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Year In The Sun

Author : Michael Vaughan
ISBN : 9781444718737
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Described as the most exciting batsman to emerge since David Gower retired, Michael Vaughan provides a personal view of his own amazing acheivements during 2002. He also contemplates the controversy that surrounded England's ill-fated World Cup mission, and discusses the real story behind the decision not to go to Zimbabwe. Vaughan's thoughts about Nasser Hussain, the captain he has served most, and his other international and county colleagues are also shared. Every aspect of an intense and exciting year gets Vaughan's complete consideration - from being given out handled ball in India to clean bowling Sachin Tendulkar, from being targeted by Glenn McGrath to winning the Player of the Series award in the Ashes battle, and on to the World Cup fiasco. This is a compelling insight into the world of the 2002 Cricketer of the Year.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Year In The Sun

Author : Brian D. Pardo
ISBN : 9781483682396
Genre : Fiction
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Perhaps no endeavor brings out the entire range of intense human emotions more than young love and war. Since both deal with the survival and the success of the human race, it is apparent why this is so. A young soldier experiencing his first true great love, love at first sight, tries desperately to save the one relationship that means more to him than anything in the world in the far-off country of South Korea. At the same time, his skills as a soldier and his deep love of his country make him the ideal candidate to prevent a catastrophe. However, he neither fully understands nor completely realizes the severity of its consequences. He rapidly meets the senior operatives who test him and place on his shoulders a great responsibility that only his unique intellect and skill can prevent a disaster. The outcome is uncertain, but the stakes are great! Many years ago I was a young soldier stationed in South Korea. In my late teens at the time, I quickly learned to appreciate the beauty of this ancient land and the villagers who live in the countryside. Theirs was a way of life that has changed little over the centuries. They grew many years ago to accept the circumstances of the times with stoicism and resolve to endure that which they cannot change. Happy people, quick to smile, and easy to befriend made me want to help them. A village girl taught me a lot about life and ultimately how to deal with tragedy. Since North Koreans are the same people who endure a terrible, repressive regime separated from growth and prosperity by fanatical leaders who would rather see the few elite live well while the masses suffer and starve on their own farms, I felt compelled to write this fictional story that, as the song goes, may be "partly truth and partly fiction"!
Category: Fiction

Stations Of The Sun

Author : Ronald Hutton
ISBN : 9780191578427
Genre : History
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Comprehensive and engaging, this colourful study covers the whole sweep of ritual history from the earliest written records to the present day. From May Day revels and Midsummer fires, to Harvest Home and Hallowe'en, to the twelve days of Christmas, Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year in Britain. He challenges many common assumptions about the customs of the past, and debunks many myths surrounding festivals of the present, to illuminate the history of the calendar year we live by today.
Category: History

Tenth Year In The Sun

Author : Maureen Asantewaa
ISBN : 1979014388
Genre : Female friendship
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10 years, 4 friends, 1 promise to meet again in Africa. Will their island reunion be everything they had hoped for? A decade after their pact to reunite, Adoma awaits the arrival of her three best friends in a ritzy harbor off the east coast of Africa. Trailing off in thought, memories of the events that brought them to the remote islands come alive, revealing the twists and turns of life and love. Despite the passing of time and the changes in her life, idealist Adoma sticks to her promise. Excited to reconnect with Casey the wild one, Genna the perfectionist, and Mya the peacemaker, Adoma prepares for a trip of laughter, fun, and connection. After a risky life change, Adoma leaves her former beau, a powerful businessman and starts over as a songwriter. But betrayal makes love seem virtually impossible. Meanwhile, Casey's wild ways affect her employment--and possibly even her chances of finding true love. After Genna's husband's unthinkable secret, their perfect image and life begin to publicly collapse. And sweet Mya falls for a toxic man who exposes her pain and changes the course of her life. But with the reunion looming, the four women's lives are once again woven together... During the tumultuous decade, life did not stand still. In the years following their vow, mysteries are revealed, secrets unravel, and doubts arise. Through it all, the value of friendship is strengthened. But during their reunion, a turn of events threatens a life. Will their sisterly bonds survive or will the reunion sever what binds them, forever?
Category: Female friendship

Lassoing The Sun

Author : Mark Woods
ISBN : 9781250105905
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal." --Ken Burns Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned-out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind.
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The Year We Sailed The Sun

Author : Theresa Nelson
ISBN : 9781481406499
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Orphaned Julia never expected to be sent away, especially not to the ill-named House of Mercy. But adventure awaits her in this historical journey, based on a true story. “Go home,” eleven-year-old orphan Julia Delaney is told, but home for her is gone. Spirited and strong, Julia faces a cruel life at an orphanage—the House of Mercy—blistering cold winters, and countless disappointments. But not even hopeful Julia can imagine what awaits her in Montana—and with the help of a miracle or two, she sets the sun a-sailing. Like the heroines of the beloved American Girls series, Julia’s journey paints a vivid picture of United States history. Based on the true story of a real girl, with additional details explained in an Author’s Note, The Year We Sailed the Sun is historical fiction at its best.
Category: Juvenile Fiction