First Light

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802134813

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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The excavation of an astronomically aligned neolithic grave in Dorset unexpectedly affects the lives of an archaeologist, astronomer, and an entertainer

First Light

Author: Charles Baxter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307948528

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4670


As two grown siblings explore their complicated history over one hot Fourth of July weekend, they come to terms with the experiences that put such distance between them and discover the imperfect love that ties them—from the winner of the PEN/Malamud Award and “one of our most gifted writers” (Chicago Tribune). Hugh Welch has cared for his little sister Dorsey ever since they were children, when Dorsey looked at him as though he were a god. But when Dorsey returns to their small Michigan hometown with a successful career as an astrophysicist and a happy family life, Hugh, who has a long habit of worrying about his sister, realizes that it’s his own life he has to cure, not Dorsey’s.

First Light

Author: Haylee Leatherman

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617391034

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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Brooke's normal life of high school, friends, and church commitments is forever changed when she finds herself inexplicably surviving a forty-foot fall while on a high-adventure rappelling trip with her church youth group.

First Light

Author: Bill Rancic

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101982284

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2466


A moving story of love, family, and survival against all odds from beloved entrepreneur and reality TV star Bill Rancic. Set amid the deep, wild woods of the Yukon, First Light tells the story of Daniel Albrecht and Kerry Egan, a young couple just beginning their life together: in love, engaged, and, as Kerry soon discovers, expecting their first child. While they are flying home from a work trip in Alaska to plan their wedding in Chicago, both engines of their plane catch fire and send the plane careening into a mountainside in the middle of a terrible snowstorm. Kerry is seriously injured in the accident, and Daniel—the one person among the passengers with some survival experience—makes the courageous decision to search for help, hoping against hope that he can return to save his fellow travelers, especially the woman he loves. Thus begins a harrowing and suspenseful race against time and the elements, as it becomes clear that not everyone will make it out alive. As the couple's story draws to a close, the surprising truth about the boy’s life, and that of his parents’ marriage, will at last be divulged. A romantic and heart-wrenching debut from Bill Rancic, First Light is about surviving the most insurmountable obstacles—and finding renewal and love just when it seems that all is lost.

First Light

Author: Geoffrey Wellum

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241984335

Category: History

Page: 352

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Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, eighteen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . . Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum many never return.

First Light

Author: Mark Hayhurst

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350012440

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

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Now. Tonight. Before we're sent back to the front. Take every bit of money you got. Ditch everything else. July 1916. Albert Ingham and Alfred Longshaw are crouched in a muddy, rat-infested trench in France. These sharp and funny young soldiers from a battalion of the Manchester Pals are about to take part in one of the most savage assaults in the history of human warfare, The Battle of the Somme. Their survival is a miracle. Their company has lost 600 men. Overwhelmed by the sheer horror of the experience, neither of them dare stare extinction in the face again. So, when they are ordered to transfer to the Machine Gun Corps and return to the blood-soaked front line, they decide, for the first time in their young lives, to take their fragile destiny in their own trembling hands. But becoming a deserter, that most embarrassing and shameful sort of fighting man, takes more courage than they ever knew they had. Mark Hayhurst's play is a gripping thriller that exposes the impact of the First World War on soldiers and their families. It follows his acclaimed debut at Chichester Festival Theatre with Taken at Midnight in 2014, which transferred to the West End the following year. First Light received its world premiere at Chichester's Minerva Theatre on 10 June 2016.

First Light

Author: Rebecca Stead

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0307495477

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7662


This remarkable and acclaimed debut novel, by the Newbery-winning author of When You Reach Me and the new instant classic The List of Things That Will Not Change, introduces readers to a captivating, hidden world below the ice. Peter is thrilled to join his parents on an expedition to Greenland. But when they finally reach the ice cap, he struggles to understand a series of frightening yet enticing visions. Thea has never seen the sun. Her extraordinary people, suspected of witchcraft and nearly driven to extinction, have retreated to a secret world they’ve built deep inside the arctic ice. As Thea dreams of a path to Earth’s surface, Peter’s search for answers brings him ever closer to her hidden home in this dazzling tale of mystery, science, and adventure at the top of the world. “A mystic thriller.” —Entertainment Weekly “Optimistic science fiction that highlights human ingenuity and survival under dire conditions.” —The Wall Street Journal

At First Light

Author: Mari Madison

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698408810

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

View: 5752


The author of Just This Night and Break of Day has another hot Exclusive for you. At News 9 San Diego, relationships don’t get canceled. They just go on hiatus... After five years of reporting in war-torn Syria, Troy Young has returned to his hometown of San Diego. Readjusting to civilian life is proving difficult. He keeps having panic attacks during live shots. But he’s given one more chance as an entertainment reporter doing a “He Said, She Said” review segment. It’s not what Troy had in mind—especially when he discovers who his new partner is. Movie-obsessed Sarah Martin loves her gig at News 9...until the man who broke her heart enters the studio. Still, the desire between Sarah and Troy has not subsided even if he did pick his career over her. She doesn’t want to trust him again but they’ll need to overcome their off screen tension if they hope to handle the drama that’s about to unfold...

Love's First Light

Author: Jamie Carie

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805448136

Category: Fiction

Page: 173

View: 6085


Count Christophé flees the French Revolution's carnage, only to meet Scarlett--a beautiful, lionhearted widow--who adores his faith but is also related to the murderer of the count's family. From the ForeWord magazine Romance Book of the Year-winning and RITA Award-nominated author of Snow Angel. Original.

True at First Light

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476770085

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3142


Both revealing self-portrait and dramatic fictional chronicle of his final African safari, Ernest Hemingway's last unpublished work was written when he returned from Kenya in 1953. Edited by his son Patrick, who accompanied his father on the safari, True at First Light offers rare insights into the legendary American writer. A blend of autobiography and fiction, the book opens on the day his close friend Pop, a celebrated hunter, leaves Ernest in charge of the safari camp and news arrives of a potential attack from a hostile tribe. Drama continues to build as his wife, Mary pursues the great black–maned lion that has become her obsession. Spicing his depictions of human longings with sharp humor, Hemingway captures the excitement of big-game hunting and the unparalleled beauty of the scenery—the green plains covered with gray mist, zebra and gazelle traversing the horizon, cool dark nights broken by the sounds of the hyena's cry. As the group at camp help Mary track her prize, she and Ernest suffer the “incalculable casualties of marriage,” and their attempts to love each other well are marred by cruelty, competition and infidelity. Ernest has become involved with Debba, an African girl whom he supposedly plans to take as a second bride. Increasingly enchanted by the local African community, he struggles between the attraction of these two women and the wildly different cultures they represent. In True at First Light, Hemingway also chronicles his exploits—sometimes hilarious and sometimes poignant—among the African men with whom he has become very close, reminisces about encounters with other writers and his days in Paris and Spain and satirizes, among other things, the role of organized religion in Africa. He also muses on the act of writing itself and the author's role in determining the truth. What is fact and what is fiction? This is a question that was posed by Hemingway's readers throughout his career and is one of his principal subjects here. Equally adept at evoking the singular textures of the landscape, the thrill of the hunt and the complexities of married life, Hemingway weaves a tale that is rich in laughter, beauty and profound insight. True at First Light is an extraordinary publishing event—a breathtaking final work from one of this nation's most beloved and important writers.