddenly concentrate on him. All he knew was that he had to run¾out of the Solar system and across the galaxy to the mysterious Wolf worlds. In the freezing hell that was the planet Fenris, Joktar turned to face his hunters and fight to regain his freedom in a universe gone mad. Star Hunter On safari to an unexplored jungle world, Ras Hume must hunt two kinds of quarry¾the fearsome native beasts and the equally menacing lone survivor of a mysterious spaceship crash. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Andre Norton: "The Grand Dame of Science FictionãÓ¾Time _One of the all-time masters.Ó¾Peter Straub _Andre Norton is a superb storyteller whose skill draws the reader completely into a fantastic other worldãÓ¾Chicago Tribune _Norton's renowned story-telling magic is present in abundance . . .Ó¾Future Retrospective

Beyond Even the Stars

By Kevin A. Codd
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532641915
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: beyond-even-the-stars.pdf

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Kevin A. Codd’s previous book, To the Field of Stars, has been hailed as a contemporary classic of pilgrim literature and introduced a fresh voice to the world of both travel and spiritual writing. In Beyond Even the Stars, the reader is invited to join this peripatetic American priest as he takes up the Way to Compostela, this time in Leuven, Belgium, and follows it south through much of France. His vivid descriptions of the natural world and the people he meets along the way are delightful, just as his profound reflections on life and death, love and faith, God and grace, are inspiring.

To The Stars

By George Takei
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 074343420X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 901
  • Pdf File: to-the-stars.pdf

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Best known as Mr. Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise™ and captain of the Starship Excelsior, George Takei is beloved by millions as part of the command team that has taken audiences to new vistas of adventure in Star Trek®—the unprecedented television and feature film phenomenon. From the program’s birth in the changing world of the 1960s and death at the hands of the network to its rebirth in the hearts and minds of loyal fans, the Star Trek story has blazed its own path into our recent cultural history, leading to a series of blockbuster feature films and three new versions of Star Trek for television. The Star Trek story is one of boundless hope and crushing disappointment, wrenching rivalries and incredible achievements. It is also the story of how, after nearly thirty years, the cast of characters from a unique but poorly rated television show have come to be known to millions of Americans and people around the world as family. For George Takei, the Star Trek adventure is intertwined with his personal odyssey through adversity in which four-year-old George and his family were forced by the United States government into internment camps during World War II. Star Trek means much more to George Takei than an extraordinary career that has spanned thirty years. For an American whose ideals faced such a severe test, Star Trek represents a shining embodiment of the American Dream—the promise of an optimistic future in which people from all over the world contribute to a common destiny.

And All the Stars

By Andrea K Höst
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  • Publisher : Andrea K Hösth
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 599
  • Pdf File: and-all-the-stars.pdf

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Come for the apocalypse. Stay for cupcakes. Die for love. Madeleine Cost is working to become the youngest person ever to win the Archibald Prize for portraiture. Her elusive cousin Tyler is the perfect subject: androgynous, beautiful, and famous. All she needs to do is pin him down for the sittings. None of her plans factored in the Spires: featureless, impossible, spearing into the hearts of cities across the world – and spraying clouds of sparkling dust into the wind. Is it an alien invasion? Germ warfare? They are questions everyone on Earth would like answered, but Madeleine has a more immediate problem. At Ground Zero of the Sydney Spire, beneath the collapsed ruin of St James Station, she must make it to the surface before she can hope to find out if the world is ending. Warning: Contains swearing, sexual situations, and Australians. Keywords: science fiction, ya, young adult, young adult science fiction, science fiction romance, teen, alien invasion, apocalypse, sydney, australian author

Counted With the Stars (Out From Egypt Book #1)

By Connilyn Cossette
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1441229418
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 411
  • Pdf File: counted-with-the-stars.pdf

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A Story of Love, Desperation, and Hope During a Great Biblical Epoch Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all. To save her older brother and escape the bonds of slavery, Kiya flees with the Hebrews during the Great Exodus. She finds herself utterly dependent on a fearsome God she's only just beginning to learn about, and in love with a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away, will Kiya turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?

Between the Rocks and the Stars

By Stephen Daubert
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  • Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press
  • Book Code : 0826504302
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 584
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Nautilus Book Awards Silver Award Winner, Animals & Nature Category, 2020 These stories take readers where they cannot go, be it out into space, back in time, deep under the ocean, down to microscopic scales, or out onto the geologic overview. Squid turn themselves inside-out when disturbed by predators hunting through the darkness with sonar. Beneficial microbes spend their summer living in nectar and being transferred between blooms by the bees, then spend the winter living within those bees. Ecological stories are seen through the eyes of squirrels, birds, fish, ants, butterflies, and beetles. Between the Rocks and the Stars dives deep into the relationships that shape the natural world. The book presents a collection of vignettes from the wild, each of which describes the natural advantage of a particular organism. These true-to-life accounts are then posed in particular circumstances that illustrate the principles—commensalism, speciation—that shape the place of these organisms in their living environment. Some stories cover topics in geology and cosmology, describing the physical world context in which natural history progresses across the eons. Underlying themes in the book include the network of connections that link all these organisms together and the adaptations they make to the physical world in which they must find themselves a home.

The Stars of Redemption

By Joe Vasicek
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  • Publisher : Joe Vasicek
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: the-stars-of-redemption.pdf

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The ultimate redemption can only be gained after you confront the past. When the scientists at Heinlein Station punched a wormhole through the stars, they created a temporal paradox with dire ramifications for the future of humanity. Now, Estee and Khalil are trapped in the product of that paradox: an ancient, alien ghost ship that has wandered the stars for millions of years, biding its time for the final day of reckoning. Her family broken and her homeworld shattered, Estee struggles to care for her younger sisters as they search for a way back home. But Khalil carries wounds of his own. He blames himself for the loss of his platoon, and wants nothing so much as to end the pain—even if it means becoming a martyr. Only Estee and Khalil can stop the ghost ship from unleashing its devastation. Temporal paradoxes are never quite so simple, but fortunately, there is always a path to redemption.