The Long Way Home A dramatic story of love, hope, and betrayal amid a devastating war. Jeff Robbins, a U.S. Army Lieutenant newly assigned to Vietnam, meets Ahn-Li, a beautiful Vietnamese girl. As they fall in love, the war tears them apart. Jeff is pulled into battle and fights against a determined enemy. Transferred back to the U.S., Jeff loses contact with Ahn-Li. His grief from the separation becomes overwhelming and he travels to Thailand to search for her. As the war closes in on Ahn-Li’s family, and threatened by tyrannical VC, they decide to seek freedom in a daring escape to Thailand. They endure betrayal, violence, and captivity. Ahn-Li barely manages to survive, and is near death when Jeff finds her. The savagery of war and the intensity of love come alive in this realistic story of survival and endurance under impossible conditions.
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 'A quietly profound, humane tour de force' Guardian The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity #SmallAngryPlanet When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants. Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed. PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS 'Never less than deeply involving' DAILY MAIL 'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination' iBOOKS 'So much fun to read' HEAT 'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent, quietly and beautifully redefining the space opera' TOR.COM 'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time' iO9
The text of this family drama focuses on the relationship between two brothers and their sister. The central theme concerns a dispute over family property, but in a wider context the play contrasts traditional village life with the modern city and the isolated lives of manual workers.
The children of matriarch Carolyn Tiernan--Thomas, an army officer and Vietnam POW, JJ, who fled to Canada, and the fearful Marti--must rebuild their lives and relationships in the wake of the Vietnam War
Olivia Sombers is a talented seventeen-year-old. Her crazy, abusive father has moved the two of them around most of England (and a few other parts of the UK) because he doesn't want anyone to notice the abuse. Everything changes when they move to Jacksonville, Florida, in the United States. Olivia meets Tyler Fields, and together, they uncover secrets about her dark past. When the two fall in love, the adventures continue. As Olivia strives to follow her dreams of being a singer, her past haunts her at the worst moments. Can Olivia follow her dreams despite her dark past?
This lively guide by a prominent historian focuses on the role of Euclid's Elements in mathematical developments of the last 2,000 years. No mathematical background beyond elementary algebra and plane geometry is necessary to appreciate the clear and simple explanations, which are augmented by more than 80 drawings. 1963 edition.
Thirteen-year-old Rabia, along with her mother and younger brother, flee Afghanistan and the brutal Taliban for Pakistan. Some months later, they take part in a program that is relocating refugee widows and orphans to America. However, their flight falls on the fateful morning of 9/11. After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, their plane is diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. Also on the plane is an American boy named Colin, who struggles with his prejudices against Rabia and her family after they are all stuck in Gander while the air space is shut down. The people in the small community (including teens Jason and Leah) open their hearts and their homes to the stranded passengers, volunteering to billet the hundreds of unexpected visitors to the island. Their kindness might be the bridge to understanding and acceptance that Colin and Rabia need.