On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared—Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini answers desperation with ingenuity; and suffering with hope, resolve, and humor.
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A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, this book captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking and fast-living life of Jazz Age Paris, which hardly values traditional notions of family and monogamy.
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Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life until his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, a Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will their relationship survive in a society that considers Ali a foreigner?
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Meet Enzo, a wise old dog filled with observations about his racecar driving owner, Denny, and the life they share together. Lamenting the fact that he lacks the proper vocal chords, tongue, and thumbs to better navigate the world of people, he nevertheless thinks like one of the family. In this charming story Denny employs racing strategies to overcome life’s calamities in an effort to find success both on and off the track.
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In this compelling debut novel, the author, herself a Harvard neuroscientist, imagines the life of a celebrated professor, who, at the height of her career notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. By turns heartbreaking, inspiring and terrifying, this novel captures, in remarkable detail, what it is like to literally lose one's mind.
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