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A Walk Across The Sun

By Corban Addison
  • ISBN Code: : 1443408255
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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When a tsunami rages through their coastal home in India, sisters Ahalya and Sita are left orphaned and alone. Searching for protection in a devastated landscape, they are thrust into a seamy world of violence and underground commerce. In Washington, D.C., attorney Thomas Clarke, facing his own personal and professional crisis, makes the fateful decision to pursue a pro bono sabbatical in Mumbai, India, with a non-profit organization that prosecutes the region’s human traffickers. Though Clarke and the sisters are separated by half a world, their destinies are intertwined. Clarke makes it his personal mission to rescue them, setting the stage for a riveting showdown with an international network of ruthless criminals. Spanning three continents and two cultures, A Walk Across the Sun is a suspenseful, fast-paced and moving journey through the underworld of modern slavery and into the darkest—and most resilient— corners of the human heart.

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Part travelogue, part natural history, and part documentary, A Walk across Texas is the record of three friends’ journey from the Panhandle to Granbury—a 450-mile walk across West Texas. Jon McConal and his two friends, Eddie Lane and Norm Snyder, hiked for twenty-eight days through the less traveled byways of the Texas outlands, and in the process they encountered a world that is now as foreign to most Americans as the Taj Mahal. Researching places they wanted to see in advance, the trio selected a route that crossed as many creeks and rivers as possible and offered amenable campsites. Not young men, McConal, Lane, and Snyder conquered the harsh environment of West Texas, dealing with blisters and backaches, severe weather and low blood sugar while still remaining friends. Along the way they met unique local characters and visited out-of-the-ordinary sites. With his seasoned journalist’s eye, McConal blends personal interviews and keen descriptions of the countryside they trekked. As he spins the narrative of their journey, local legends, histories, flora, and fauna unfold.

The Time Traveller

By Elvin Shawyer
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1524680095
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 494
  • Pdf File: the-time-traveller.pdf

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Nick Fletcher was just an ordinary man with a relatively ordinary job and was just trying to raise his small family comfortably. And despite lifes day-to-day challenges, he was a happy and content man. Then, one afternoon while on his way home from work, he suffered an accident that would change the focus of his life forever. While trying to seek help after his accident, Nick made an amazing discovery in the dead of night, amid a blinding light! The result being the ability to time travel. Will he be able to rise to the challenges he then has to face? Should anyone have such power at their fingertips? What choices should he make and what effect will these decisions have on the ones he loves? Like time itself, the possibilities are believed to be endless.

A Walk to Remember

By Nicholas Sparks
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 9780759520264
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 118
  • Pdf File: a-walk-to-remember.pdf

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A high school rebel and a minister's daughter find strength in each other in this star-crossed tale of "young but everlasting love" (Chicago Sun-Times). There was a time when the world was sweeter....when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats.... Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he'd been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he'd fall for was Jamie, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town's Baptist minister....Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart-and the joy and pain of living. The inspiration for this novel came from Nicholas Sparks's sister: her life and her courage. From the internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks, comes his most moving story yet....

A Walk on the Beach

By Joan Anderson
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0307418782
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 428
  • Pdf File: a-walk-on-the-beach.pdf

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From the author of the bestselling A Year By the Sea, comes the inspiring story about how her and Joan Erikson's friendship pushed them to remember the importance of transformation and sustained them through their unique challenges. Shortly after arriving on Cape Cod to spend a year by herself, Joan Anderson’s chance encounter with a wise and astonishing woman helped her usher in the self-discoveries that led to her ongoing renewal. First glimpsed as a slender figure on a fogged-in beach, Joan Erikson was not only a friend and confidante when she was most needed, but also a guide as Anderson stretched and grew into her unfinished self. Joan Erikson was perhaps best known for her collaboration with her husband, Erik, a pioneering psychoanalyst and noted author. After Erik’s death, she wrote several books extending their theory of the stages of life to reflect her understanding of aging as she neared ninety-five. But her wisdom was best taught through their friendship; as she sat with Anderson, weaving tapestries of their lives with brightly colored yarn while exploring the strength gathered from their accumulated experiences, Joan Erikson’s lessons took shape on their small cardboard looms as well as in her friend’s revitalized life. In writing about their extraordinary friendship, Anderson reveals a need she didn’t know she had: for a mentor to help navigate the transitions she faced as she grew beyond middle age. And when Joan Erikson had to face her husband’s death and the growing limitations of her own body, Anderson was able to give back some of the wisdom she had gleaned. To this poignant, joyful account, Joan Anderson brings the candor and sensitivity that have made her an acclaimed speaker and writer on midlife and its possibilities. A Walk on the Beach is an experience to savor and treasure, a glimpse of the exuberant spirit that can be sustained and passed on in all our friendships.

Short Tales of a Long Doggie

By JC Colarusso
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  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Book Code : 1480816450
  • Total of Pages : 36
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 308
  • Pdf File: short-tales-of-a-long-doggie.pdf

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Buddy the dachshund lives in a not-so-mythical place called Florida- a place where the sun always shines and everyone is always happy. Buddy, being a typical dachshund is a determined, funny, happy little guy who loves to explore. Every day brings a chance to meet new, exotic friends and see wonderful new places. Today Buddy has decided that he is bored and wants to explore his neighborhood, but to communicate those needs with his human parents is not always easy. See how he works to get his point across and watch his joy as he starts his adventure. Short Tales is a delightful way to teach your children the respect for animals big and small, and give them insight into the mind of our furry friends of the animal kingdom. They will learn that every day can be the start of a new friendship, and a new adventure.

The Bartender Diaries...A Life Fantastic!

By Christopher Lento
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1465341773
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 272
  • Pdf File: the-bartender-diaries-a-life-fantastic.pdf

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Raised in the Forrest Hills section of Newark, New Jersey, city life was an inherent part of Christopher Angelo Lento’s experience. While his Family relocated to Hunterdon County, NJ, in his late teens, high school graduation and a brief stint at Rutgers University was nowhere near enough to quench his thirst for adventure. An attempted career in modeling and acting took him around the world, yet the position of bartender and bar manager paid the bills along the way. Relocating to diff erent cities and abroad landed him in Hollywood.. An actor by trade and bartender by night give this barkeeps memoir an edge and truth into the underworld of bartending not seen before. This is the memoir the industry craves, yet doesn’t dare write.

A Walk-On Part in the War

By Steven A. Babiuch
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9780595600267
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 621
  • Pdf File: a-walk-on-part-in-the-war.pdf

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College dropout Scott Sanderson sits in a rural Florida holding cell in the middle of the night, awaiting a hearing the following morning. He has ventured from Los Angeles on his motorcycle to see the country before the responsibilities of post-college adulthood ensnare him. Ignoring his draft status, the journey takes him first to Mardi Gras, then to Florida, where his arrest abruptly curtails the adventure. Faced with jail time, he reluctantly follows the judge's orders and joins the navy. This solidifies his notion that life is stacked against him and that the generation in charge has rigged the world in its favor. In his new situation, Scott deals with many of the issues he left behind: his relationship with his father and his family, his commitment to the service, his relationships with women, and his future. Interwoven with historic events of the era and the lives of his peers both at home and in the navy, A Walk-on Part in the War follows Scott on his quest to find direction in a fractured and confused America. A modern-day odyssey, this novel captures the waning optimism and the rapid pace of individual and social change that overtook mid-1970s America.

Lone Star Nation

By Richard Parker
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 160598714X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 850
  • Pdf File: lone-star-nation.pdf

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To most Americans, Texas has been that love-it-or-hate it slice of the country that has sparked controversy, bred presidents, and fomented turmoil from the American Civil War to George W. Bush. But that Texas is changing—and it will change America itself.Richard Parker takes the reader on a tour across today's booming Texas, an evolving landscape that is densely urban, overwhelmingly Hispanic, exceedingly powerful in the global economy, and increasingly liberal. This Texas will have to ensure upward mobility, reinvigorate democratic rights, and confront climate change—just to continue its historic economic boom. This is not the Texas of George W. Bush or Rick Perry.Instead, this is a Texas that will remake the American experience in the twenty-first century—as California did in the twentieth—with surprising economic, political, and social consequences. Along the way, Parker analyzes the powerful, interviews the insightful, and tells the story of everyday people because, after all, one in ten Americans in this century will call Texas something else: Home.