The Road to Wings

Author: Julie Tizard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626399884

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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Lieutenant Casey Tompkins, air force student pilot, has to fly with the toughest instructor, Captain Kathryn "Hard Ass" Hardesty, fly a supersonic jet, and deal with a growing forbidden attraction.

Wings to Rockets

The Road to Rocket Flight

Author: Sharon Holland,Randal M. Heise

Publisher: Rourke Pub Group

ISBN: 9780865928398

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A brief history of rocketry from earliest days of civilization to Goddard's work in the 1920s.

The Road to Paris

Author: Nikki Grimes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101658002

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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A Coretta Scott King Honor Book Paris has just moved in with the Lincoln family, and she isn't thrilled to be in yet another foster home. She has a tough time trusting people, and she misses her brother, who's been sent to a boys' home. Over time, the Lincolns grow on Paris. But no matter how hard she tries to fit in, she can't ignore the feeling that she never will, especially in a town that's mostly white while she is half black. It isn't long before Paris has a big decision to make about where she truly belongs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

We Never Asked for Wings

A Novel

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0553392328

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers comes her much-anticipated new novel about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For fourteen years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, fifteen, and Luna, just six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. Navigating this new terrain is challenging for Letty, especially as Luna desperately misses her grandparents and Alex, who is falling in love with a classmate, is unwilling to give his mother a chance. Letty comes up with a plan to help the family escape the dangerous neighborhood and heartbreaking injustice that have marked their lives, but one wrong move could jeopardize everything she’s worked for and her family’s fragile hopes for the future. Vanessa Diffenbaugh blends gorgeous prose with compelling themes of motherhood, undocumented immigration, and the American Dream in a powerful and prescient story about family. Praise for We Never Asked for Wings “Deftly blends family conflict with reassurance: Wings is like Parenthood with class and immigration issues added for gravitas.”—People (Book of the Week) “This poignant story will stay in readers’ hearts long after the last page. . . . Diffenbaugh weaves in the plight of undocumented immigrants to her tale of first- and second-generation Americans struggling to make their way in America. Moving without being maudlin, this story avoids the stereotypes in its stark portrayal of mothers who just want the best for their children.”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) “Diffenbaugh is a storyteller of the highest order: her simple but poetic prose makes even this most classically American story sing with a special kind of vulnerable beauty.”—Bustle “[A] gripping, heartfelt exploration of a mother’s love, resilience and redemption.”—Family Circle “Satisfying storytelling . . . Diffenbaugh delivers a heartwarming journey that mixes redemption and optimistic insight [and] confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers.”—Kirkus Reviews “I was hooked from the first breathtaking pages of We Never Asked for Wings, caring about this exquisitely vulnerable family, hoping right along with them on every page that each heart-rending, impossible choice would lead them somewhere better together.”—Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice “Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s We Never Asked for Wings propels us into a mother’s heart as she and her family travel down a rocky path to understanding and forgiveness. With breathtaking imagery and lyrical prose, Diffenbaugh makes Letty’s growth from a troubled young mother to a responsible woman who learns to put her children first, but also allows herself the possibility of love, entirely believable. Hers is a hard-won victory you will cheer even as you wish this graceful, moving book would never end.”—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife From the Hardcover edition.

Fear of Flying

Author: Erica Jong

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143107356

Category: Fiction

Page: 299

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Even in a time when women are still sexually repressed, Isadora Wing wishes to "fly free" with a man who completes her every fantasy.

Fastest Things on Wings

Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood

Author: Terry Masear

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544416031

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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A leading hummingbird-rehabilitation therapist describes her work with dozens of remarkable varieties, including one bird that collided with a limousine before learning how to fly again.

Skellig

Author: David Almond

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 038572988X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary! Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage. . . . What is this thing beneath the spiders' webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never before seen? The only person Michael can confide in is his new friend, Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael's world changes forever. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

On the Wings of Prayer

The Love Story that Created the Healing Modality ThetaHealing®

Author: Vianna Stibal,Guy Stibal

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 178180009X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The healing modality ThetaHealing has become known all over the world for its incredible power to help and heal people from all walks of life. While ThetaHealing has touched the lives of many, few people know the beautiful love story that led to its creation. Now, for the first time, this tale of devotion and commitment can be read by all, in Vianna and Guy Stibal's beautiful book, On the Wings of Prayer. This is the true-life story of a sacred union of souls. The formation of a healing modality has its own considerable challenges, many of which are beyond the spectrum of common experience. On the Wings of Prayer is a journey through the joys and heartaches that Vianna and Guy encountered, that led them to create modes of healing for their personal growth on many levels of existence. It is a story dedicated to all those romantics out there that still have the courage to believe that love can last the ages.

Paper Wings

Author: Les Abend

Publisher: Wildblue Press

ISBN: 9781942266631

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

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When a boat is found adrift off Fort Lauderdale, the investigation leads to more than "just" murder. The evidence points to an "accident" that downed a passenger jet in Bermuda. Captain Hart Lindy's role in the NTSB investigation puts him on a flight path to danger trying to determine what really happened to Flight 63.

The One-Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road

Author: Charlie Wing

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007178263X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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Your quick-access guide to international and U.S. boating rules The U.S. Coast Guard requires every boat more than 39-feet long to carry a copy of the nautical rules of the road onboard. Here’s one that is convenient and handy enough for quick reference on the water. This bestselling guide includes the full text of the original rules, and Charlie Wing’s clear, rule-by-rule translations make them easy to follow. It also includes a "One-Minute Guide Decision Tree" and a brief overview of the rules’ intent to give you a good idea of what to do in any common situation.

Armored to Wings of Eagles: A Soldier’s Story

Memoirs of Lt. Col. Ernest B. Killett, U.S. Army: A Story about the Life and Military Career of Killett

Author: James K. Killett

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 148094419X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 174

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Armored to Wings of Eagles: A Soldier’s Story by James K. Killett Read a slice of American life. A man enters the military and fights for his country. During his time in the service, he falls in love and starts a family. Leading a rich and full life, his adventures range from war stories to meeting Marilyn Monroe. Based on the recorded interviews of Lt. Col. Ernest B. Killett, follow his military career from World War II to the end of his life. Learn about this honorable life in Armored to Wings of Eagles: A Soldier’s Story: Memoirs of Lt. Col. Ernest B. Killett, U.S. Army: A Story about the Life and Military Career of Killett.

Spells

Author: Aprilynne Pike

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061993425

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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"I can't just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I can't ‘steal' you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you'll ask," Tamani said. "And if I don't?" Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper. "Then I guess I'll be waiting forever." Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity as a faerie, she refuses to turn her back on her human life—and especially her boyfriend, David—to return to the faerie world. But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel's feelings for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani are undeniable. She is forced to make a choice—a choice that could break her heart.

The Road from Coorain

Author: Jill Ker Conway

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307797308

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Jill Ker Conway is a noted historian, specializing in the experience of women in America, and was the first woman president of Smith College.

Wings, Women, and War

Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat

Author: Reina Pennington

Publisher: Modern War Studies (Paperback)

ISBN: 9780700615544

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Soviet Union was the first nation to allow women pilots to fly combat missions. This book tells the story of these young, fearless, and patriotic women pilots and their substantial contribution to the Soviet Air Force's success on the Eastern Front.

The Road to Hockeytown

Jimmy Devellano's Forty Years in the NHL

Author: Jim Devellano,Roger Lajoie

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470738702

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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SPORTS/HOCKEY "Although Jimmy never played professional hockey himself, he was born with an intense love for the game and has devoted his life to hockey. He lives and breathes the game. Hockey is better off because of Jimmy Devellano." —From the Foreword by Mike and Marian Ilitch, Owners, Detroit Red Wings "Though he has never scored a goal, blocked a shot or thrown a body check, Jim Devellano contributed to seven Stanley Cup championships over three separate decades. An accomplishment of that magnitude is testament to his foresight, his insight and his hockey sense." —Gary Bettman, NHL Commissioner "He is my mentor. He gave me my first opportunity to get into the business. When he came to Detroit, one of the things he talked about was he was never going to trade a draft pick. He's a tremendous architect." —Ken Holland, General Manager, Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings "He had what I would consider an outstanding career. He started from the very, very bottom and has worked his way up to, I would say, the top echelon in the league. I made him look so good, Mike Ilitch called me and stole him to Detroit." —Bill Torrey, Former General Manager, New York Islanders "He is a truly respected hockey man who deserves all accolades that have been presented to him. However, where he has helped me the most is in understanding the sports environment in the city of Detroit. Jimmy spent countless hours advising me on this sports landscape upon my arrival in Michigan." —Dave Dombrowski, President & General Manager, Detroit Tigers (MLB) "For more than the past 40 years Jim Devellano has had his hands on the hockey pulse. His remarkable accomplishments make him a Hockey Icon. Congratulations." —Scotty Bowman, Consultant, Detroit Red Wings

Vagabond Heart

Author: Ann Roberts

Publisher: Bella Books

ISBN: 1642470015

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Contractor Quinn O’Sullivan has traveling in her blood. Her aunt is a famous travel writer while Quinn herself moves from one apartment complex to the next as her team remodels them. When dear Aunt Maura kicks the bucket on her beloved Route 66, she leaves a dying request for Quinn—to take her on one last adventure. Suda Singh is the total opposite of risk-taker Quinn. As an emergency room doctor, Suda is calm, methodical, and intuitive. But most of all, Suda is safe. When the two women are thrown together by Quinn’s latest injury, Suda offers to accompany Quinn on the adventure of a lifetime. Can Quinn and Suda find love, three cats, and the mysterious woman named Rain, all on America’s fabled highway—Route 66? Join Ann Roberts on this adventure of a lifetime in Vagabond Heart.

The Road to Science Fiction

From Gilgamesh to Wells

Author: James Gunn

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461673526

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Now in Paper! The Road to Science Fiction is a six-volume anthology of science fiction that covers the development of science fiction from its earliest prototypes in the Sumerian Gilgamesh and the Greek epics to approximately 1990. Created originally to provide anthologies for use in classes, these volumes have become mass-market sellers as well, since they are not only a source of outstanding stories but also explain what constitutes science fiction, how it developed and the contribution the authors and the stories have made to the evolution of science fiction. Cloth edition previously published in 1979.

Within the Sanctuary of Wings

A Memoir by Lady Trent

Author: Marie Brennan

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466856998

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Within the Sanctuary of Wings is the conclusion to Marie Brennan's thrilling Lady Trent Memoirs After nearly five decades (and, indeed, the same number of volumes), one might think they were well-acquainted with the Lady Isabella Trent--dragon naturalist, scandalous explorer, and perhaps as infamous for her company and feats of daring as she is famous for her discoveries and additions to the scientific field. And yet--after her initial adventure in the mountains of Vystrana, and her exploits in the depths of war-torn Eriga, to the high seas aboard The Basilisk, and then to the inhospitable deserts of Akhia--the Lady Trent has captivated hearts along with fierce minds. This concluding volume will finally reveal the truths behind her most notorious adventure--scaling the tallest peak in the world, buried behind the territory of Scirland's enemies--and what she discovered there, within the Sanctuary of Wings. The Lady Trent Memoirs 1. A Natural History of Dragons 2. The Tropic of Serpents 3. Voyage of the Basilisk 4. In the Labyrinth of Drakes 5. Within the Sanctuary of Wings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.