As The Crow Flies

Author: Véronique Tadjo

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 0143027484

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

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The narrative of this wonderful gem of a novel weaves together a rich tapestry of characters who are both nameless and faceless, representing everyman and everywoman, to tell stories of parting and return, suffering, healing and desire in a lyrical and moving exploration of the human heart. Like a bird in flight, the reader travels across a borderless landscape composed of tales of daily existence, news reports, allegories and ancestral myths, becoming aware in the course of the journey of the interconnection of individual lives.

As the Crow Flies

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033052383X

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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As the Crow Flies is an epic rags to riches tale from Jeffrey Archer, author of the bestselling The Clifton Chronicles. If your dream is big enough, not even your enemies can stop you . . . Charlie Trumper's earliest memory is of hearing his grandfather's sales patter from behind his costermonger's barrow. When Grandpa Charlie dies, young Charlie wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps – his burning ambition is to own a shop that will sell everything: 'The Biggest Barrow in the World'. Charlie's progress from the teeming streets of Whitechapel to the elegance of Chelsea Terrace is only a few miles as the crow flies. But in Jeffrey Archer's expert hands it becomes an epic journey through the triumphs and disasters of the century, as Charlie follows a thread of love, ambition and revenge to fulfil the dream his grandfather inspired.

The Way the Crow Flies

Author: Ann-Marie Macdonald

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307375919

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 8365

“The sun came out after the war and our world went Technicolor. Everyone had the same idea. Let’s get married. Let’s have kids. Let’s be the ones who do it right.” The Way the Crow Flies, the second novel by bestselling, award-winning author Ann-Marie MacDonald, is set on the Royal Canadian Air Force station of Centralia during the early sixties. It is a time of optimism--infused with the excitement of the space race but overshadowed by the menace of the Cold War--filtered through the rich imagination and quick humour of eight-year-old Madeleine McCarthy and the idealism of her father, Jack, a career officer. Ann-Marie MacDonald said in a discussion with Oprah Winfrey about her first book, “a happy ending is when someone can walk out of the rubble and tell the story.” Madeleine achieves her childhood dream of becoming a comedian, yet twenty years later she realises she cannot rest until she has renewed the quest for the truth, and confirmed how and why the child was murdered.. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called The Way the Crow Flies “absorbing, psychologically rich…a chronicle of innocence betrayed”. With compassion and intelligence, and an unerring eye for the absurd as well as the confusions of childhood, , MacDonald evokes the confusion of being human and the necessity of coming to terms with our imperfections.

As the Crow Flies

Author: Craig Johnson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471913198

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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The eighth book in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire. Sheriff Walt Longmire's daughter, Cady, is getting married. Walt and old friend Henry Standing Bear are the de facto wedding planners and fear Cady's wrath when the wedding locale arrangements go up in smoke two weeks before the big event. The pair set out to find a new site for the nuptials on the Cheyenne Reservation, but their scouting expedition ends in horror as they witness a young Crow woman plummeting from Painted Warrior's majestic cliffs. It's not Walt's turf, but the newly appointed tribal police chief and Iraqi war veteran, the beautiful Lolo Long, shanghais him into helping with the investigation . . .

As the Crow Flies

A First Book of Maps

Author: Gail Hartman

Publisher: Aladdin


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7272

Maps -- they help you get where you want to go. People use road maps to find their way. These maps show miles of highways that point out the right direction. But what about the crow? What kind of map does he use? Or the eagle, the rabbit, the horse, and the sea gull? What's on their maps?

As the Crow Flies

Author: Melanie Gillman

Publisher: Iron Circus Comics

ISBN: 1945820063

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 250

View: 1008

A queer, black teenager finds herself stranded in a dangerous and unfamiliar place: an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp.


As the Crow Flies

Author: Judd Winick,Dustin Nguyen

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401203443

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 124

View: 6410

Batman tries to restore order in Gotham City after the Penguin and the Scarecrow begin a murderous rampage.

A Hundred Miles as the Crow Flies

Author: Ralph Churches

Publisher: Estate of Ralph Churches

ISBN: 9780646391175

Category: Concentration camps

Page: 172

View: 619

A great yarn, about a man who could charm the birds from the trees, talking people into one of the greatest escapes of POWs of WW2

As the Crow Flies

Author: Damien Boyd

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477821039

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

View: 6856

Rock climbers can't afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon's former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell. As the body count rises, Dixon bends the rules to breaking point to lure out a killer and unravel a conspiracy of silence that will rock the sleepy town of Burnham-on-Sea to its core.

As the Crow Flies

My Journey to Ironman World Champion

Author: Craig Alexander,Paul Robbins

Publisher: Velopress

ISBN: 9781934030943

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 185

View: 8106

The three-time winner of the Ironman World Championship reflects on the defining moments from his early career and reveals his approaches to training, racing, and balancing his personal life with his business life.