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Aloft

By Chang-rae Lee
  • ISBN Code: : 1101217278
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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The New York Times–bestselling novel by the critically acclaimed author of Native Speaker, A Gesture Life and My Year Abroad. At 59, Jerry Battle is coasting through life. His favorite pastime is flying his small plane high above Long Island. Aloft, he can escape from the troubles that plague his family, neighbors, and loved ones on the ground. But he can't stay in the air forever. Only months before his 60th birthday, a culmination of family crises finally pull Jerry down from his emotionally distant course. Jerry learns that his family's stability is in jeopardy. His father, Hank, is growing increasingly unhappy in his assisted living facility. His son, Jack, has taken over the family landscaping business but is running it into bankruptcy. His daughter, Theresa, has become pregnant and has been diagnosed with cancer. His longtime girlfriend, Rita, who helped raise his children, has now moved in with another man. And Jerry still has unanswered questions that he must face regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of his late wife. Since the day his wife died, Jerry has turned avoiding conflict into an art form-the perfect expression being his solitary flights from which he can look down on a world that appears serene and unscathed. From his comfortable distance, he can't see the messy details, let alone begin to confront them. But Jerry is learning that in avoiding conflict, he is also avoiding contact with the people he loves most.

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  • Publisher : Noblebright Publishing
  • Book Code : 1955169055
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Publisher : 알에이치코리아(RHK)
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  • Total of Pages : 352
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Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

By William Hope Hodgson
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 398647031X
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf File: carnacki-the-ghost-finder.pdf

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Carnacki, The Ghost Finder William Hope Hodgson - Carnacki the Ghost-Finder is a collection of occult detective short stories by English writer William Hope Hodgson, featuring the titular protagonist. It was first published in 1913 by the English publisher Eveleigh Nash. In 1947, a new edition of 3,050 copies was published by Mycroft & Moran and included three additional stories (the last three listed below). In 1951 Ellery Queen covered the Mycroft & Moran version as No. 53 in Queen's Quorum: A History of the Detective-Crime Short Story As Revealed by the 100 Most Important Books Published in this Field Since 1845.For several decades subsequent to the Mycroft and Moran edition, Carnacki collections routinely if not always contained all nine stories. Project Gutenberg Ebook #10832 (2004) contains only the first six stories, however, and arranges them in sequence of their 1910 and 1912 magazine publication. Some other publications follow Project Gutenberg, perhaps using its text.

John Thelwall in the Wordsworth Circle

By J. Thompson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137016604
  • Total of Pages : 313
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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In this book, Judith Thompson restores a powerful but long-suppressed voice to our understanding of British Romanticism. Drawing on newly discovered archives, this book offers the first full-length study of the poetry of John Thelwallas well as his partnership with Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth.

The Sailor's Word-Book

By W. H. Smyth
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 990
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 841
  • Pdf File: the-sailor-s-word-book.pdf

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Sailor's Word-Book" (An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, including Some More Especially Military and Scientific, but Useful to Seamen; as well as Archaisms of Early Voyagers, etc) by W. H. Smyth. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

AIR UP THERE

By David William English
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  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 0071429360
  • Total of Pages : 182
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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  • Pdf File: air-up-there.pdf

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Concisely capturing flying's special allure and excitement as well as its humor and tragedy, this follow-up to the author's popular Slipping the Surly Bonds: Great Quotations on Flight features 600 additional memorable thoughts on flight. * Great gift and general interest book, perfect for museum shops * Subjects include The Wonder of Flight, Airports, Combat, Safety, Space Flight, UFOs, Pilots, and Birds * Includes quotations from Amelia Earhart, Wilbur Wright, and Roger Caras

Drawn From Paradise: The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise

By Sir David Attenborough,Errol Fuller
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007487622
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Nature
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Drawn from Paradise is David Attenborough’s journey through the cultural history of the birds of paradise, one of the most exquisite and extravagant, colourful and intriguing families of birds.

The Borrowers Avenged

By Mary Norton
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547537743
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Pod, Homily, and Arrietty escape from the Platters’ attic and set off to an old rectory to begin life anew. “Like her Borrowers, the author is resourceful, inventive, and patient, and her fantasy continues to be totally real and acceptable.”--The Horn Book

Wings of Olympus

By Kallie George
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062741535
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Take flight with Pippa and her winged horse in this heartfelt two-book series about a young girl who must win the hardest race in ancient Greece in order to stay with her closest friend. This new series from acclaimed author Kallie George is perfect for horse lovers and fans of Greek myths alike! High on the slopes of mighty Mount Olympus, among the sun-splashed meadows and sparkling waters, glide the winged horses of the ancient gods. Here up high is normally no place for a lost, parentless girl like Pippa. But once every hundred years, the gods and goddesses descend to the mortal realm to choose jockeys for their winged horse race—and Pippa is one of the lucky children chosen to ride. With her undersized, impetuous winged steed, Zephyr, by her side, Pippa has to confront the greatest challenge of her life: achieving victory in a race across the sky. No one expects Pippa and Zephyr to win, or even finish, this death-defying race. A poor orphan who’s spent her life working in stables, Pippa doesn’t seem to belong in the world of the gods. And while she loves Zephyr with all her heart, he’s smaller than the other winged horses racing. But if Pippa and Zephyr don’t find a way to win, the gods will separate them—forever. To stay with Zephyr, Pippa will have to work harder, train longer, and dare more bravely than her competition. In a race filled with petty, jealous gods and goddesses and a host of ruthless riders, Pippa must prove that love is greater than might. This stirring adventure series by beloved author Kallie George is perfect for fans of the Percy Jackson books and The War That Saved My Life. “I can’t wait to see what happens in the next one! If you have younger kids (or are even just a fan of middle grader books yourself) I would absolutely recommend this book.” —A Bibliophiles Book Blog

Old Jack

By William Henry Giles Kingston
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465596550
  • Total of Pages : 380
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Of course youÕve heard of Donnybrook Fair, close to the city of Dublin. What a strange scene it was, to be sure, of uproar and wild confusionÑof quarrelling and fighting from beginning to endÑof broken heads, of black eyes, and bruised shinsÑof shouting, of shrieking and swearingÑof blasphemy and drunkenness in all its forms of brutality. Ay, and as IÕve heard say, of many a deed of darkness, not omitting murder, and other crimes not less foul and hateful to Him who made this beautiful world, and gave to man a religion of love and purity. There the rollicking, roaring, bullying, fighting, harum-scarum Irishman of olden days had full swing for all the propensities and vile passions which have ruined him at home, and gained him a name and a fame not to be envied throughout the world. Often have I wondered whether, had a North American Indian, or a South-Sea Islander, visited the place, he could have been persuaded that he had come to a land of Christian men. Certainly an angel from heaven would have looked upon the assemblage as a multitude of SatanÕs imps let loose upon the world. They tell me that the fair and its bedevilments have pretty well been knocked on the head. I am glad of it, though I have never again been to the spot from the day of which I am about to speak.

The Frozen Pirate

By William Clark Russell
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 303
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-frozen-pirate.pdf

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"The Frozen Pirate" by William Clark Russell. 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.

Drummer's Luck

By Jon Bezayiff
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781469719733
  • Total of Pages : 322
  • Category : Fiction
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DRUMMERS LUCK is based upon actual events that occurred in Americas Revolutionary War at the surrender of Yorktown in 1781 when a young British drummer boy resolutely stood silhouetted on a parapet under fire from Continental riflemen to beat out a call to parley. DRUMMERS LUCK begins on the grim streets of Edinburgh Scotland where Ossian, an orphaned choirboy of 11 is cruelly pressed into Britains Royal Navy to serve as a powder monkey aboard a ship of the line. Born under mysterious circumstances and raised by a secretive mother, Ossian is unaware his unknown father, chieftain of Scotlands most powerful clan and a lethal duelist, is seeking him. Ossian learns to survive by wits and courage on a man of war that is little more than a floating prison as he begins a dangerous journey that will lead him from the horrors of eighteenth century naval warfare to the battlefields of Cornwallis' campaign in the Carolinas and Virginia. From the dangers of life at sea to the plantations of South Carolina, DRUMMERS LUCK is the story of one young boys frightening discovery of his true identity while seeking a new life for himself in America.

O'reiley's Island

By William Rial Wardlaw
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9780595606825
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
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Thomas O'Reiley is nineteen years old when he is accused of murder and flees for his life from San Francisco in the late eighteen-hundreds. Seeking refuge on a merchant sailing ship laden with cargo and bound for Australia, he is toughened to this new life at sea among the best and the worst of seamen and the awesome beauty and fury of nature. Existence as he has known it ends when he finds himself alone on an isolated island in the South Pacific. Days and weeks and months become years as his survival depends upon emergent courage and resourcefulness as well as the gradually awakening desire to reconcile his life in San Francisco and perhaps return to the young woman he barely knows. But the risks he faces are formidable as thousands of miles of open sea separate him from his ultimate destination. O'Reiley's Island is an account of courageous personal initiative, self awakening and determination as young O'Reiley faces the ghosts of his past and the awful uncertainty of his future-the hangman's noose.