Harold is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old friend in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known.
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The best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.
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Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, the Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.
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Drawing on intensive research and a firsthand account of the dangerous 2012 expedition, this thrilling true story of survival, which moves between World War II and today, follows the survivors of a U.S. cargo plane crash in 1942 and their 148 days spent fighting for their lives during a brutal Arctic winter.
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Drawing upon examples from around the world, the author looks at the complex and surprising ways in which the weak can defeat the strong, the small can fight the giant, and how our goals (often culturally determined) make a difference in our sense of success.
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