Bright And Distant Shores
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📒Bright And Distant Shores ✍ Dominic Smith
✏Bright and Distant Shores Book Summary : From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a sweeping historical novel set amid the skyscrapers of 1890s Chicago and the far-flung islands of the South Pacific. In the waning years of the nineteenth century there was a hunger for tribal artifacts, spawning collecting voyages from museums and collectors around the globe. In 1897, one such collector, a Chicago insurance magnate, sponsors an expedition into the South Seas to commemorate the completion of his company's new skyscraper--the world's tallest building. The ship is to bring back an array of Melanesian weaponry and handicrafts, but also several natives related by blood. Caught up in this scheme are two orphans—Owen Graves, an itinerant trader from Chicago's South Side who has recently proposed to the girl he must leave behind, and Argus Niu, a mission houseboy in the New Hebrides who longs to be reunited with his sister. At the cusp of the twentieth century, the expedition forces a collision course between the tribal and the civilized, between two young men plagued by their respective and haunting pasts. An epic and ambitious story that brings to mind E. L. Doctorow, with echoes of Melville and Robert Louis Stevenson, Bright and Distant Shores is a wondrous achievement by a writer known for creating compelling fiction from the fabric of history.
📒Distant Shores ✍ Gary E. Parker
✏Distant Shores Book Summary : In the months following the end of the Civil War, a Southern soldier, a freed slave, and a hotel owner from Richmond find their lives and destinies linked by a tattered Confederate log that will change their lives forever.
📒Distant Shores ✍ Kristin Hannah
✏Distant Shores Book Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth’s world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life—her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become—and reaches out for the woman she wants to be.
📒Dreams Of Distant Shores ✍ Patricia A. McKillip
✏Dreams of Distant Shores Book Summary : Featuring three brand-new stories and an original introduction by Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn. Bestselling author Patricia A. McKillip (The Riddle-Master of Hed) is one of the most lyrical writers gracing the fantasy genre. With the debut of her newest work, Dreams of Distant Shores is a true ode to her many talents. Within these pages you will find a youthful artist possessed by both his painting and his muse and seductive travelers from the sea enrapturing distant lovers. The statue of a mermaid comes suddenly to life, and two friends are transfixed by a haunted estate. Fans of McKillip’s ethereal fiction will find much to delight them; those lucky enough to be discovering her work will find much to enchant them.
📒Brighter Than The Sun ✍ J. R. Macduff
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📒The Public Letters Of John Bright ✍ John Bright
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📒The American Common Place Book Of Poetry ✍ George Barrell Cheever
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📒Bright Skies And Dark Shadows ✍ Henry Martyn Field
✏Bright Skies and Dark Shadows Book Summary : A narrative of travel in the South, with chapters on the race question, the Civil War and other topics.
📒Citadel ✍ Timothy Lopez
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📒Colaterales Collateral ✍ Dinapiera Di Donato
✏Colaterales Collateral Book Summary : A winner of the prestigious poetry award named for the Nobel laureate Octavio Paz—in a special bilingual edition featuring English and Spanish translations. These poems were written during days spent clearing river debris while the author was living along the Hudson River in Manhattan. They speak of these wanderings in the imaginary landscape of a nomadic subject who erases and rewrites. This volume by Venezuelan poet Dinapiera di Donato earned the Paz Prize for Poetry, presented by the National Poetry Series and The Center at Miami Dade College.