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A Long Way Down

Author : Nick Hornby
ISBN : 9780141905778
Genre : Fiction
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Narrated in turns by a dowdy, middle-aged woman, a half-crazed adolescent, a disgraced breakfast TV presenter and an American rock star cum pizza delivery boy, A Long Way Down is the story of the Toppers House Four, aka Maureen, Jess, Martin and JJ. A low-rent crowd with absolutely nothing in common - save where they end up that New Year's Eve night. And what they do next, of course. Funny, sad, and wonderfully humane, Nick Hornby's new novel asks some of the big questions: about life and death, strangers and friendship, love and pain, and whether a slice of pizza can really see you through a long, dark night of the soul.
Category: Fiction

Long Way Down

Author : Jason Reynolds
ISBN : 9781481438278
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Honor Book A Printz Honor Book Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner An Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of 2017 A Vulture Best YA Book of 2017 A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2017 An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That’s where Will’s now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother’s gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he’s after. Or does he? As the elevator stops on the sixth floor, on comes Buck. Buck, Will finds out, is who gave Shawn the gun before Will took the gun. Buck tells Will to check that the gun is even loaded. And that’s when Will sees that one bullet is missing. And the only one who could have fired Shawn’s gun was Shawn. Huh. Will didn’t know that Shawn had ever actually USED his gun. Bigger huh. BUCK IS DEAD. But Buck’s in the elevator? Just as Will’s trying to think this through, the door to the next floor opens. A teenage girl gets on, waves away the smoke from Dead Buck’s cigarette. Will doesn’t know her, but she knew him. Knew. When they were eight. And stray bullets had cut through the playground, and Will had tried to cover her, but she was hit anyway, and so what she wants to know, on that fifth floor elevator stop, is, what if Will, Will with the gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, MISSES. And so it goes, the whole long way down, as the elevator stops on each floor, and at each stop someone connected to his brother gets on to give Will a piece to a bigger story than the one he thinks he knows. A story that might never know an END…if WILL gets off that elevator. Told in short, fierce staccato narrative verse, Long Way Down is a fast and furious, dazzlingly brilliant look at teenage gun violence, as could only be told by Jason Reynolds.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

A Long Way Down

Author : Ken McCoy
ISBN : 9781780109046
Genre : Fiction
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Detective Inspector Sep Black finds himself investigating two connected cold cases in the second of this exhilarating series of hard-hitting police procedurals. When a wealthy businessman suffers a fatal fall from his office window, the forensic evidence points to murder. But with no suspects, no clues and no apparent motive, the police investigation stalls. It’s passed over to the Cold Case Unit where it remains on file, inactive until further evidence emerges. Some months later, an attractive widow approaches DI Sep Black with a request that he look into the murder of her husband. Freelance journalist James Boswell had been working on a major story – and his widow Sandra believes it had something to do with his death. What did Boswell discover that got him killed? As he starts to ask questions, Black uncovers a possible connection between the two murders. But before he can find out more, an almost-successful attempt on his life reveals that someone is determined to stop him finding out the truth – whatever it takes.
Category: Fiction

Long Way Down

Author : Charley Boorman
ISBN : 9781405529082
Genre : Travel
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After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile journey with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip. Joining up with producer/directors Russ Malkin and David Alexanian and the Long Way Round team, their route took them from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa. Riding through spectacular scenery, often in extreme temperatures, Ewan and Charley faced their hardest challenges yet. With their trademark humour and honesty they tell their story - the drama, the dangers and the sheer exhilaration of riding together again, through a continent filled with magic and wonder.
Category: Travel

A Long Way Down

Author : Elizabeth Fenwick
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025738431
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

A Long Way Down

Author : Ben Schersten
ISBN : 193375818X
Genre : Aerospace engineering
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Category: Aerospace engineering

It S A Long Way Down To The Top

Author : David H. Stroud
ISBN : 9781449769611
Genre : Religion
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Enter into rest. Where do you come to rest internally? The heart of flesh pumps blood, and the heart of the spirit resides in the mind. True rest must first be in the mind and the heart for the whole person and the whole life to rest. Activity and rest of the body, soul, and spirit are life. In His image the Lord made our life in perfection of purpose, intent, and craftsmanship. Where do you come to rest—in His presence with the extra ingredient of your purpose, intent, and craftsmanship? How do you enter activity—in Him or in you? Are you a citizen of heaven in yearning confident expectation, or an earthling putting down roots? “... as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov. 23:7).
Category: Religion

Long Way Down

Author : Michael Sears
ISBN : 9780698136298
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of the acclaimed, award-winning debut novel Black Fridays, comes a story of murder, greed, and corruption—and the lengths to which one man will go for his family. He approached me in the street—bone-thin, gray-bearded, holding out a small envelope. “The man said you’d give me five bucks for it.” Inside was a one-word message: RUN. Two years in a federal prison has changed Jason Stafford, is still changing him, but one thing it has taught him as a financial investigator is how to detect a lie. He doesn’t think Philip Haley is lying. An engineer on the verge of a biofuel breakthrough, Haley has been indicted for insider trading on his own company, and Stafford believes him when he says he’s been set up. Haley does indeed have enemies. He is not a nice man. Doesn’t make him a criminal. It does make him dangerous to be around, though. The deeper Stafford investigates, the more secrets he starts to uncover, secrets people would kill for. And that’s exactly what happens. Soon, it is Stafford himself who is under attack and, worse, his family—his fiancée, his young son—and he is a fugitive, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of both the killers and the law. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

Rising Up From A Long Way Down

Author : C. C. Gross
ISBN : 0615950655
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Rising Up...from a Long Way Down is a true story that touches the depths of our souls, proving that love conquers all and " indeed " life is beautiful if you so choose it to be. Andrew, a bright, handsome 14-year-old, falls from a 30' swing, sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In a coma for six weeks, prayers are offered for him to wake up and when he does he is terrified, scarcely able to speak or move. Barely able to hold a pencil, he frantically scratches, "Prisoner in a foreign country." This is the story of Andrew's courageous and unrelenting fight to overcome his injuries. His mother, the author C. C. Gross, is his biggest advocate, fighting the discrimination that results when Andrew re-enters the world-a world that does not understand TBI. C. C. shares her personal odyssey of this life-altering catastrophic event, and the repercussions the accident imprints on her family and their relationships. Her simple Canadian roots transform her into a warrior, uncovering guts of steel. The story is poignant and heartbreaking, yet C. C. never forgets humor as well as sensitivity and faith in God. "A journey of a family's pain and struggles in dealing with traumatic brain injury may sound like a depressing read, but author Connie Crane's story is one of hope, faith, and indomitable spirit. Her honesty and vulnerability make this account shine, and readers will be uplifted and encouraged, all the while reminding them of the preciousness of life and how love triumphs over every obstacle in its way.Rising Up . . . from a Long Way Downis a book all parents should read, to remind them to value every moment with their children, through good times and hard times." C. S. Lakin, author ofCONUNDRUM"
Category: Family & Relationships

Long Way Down

Author : Juani
ISBN : 1984099825
Genre : African Americans
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Life has a way of taking you down and swallowing you whole. Just ask Aakeem Graham, who's sixteen years old and living a sheltered life. Things take a turn for the worst for Aakeem when she meets up with the wrong crowd and ends up being sentenced to ten years in prison. Aakeem quickly learns that friends aren't really friends, and the two people she expects to be there quickly disappear. Meeting a young sweet girl named Marley changes her life. With the loss of those "friends," she gains real ones in the process. But who will be there when her time is up? Maximiliano Sparks leads a simple life. He and his best friend, Azen, run the city. He does it legally while Azen, on the other hand, does it illegally. Neither one of them are thinking about settling down. Even though Max has a girlfriend named Joy, his mind is on other pressing matters, and Joy ends up having to take a back seat to those matters. Can Joy get Max's mind right, or will she get lost in the mix? Azen, or AZ as he is called by many, is who some would call a playboy. With great looks and large pockets, every girl wants a place by his side. AZ could care less about what a chick thinks or wants. That's just who he is. Is there a girl bad enough to bring this playboy to his knees? There will be crazy exes, jealous friends, and foes. Aakeem, Max, Azen, and Marley have to learn that it's a long way down when you're trying not to fall.
Category: African Americans