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The Girl Who Fell From The Sky

Author : Heidi W. Durrow
ISBN : 9781616200374
Genre : Fiction
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Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop. Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It’s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society’s ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.
Category: Fiction

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky

Author : Simon Mawer
ISBN : 9780748128808
Genre : Fiction
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An 'utterly gripping' tale of love and espionage in Occupied France by the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of The Glass Room (Daily Mail) Marian Sutro is an outsider: the daughter of a diplomat, brought up on the shores of Lake Geneva and in England, half French, half British, naive yet too clever for her own good. But when she is recruited from her desk job by SOE, the Special Operations Executive, to go undercover in wartime France, it seems her hybrid status - and fluent French - will be of service to a greater, more dangerous cause. Trained in sabotage, dead-drops, how to perform under interrogation and how to kill, Marian parachutes into south-west France, her official mission to act as a Resistance courier. But her real destination is Paris, where she must seek out family friend Clément Pelletier, once the focus of her adolescent desires. A nuclear physicist engaged in the race for a new and terrifying weapon, he is of urgent significance to her superiors. As she struggles through the strange, lethal landscape of the Occupation towards this reunion, what completes her training is the understanding that war changes everything, and neither love nor fatherland may be trusted. 'There are many shades of Graham Greene here... [The Girl Who Fell From the Sky] delivers its story with the same delicate, stropped-razor deadliness that creeps up on you like Harry Lime in the shadows, nastily irresistible' -Financial Times 'Mawer cranks up the tension; as spy stuff this is as good as Le Carré or Eric Ambler, no higher praise possible' -The Scotsman
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The Boy Who Lived Forever

Author : Victoria Forester
ISBN : 125008931X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Piper is the girl who could fly; Conrad is the boy who knew everything. Max is the boy who has lived forever, and whose yen for "fun" has inspired him to create a Doomsday machine, which destroys anything that relies on technology-computers, satellites, etc. Piper and Conrad barely escaped from his compound in Xanthia, and now he continues to play cat-and-mouse with them as they try to save the world from Doomsday. As Piper, Conrad, and their crew work to convince Max that life is more than destroying everything around him, a new friend appears. Her name is Grace, and she is ill. Max discovers how he can reverse his immortality, and save his friend. But the cost is high, and begs the question: If you live every moment as if it's your last, is one more day enough time to live a full life?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

When I Fell From The Sky

Author : Juliane Koepcke
ISBN : 185788583X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On Christmas Eve 1971, the packed LANSA flight 508 from Lima to Pucallpa was struck by lightning and went down in dense jungle hundreds of miles from civilization. Of its 93 passengers, only one survived: Juliane Koepcke - here is her fascinating story of survival against all the odds.
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What If Marshmallows Fell From The Sky

Author : Michele Joy Becker
ISBN : 9781438901527
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MableAnne has been anxiously awaiting the day she can finally play on her new swingset, until she wakes that morning to find it raining outside. Not understanding the reason for rain, other than maybe her house needing a bath or the clouds crying, MableAnne imagines, what if fun things fell from the sky instead of yucky wet rain? Wouldn't it be fun if marshmallows fell from the sky to catch in your hot chocolate, or sprinkles fell from the clouds to catch in your ice cream? "What if Marshmallows Fell From the Sky" is a fun, imaginative story about a young girl, who after letting her imagination run wild, learns why rain is so important to us after all.

The Horseman That Fell From The Sky

Author : Fred Valdez
ISBN : 9781483694504
Genre : Fiction
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A fast moving novel of faith, love, war and romance that brings to life young Francisco Cordova. A Texas born Mexican American,(Tejanos as they were referred to) Francisco was born and raised on the large Trully horse ranch and farm. As were his parents and grandparents before him, working and training horses for the rodeo. Part of young Francisco’s job, other than to grow up learning to ride and train horses,was to look after young Rose Trully, the only child of Judge John Trully, the owner of the ranch and his family’s employer. As teenagers, he and Rose had to suppress their love for each other fearing there parents would separate them. The outbreak of or war in 1941 changed everyone’s life. Rose went off to Harvard to study law as her father had and Francisco enlisted in the Army Air Corp serving as a tail gunner on a B-17 bomber. His plane was seriously damaged in aerial combat over German occupied France where he bailed out. Unconscious and wounded he was rescued by a beautiful young woman in the French Resistance only to learn he had lost his memory, thus beginning two and a half years of war,romance, and adventure.
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Days Of Blood And Starlight

Author : Laini Taylor
ISBN : 9781444722697
Genre : Fiction
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It began with the breathtaking DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE... the story continues in the astounding, must-read sequel, DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers' arms to take their turn in the killing and dying. Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon's secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel - a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness. This was not that world.
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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland And Led The Revels There

Author : Catherynne M. Valente
ISBN : 9781466828001
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows—and their magic—to the world of Fairyland Below. This underworld has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September's shadow. And Halloween does not want to give Fairyland's shadows back. Fans of Valente's bestselling, first Fairyland book will revel in the lush setting, characters, and language of September's journey, all brought to life by fine artist Ana Juan. Readers will also welcome back good friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. But in Fairyland Below, even the best of friends aren't always what they seem. . . .
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Blood Of The White Bear

Author : Marcia Calhoun Forecki
ISBN : 9781608080908
Genre : Fiction
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Dr. Rachel Bisette is drawn to the Four Corners to lead the search for a vaccine against a lethal pandemic. One elusive indigenous woman, Eva Yellow Horn, carries the gift of immunity. In her search for Eva, Rachel discovers power beyond science, the secret of an environmental disaster, and the truth of her parents' death.
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