Long Way from Home
The true story of 2 year-old Anna. abandoned by her natural parents. left alone in a neglected orphanage.Elaine and Ian had travelled half way round the world to adopt little Anna. She couldn’t have been more wanted. loved and cherished. So why was she now in foster care and living with me? It didn’t make sense.Until I learned what had happened. …Dressed only in nappies and ragged T-shirts the children were incarcerated in their cots. Their large eyes stared out blankly from emaciated faces. Some were obviously disabled. others not. but all were badly undernourished. Flies circled around the broken ceiling fans and buzzed against the grids covering the windows. The only toys were a few balls and a handful of building bricks. but no child played with them. The silence was deafening and unnatural. Not one of the thirty or so infants cried. let alone spoke.
Autor: Cathy Glass
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ovel that brilliantly explores often dangerous notions of patriotism during wartime. This story of a love affair doomed in the rising turmoil of WWI resonates powerfully in todays world.
Door into Ocean
The Sharers of Shora are a nation of women on a distant moon in the far future. They are pacifists. they are highly advanced in biological sciences. and they reproduce by parthenogenesis-because there are no males. Conflict erupts when a militaristic neighboring civilization sends an army to develop their ocean world. A groundbreaking work both of feminist science fiction and of world-building. hard science fiction. A Door into Ocean is the novel that solidified Joan Slonczewski’s reputation as an important science fiction writer.
Autor: Joan Slonczewski
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In 1956 a plane bearing mysterious cargo takes off from a small airport outside Los Angeles and disappears into a raging storm. Nearly sixty years later. while flying over the Sierra Nevada. retired military assassin turned civilian flight instructor and would-be Buddhist Cordell Logan catches a glint of sunlight on metal and spots what appears to be an aircraft wreckage. His life will never be the same. Logan and his beautiful ex-wife. Savannah. plan a reconciliation in posh Lake Tahoe. But upon landing in the Ruptured Duck. his beloved aging Cessna. Logan agrees to put those plans on hold when he’s asked to help guide a search-and-rescue team to the remote. mountainous crash site. The team finds not only a long-missing airplane. with the mummified remains of its pilot still at the controls. but something much more recent and far more sinister: the body of a young man. shot to death only hours earlier. Someone has beaten the rescuers to the site and will clearl
Autor: the Speech Resource Company
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The abridged. downloadable audiobook edition of Johanna Spyris charming tale. Heidi. wonderfully read by Sarah Greene. At the age of five. little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone on the village is afraid of him. but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows. She loves her life in the mountains. playing in the sunshine and growing up amongst the goats and the birds. But one terrible day Heidi is collected by her aunt and made to live with a new family in the town. Heidi cant bear to be away from her grandfather; can she find her way back up the mountain. where she belongs?
Autor: Spyri Johanna
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