The Boys Who Wouldn't Grow Up: A Novel

Author: Lauren B. Mangiaforte


ISBN: 1304996123

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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St Albas University might as well be Neverland. Drunk at dawn on the first of May, the students of an elite university in Scotland prepare to run into the frigid sea in a centuries-old tradition. Among the third-year students are Catriona Darlington and Julie Lovejoy: observers to and participants in their peers' wealthy madness. Between two Mays, they devolve from strangers to enemies as they navigate the social rules of a generation without them and the pressures of life in a suffocatingly small cosmopolitan town. Tangled up in the chaos of the girls' gradually intertwining lives are the boys who wouldn't grow up: a priest-to-be; an oil sheikh-to-be; a cousin and friend who is the keeper of each girl's destructive secrets; and the immoral moral philosophy student whose years-long relationship with Catriona is taking its time in dying. When the sun rises over the sea on May first of their fourth year, nothing and no one is the same as they were the year before. But has anyone grown up?

The Boy Who Wouldn't Die

Author: David Nyuol Vincent,Carol Nader

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743310250

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 7737

The inspiring true story of David Nyuol Vincent, a Sudanese refugee who survived famine, wars and 17 years in refugee camps to build a new life in Australia. David Nyuol Vincent was a little boy when he fled southern Sudan with his father, as war raged in their country. He left behind his distraught mother and sisters, his village and his childhood. For months David and his father walked across southern Sudan, barefoot, desperately searching for safety, food and water. They survived the perilous Sahara Desert crossing into Ethiopia only to be separated. David was taken in and trained as a child soldier, surviving the next 17 years of his life alone in refugee camps. Life was a relentless struggle against starvation, air bombings and people determined to kill him and his people. In 2004 David was offered a humanitarian visa as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan and was resettled to Australia. Traumatised by what he had seen and endured, he went about the slow and painful process of making a new life for himself-a life away from hunger, away from guns, away from death. A life where David is determined to improve the plight of his people both here in Australia and back in South Sudan. Told with frankness and humour, this is the powerful account of a young man's resilience. The story of a boy who refused to die.

I Wouldn't Die

Author: Franco Antonetti

Publisher: Via Novi Press

ISBN: 9780970911223

Category: Immigrants

Page: 251

View: 3505

This unusual autobiography begins with the author looking back on his early life and wondering how it is possible that he lived to see his first birthday. As he says in this uplifting tribute to a life lived to the fullest, he simply wouldn't die. From the first sentence to the last you will wonder just as the author does how and why miracles occur. This book is about miracles. -- Publisher (back cover)

The Boy Who Wouldn't Share

Author: Mike Reiss

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060591323

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 790

Edward has oodles of toys but doesn't share any of them with his little sister, Claire. She cannot ride his rocking horse, hug his teddy bear, or even think about touching his Slinky. "They're mine!" he says. That is, until one day when Edward finds himself stuck under his enormous pile of toys and can't move! With a little help from an unlikely ally, he learns that if he can share with others, they'll share right back with him. Mike Reiss's wickedly funny verse and David Catrow's remarkable gift for comic illustration make this one book you'll want to share—again and again!

The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

Author: Colin Cotterill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780878338

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 8005

Until the French government declassified documents concerning their ignominious defeat at Dien Bien Phu, Madam Daeng's past had been a well-kept secret. Now Dr Siri's wife is vulnerable and being stalked by a killer. But when Dr Siri whisks her away for a romantic working weekend, they encounter an even greater threat. For Dr Siri falls under the spell of a beautiful witch they call the Used-To-Be Woman.

The Man Who Wouldn't Marry

Author: Tina Beckett

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460370058

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8065

Military hero—tick! Confirmed bachelor—tick! But stand-in father…? Of all the medical pilots in all the world, why-oh-why did Mark Branson have to be assigned to her hospital? It's been years since Mark turned his deliciously muscled back on nurse Sammi Trenton and headed to the frontline. Now she's a mum, surely Sammi's chances of being noticed again by this determinedly single man are zero…?

The Ship That Wouldn't Die

Author: Don Keith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069815780X

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 4725

An acclaimed naval historian tells one of the most inspiring sea stories of World War II: the Japanese attack on the American oiler USS Neosho and the gutsy crew’s struggle for survival as their slowly sinking ship drifted—lost, defenseless, and alone—on the treacherous Coral Sea. In May 1942, Admiral Jack Fletcher’s Task Force 17 closed in for the war’s first major clash with the Japanese Navy. The Neosho, a vitally important tanker capable of holding more than 140,000 barrels of fuel, was ordered away from the impending battle. Minimally armed, she was escorted by a destroyer, the Sims. As the Battle of the Coral Sea raged two hundred miles away, the ships were attacked by Japanese dive bombers. Both crews fought valiantly, but when the smoke cleared, the Sims had slipped beneath the waves, and the Neosho was ablaze and listing badly, severely damaged from seven direct hits and a suicide crash. Scores of sailors were killed or wounded, while hundreds bobbed in shark-infested waters. Fires on board threatened to spark a fatal explosion, and each passing hour brought the ship closer to sinking. It was the beginning of a hellish four-day ordeal as the crew struggled to stay alive and keep their ship afloat, while almost two hundred men in life rafts drifted away without water, food, or shelter. Only four of them would survive to be rescued after nine days. Working from eyewitness accounts and declassified documents, Keith offers up vivid portraits of Navy heroes: the Neosho’s skipper, Captain John Phillips, whose cool, determined leadership earned him a Silver Star; Lieutenant Commander Wilford Hyman, skipper of the Sims, who remained on his vessel’s bridge throughout the attack and made the ultimate sacrifice to try to save his ship; Seaman Jack Rolston, who pulled oil-soaked survivors out of the water and endured days adrift in an open life raft; and Chief Watertender Oscar Peterson, whose selflessness saved the lives of innumerable shipmates and earned him a posthumous Medal of Honor. A tale of a ship as tough and resilient as its crew, The Ship That Wouldn’t Die captures the indomitable spirit of the American sailor—and finally brings to the surface one of the great untold sagas of the Pacific War.

The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die

Author: Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529391032

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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At eighteen, Somlata married into the Mitras: a once noble Bengali household whose descendants have taken to pawning off the family gold to keep up appearances. When Pishima, the embittered matriarch, dies, Somlata is the first to discover her aunt-in-law's body - and her sharp-tongued ghost. First demanding that Somlata hide her gold from the family's prying hands, Pishima's ghost continues to wreak havoc on the Mitras. Secrets spilt, cooking spoilt, Somlata finds herself at the centre of the chaos. And as the family teeter on the brink of bankruptcy, it looks like it's up to her to fix it. The Aunt Who Wouldn't Die is a frenetic, funny and fresh novel about three generations of Mitra women, a jewellery box, and the rickety family they hold together.

The Team That Wouldn't Die

Author: John Roberts

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1845138589

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9177

DIV 6 February 2008 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Munich air disaster in which twenty-three people, including eight of Matt Busby's 'Babes', lost their lives. Roberts' moving tribute remains a classic of football literature which powerfully captures the essence of the game in another era. Updated with new interviews and material, this book is the definitive account of the team that would not die. Published for the 50th anniversary of the Munich air crash (06/02/08), this book is a football classic, which compliments Aurum's sports classics list. The author is well-respected journalist. It includes new interviews and updated epilogue. It is perennially emotive and important subject for football fans, especially in Manchester. John Roberts is a retired journalist. He previously wrote for the Independent, Guardian and Daily Mail and the Stockport Express. He lives in Stockport. 'An inspiring as well as tragic story...a first-class reporting job.' Manchester Evening News '...super idea, beaverish research and unaffected style' Ian Wooldridge, Daily Mail 'Moving and commendably unsentimental' Daily Telegraph /div