Scars and Stars

Scars and Stars
  • Author : Dustin Stevens
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2020-05-17
  • ISBN : 9798646445231

Scars and Stars Book Review:

A boy of just six years old, Austin Roberts finds himself perpetually in the way at the post-funeral gathering of his great uncle Jack. Frustrated and alone, he wanders out onto the front porch to find his great uncle Cat, Jack's brother, sitting alone, an old album on his lap. Oblivious to the world around them, the two begin an unlikely conversation and together embark on journey that stretches almost seven decades in length. Page by page, Cat imparts the story of the album to young Austin, using a series of seemingly mundane and unconnected objects to tell the story of the Robert brothers from long ago. Beginning with their humble upbringing by a single mother on the river bottoms of rural Ohio to the day they left home to serve in the Korean War, through their capture and escape from an unmarked prisoner of war camp and on through the lives they returned to, the album tells a story of bravery and brotherhood that knows no bounds.

The Repairman

The Repairman
  • Author : L. J. Martin
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2013-11-26
  • ISBN : 1629180955

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Blood Secret

Blood Secret
  • Author : Kathryn Lasky
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2009-08-11
  • ISBN : 9780061962813

Blood Secret Book Review:

The minute she had opened the trunk, she knew there wasn't anything like hope in it. Just awful musty things, but each one with a kind of terrible dark halo around it. She picked up that piece of old lace. She saw that stain -- pale, brownish in color. She knew it was blood. Somebody's blood. There was violence in that trunk, and dark secrets, and she did not want to know them. Curious about the old homestead where she now lives, Jerry finds an ancient trunk in the basement that contains, among other things, an old piece of bloodstained lace, some letters, and a battered doll. The objects in the trunk have stories to tell -- stories about the Spanish Inquisition spanning nearly five hundred years and stories of secrets locked deep in the bloodlines of Jerry's ancestors. Kathryn Lasky's powerhouse novel is a dramatic historical saga that brings the reader face-to-face with some of the worst atrocities ever committed against humankind in the name of God. But above all, it is an unforgettable coming-of-age story about a girl who, in connecting with her own past and faith, is at last able to face her own demons and liberate not only herself but also future generations of her family from the long chain of suffering and silence.

Dune

Dune
  • Author : Frank Herbert
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 548
  • Relase : 2005-08-02
  • ISBN : 0441013597

Dune Book Review:

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem. Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for.... When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

The Borning Room

The Borning Room
  • Author : Paul Fleischman
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Pages : 103
  • Relase : 2013-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781482101157

The Borning Room Book Review:

Mothers give birth in the borning room. The dying take their departure there. Outside the Lott family's Ohio farmhouse, the Civil War rages, slavery falls, and the world marvels at the wonder of electricity. Inside, within the walls of the borning room, Georgina Lott will experience her life's greatest turnings. Across the years, she discovers womanhood and first love, experiences the mourning that comes with loss, and, as did her mother and grandmother, at last takes her place in the room as another precious life is about to begin.

The Blossom and the Firefly

The Blossom and the Firefly
  • Author : Sherri L. Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2020-02-18
  • ISBN : 9781524737917

The Blossom and the Firefly Book Review:

From the award-winning author of Flygirl comes this powerful WWII romance between two Japanese teens caught in the cogs of an unwinnable war, perfect for fans of Salt to the Sea, Lovely War, and Code Name Verity. Japan 1945. Taro is a talented violinist and a kamikaze pilot in the days before his first and only mission. He believes he is ready to die for his country . . . until he meets Hana. Hana hasn't been the same since the day she was buried alive in a collapsed trench during a bomb raid. She wonders if it would have been better to have died that day . . . until she meets Taro. A song will bring them together. The war will tear them apart. Is it possible to live an entire lifetime in eight short days? Sherri L. Smith has been called "an author with astonishing range" and "a stellar storyteller" by E. Lockhart, the New York Times-bestselling author of We Were Liars, and "a truly talented writer" by Jacqueline Woodson, the National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming. Here, with achingly beautiful prose, Smith weaves a tale of love in the face of death, of hope in the face of tragedy, set against a backdrop of the waning days of the Pacific War.

Video Movie Guide 1994

Video Movie Guide 1994
  • Author : Mick Martin,Marsha Porter
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1604
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : 0345384806

Video Movie Guide 1994 Book Review:

The Ballad Of Lucy Whipple

The Ballad Of Lucy Whipple
  • Author : Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 1996-08-16
  • ISBN : 9780547532882

The Ballad Of Lucy Whipple Book Review:

In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There Lucy helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to return "home."

The Target: American Assassin

The Target: American Assassin
  • Author : Saul Herzog
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 610
  • Relase : 2021-01-31
  • ISBN : 1777189772

The Target: American Assassin Book Review:

Latvian Border Region A policewoman finds something terrifying. Deep in the forests along the border, is proof of a massive Russian invasion plan. US Embassy, Berlin Someone is trying desperately to get a message to the CIA. But Kremlin assassins have been activated across three countries to stop them. New York, USA A Kremlin sleeper agent is activated with very precise instructions. The Kremlin has set its plans in motion. Its goal is nothing short of reestablishing the entire USSR, and it is willing to risk World War Three in the process. There is only one man who can stop it. But they fear it will cost him his life. The Target by Saul Herzog is the stunning third instalment in the series that has single-handedly taken the publishing industry, and Hollywood rights departments, by storm. This dazzling tour de force kicks off right where the second book ended. From the mind of one of the most creative and versatile writers working in America today, this book will surely go down as a classic of the spy thriller genre. If you read only one book this year, this is it. Action, adventure, rebellion, provocative foreign agents, characters you can sink your teeth into. If you're looking for a new spy thriller series that will stay with you long after you turn the last page, look no further. Recommended for fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne, and Brad Thor's Scot Harvath.

Blockbuster Video Guide to Movies and Videos 1995

Blockbuster Video Guide to Movies and Videos 1995
  • Author : Blockbuster Entertainment
  • Publisher : Island Books
  • Pages : 1608
  • Relase : 1994-09
  • ISBN : 0440217660

Blockbuster Video Guide to Movies and Videos 1995 Book Review:

The respected expert in video sales and rentals offers an extensive reference guide of every film available on video--from new releases, classics and golden oldies to made-for-TV and foreign films. More than 20,000 entries, cross-indexed by title, director, celebrity, category, and more.

The Afghan Campaign

The Afghan Campaign
  • Author : Steven Pressfield
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2007-06-05
  • ISBN : 9780767922388

The Afghan Campaign Book Review:

2,300 years ago an unbeaten army of the West invaded the homeland of a fierce Eastern tribal foe. This is one soldier’s story . . . The bestselling novelist of ancient warfare returns with a riveting historical novel that re-creates Alexander the Great’s invasion of the Afghan kingdoms in 330 b.c. In a story that might have been ripped from today’s combat dispatches, Steven Pressfield brings to life the confrontation between an invading Western army and fierce Eastern warriors determined at all costs to defend their homeland. Narrated by an infantryman in Alexander’s army, The Afghan Campaign explores the challenges, both military and moral, that Alexander and his soldiers face as they embark on a new type of war and are forced to adapt to the methods of a ruthless foe that employs terror and insurgent tactics. An edge-of-your-seat adventure, The Afghan Campaign once again demonstrates Pressfield’s profound understanding of the hopes and desperation of men in battle and of the historical realities that continue to influence our world.

Storm Warriors

Storm Warriors
  • Author : Elisa Carbone
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2008-12-30
  • ISBN : 9780307560261

Storm Warriors Book Review:

Driven from his home by the Ku Klux Klan and still reeling from the death of his mother, Nathan moves with his father and grandfather to the desolate Pea Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to start a new life. Fortunately, life on Pea Island at the end of the 19th century is far from quiet. The other island residents include the surfmen--the African American crew of the nearby U.S. Life-Saving Station--and soon Nathan is lending an extra hand to these men as they rescue sailors from sinking ships. Working and learning alongside the courageous surfmen, Nathan begins to dream of becoming one himself. But the reality of post-Civil War racism starts to show itself as he gradually realizes the futility of his dream. And then another dream begins to take shape, one that Nathan refuses to let anyone take from him.

Encyclopedia of Exhibition

Encyclopedia of Exhibition
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 398
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : IND:30000025497482

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Kneeknock Rise

Kneeknock Rise
  • Author : Natalie Babbitt
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2010-04-01
  • ISBN : 1429955120

Kneeknock Rise Book Review:

From the moment young Egan arrives in Instep for the annual fair, he is entranced by the fable surrounding the misty peak of Kneeknock Rise: On stormy nights when the rain drives harsh and cold, an undiscovered creature raises its voice and moans. Nobody knows what it is—nobody has ever dared to try to find out and come back again. Before long, Egan is climbing the Rise to find an answer to the mystery. Kneeknock Rise is a 1971 Newbery Honor Book.

Empress

Empress
  • Author : Shan Sa
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2009-10-06
  • ISBN : 9780061983139

Empress Book Review:

Such is the voice of Shan Sa's unforgettable heroine in her latest literary masterpiece, Empress. Empress Wu, one of China's most controversial figures, was its first and only female emperor, who emerged in the seventh century during the great Tang Dynasty and ushered in a golden age. Throughout history, her name has been defamed and her story distorted by those taking vengeance on a woman who dared to become emperor. But now, for the first time in thirteen centuries, Empress Wu (or Heavenlight, as we come to know her) flings open the gates of the Forbidden City and tells her own astonishing tale—revealing a fascinating, complex figure who in many ways remains modern to this day. Writing with epic assurance, poetry, and vivid historic detail, Shan Sa plumbs the psychological and philosophical depths of what it means to be a striving mortal in a tumultuous, power-hungry world. Empress is a great literary feat and a revelation for the ages.

Halliwell's Film Guide

Halliwell's Film Guide
  • Author : Leslie Halliwell,John Walker
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Pages : 1252
  • Relase : 1994
  • ISBN : 0062733184

Halliwell's Film Guide Book Review:

A comprehensive guide to around 20,000 of the most enduring movies ever made, including American, British, and foreign-language films, as well as movies of the silent era.

The King's Pleasure

The King's Pleasure
  • Author : Heather Graham
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2012-06-12
  • ISBN : 9781453259467

The King's Pleasure Book Review:

The New York Times–bestselling author’s “steamy historical is a perfect pick if you love arranged marriage plots and enemies who become lovers” (A Love So True). The English army’s siege of Aville has ground to a standstill—until a ten-year-old Scottish lad masterminds a breakthrough. The castle falls easily, giving glory to the king and a place at court to young Adrien MacLachlan. But his greatest reward is still to come. Years later, the king decrees that Adrien shall marry Danielle d’Aville, a maiden of the town Adrien helped conquer. She loathes the strapping Scottish knight, but his strength stirs something inside of her—a passion that betrays everything her vanquished people stand for. As Danielle’s hatred for him pushes her towards treason, her budding love is the only thing that can pull her back from the brink. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Lord Rakehell

Lord Rakehell
  • Author : Virginia Henley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2013-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781101626542

Lord Rakehell Book Review:

Some men thrive on scandal. Lord James Hamilton, heir to the Duke of Abercorn and newly appointed attendant to the young Prince of Wales, is in no rush to find a wife and take on a more responsible life. A lover of all things pleasurable, James has earned his reputation as a rakehell of London. But when a feisty beauty piques his interest, James finds himself obsessed with learning more about her, and even contemplates making her his own. Lady Anne Curzon-Howe has long been besotted with her dear friends’ handsome elder brother, James—ever since the moment he compared her to a wild Irish rose. While Anne has many suitors, the elusive James is the only man who draws her fancy. But Lord Hamilton’s rakish ways are notorious for a reason, and convincing him to love only her will be an incredible—albeit rewarding—challenge.... MORE THAN 8 MILLION COPIES OF VIRGINIA HENLEY’S NOVELS IN PRINT

The Asset: A Lance Spector Thriller

The Asset: A Lance Spector Thriller
  • Author : Saul Herzog
  • Publisher : Lance Spector
  • Pages : 546
  • Relase : 2020-04-15
  • ISBN : 1777189713

The Asset: A Lance Spector Thriller Book Review:

Montana, USAWhen Lance Spector quit the CIA, he never looked back.The backstabbing, the killing, the cold-blooded murder.He swore, if he had to swallow one more government lie, he was going to lose it.He couldn't eat, he couldn't sleep. Years of service had left him with nothing, and no one.Washington, Langley, the Pentagon, the whole rotten swamp could go to hell as far as he was concerned.Yekaterinburg, RussiaA Russian expedition to the heart of the tundra returned with a devastating new pathogen, harvested from the corpses of long-dead mammoths.It was the biological super-weapon they'd been looking for, an apocalypse-level pathogen, a virus more deadly than anything ever to come out of a Russian lab.It would stop NATO and the Americans in their tracks.A Biological Chernobyl.Strong enough to win a war.Washington DC, USAA mysterious vial, sealed in a titanium case, arrived at CIA headquarters. They had no idea who'd sent it, but it came with a message."I will only speak to Lance Spector."The Asset by Saul Herzog is a stunning new thriller, a spectacular tour de force, a book that has single-handedly taken the publishing industry, and Hollywood rights departments, by storm. This dazzling debut kicks off the jaw-dropping new Lance Spector series, and sets the stage for a franchise that's on track to break all records. From the mind of one of the most creative and versatile writers working in America today, this book will go down as a classic of the spy thriller genre.If you read only one book this year, this is it. Action, adventure, rebellion, provocative foreign agents, characters you can sink your teeth into. If you're looking for a new spy thriller series that will stay with you long after you turn the last page, look no further.Recommended for fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne, and Brad Thor's Scot Harvath.

Search and Destroy

Search and Destroy
  • Author : Dean Hughes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2015-07-21
  • ISBN : 1439115729

Search and Destroy Book Review:

RICK WARD WANTS TO GO TO WAR. And he's not sure why. Maybe he's running from his dad and his crazy temper. Maybe he's running from his girl, who seems to think he's more of a joke than a man. Or maybe he's just running -- to find himself. But after Rick ventures into the Vietnam jungle, he discovers that no one -- not protestors, politicians, or writers -- has got a clue. War is far bigger, scarier, and more complicated than anything he ever could have imagined.