West with the Night

West with the Night
Author: Beryl Markham
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN 10: 1453237917
ISBN 13: 9781453237915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West with the Night Book Review:

The classic memoir of Africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain’s Circling the Sun and “a bloody wonderful book” (Ernest Hemingway). Beryl Markham’s life story is a true epic. Not only did she set records and break barriers as a pilot, she shattered societal expectations, threw herself into torrid love affairs, survived desperate crash landings—and chronicled everything. A contemporary of Karen Blixen (better known as Isak Dinesen, the author of Out of Africa), Markham left an enduring memoir that soars with astounding candor and shimmering insights. A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya’s unforgiving farmlands. She trained as a bush pilot at a time when most Africans had never seen a plane. In 1936, she accepted the ultimate challenge: to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before. Markham’s successes and her failures—and her deep, lifelong love of the “soul of Africa”—are all told here with wrenching honesty and agile wit. Hailed as “one of the greatest adventure books of all time” by Newsweek and “the sort of book that makes you think human beings can do anything” by the New York Times, West with the Night remains a powerful testament to one of the iconic lives of the twentieth century.

West with the Night

West with the Night
Author: Beryl Markham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-03-08
ISBN 10: 9781774642320
ISBN 13: 1774642328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West with the Night Book Review:

West With the Night is the 1942 memoir by Beryl Markham, chronicling her experiences growing up in Kenya in the early 1900s, leading to a career as a bush pilot there. The author describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic from east to west. When Markham decided to take on the Atlantic crossing, no pilot had yet flown it non-stop. Markham became the first woman to cross the Atlantic east-to-west solo, and the first person to make it from England to North America non-stop. She was celebrated as an aviation pioneer. Markham chronicled her many adventures in this memoir. After living for many years in the United States, Markham moved back to Kenya in 1952, becoming for a time the most successful horse trainer in the country.

West with the Night

West with the Night
Author: Beryl Markham
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 293
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780865471184
ISBN 13: 0865471185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West with the Night Book Review:

Describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic, east to west

Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun
Author: Paula McLain
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 0385677227
ISBN 13: 9780385677226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circling the Sun Book Review:

Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, takes readers to Kenya in the 1920s, where the beautiful young horse trainer, adventurer and aviator Beryl Markham tells the story of her life among the glamorous and decadent circle of British expats living in colonial East Africa--and the complicated love triangle she shared with the white hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Brought to Kenya as a small child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised both by her father--a racehorse trainer--and the native Kipsigis tribe on her father's land. Her unconventional upbringing transforms her into a daring young woman, with a love of all things wild, but everything she knows and trusts dissolves when her father's farm goes bankrupt. Reeling from the scandal and heartbreak, Beryl is catapulted into a disastrous marriage at the age of 16. Finally she makes the courageous decision to break free, forging her own path as a horse trainer and shocking high society in the process. The British colony has never seen a woman as determined and fiery as Beryl. Before long, she catches the eye of the fascinating and bohemian Happy Valley set, including writer Karen Blixen and her lover Denys Finch Hatton, who will later be immortalized in Blixen's memoir, Out of Africa. The three become embroiled in a complex triangle that changes the course of Beryl's life, setting tragedy in motion while awakening her to her truest self and her fate: to fly.

The Illustrated West with the Night

The Illustrated West with the Night
Author: Beryl Markham
Publsiher: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000023627079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated West with the Night Book Review:

The author describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic from east to west

The Splendid Outcast

The Splendid Outcast
Author: Beryl Markham
Publsiher: Laurel
Total Pages: 139
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780440500308
ISBN 13: 0440500303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Splendid Outcast Book Review:

Forty stories by such Latin American writers as Borges and Cortazar.

Night Vision

Night Vision
Author: Ella West
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1743317662
ISBN 13: 9781743317662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Vision Book Review:

In the dark, Viola sees things no one else does . . . until the night she sees something she shouldn't Viola was born with a genetic condition that makes sunlight deadly. In the dark of night, when most teenagers are tucked up in bed, Viola has the run of her parents' farm and the surrounding forest. She is used to seeing hidden things through her night-vision goggles, but one night she sees something that could get her into a whole lot of trouble . . . Viola has always believed she would be dead before she was 20, but now she must decide just how far she's willing to go to help her parents keep their beloved farm. Is it okay to steal from a thief? What if the thief might be a killer? And what if the killer threatens to come after her and her family? Night Vision is a heart-thumping thriller that will leave you breathless.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-05-18
ISBN 10: 1400079071
ISBN 13: 9781400079070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book Review:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Night s Pleasure

Night s Pleasure
Author: Amanda Ashley
Publsiher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-02-01
ISBN 10: 1420109316
ISBN 13: 9781420109313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night s Pleasure Book Review:

Desire Casts A Dark Spell. . . Savanah Gentry's life was so much simpler when she was a reporter for the local newspaper. That was before her father's sudden death drew her into a mysterious new world she was just beginning to understand. A Vampire hunter by birth, Savanah has been entrusted with a legacy that puts everyone she cares for in danger--including the seductive, sensual Vampire who unleashes her most primal desires. . . Rane Cordova has always been alone, half hating himself for his dark gift even as he relishes its extraordinary power. But one look at Savanah fills him with the need to take everything she has to give and carry her to heights of unimagined ecstasy. And though he never intended their relationship to go this far, now Savanah is in more danger than she knows--and facing a relentless enemy determined to eliminate Rane and all his kind. . .

Night time and Sleep in Asia and the West

Night time and Sleep in Asia and the West
Author: Lodewijk Brunt,Brigitte Steger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-06-01
ISBN 10: 1134367538
ISBN 13: 9781134367535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night time and Sleep in Asia and the West Book Review:

Ideas and practices concerning sleep and night-time are constantly changing and widely varied in different cultures and societies. What we do during the day and night is the result of much political struggle. Trade unions, political parties, entrepreneurs, leaders and schools boards, all have an interest in questions of timing for the opening and closing of shops, the starting hours of schools and factories, and the number of hours people have to work and sleep. By drawing together comparative case studies from countries in both Asia and Europe, Night-time and Sleep in Asia and the West allows the reader to track the differences in the cultural importance given to the night, and to compare the ways in which the challenges and opportunities of modernity have been played out in the East and the West.

The Orphan of Cemetery Hill

The Orphan of Cemetery Hill
Author: Hester Fox
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1488056382
ISBN 13: 9781488056383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Orphan of Cemetery Hill Book Review:

The dead won’t bother you if you don’t give them permission. Boston, 1844. Tabby has a peculiar gift: she can communicate with the recently departed. It makes her special, but it also makes her dangerous. As an orphaned child, she fled with her sister, Alice, from their charlatan aunt Bellefonte, who wanted only to exploit Tabby’s gift so she could profit from the recent craze for seances. Now a young woman and tragically separated from Alice, Tabby works with her adopted father, Eli, the kind caretaker of a large Boston cemetery. When a series of macabre grave robberies begins to plague the city, Tabby is ensnared in a deadly plot by the perpetrators, known only as the “Resurrection Men.” In the end, Tabby’s gift will either save both her and the cemetery—or bring about her own destruction.

The Lives of Beryl Markham

The Lives of Beryl Markham
Author: Errol Trzebinski
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 396
Release: 1994-11-08
ISBN 10: 9780393312522
ISBN 13: 0393312526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lives of Beryl Markham Book Review:

A woman of captivating presence whose affairs scandalized Kenya, BerylMarkham became famous after her pioneering transatlantic solo flight in1936.

A Night In Babylon

A Night In Babylon
Author: Michael West
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-03-05
ISBN 10: 9781734692204
ISBN 13: 1734692200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Night In Babylon Book Review:

There's a time to run, and a time to pick up a gun. Especially in the City of Angels, where the police are at war with the Stay Ready Soldiers, a militant group based in South Central. Tonight, Geronimo and Kali must rely on each other as they traverse a perilous concrete wasteland, dodging bullets every step of the way.

Night

Night
Author: Elie Wiesel,Marion Wiesel
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-05-03
ISBN 10: 071819781X
ISBN 13: 9780718197810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Book Review:

Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century. New translation by Marion Wiesel, with a new introduction by Elie Wiesel.

West With The Night

West With The Night
Author: Beryl Markham
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN 10: 0349007349
ISBN 13: 9780349007342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West With The Night Book Review:

WEST WITH THE NIGHT appeared on 13 bestseller lists on first publication in 1942. It tells the spellbinding story of Beryl Markham -- aviator, racehorse trainer, fascinating beauty -and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and 30s. Markham was taken to Kenya at the age of four. As an adult she was befriended by Denys Finch-Hatton, the big-game hunter of OUT OF AFRICA fame, who took her flying in his airplane. Thrilled by the experience, Markham went on to become the first woman in Kenya to receive a commercial pilot's license. In 1936 she determined to fly solo across the Atlantic -- without stopping. When Charles Lindbergh did the same, he had the wind behind him. Markham, by contrast, had a strong headwind against her and a plane that only flew up to 163 mph. On 4 September, she took off ... Several days later, she crash-landed in Nova Scotia and became an instant celebrity.

A Night Divided Scholastic Gold

A Night Divided  Scholastic Gold
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN 10: 0545682436
ISBN 13: 9780545682435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Night Divided Scholastic Gold Book Review:

From NYT bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west.

Acquainted with the Night

Acquainted with the Night
Author: Christopher Dewdney
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-12-06
ISBN 10: 9781596917682
ISBN 13: 1596917687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acquainted with the Night Book Review:

Weaving together science and storytelling, art and anthropology, Dewdney takes readers on a fascinating journey through the nocturnal realm. In twelve chapters corresponding to the twelve hours of night, he illuminates night's central themes, including sunsets, nocturnal animals, bedtime stories, festivals of the night, fireworks, astronomy, nightclubs, sleep and dreams, the graveyard shift, the art of darkness, and endless nights. With infectious curiosity, a lyrical, intimate tone, and an eye for nighttime beauties both natural and man-made, Christopher Dewdney paints a captivating portrait of our hours in darkness. Christopher Dewdney is the author of three books of nonfiction-Last Flesh, The Secular Grail, and The Immaculate Perception-as well as eleven books of poetry. A three-time nominee for Governor General's Awards and a first-prize winner of the CBC Literary Competition, Dewdney lives in Toronto, Ontario. "As you read these pages, your life will change, because the way you see half of it will change. The night we're all familiar with will emerge as a fresh thing, deeper, fuller, older, younger, more evocative, more intimate, larger, more spectacular and, yes, more magical, and much more thrilling."-Margaret Atwood, Globe and Mail "[A] felicitous literary gambol from dusk till dawn...Dewdney throws himself headlong into the deep pool of his subject."-Sue Halpern, Newsday "An enjoyable and instructive read."-Sven Birkerts, Boston Globe Also available: HC 1-58234-396-9 $24.95

Too Close to the Sun

Too Close to the Sun
Author: Sara Wheeler
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-04-24
ISBN 10: 1588365999
ISBN 13: 9781588365996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Close to the Sun Book Review:

Denys Finch Hatton was adored by women and idolized by men. A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable stories in Out of Africa. Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer. Born to an old aristocratic family that had gambled away most of its fortune, Finch Hatton grew up in a world of effortless elegance and boundless power. Tall and graceful, with the soul of a poet and an athlete’s relaxed masculinity, he became a hero without trying at Eton and Oxford. In 1910, searching for novelty and danger, Finch Hatton arrived in British East Africa and fell in love–with a continent, with a landscape, with a way of life that was about to change forever. Wheeler brilliantly conjures the mystical beauty of Kenya at a time when teeming herds of wild animals roamed unmolested across pristine savannah. No one was more deeply attuned to this beauty than Finch Hatton–and no one more bitterly mourned its passing when the outbreak of World War I engulfed the region in a protracted, bloody guerrilla conflict. Finch Hatton was serving as a captain in the Allied forces when he met Karen Blixen in Nairobi and embarked on one of the great love affairs of the twentieth century. With delicacy and grace, Wheeler teases out truth from fiction in the liaison that Blixen herself immortalized in Out of Africa. Intellectual equals, bound by their love for the continent and their inimitable sense of style, Finch Hatton and Blixen were genuine pioneers in a land that was quickly being transformed by violence, greed, and bigotry. Ever restless, Finch Hatton wandered into a career as a big-game hunter and became an expert bush pilot; his passion that led to his affair with the notoriously unconventional aviatrix Beryl Markham. But Markham was no more able to hold him than Blixen had been. Mesmerized all his life by the allure of freedom and danger, Finch Hatton was, writes Wheeler, “the open road made flesh.” In painting a portrait of an irresistible man, Sara Wheeler has beautifully captured the heady glamour of the vanished paradise of colonial East Africa. In Too Close to the Sun she has crafted a book that is as ravishing as its subject.

The Luminaries

The Luminaries
Author: Eleanor Catton
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 0316126950
ISBN 13: 9780316126953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Luminaries Book Review:

The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly." -- New York Times Book Review It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand's booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: a wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous cache of gold has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement. It richly confirms that Eleanor Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international literary firmament.

A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife
Author: Robert Goolrick
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN 10: 1565129776
ISBN 13: 9781565129771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Reliable Wife Book Review:

Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways. With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick's intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.