The Long Flight Home

The Long Flight Home
Author: Alan Hlad
Publsiher: A John Scognamiglio Book
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 1496721691
ISBN 13: 9781496721693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Long Flight Home Book Review:

Inspired by fascinating, true, yet little-known events during World War II, The Long Flight Home is a testament to the power of courage in our darkest hours—a moving, masterfully written story of love and sacrifice. It is September 1940—a year into the war—and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around the Epping Forest home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After losing her parents to influenza as a child, Susan found comfort in raising homing pigeons with Bertie. All her birds are extraordinary to Susan—loyal, intelligent, beautiful—but none more so than Duchess. Hatched from an egg that Susan incubated in a bowl under her grandfather’s desk lamp, Duchess shares a special bond with Susan and an unusual curiosity about the human world. Thousands of miles away in Buxton, Maine, young crop-duster pilot Ollie Evans decides to join Britain’s Royal Air Force. His quest brings him to Epping and the National Pigeon Service, where Susan is involved in a new, covert mission to air-drop hundreds of homing pigeons in German-occupied France. Many will not survive. Those that do will bring home crucial information. Soon a friendship between Ollie and Susan deepens, but when his plane is downed behind enemy lines, both know how remote the chances of reunion must be. Yet Duchess will become an unexpected lifeline, relaying messages between Susan and Ollie as war rages on—and proving, at last, that hope is never truly lost. “Hlad adeptly drives home the devastating civilian cost of the war.” —Booklist

The Long Flight Home

The Long Flight Home
Author: Alan Hlad
Publsiher: A John Scognamiglio Book
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 9781496721686
ISBN 13: 1496721683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Long Flight Home Book Review:

Inspired by fascinating, true, yet little-known events during World War II, The Long Flight Home is a testament to the power of courage in our darkest hours--a moving, masterfully written story of love and sacrifice. It is September 1940--a year into the war--and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around the Epping Forest home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After losing her parents to influenza as a child, Susan found comfort in raising homing pigeons with Bertie. All her birds are extraordinary to Susan--loyal, intelligent, beautiful--but none more so than Duchess. Hatched from an egg that Susan incubated in a bowl under her grandfather's desk lamp, Duchess shares a special bond with Susan and an unusual curiosity about the human world. Thousands of miles away in Buxton, Maine, young crop-duster pilot Ollie Evans decides to join Britain's Royal Air Force. His quest brings him to Epping and the National Pigeon Service, where Susan is involved in a new, covert mission to air-drop hundreds of homing pigeons in German-occupied France. Many will not survive. Those that do will bring home crucial information. Soon a friendship between Ollie and Susan deepens, but when his plane is downed behind enemy lines, both know how remote the chances of reunion must be. Yet Duchess will become an unexpected lifeline, relaying messages between Susan and Ollie as war rages on--and proving, at last, that hope is never truly lost. "Hlad adeptly drives home the devastating civilian cost of the war." --Booklist

The Long Flight Home

The Long Flight Home
Author: A.L. Hlad
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 1529311454
ISBN 13: 9781529311457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Long Flight Home Book Review:

A heart-breaking and moving story of love and sacrifice, set against the backdrop of the Blitz. Inspired by true events, and perfect for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Dear Mrs Bird *** Is love strong enough to survive a war? September 1940. As enemy fighter planes blacken the sky, Susan Shepherd finds comfort at her home in Epping Forest, where she and her grandfather raise homing pigeons. Of all Susan's birds, it's Duchess who is the most extraordinary, and the two share a special bond. Thousands of miles away, Ollie Evans, a young American pilot decides to travel to Britain to join the Royal Air Force. But Ollie doesn't expect his quest to bring him instead to the National Pigeon Service - a covert new operation involving homing pigeons - and to Susan. The National Pigeon Service has a dangerous mission to air-drop hundreds of pigeons into German-occupied France. Despite their growing friendship Ollie and Susan must soon be parted - but will Duchess's devotion and sense of duty prove to be an unexpected lifeline between them? Based on true events, The Long Flight Home is an uplifting and timeless wartime novel, that reminds us how, in times of hardship, hope is never truly lost.

Long Flight Home

Long Flight Home
Author: Lainie Anderson
Publsiher: Wakefield Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN 10: 174305663X
ISBN 13: 9781743056639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Long Flight Home Book Review:

The First World War is over and air mechanic Wally Shiers has promised to return home to his fiancee, Helena Alford. But Wally never reckoned on charismatic fighter pilot Ross Smith, and an invitation to compete in the world's most audacious air race. A £10,000 prize has been offered for the first airmen to fly from England to Australia. Smith is banking on an open-cockpit Vickers Vimy, a biplane with a fuselage that looks ominously like a coffin. And who can resist a hero? Wally writes to Helena to say he won't be home for another year - and the love of his life is left holding her hand-stitched wedding dress ... Using war diaries, letters and Churchill Fellowship research from along the race route, Long Flight Home recreates one of the most important - and largely forgotten - chapters in world aviation history. Lainie Anderson's ambitious and moving novel is told through her narrator, Wally Shiers. The tale spans the decades and crosses the globe, and at his journey's end we're left peering down from an open cockpit on two beacons of truth. There is no heroism without honour. There is no legacy without love.

The Long Flight Home

The Long Flight Home
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D02234031C
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Long Journey Home

Long Journey Home
Author: Helen Notzl
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2018-04-11
ISBN 10: 1525508180
ISBN 13: 9781525508189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Long Journey Home Book Review:

A four-year-old girl survives a harrowing escape across the heavily armed border of Czechoslovakia with her mother and brother after the Communist takeover in 1948. The family leaves everything behind to flee to freedom in Canada. Years later, as a young woman living in Toronto, she finds herself drawn to the country of her birth and returns to Prague, along the way finding love, danger, heartbreak, and her family's legacy. Helen Notzl's poignant memoir takes readers on a voyage between two starkly different and conflicting worlds - from affluence and fulfillment in Canada to passion and revolution in Prague. Must she choose between the two? With intense drama, vivid narration, and brilliant detail, Long Journey Home tells the story of a woman's quest for those things that truly matter to all of us: love, family, identity and homeland.

My First Airplane Ride

My First Airplane Ride
Author: Patricia Hubbell
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780761454366
ISBN 13: 0761454365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


My First Airplane Ride Book Review:

Follows a young traveler through his first airplane ride, from takeoff to touchdown.

War in the Air

War in the Air
Author: Stephen Coonts
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2003-04-29
ISBN 10: 9780743464529
ISBN 13: 0743464524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


War in the Air Book Review:

Presents twenty-six real-life accounts of aerial warfare, including "The Hero's Life" by Captain Eddie V. Rickenbacker and "The Flight of Enola Gay" by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts.

A Long Way From Home

A Long Way From Home
Author: Peter Carey
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-01-09
ISBN 10: 0571338879
ISBN 13: 9780571338870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Long Way From Home Book Review:

Longlisted for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award Longlisted for the 2019 Walter Scott Historical Fiction Prize Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive. A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late style masterpiece; a thrilling high speed story that starts in one way, then takes you to another place altogether. Set in the 1950s in the embers of the British Empire, painting a picture of Queen and subject, black, white and those in-between, this brilliantly vivid novel illustrates how the possession of an ancient culture spirals through history - and the love made and hurt caused along the way.

Last Night in Twisted River

Last Night in Twisted River
Author: John Irving
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2009-10-27
ISBN 10: 9781588369000
ISBN 13: 1588369005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Last Night in Twisted River Book Review:

In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable’s girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County—to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto—pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. In a story spanning five decades, Last Night in Twisted River depicts the recent half-century in the United States as “a living replica of Coos County, where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course.” What further distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author’s unmistakable voice—the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller.

Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon
Author: Toni Morrison
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-07-24
ISBN 10: 9780307388124
ISBN 13: 0307388123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Song of Solomon Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. "You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them."--Barack Obama

On the Brink of Tears

On the Brink of Tears
Author: Peter Rimmer
Publsiher: Kamba Publishing
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


On the Brink of Tears Book Review:

Can bitter enemies ever be friends? Harry Brigandshaw is presumed dead, missing in the wilds of Africa. And Colonial Shipping is stolen. Tina is miserable on Elephant Walk whilst the new generation of Brigandshaws and St Clairs are on the threshold of new beginnings. Young, carefree, full of excitement and eager for success. The Great War is behind them, the world has licked their wounds and a new future beckons. But menacing undercurrents are permeating. There’s talk. The Fourth Estate spinning their stories. Scaremongering. Rumours. Hitler inciting hatred. His power, seductive. Yet the Allies are grinding Germany into the dust but for how long? The Gestapo and the Brownshirts are lurking, raising national pride, waiting to strike. And back in England, the youngsters are living the high life, trying to ignore the gossip. But how can they when all the signs are there for the inevitable? It’s the calm before the storm! The world is on the brink of tears.

The Flight Girls

The Flight Girls
Author: Noelle Salazar
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 1488035067
ISBN 13: 9781488035067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Flight Girls Book Review:

A stunning story about the Women Airforce Service Pilots whose courage during World War II turned ordinary women into extraordinary heroes 1941. Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It’s why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home in Texas. It’s why she signed up to train military pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it’s why she insists she is not interested in any dream-derailing romantic involvements, even with the disarming Lieutenant James Hart, who fast becomes a friend as treasured as the women she flies with. Then one fateful day, she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbor just as the bombs begin to fall, and suddenly, nowhere feels safe. To make everything she’s lost count for something, Audrey joins the Women Airforce Service Pilots program. The bonds she forms with her fellow pilots reignite a spark of hope in the face war, and—when James goes missing in action—give Audrey the strength to cross the front lines and fight not only for her country, but for the love she holds so dear. Shining a light on a little-known piece of history, The Flight Girls is a sweeping portrayal of women’s fearlessness, love, and the power of friendship to make us soar.

Vietnam, No Regrets

Vietnam, No Regrets
Author: J. Richard Watkins
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781593303037
ISBN 13: 1593303033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vietnam, No Regrets Book Review:

Vietnam No Regrets is the story of a soldier who volunteers to fight for his country in Vietnam. He would have no idea of what he will have to go through to leave the killing fields of Vietnam alive. You will be able to follow him from his first step in-country until his very last day and see for yourself what life was like for the infantry soldier in Vietnam. This story will be told through the eyes of one individual Vietnam combat soldier, but it is a compelling story that all combat veterans will have no trouble relating to.

The Trouble with Flying

The Trouble with Flying
Author: Rochelle Morgan
Publsiher: Rachel Morgan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-06-22
ISBN 10: 0992233925
ISBN 13: 9780992233921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Trouble with Flying Book Review:

Sarah doesn’t talk to strangers. Aiden won’t shut up. When they find themselves next to each other on a plane, unexpected sparks begin to fly ... - - - Sarah doesn’t talk to strangers. It’s awkward, stressful, and there’s the uncontrollable blushing to worry about. When she boards a plane to fly home after an overseas holiday, she plans to stick her nose in a book and ignore everyone around her. Aiden’s terrified of flying, and it’s his first time on a plane. If he can distract himself by talking non-stop for the entire flight, he will. Too bad for Sarah he’s sitting right next to her.Against all Sarah’s expectations, she ends up enjoying Aiden’s company. They laugh, argue, concoct stories about other passengers, and accidentally hold hands during the turbulence. When the time comes to say goodbye, Sarah can’t help the crazy thought that she shouldn’t let Aiden go. Then he kisses her. And then he’s gone. With her world turning upside down in more ways than one, Sarah has to make a decision: stick with the safe, predictable life that’s been mapped out for her, or find the courage to go after what she truly wants. - - - Nominated as an InD'tale RONE Award Finalist in 2015, The Trouble with Flying is a sweet, clean contemporary romance that can be read as a standalone novel.

In Farleigh Field

In Farleigh Field
Author: Rhys Bowen
Publsiher: Center Point
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781683247692
ISBN 13: 1683247698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In Farleigh Field Book Review:

"World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy"--

The Long Way Home - Revised Edition

The Long Way Home - Revised Edition
Author: MR Ed Dover
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2010-11
ISBN 10: 9780615214726
ISBN 13: 061521472X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Long Way Home - Revised Edition Book Review:

"...the story of the Pacific Clipper, a B-314 caught between Noumea, New Caledonia and Auckland, New Zealand at the outbreak of World War II and ordered to return home by flying west around the world in radio silence to avoid capture or destruction by enemy forces."--P. [4] of cover.

Dear Edward

Dear Edward
Author: Ann Napolitano
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-01-06
ISBN 10: 1984854798
ISBN 13: 9781984854797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Dear Edward Book Review:

#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • A twelve-year-old boy struggles with the worst kind of fame—as the sole survivor of a notorious plane crash—in this “stunning novel of courage and connection” (Helen Simonson, bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand). “A rich, big-hearted tapestry that leaves no one behind . . . Ann Napolitano brings clear-eyed compassion to every character.”—Chloe Benjamin, bestselling author of The Immortalists What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live? One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor. Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery—one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life? Dear Edward is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again. Advance praise for Dear Edward “Dear Edward made me think, nod in recognition, care about its characters, and cry, and you can’t ask more of a novel than that.”—Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room “Weaving past and present into a profoundly beautiful, page-turning story of mystery, loss, and wonder, Dear Edward is a meditation on survival, but more important, it is about carving a life worth living. It is about love and hope and caring for others, and all the transitory moments that bind us together.”—Hannah Tinti, author of The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley and The Good Thief

Pterosaur's Long Flight

Pterosaur's Long Flight
Author: Hugh Price
Publsiher: Nelson Thornes
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9781869610692
ISBN 13: 1869610695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pterosaur's Long Flight Book Review:

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Fighting for Space

Fighting for Space
Author: Travis Lupick
Publsiher: arsenal pulp press
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 1551527138
ISBN 13: 9781551527130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fighting for Space Book Review:

North America is in the grips of a drug epidemic; with the introduction of fentanyl, the chances of a fatal overdose are greater than ever, prompting many to rethink the war on drugs. Public opinion has slowly begun to turn against prohibition, and policy-makers are finally beginning to look at addiction as a health issue as opposed to one for the criminal justice system. While deaths across the continent continue to climb, Fighting for Space explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of a city’s response to the drug crisis. It tells the story of a grassroots group of addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who waged a political street fight for two decades to transform how the city treats its most marginalized citizens. Over the past twenty-five years, this group of residents from Canada's poorest neighborhood organized themselves in response to the growing number of overdose deaths and demanded that addicts be given the same rights as any other citizen; against all odds, they eventually won. But just as their battle came to an end, fentanyl arrived and opioid deaths across North America reached an all-time high. The "genocide" in Vancouver finally sparked government action. Twenty years later, as the same pattern plays out in other cities, there is much that advocates for reform can learn from Vancouver's experience. Fighting for Space tells that story—including case studies in Ohio, Florida, New York, California, Massachusetts, and Washington state—with the same passionate fervor as the activists whose tireless work gave dignity to addicts and saved countless lives.