The Summer That Never Was

Author: Peter Robinson
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330514504
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The Summer That Never Was is the thirteenth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Aftermath. A skeleton has been unearthed. Soon the body is identified, and the horrific discovery hits the headlines. Fourteen-year-old Graham Marshall went missing during his paper round in 1965. The police found no trace of him. His disappearance left his family shattered, and his best friend, Alan Banks, full of guilt. That friend has now become Chief Inspector Alan Banks, and he is determined to bring justice for Graham. But he soon realizes that in this case, the boundary between victim and perpetrator, between law-guardian and law-breaker, is becoming more and more blurred.

The Summer They Never Forgot

Author: Kandy Shepherd
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373742797
File Size: 62,79 MB
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Sandy Adams is on her way to an interview, but when she sees a signpost for Dolphin bay she decides to take a detour down memory lane...

The Summer Nights Never End Until They Do

Author: Robert James Waller
Editor: Traders Press
ISBN: 1934354252
File Size: 67,58 MB
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Provides advice on how to develop critical thinking skills to navigate the pitfalls of everyday life, including personal finance issues and weight loss.

The Thirteenth Summer Never Ends

Author: Dianne Souza-Jamiol
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608448304
File Size: 13,77 MB
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This story takes place in a small city during summer vacation in 1963. Dyan's biggest worry for a thirteen year old is to make this summer a memorable one. Her best friends Jeanette and Dena will help her accomplish that. Dyan also meets three other girls and they all become a "family." Dyan loves the simple things that life brings her way. She is feisty, strong willed, caring, sensitive, and sometimes stubborn. One bad choice though will change everything. It will bring tragedy and heartache, too much for any young teenager to bear. If Dyan could relive that summer over again, she would. The girls will eventually learn that life is too short and that they should make every moment count. Dyan loves her family, her friends, and her life in general and when your thirteen years old nothing can go wrong or at least that's what Dyan thinks. This book may be for teen readers and older readers as well. It's a nostalgic view of the early 60's, a time when life was simple and happy. Readers that lived in the 1960's era hopefully this will bring back some fond memories. If I made one person smile while reading my book, then to me it is a success.

Like A Summer Never To Be Repeated

Author: Muḥammad Barādah
Editor: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774162466
File Size: 70,46 MB
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Like a Summer Never to Be Repeated is a fascinating and highly experimental story based loosely around the author's own experiences in Egypt as a Moroccan student and visiting intellectual. In Cairo the narrator, Hammad, takes us on a deeply personal journey of discovery from the heady days of the 1950s and 1960s, with all the optimism and excitement surrounding Moroccan independence, Suez, and Abdel Nasser, up to the 1990s and the time of writing, revealing an individual intensely concerned with Arab life and culture. Meanwhile, his regular visits to Cairo allow us to watch a culture in transition over four decades. Exploring themes of change, the role of culture in society, memory, and writing, in a text that combines narrative fiction with literary criticism, philosophical musings, and quotation, Like a Summer Never to Be Repeated is among the most innovative works of modern Arabic literature and a testimony to Mohammed Berrada's position as a leading pioneer.

The Summer House

Author: Santa Montefiore
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451676700
File Size: 69,28 MB
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Previously published as The Woman from Paris “Superb storyteller” (Plum Sykes) Santa Montefiore’s sweeping and sophisticated international bestseller Summer House is “a feel good story, full of exuberance and passion and threaded with hope…an exceptional find” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). When Lord Frampton dies in a skiing accident, a beautiful young woman named Phaedra appears at his funeral—claiming to be the Lord’s illegitimate daughter. In his will, Lord Frampton has left the priceless Frampton suite of sapphires to this interloper, confirming her claim and outraging his three adult sons and widow. Eventually, however, Phaedra’s sweet nature thaws the frosty relationships. She becomes the daughter that Antoinette Frampton never had and a wise and compassionate granddaughter to the formidable Dowager Lady Frampton. But an attraction grows between Phaedra and the eldest son, David. It seems an impossible love—blocked by their blood connection and by the fury of one family member who is determined to expose Phaedra as a fraud. Filled with the luscious scenery and enchanting characters her fans adore, Santa Montefiore’s Summer House is an unforgettable story about family, forgiveness, and the power of love.

The Summer Of Super Heroes And The Making Of Iron Boy

Author: Mary Webb
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1611603889
File Size: 34,66 MB
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Are unique occurrences in life that stop and give you pause mere coincidences? Or are they really perfectly timed miracles from God? When completely healthy 4-year-old Quentin's sudden mysterious ailments result in a diagnosis of leukemia, his mother chooses to believe that the diagnosis is an answer to prayer. She also begins to recognize that everything that has happened leading up to the diagnosis and everything that will happen on the way to Quentin's total healing is the work of the Lord. The Summer of Superheroes and the Making of Iron Boy is a chronicle of all those blessings, otherwise known as miracles.

The Summer Wind

Author: Mary Alice Monroe
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476709041
File Size: 69,77 MB
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The Summer Wind is the second book in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer trilogy, following the New York Times bestselling The Summer Girls. This series is a poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and their grandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their southern roots and family bonds. It’s midsummer and Eudora, nicknamed Dora, is staying at Sea Breeze, the family’s ancestral home on Sullivan’s Island. For years, Dora has played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Now her husband filed for divorce, her child is diagnosed with autism, and her house is on the market. Dora’s facade collapses under the weight of her grief and she suffers “broken heart syndrome.” Mamaw and the girls rally around Dora—but it’s up to Dora to heal herself as she spends the summer prowling the beach, discovering the secrets of the island and her heart. This is a summer of discovery for all the women of Sea Breeze. Carson returns from Florida to face life-changing decisions, Lucille confronts a health scare, and an unexpected visitor has Harper reconsidering her life’s direction. When tropical storm winds batter the island, the women must band together and weather the tempest—both the one outside their windows and the raging sea of emotions within each of them. They must learn again what it means to be a sister. It is up to Mamaw to keep the light burning at Sea Breeze to guide the girls through the lies, the threats, and the rocky waters of indecision to home.

The Mission That Never Was

Author: Matthew T. Baker
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483672387
File Size: 41,44 MB
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"The Mission" is a fictional/fantasy about a young man who realizes his lifelong dream of becoming a Naval Aviator in a most unusual manner. Set in the late Vietnam era, readers will follow Mark Hixon on his journey to the wildest of missions, and they will be left with the question, is this just a story, or did the mission really happen? Only Mark Hixon knows the answer to that question.

Staccato Notes Of A Vanished Summer

Author: William Dean Howells
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1633555550
File Size: 53,89 MB
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William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short story "Editha" (1905) - included in the collection Between the Dark and the Daylight (1907) - appears in many anthologies of American literature. Howells also wrote plays, criticism, and essays about contemporary literary figures such as Ibsen, Zola, Verga, and, especially, Tolstoy, which helped establish their reputations in the United States. He also wrote critically in support of many American writers. It is perhaps in this role that he had his greatest influence.

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Author: Jenny Han
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416999175
File Size: 49,12 MB
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Belly has an unforgettable summer in this stunning start to the Summer I Turned Pretty series from the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (soon to be a major motion picture!), Jenny Han. Belly’s never been the kind of girl that things happen to. Year after year, she’s spent her summers at the beach house with Conrad and Jeremiah. The boys never noticed Belly noticing them. And every summer she hoped it would be different. This time, it was. But the summer Belly turned pretty was the summer that changed everything. For better, and for worse.

The Summer That Melted Everything

Author: Tiffany McDaniel
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466890347
File Size: 24,41 MB
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Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil. Sal seems to appear out of nowhere - a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he's welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he's a runaway from a nearby farm town. When word spreads that the devil has come to Breathed, not everyone is happy to welcome this self-proclaimed fallen angel. Murmurs follow him and tensions rise, along with the temperatures as an unbearable heat wave rolls into town right along with him. As strange accidents start to occur, riled by the feverish heat, some in the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be. While the Bliss family wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.

The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me

Author: Suzanne Kingsbury
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743238133
File Size: 29,28 MB
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"It is the things that happen to you which no one else knows about that make you important in life," says Haley Ellyson in this captivating first novel about loss of innocence and the ties of passion and friendship. Set in Houser Banks, Mississippi, a fictional town frozen in time, Suzanne Kingsbury's debut is an intense and evocative tale of young people coming to terms with the legacy of racism over the course of a sultry Southern summer. Deserted by her mother and raised by her whiskey-drinking, gun-shooting father, beautiful Haley has broken the heart of every boy in town. Yet she hides two intimate and explosive secrets that empower her just as they threaten to undermine everything she holds dear. Haley is engaged in a dangerous flirtation with one of her father's friends when Fletcher Greel, the Judge's son, comes home for the summer, having just graduated from a New England prep school. Fletcher's friend Riley is in love with a blues-singing black girl named Crystal, and Fletcher falls instantly for Haley. These four soon become inseparable, intoxicated by love, desire, and the new-found freedoms of late adolescence. But Houser Banks is a small town where attitudes hearken back to a time of racism and hatred. As the summer wanes, disapproval of Riley and Crystal's romance takes increasingly violent turns, and Haley's secrets surface to devastating results. An enormously talented young writer, Suzanne Kingsbury has crafted a pitch-perfect, cinematic first novel rich with unforgettable characters, mesmerizing prose, and smoldering sexual tension. A fresh and vivid rendering of timeless themes, The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me captures the exhilaration of first love and the consequences of rebellion in a place resistant to change.

How Tia Lola Saved The Summer

Author: Julia Alvarez
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375897666
File Size: 75,70 MB
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Miguel Guzman isn't exactly looking forward to the summer now that his mother has agreed to let the Sword family—a father, his three daughters, and their dog—live with them while they decide whether or not to move to Vermont. Little does Miguel know his aunt has something up her sleeve that just may make this the best summer ever. With her usual flair for creativity and fun, Tía Lola decides to start a summer camp for Miguel, his little sister, and the three Sword girls, complete with magical swords, nighttime treasure hunts, campfires, barbecues, and an end-of-summer surprise! The warm and funny third book in the Tía Lola Stories is sure to delight young readers and leave them looking forward to their own summer fun!

Eight Weeks In The Summer Of Victoria S Jubilee

Author: Bob Biderman
Editor: Black Apollo Press
ISBN: 190035571X
File Size: 63,86 MB
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Jubilee Summer, June 1887. Britain is deep in lavish celebration of Empire. That same month, in the East End of London a quiet young man, recently arrived from Warsaw, is accused of murdering an Angel. Two writers at the start of their career are brought together in a remarkable encounter as they investigate a crime that would change their lives and their vision of themselves, England, and the world.

One Summer

Author: David Baldacci
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230761798
File Size: 13,96 MB
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One Summer by bestselling author, David Baldacci, is a tender and absorbing portrait of a family rebuilding itself after being torn apart by grief. When thirty-four-year-old ex-war veteran Jack Armstrong is told he has only weeks to live, his first concern is for his beloved wife Lizzie, and their children: baby Jackie, twelve-year-old would-be actor Cory and rebellious teenage daughter Mikki. It seems so cruel that an apparently fatal illness should claim him, a survivor of Afghanistan and Iraq, when he still has so much left to live for. On Christmas Eve, as Jack prepares to say goodbye to his family, unthinkable tragedy strikes again and Lizzie is killed in a car accident. Just when Jack thought living was far harder than dying, and the children's future looked so bleak, something remarkable happens which gives Jack the valuable second chance he'd only dreamed of. Unexpectedly, the family inherits Lizzie's beautiful childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. During one unforgettable summer Jack and the children struggle to rebuild their lives. They learn to live again – and to love again. And they learn the biggest lesson of all – the importance of family.

Just For The Summer

Author: Judy Astley
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446487474
File Size: 45,29 MB
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Every July, the lucky owners of Cornish holiday homes set off for their annual break. They close up their desirable semis in smartish London suburbs - having turned off the Aga and turned on the burglar alarm - and look forward to a carefree, restful, somehow more fulfilling summer. Clare is more than usually ready for her holiday. Her daughter, Miranda, is hitting adolescence bigtime, and her husband Jack is harbouring unsettling thoughts of a change in lifestyle. No wonder that Clare is contemplating a bit of extra-marital adventure, possibly with Eliot, the successful, heavy-drinking author in the adjoining holiday property. Unexpected disasters occur, revelations are made and, as the summer ends, real life will never be quite the same again.

Autumn In The Summer

Author: Theresa A. Snowden
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595216781
File Size: 70,36 MB
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AUTUMN THOMAS is a fifteen-year-old girl who crosses paths with her father who abandoned her mom and her four siblings three years ago. Her unconditional love for her dad causes Autumn to encounter many dangerous and careless obstacles in an attempt to keep their mutual secret just that- a secret. Autumn's mom, who notices a drastic change in her daughter, is left with postponing her plans to move from their crime-infested neighborhood due to Autumn's bad behavior. When an unexpected secret is somehow exposed, Autumn and the rest of her family are faced with a reality that they are unable to handle. To think…all these events within one summer.

A Spring And Summer In Lapland

Author: Horace William Wheelwright
Editor: London : Groombridge
File Size: 52,11 MB
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Empire Of The Summer Moon

Author: S.C. Gwynne
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849018200
File Size: 38,18 MB
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In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second is the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a nine-year-old girl who was kidnapped by Comanches in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the "White Squaw" who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. S. C. Gwynne's account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told.