One-way Ticket

Author: Zinoviĭ Zinik

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811213417

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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A collection of stories set in Kiev, Vienna, Israel, Portugal, England, and Moscow depict Russian emigrants and their encounters with the Western world

One-Way Ticket

Author: Jonathan Vaughters

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525505873

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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The new memoir tracing story of cycling since the 1980s, through the eyes of Jonathan Vaughters, founder of team Education First and one of the sport's most towering figures. Jonathan Vaughters' story is the story of modern cycling. From his early years as a keen cyclist in his hometown in Colorado to his unflinching rite of passage as a professional rider with US Postal to his elevation as one of cycling's most resilient, ethical and intelligent team bosses, the highs and lows of his career have mirrored those of the sport itself. Vaughters has had a front-row seat for most of the major events in cycling over the past three decades. He was both a former teammate of Lance and a leading witness against him. And he went on to renounce doping and start the first pro cycling team to dedicate itself to clean riding, which has grown into one of the most successful teams competing today and started a movement that has swept across the sport. This is also not simply a story of races won and lost: Vaughters shows readers how he navigated the complex, international business of building Slipstream into a world-class cycling team. Over the past decade, he has led the sport out of the scandal-plagued Armstrong era. By presenting the world with a team made of talented racers built around a rigorous approach to clean racing, he set a new standard within cycling that has since spread across the peloton. Written from the unique perspective of both a racer and a team manager, One-Way Ticket gives the complete story of what it takes to build a winning team and repair the reputation of a sport.

One-Way Ticket

Author: William G. Tapply

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049981437

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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To help an old friend with a gambling problem, Brady confronts the Boston mob Dalton Lancaster could have been a lawyer, but his heart wasn’t in it. He quit Yale after his first year, and used his inheritance to go into the restaurant business, where he might have had some luck if he’d spent more time selling food and less time playing blackjack. As he gambled away his savings, restaurants, and family, his lawyer, Brady Coyne, stuck by him. So when Dalt is beaten up, but not robbed, by three mobsters, Brady can’t help but think his friend is gambling again. But Dalton says he has kicked his vice. The attack wasn’t a message to him—it was to his son. Having inherited his father’s addiction, Robert is in even deeper trouble than his dad ever was. When he fails to square things with his creditors, he’s kidnapped, and Brady is forced to gamble on a long shot: that Robert Lancaster is still alive.

One Way Ticket

Author: Birgit Ohms

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 152555302X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 172

View: 1530


Headed for Germany from Denmark, nineteen-year-old Birgit had her whole life ahead of her. Independent and free, she was pursuing her dream to learn commercial fashion art, planning to work abroad before returning to Sweden to settle. Birgit met Urban in Munich. He was creative, charming, and funny. They were together every day from the day they met. He said he loved her and told everyone they met that they were getting married, which was news to Birgit. When Urban’s mother booked him a one way ticket to Sweden to visit Birgit’s family, it was the first hint that not everything was what it seemed with Urban. A pregnancy, a marriage, and another two children later, and Birgit felt as if her life was no longer her own. Small arguments within the marriage spiralled into frightening, violent episodes. Urban’s behaviour was confusing and hurtful, causing Birgit lived in fear of Urban’s violent threats, while at the same time basking in his attentions and generosity. Her mistake was keeping the reality of her life with Urban a secret. Birgit and Urban’s life together took them from Germany, to Sweden, to America, and finally to Canada, where, after fifty-five years of tumultuous marriage, an unthinkable event brought it to an end.

One Way Ticket to Paris

Author: Emma Robinson

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786816989

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

View: 8280


When I was a kid and I’d lost something, my dad always said ‘Go back to the place you last had it’. The problem is that what I’ve lost is… me. Kate loves her family more than anything, but recently she has started to feel invisible. Lying awake at three a.m. as her husband snores, panicking about shopping lists, birthday parties, and the school bake sale… She finds herself in the kitchen, gulping water, staring at a postcard of the Eiffel Tower from Shannon, her best friend. Paris, with its red wine, slippery cobbles and curly lamp posts. Where the scent of freshly-baked croissants hangs in the air, and Kate last remembers feeling like herself. The postcard is a year old. It has just one line on it: When are you coming? An inspiring, feel-good tale of friendship, love, and what happens when running away is the only way you can find your way home. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jane Green and Marian Keyes. Readers are loving One Way Ticket to Paris: ‘I absolutely adored this book… fantastically funny and heartbreakingly sad… a true feel-good rom-com.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I just loved this book, it was a truly heartfelt and honest story that warmed my heart. I devoured it in one sitting… a perfect read and one not to be missed. I love this book and everything it stands for and couldn't recommend it highly enough.’ Stacy is Reading, 5 stars ‘Funny, emotive, romantic and ultimately heartwarming… I was hooked on the story… I just couldn’t stop reading… Seriously fantastic’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars ‘I simply adored this book… The author has very cleverly captured each character’s emotions in where they are in life and I totally related to this… This is just a wonderful feel good book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I absolutely loved this book… It is so much fun and I think that everyone can relate to one of the characters.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘What a lovely read!... . I was thoroughly engrossed.’ Netgalley reviewer ‘So relatable it will touch the heart of any reader… I was so involved I didn't realise there were tears rolling down my cheeks.’ Rona Halsall ‘What a fun heartwarming story, set against the backdrop of a beautiful Paris!... So relatable… she tells you like it is in an engaging and humorous way… a lot of fun, a lot of emotion, and a lot of heart!’ Audio Killed the Bookmark ‘Warm and compelling… I was hooked on this book from page one.’ A Little Book Problem ‘I could really identify with Kate. I remember those times of feeling lost and alone and wanting to escape anywhere in the world. It’s a good job I couldn’t get on the Eurostar to Paris because I might have gone!... A wonderful story with characters and a plot so compelling that I couldn’t stop reading.’ Secret Library Book Blog ‘A lovely, heart-warming read…I had to read it from start to finish in one sitting.’ Meanderings and Muses ‘Poignant and thought provoking… I thoroughly enjoyed this heartwarming, thoughtful read… Definitely a story written from the heart – I loved it.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars ‘What I love about this author is that she can make me laugh and cry all in one go... A beautiful feel-good book of friendship and love which had me chuckling to myself one minute then wiping away tears the next.’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘This story made me laugh, but made me emotional as well… Excellent.’ B for Bookreview, 5 stars

One-Way Ticket to Moscow

Author: Sylvia Christmas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595095496

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 1721


Anna Haskin, recovering from a traumatic divorce and change of social status, goes to Moscow on a complex business mission. For fifty years, five Chagall paintings have been hidden inside the Kremlin Wall. Anna is determined to return to Chicago with the Chagalls and a collection of contemporary Russian art. Anna's task becomes more frightening when she discovers that Yuri, her guide and bodyguard, is an elusive killer and that Dmitri, her lover, is an ex-KGB man and friend of the Moscow police chief. An eccentric, dedicated rabbi and a friendly American journalist help Anna to outsmart her guide and her lover, each of whom are determined to steal the Chagalls for themselves. As a rainstorm rages, Anna, with art in hand, makes her secret getaway on an overnight train from Moscow. Before leaving, she orchestrates a final encounter between the Moscow police, Dmitri, and Yuri. On his way to the final encounter Yuri collides with the police chief's car and is killed. Dmitri is left wet and empty handed in the lobby of a Moscow hotel. At the Russian borer Anna encounters one last adversary, a Jewish patriot she can't outsmart or outrun. Anna returns to Chicago a little poorer but much smarter. AUTHOR BIO: Sylvia was born in Latvia and lived in refugee camps in Germany until 1950 when her family was resettled in rural Indiana. She graduated from college, married, raised two children, and had a variety of occupations. The novel's principal character, Anna, lives out a series of adventures not unlike the author's who also worked in a Chicago art gallery and visited Moscow.

One-Way Ticket to Nowhere

Author: Leroy Yerxa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1633553175

Category: Fiction

Page: 25

View: 2864


Like a ghost in the night a whole Mono train vanished. And it was up to Jeff Blake to find out where it had gone...

A One Way Ticket to India

Author: W.B. Taylor

Publisher: W.B. Taylor

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 4725


I quit my job after eight years. A few days later, I bought a one way ticket to India with no plans on what to do or when to return. I brought a folding bike, a few days clothes, backpack, laptop and a brand new DSLR camera. I set out for an adventure on the other side of the world, and I had one. Along the way, I scootered through a monsoon, rode the trains, got lost, was adopted into a family, saved a woman from being robbed and had many other adventures.

One-way Ticket Short Stories Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: Jennifer Bassett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194787141

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

View: 9968


A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded readers. Written for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. Tom Walsh had a lot to learn about life. He liked travelling, and he was in no hurry. He liked meeting people, anyone and everyone. He liked the two American girls on the train. They were nice and very friendly. They knew a lot of places. Tom thought they were fun. Tom certainly had a lot to learn about life. This is a collection of short stories about adventures on trains. Strange, wonderful, and frightening things can happen on trains – and all of them happen here.

Wittgenstein, A One-way Ticket, and Other Unforeseen Benefits of Studying Chinese

Author: Perry Link

Publisher: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

ISBN: 9882370942

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 6316


This is a fascinating, insightful collection of essays by some of the world's most renowned China experts, who share personal recollections of their time in China—often beginning in the 1970s, when foreigners were just beginning to navigate the linguistic and cultural terrain of that country—and reflect on what learning Chinese has meant to them in their careers and lives. Ian Johnson, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist notes in his essay, it is only by knowing the language that we can effectively enter people's lives—their myths and histories, their interior lives and dreams. Trying to do this without speaking the language is usually fraudulent and results in only a clichéd understanding of other cultures. Simply knowing Chinese won't solve all these problems, but the reverse proposition is true: we can't really understand China and interpret it for audiences back home unless we know the language. Thomas Gorman's equally sprightly essay tells how, in 1974, he set out hitchhiking to Vancouver in order to take a cheap flight to Hong Kong, where he arrived with only $150 in his pocket. Twenty-one years later, he was president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. These ten native English speakers (including veteran journalists, expert in Chinese art history, scholar in classical Chinese literature, teacher of Chinese language, economics policy advisor, business persons, and expert in Chinese law) share rare and, at times, humorous and intimate moments, of how learning and speaking Chinese has removed barriers, built rapport, opened doors and sometimes led them down entirely unexpected roads that have changed the course of their lives.