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Escape Into the Night

Author : Lois Walfrid Johnson
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One choice will change Libby’s life forever. Libby Norstad’s life has changed to anything but ordinary. In 1857, when she comes to live on the Christina, her father’s steamboat, Libby’s curiosity ensnares her in a mystery. What is the closely held secret of Caleb, the cabin boy who seems determined to make her life miserable? And how can Jordan, a fugitive slave, possibly reach safety and freedom? The night is dark. As three men race to the riverfront, bloodhounds follow their tracks. Through her journey to compassion, will Libby become a freedom seeker? From the golden age of steamboats, the rush of immigrants to new lands, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad come true-to-life stories of courage, integrity, and suspense in the Freedom Seekers series.

Escaping into the Night

Author : D. Dina Friedman
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Halina Rudowski is on the run. When the Polish ghetto where she lives is evacuated, she narrowly escapes, but her mother is not as lucky. Along with her friend Batya, Halina makes her way to a secret encampment in the woods where Jews survive by living underground. As the group struggles for food, handles infighting, and attempts to protect themselves from the advancing Germans, Halina must face the reality of life without her mother. Based on historical events, this gripping tale sheds light on a little-known aspect of the Holocaust: the underground forest encampments that saved several thousand Jews from the Nazis. In telling the story of one girl's survival, Escaping into the Night marks the arrival of a remarkable new voice in fiction.

Escape Into Life

Author : Pheather Johnson
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Escape Into Life by Pheather JohnsonAn episode of domestic violence motivates victim of verbal abuse and dominance to escape to an independent life, enabled by interaction with five special women.Characters and the men in their lives:Beth, age 30, has endured escalating domestic abuse during her marriage. Husband: Frank, postal service employee.Norma, age 50, Beth's next-door neighbor Widowed three times. Current friends: Stanley, JimAlice, age 40, mother of 16-year-old Ernie. Beth's sister-in-law George Schroeder, truck driver husbandTheresa, age 65, mother of Frank and Alice. Beth's mother-in-law Eddie, works his Mom/Pop grocery store with his wifeMiss Stellar, age 40, successful realtor, Beth's employer Bryan McCaughley, real estate entrepreneurMarsha Collins, age 50, lives in the Stony Creek house. Beth's landlady Lawrence Landers, international traveler

Stories from the Night Land Revised

Author : William Hope Hodgson
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Escape the Night

Author : Mignon G. Eberhart
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While visiting her sister, a woman becomes ensnared in a cursed house Serena’s last memories of California are of her sister Amanda’s wedding to Sutton Condit, a wealthy rancher from Monterey’s oldest family. But when she remembers those days, she doesn’t think of the bride but instead dreams of Jem, a sturdy young man who won her heart so completely that, when she couldn’t have him, she fled to New York. Four years later she returns for a visit, and Jem is as charming as ever. He hasn’t changed, but everything else on the Condit ranch has. Bitterness has crept into Amanda’s entourage, and strange secrets pollute the fine California air. Something terrible is afoot in the Condit mansion, and Serena has just begun to sense it when Sutton’s aunt tumbles off a cliff near the house. The old woman’s plunge seems like an accident until more murders follow. Nothing can protect Serena from the menace that haunts Monterey.

Escape Into Darkness

Author : Sonia Games
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A vivid and gripping wartime saga from a real-life heroine who impersonated an Aryan Christian and fought the Nazis by smuggling weapons to the underground during World War II. From the smoldering streets to the blackened battlefields of several countries, Games lived a fugitive's life--often a whim away from instant death.

Escape Into the Sea

Author : Donn Irving
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The debut collection of short stories by Donn Irving.

Bruce Springsteen s America

Author : Alessandro Portelli
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Weaving from jargon-free critical analysis to a fan’s passionate participatory research, this book places work and class at the center of the work of Bruce Springsteen. It juxtaposes the “uninspiring” work of his characters (factory workers, carwash attendants, cashiers, waitresses, farmhands, and immigrants) with the work of Bruce Springsteen himself as an indefatigable musician and performer. Springsteen is the hunter of invisible game, the teller of second-hand lives of common folks who ride used cars, believe that being born in the USA entitles them to something better, and keep the dream alive even when it turns into a lie or a curse, because what counts is dignity, the spirituality and the imagination of the dreamer, and the life-giving power of rock and roll. This book will appeal both to common readers and fans, and to scholars in fields such as sociology, history, music, cultural studies, and literature.

The Night Children An Escape From Furnace Story

Author : Alexander Gordon Smith
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It is December 1944 and Europe is still gripped by war. In the densely forested mountains of Belgium one of the conflict's most brutal battles is raging. Cut off from the front, a ragtag group of young British and American soldiers finds itself being hunted by a patrol of elite German Special Forces, including a newly commissioned officer called Kreuz—a teenage boy who will grow up to become Warden Cross (the fearsome prison director who will one day rule Furnace Penitentiary, the terrifying underground prison specially built for teen offenders). As both sides fight for their lives in the unforgiving terrain, however, they start to realize that there are worse things hiding in the snow than soldiers. There are creatures out there with gas masks and piggy eyes (ancestors of Furnace prison's "wheezers")—demonic entities that cannot be killed by guns and grenades, monsters who do not care what uniforms their victims are wearing so long as they bleed, and so long as they scream . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Fire in the Night

Author : Stephen McGinty
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The fire was visible from seventy miles away and the heat generated was so intense that a helicopter could only circle the rig at a perimeter of one mile. On the surface of the sea, a converted fishing trawler inched as close as possible, but the paint on the vessel’s hull blistered and burnt. In the water surrounding the inferno, men’s heads could be seen bobbing like apples as their yellow hard hats melted with the heat. On 6 July 1988 a series of explosions ripped through the Piper Alpha oil platform, 110 miles north-east of Aberdeen in the North Sea. Ablaze with 226 men on board, the searing temperatures caused the platform to collapse in just two hours. Only sixty-one would survive by leaping over 100 feet into the water below. Newly updated for the thirtieth year since the tragedy, Fire in the Night by journalist Stephen McGinty tells in gripping detail the devastating story of that summer evening. Combining interviews with survivors, witness statements and transcripts from the official inquiry into the disaster, this is the moving and vivid tale of what remains the worst offshore oil-rig disaster to date.

Escape Into America

Author : Flavio Rivera
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Living and experiencing a life of extreme poverty and knowing that beyond the hills, deserts and mountains is a land of opportunity, is extremely demoralizing and heart breaking. Heart breaking because if you leave home to seek your dream, you are leaving behind a mother, a father, brothers and sisters whom you love. Daily, you watch your mother struggle to make the best she can for her family. Through prayer and advice from a local village friend and the church priest you finally decide to leave your family. The journey to America is difficult and dangerous. At every stop along the way lie danger and disappointment. The only things that keep you going are the people you meet and a little rosary that you carry in your pocket.

The Return of the Night Wind

Author : Varick Vanardy
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The only thing that kept Police Lieutenant Rodney Rushton from a date with the Night Wind's maiming and crippling fists was Bingham Harvard's determination to keep a charge of murder from ruining his prospects of marriage to Lady Kate. But now newlyweds Bing and Kate have returned from Europe determined to clear the Night Wind's name. But there still remains a price on Bingham's head -- dead or alive!

Appletons Home Books

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The Dark Domain

Author : Marc Alexander
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Shadows in the Night

Author : Carol A. Guy
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Itês autumn in Arcadia and Talia Coe is still plagued by uncertainty and nightmares, even though she now knows the truth about her past. Or does she? She still feels there are things her lover, Lucas Knight, is keeping from her. And how does she deal with the hot, burning desire that flares inside of her at a momentês notice? And where is her father, Victor Kane, who is wanted by the police for the murder of local reporter, Craig Lynch? And what about the new tenants of the nearby estate, Nick and Abby Stewart? Nickês unwelcome advances make Talia uncomfortable, but not as uncomfortable as the attention Abby lavishes on Lucas. For Caroline Thomas, Victorês lover, it is a time of turmoil as she tries to run the Kane Art Gallery and cope with her pregnancy. Hiring an assistant, Jeremy, has helped alleviate some of the workload and Carolineês loneliness. But when Neil Wade moves into the townhouse across the courtyard from her, she is torn between two romances. But once again murder strikes when Jeremyês body is found behind the art gallery. Then a mysterious fire at Carolineês townhouse almost takes her life. Has Victor returned seeking revenge against those who have betrayed him? Or are other forces at work?

Escape from Mindanao

Author : Russ Long
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Tim McClellan was kidnapped for the second time by Moro Separatist on Mindanao Island. His fellow employees tracked his captors through the jungles and commandeered a dhow to deliver a death-dealing explosion on their way to Zamboanga.

My Lost Childhood

Author : Abraham Deng Ater
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My Lost Childhood is a memoir describing immeasurable suffering the author went through in his early childhood. In the late 1980s, the Islamic government began to systematically torture and kill Southern Sudanese families, burn their villages, and enslave young boys and girls. As a result, an approximately, as numbers are largely unknown and only an estimate, 27,000 plus boys from Southern tribes were forced to flee from their homes. Traveling naked and barefoot, they sought refuge in neighboring Fugnido, Ethiopia, where a few years later they were forced to flee yet another civil war. Returning to Sudan, the Islamic government forced them to travel for another five months, ultimately arriving in Kakuma, Kenya, after four years of unthinkable hardship and walking over thousands of miles naked, barefoot, and ailing from starvation, dehydration, and diseases. Many boys perished along the way and their numbers shrank into few thousands. Abraham Deng Ater, separated from his family in 1987, is one of approximately 3,800 boys now known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. He left Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya after several years of massive suffering and was granted refuge in the U.S. in 2001. Many Lost Boys including Abraham have since become U.S. citizens and have continued to pursue their education. Thousands more have also been granted refuge elsewhere and are scattered around the globe.

Fahrenheit 451

Author : Total Class Notes
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For use in schools and libraries only. A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

Contemporary Authors

Author : Amy Elisabeth Fuller
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Out of the Night and Into the Dream

Author : Gregory Stephenson
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The author of Empire of the Sun and other acclaimed novels and stories, British writer J. G. Ballard is here given a penetrating analysis, his work being explored in terms of its internal coherence, thematic continuity and development, and mythic and metaphysical aspects. Ballard's fiction is widely considered to be a critique of our secular, rational, technological culture, but the writer is shown not to be fatalistic, but, rather, concerned with the redemption and regeneration of the human psyche. This study examines Ballard's output over four decades and compares him to several British and American writers of the post-World War II era--within and beyond the often too-rigidly applied categorization of science fiction, as well as to Romantic visionaries of the past.