A Single Swallow

A Single Swallow
Author: Zhang Ling
Publsiher: AmazonCrossing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781542041508
ISBN 13: 1542041503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Single Swallow Book Review:

The eagerly awaited English translation of award-winning author Zhang Ling's epic and intimate novel about the devastation of war, forgiveness, redemption, and the enduring power of love. On the day of the historic 1945 Jewel Voice Broadcast--in which Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's surrender to the Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II--three men, flush with jubilation, made a pact. After their deaths, each year on the anniversary of the broadcast, their souls would return to the Chinese village of their younger days. It's where they had fought--and survived--a war that shook the world and changed their own lives in unimaginable ways. Now, seventy years later, the pledge is being fulfilled by American missionary Pastor Billy, brash gunner's mate Ian Ferguson, and local soldier Liu Zhaohu. All that's missing is Ah Yan--also known as Swallow--the girl each man loved, each in his own profound way. As they unravel their personal stories of the war, and of the woman who touched them so deeply during that unforgiving time, the story of Ah Yan's life begins to take shape, woven into view by their memories. A woman who had suffered unspeakable atrocities, and yet found the grace and dignity to survive, she'd been the one to bring them together. And it is her spark of humanity, still burning brightly, that gives these ghosts of the past the courage to look back on everything they endured and remember the woman they lost.

A Single Swallow

A Single Swallow
Author: Horatio Clare
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN 10: 1409076245
ISBN 13: 9781409076247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Single Swallow Book Review:

From the slums of Cape Town to the palaces of Algiers, through Pygmy villages where pineapples grow wild, to the Gulf of Guinea where the sea blazes with oil flares, across two continents and fourteen countries - this epic journey is nothing to swallows, they do it twice a year. But for Horatio Clare, writer and birdwatcher, it is the expedition of a lifetime. Along the way he discovers old empires and modern tribes, a witch-doctor's recipe for stewed swallow, explains how to travel without money or a passport, and describes a terrifying incident involving three Spanish soldiers and a tiny orange dog. By trains, motorbikes, canoes, one camel and three ships, Clare follows the swallows from reed beds in South Africa, where millions roost in February, to a barn in Wales, where a pair nest in May.

Gold Mountain Blues

Gold Mountain Blues
Author: Ling Zhang
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-10-18
ISBN 10: 0143185845
ISBN 13: 9780143185840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gold Mountain Blues Book Review:

A sweeping, tragic novel spanning five generations and two continents Gold Mountain Blues is a rich saga chronicling the lives of five generations of a Chinese family from Guangdong Province, which are transformed by the promise of a better life in Gold Mountain, the Chinese name for Canada’s majestic West Coast. In 1879, 16-year-old Fong Tak-Fat boards a ship to Canada determined to make a life for himself and to support his family back home. He will blast rocks for the Pacific Railway, launder linens for his countrymen, and save every penny he makes to reunite his family because his heart remains in China. From the 1860s to the present day, Gold Mountain Blues relates the struggles and sacrifices of the labourers who built the Canadian Pacific Railway and who laid the groundwork for the evolution of the modern Chinese-Canadian identity. A novel about family, hope, and sacrifice, Gold Mountain Blues is a marvellous saga from a remarkable new Canadian voice.

Anna and the Swallow Man

Anna and the Swallow Man
Author: Gavriel Savit
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN 10: 1448196914
ISBN 13: 9781448196913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anna and the Swallow Man Book Review:

Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original debut novel that tells a new WW2 story. Kraków, 1939, is no place to grow up. There are a million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. And Anna Lania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father and suddenly, she’s alone. Then she meets the Swallow Man. He is a mystery, strange and tall. And like Anna's missing father, he has a gift for languages: Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, even Bird. When he summons a bright, beautiful swallow down to his hand to stop her from crying, Anna is entranced. Over the course of their travels together, Anna and the Swallow Man will dodge bombs, tame soldiers, and even, despite their better judgement, make a friend. But in a world gone mad, everything can prove dangerous . . .

A Game for Swallows

A Game for Swallows
Author: Zeina Abirached
Publsiher: Graphic Universe ™
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 1467700479
ISBN 13: 9781467700474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Game for Swallows Book Review:

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and her little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return one afternoon from a visit to the other half of the city, and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother where it's comfy and safe, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic day in the one place they hoped they would always be safehome. Zeina Abirached, born into a Lebanese Christian family in 1981, has collected her childhood recollections of Beirut in a warm story about the strength of family and community.

Swallow s Dance

Swallow s Dance
Author: Wendy Orr
Publsiher: Pajama Press Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN 10: 1772780626
ISBN 13: 9781772780628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swallow s Dance Book Review:

Leira is about to start her initiation as a priestess when her world is turned upside down. A violent earthquake leaves her home--and her family--in pieces. And the earth goddess hasn't finished with the island yet. With her family, Leira flees across the sea to Crete, expecting sanctuary. But a volcanic eruption throws the entire world into darkness. After the resulting tsunami, society descends into chaos; the status and privilege of being noble-born are reduced to nothing. With her injured mother and elderly nurse, Leira must find the strength and resourcefulness within herself to find safety. A thrilling new Bronze Age survival story from the award-winning author of Dragonfly Song and Nim's Island.

The Swallows

The Swallows
Author: Lisa Lutz
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN 10: 1984818244
ISBN 13: 9781984818249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swallows Book Review:

A teacher at a New England prep school ignites a gender war—with deadly consequences—in this dark and provocative novel by the bestselling author of The Passenger “Riveting . . . full of imagination and power.”—Caroline Kepnes, author of You and Providence NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF AUGUST BY Bustle • Entertainment Weekly • PopSugar • Refinery29 When Alexandra Witt joins the faculty at Stonebridge Academy, she’s hoping to put a painful past behind her. Then one of her creative writing assignments generates some disturbing responses from students. Before long, Alex is immersed in an investigation of the students atop the school’s social hierarchy—and their connection to something called the Darkroom. She soon inspires the girls who’ve started to question the school’s “boys will be boys” attitude and incites a resistance. But just as the movement is gaining momentum, Alex attracts the attention of an unknown enemy who knows a little too much about her—and what brought her to Stonebridge in the first place. Meanwhile, Gemma, a defiant senior, has been plotting her attack for years, waiting for the right moment. Shy loner Norman hates his role in the Darkroom, but can’t find the courage to fight back until he makes an unlikely alliance. And then there’s Finn Ford, an English teacher with a shady reputation, who keeps one eye on his literary ambitions and one on Ms. Witt. As the school’s secrets begin to trickle out, a boys-versus-girls skirmish turns into an all-out war, with deeply personal—and potentially fatal—consequences for everyone involved. Lisa Lutz’s blistering, timely tale of revenge and disruption shows us what can happen when silence wins out over decency for too long—and why the scariest threat of all might be the idea that sooner or later, girls will be girls. “The Swallows is fast-moving, darkly humorous and at times shockingly vicious. The battle of the sexes within its pages couldn’t be more compelling. . . . Lutz delivers a frantic, morbidly funny story.”—BookPage

Swallow Summer

Swallow Summer
Author: Larissa Boehning
Publsiher: Comma Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-08-04
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swallow Summer Book Review:

Two music producers pack up their studio – along with their dreams of ever making it in the industry – after too many bands fail to pay their bills… A woman takes up an invitation to visit an ex-lover in Arizona, only to find his apartment is no bigger than a motel room… A former drama student runs into an old classmate from ten years before, hardly recognising the timid creature he’s become… Each character in Larissa Boehning’s debut collection experiences a moment where they’re forced to confront how differently things turned out, how quickly ambitions were shelved, or how easily people change. Former colleagues meet up to reminisce about the failed agency they used to work for; brothers-in-law find themselves co-habiting long after the one person they had in common passed away; fellow performers watch as their careers slowly drift in opposite directions. Boehning’s stories offer a rich store of metaphors for this abandonment: the downed tools of a deserted East German factory, lying exactly where they were dropped the day Communism fell; the old, collected cameras of a late father that seem to stare, wide-eyed, at the world he left behind. And yet, underpinning this abandonment, there is also great resilience. Like the cat spotted by a demolition worker in the penultimate story that sits, unflinching, as its home is bulldozed around it, certain spirits abide.

The Swallow s Nest

The Swallow s Nest
Author: Emilie Richards
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-07-01
ISBN 10: 1460396731
ISBN 13: 9781460396735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swallow s Nest Book Review:

Three women fight for the chance to raise the child they've all come to love When Lilia Swallow's husband, Graham, goes into remission after a challenging year of treatment for lymphoma, the home and lifestyle blogger throws a party. Their best friends and colleagues attend to celebrate his recovery, but just as the party is in full swing, a new guest arrives. She presents Lilia with a beautiful baby boy, and vanishes. Toby is Graham's darkest secret—his son, conceived in a moment of despair. Lilia is utterly unprepared for the betrayal the baby represents, and perhaps more so for the love she begins to feel once her shock subsides. Now this unasked-for precious gift becomes a life changer for three women: Lilia, who takes him into her home and heart; Marina, who bore and abandoned him until circumstance and grief changed her mind; and Ellen, who sees in him a chance to correct the mistakes she made with her own son, Toby's father. A custody battle begins, and each would-be mother must examine her heart, confront her choices and weigh her dreams against the fate of one vulnerable little boy. Each woman will redefine family, belonging and love—and the results will alter the course of not only their lives, but also the lives of everyone they care for.

Swallow This Serving Up the Food Industry s Darkest Secrets

Swallow This  Serving Up the Food Industry   s Darkest Secrets
Author: Joanna Blythman
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-02-26
ISBN 10: 0007548346
ISBN 13: 9780007548347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swallow This Serving Up the Food Industry s Darkest Secrets Book Review:

From the author of What to Eat and Shopped, a revelatory investigation into what really goes into the food we eat.

A June of Ordinary Murders

A June of Ordinary Murders
Author: Conor Brady
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN 10: 1466861266
ISBN 13: 9781466861268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A June of Ordinary Murders Book Review:

A thrilling, beautifully written mystery debut that brings Victorian Dublin vividly, passionately to life, drawing readers on a gripping journey of murder and intrigue. In the 1880s the Dublin Metropolitan Police classified crime in two distinct categories. Political crimes were classed as "special," whereas theft, robbery and even murder, no matter how terrible, were known as "ordinary." Dublin, June 1887: The city swelters in a long summer heat wave, the criminal underworld simmers, and with it, the threat of nationalist violence is growing. Meanwhile, the Castle administration hopes the celebration of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee will pass peacefully. Then, the mutilated bodies of a man and a child are discovered in Phoenix Park and Detective Sergeant Joe Swallow steps up to investigate. Cynical and tired, Swallow is a man living on past successes in need of a win. With the Land War at its height, the priority is to contain special crime, and these murders appear to be ordinary—and thus of lesser priority. But when the evidence suggests high-level involvement, and the body count increases, Swallow must navigate the treacherous waters of foolish superiors, political directives, and frayed tempers to solve the case, find the true murderer, and deliver justice. Written by Conor Brady, the former editor of The Irish Times, A June of Ordinary Murders is an accomplished, atmospheric debut that captures the life and essence of Dublin in the 1880s and introduces an unforgettable new sleuth.

Whiteout

Whiteout
Author: James Swallow
Publsiher: 2000 AD Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005-08-18
ISBN 10: 1849970610
ISBN 13: 9781849970617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whiteout Book Review:

PREPARE FOR JUDGEMENT! In the nightmare future of Mega-City One, the Judges are all that holds the teeming citizens from anarchy. Dredd is one such man - judge, jury and executioner. In his latest adventure, Dredd tries to put a stop to Wess Smyth - a small time hood - who has stumbled across the Skorpion: an unstable and powerful cybernetic firearm. Can Dredd prevent a deadly crime wave in this ripping SF escapade?

The Flight of Swallows

The Flight of Swallows
Author: Audrey Howard
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-12-10
ISBN 10: 1444724819
ISBN 13: 9781444724813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flight of Swallows Book Review:

Charlotte Drummond knows she has a duty to obey her father. Girls, especially well-bred upper-class ones, are expected to be submissive to the men in their lives. But Charlotte?s father is a cruel man, viciously beating her and her brothers for the slightest reason. He even wants to marry her off, at just sixteen years old, to a man she does not love. Lion-hearted Charlotte wants to defy him ? but to protect her brothers from his fury she agrees to become the wife of Brooke Armstrong. Charlotte does not understand that Brooke adores her, and that he would never have forced his enchanting new wife to agree to the match. As they begin their ill-starred marriage, Brooke welcomes her brothers into his home and sets out to make her love him. And when Charlotte turns her back on her social duties to turn the Dower House into a home for Wakefield?s fallen women his patience is tested to the limit. Only when tragedy strikes will she will be able to admit that she loved him from the moment they met. But will it be too late?

The House Of Kanooru

The House Of Kanooru
Author: Kuvempu
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2000-10-14
ISBN 10: 9351188892
ISBN 13: 9789351188896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House Of Kanooru Book Review:

From Kannada's first Jnanpith award winner, a landmark of modern fiction that documents a vanishing world. When Hoovayya and Ramayya return from their studies in the city to their ancestral home, much has changed, throwing the even tenor of village life out of joint. The entry of Subbamma, the young wife of much-married Chandrayya Gowda into the House of Kanooru, sets in motion an irrevocable chain of events which signify the coming of age of a resolutely traditional society. Acutely conscious of the burden of their education amidst the torpor of manorial life, the brothers are forced to witness the descent into cruelty of Chandrayya Gowda, who breaks old familial ties, and demands an impossible fealty. The petty meanness of the Gowda s old age and the idealistic vitality of youth confront each other when Hoovayya and Ramayya both fall in love with Seethe, their childhood playmate, with disastrous consequences for the manor house of Kanooru. The epic conflicts of a decaying feudal order are seen through a multiplicity of characters, and voices that refuse to be silenced. The first stirrings of change in the lives of the Belas, the highland plantation workers and their labouring women, the proud Shudra landowners, the secretive and predatory Agrahara of the Brahmins, are dramatized by a humane eye sensitive to the slightest nuance. The House of Kanooru is ultimately a moving tribute by one of Kannada s greatest writers to the spirit of modernity. Translated from the Kannada by B.C. Ramachandra Sharma and Padma Ramachandra Sharma.

The Swallow

The Swallow
Author: Stephen Moss
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN 10: 1473577365
ISBN 13: 9781473577367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swallow Book Review:

From the bestselling author of The Robin, The Wren and The Twelve Birds of Christmas. With around 700,000 breeding pairs, the swallow is one of the most familiar birds in Britain. Though we consider the swallow to be 'our' bird, we also share this beloved creature with millions of others across the globe. Whilst we see it on a daily basis for half the year, the swallow then flies south to Africa, living on only in our memory in the long, dark winter. In The Swallow Stephen Moss documents a year of observing the swallow close to home and in the field to shed light on the secret life of this extraordinary bird. We trace the swallow's life cycle and journey, including the epic 12,000-mile round trip it takes every year, to enable it to enjoy a life of almost eternal sunshine, and the key part the swallow plays in our traditional and popular culture. With beautiful illustrations throughout, this captivating year-in-the-life biography reveals the hidden secrets of this charismatic and beautiful bird. PRAISE FOR STEPHEN MOSS: 'A superb naturalist and writer' Chris Packham 'Inspired, friendly and blessed with apparently limitless knowledge' Peter Marren 'Moss has carved out an enviable niche as a chronicler of the natural world' Daily Mail

Deus Ex

Deus Ex
Author: James Swallow
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-02-22
ISBN 10: 0345524748
ISBN 13: 9780345524744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deus Ex Book Review:

IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. BUT YOU CAN SEE IT FROM HERE. In the near future, with physical augmentation gaining ground and nano-cybernetics only years away, the dawn of limitless human evolution is just beyond the horizon, and a secret corporate cabal of ruthless men intends to make sure that humankind stays under its control. But two people on opposite sides of the world are starting to ask questions that could get them killed. Secret Service agent Anna Kelso has been suspended for investigating the shooting that claimed her partner’s life. Anna suspects that the head of a bio-augmentation firm was the real target, and against orders she’s turned up a few leads concerning a covert paramilitary force and a cadre of underground hackers. But the cover-up runs deep, and now there’s a target on her back. Meanwhile, Ben Saxon, former SAS officer turned mercenary, joins a shadowy special ops outfit. They say they’re a force for good, but Saxon quickly learns that the truth is not so clear-cut. So begins a dangerous quest to uncover a deadly secret that will take him from Moscow to London, D.C. to Geneva, and to the dark truth—if he lives that long. The year is 2027; in a world consumed by chaos and conspiracy, two people are set on a collision course with the most powerful and dangerous organization in history—and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

Nomad

Nomad
Author: James Swallow
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 0765395134
ISBN 13: 9780765395139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nomad Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author James Swallow begins his espionage thriller series with Nomad featuring British desk jockey intelligence operative turned active agent. Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Dane the only survivor—and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6—he's forced into the front line. Matters spiral out of control when the evidence points toward Dane as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name. With nowhere to turn to for help and no one left to trust, Marc is forced to rely on the elusive Rubicon group and their operative Lucy Keyes. Ex US Army, Lucy also knows what it's like to be an outsider, and she's got the skills that Dane needs. A terrorist attack is coming, one bigger and more deadly than has ever been seen before. With the eyes of the security establishment elsewhere, only Keyes and Dane can stop the attack before it's too late. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Swallow the Sky

Swallow the Sky
Author: Chris Mead,Derek Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2014-11-29
ISBN 10: 9780692326381
ISBN 13: 0692326383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Swallow

The Swallow
Author: Charis Cotter
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 1770495924
ISBN 13: 9781770495920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swallow Book Review:

Seeking solace in the attics of their adjoining houses in 1960s Toronto, Polly, an imaginative girl from a large family, and Rose, a sharp-tongued waif whose parents leave her alone frequently, develop an unlikely friendship based on Rose's ability to see and talk to ghosts.

Ghost

Ghost
Author: James Swallow
Publsiher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN 10: 1785763768
ISBN 13: 9781785763762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost Book Review:

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of NOMAD and EXILE comes Marc Dane's most terrifying case yet. A terrible threat from the depths of the dark net. A devastating betrayal at the heart of a covert strike force. A deadly pursuit across a digital battlefield. A ruthless terrorist fuelled by revenge. As devastating attacks unfold across the globe, Marc Dane must call on all his skills and ingenuity to track down the mysterious figure behind it all - a faceless criminal known only as "Madrigal". Before they plunge the world into war . . . Praise for the Marc Dane series: 'Unputdownable. A must-read' Wilbur Smith 'Britain's answer to Jason Bourne' Daily Mail 'An ultra fast paced, worldwide chase to stop a madman, while leaving the reader breathless' Choice 'Explosive' Irish Examiner 'This is edge of the seat stuff that is terrifyingly real in places' Closer 'A killer of a thriller' Weekend Sport