Dreams of Distant Shores Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

Dreams of Distant Shores


  • Author : Patricia A. McKillip
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1616962186

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Dreams of Distant Shores Excerpt :

With the debut of a brand-new work, Dreams of Distant Shores is a true ode to her many talents. Fans of McKillips ethereal fiction will delight in these previously-uncollected tales; those new to her work will find much here to enchant them.

Dreams of Distant Shores Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

Dreams of Distant Shores


  • Author : Patricia A. McKillip
  • Publisher : Tachyon Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-05-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616962210

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Dreams of Distant Shores Excerpt :

Featuring three brand-new stories and an original introduction by Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn. Bestselling author Patricia A. McKillip (The Riddle-Master of Hed) is one of the most lyrical writers gracing the fantasy genre. With the debut of her newest work, Dreams of Distant Shores is a true ode to her many talents. Within these pages you will find a youthful artist possessed by both his painting and his muse and seductive travelers from the sea enrapturing distant lovers. The statue of a mermaid comes suddenly to life, and two friends are transfixed by a haunted estate. Fans of McKillip’s ethereal fiction will find much to delight them; those lucky enough to be discovering her work will find much to enchant them.

Those Distant Shores Book

Those Distant Shores


  • Author : Santiago Sia
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443876841

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Those Distant Shores Excerpt :

“Distant Shores” can mean various things. Literally, distant shores refer to one’s travel destinations. Figuratively, they represent human desires, ambitions, or goals. But “distant shores” also stand for the human yearning, imbedded in everyone, for final fulfillment. Such yearning makes human beings fundamentally restless. This work is about all of these forms of restlessness. In story form, it explores a fundamental philosophical theme: human transcendence. The narrative follows the life-journeys of three Filipino boyhood friends who had different ambitions in, and dreams about, life. A parallel story of another young man from Spain, who is coming to grips with his father's philosophical views on life, links up with one of these Filipinos during a trip to Ireland. As the four characters’ respective and very different narratives unfold, their dialogues develop and their reflections deepen, one is caught up in the challenges they have had to face, the goals they have achieved, and the failures and successes they have encountered. In different, and at times unexpected, ways they illustrate the restlessness of human nature itself.

The Distant Shore Book

The Distant Shore


  • Author : Colm Keane
  • Publisher : Capel Island Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-12
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The Distant Shore Excerpt :

The Distant Shore - the follow-up to Colm Keane's No. 1 bestseller Going Home - is packed with a wealth of new Irish stories about life after death. The book features over 70 original interviews with people from all corners of Ireland, north and south. Some have briefly died, only to be revived by resuscitation techniques. Reunions with deceased family and friends, and encounters with a `superior being', are described. The book also examines new evidence concerning near-death experiences. In a further departure, the book features astonishing premonitions of future events. Visions of dead family members are also described. This book was inspired by the huge response to Colm Keane's No. 1 bestseller Going Home - a groundbreaking book that remained a top seller for many months. Containing new material and insights, The Distant Shore is indispensable reading for those wanting to know what happens when we pass away.

Distant Shores Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Distant Shores


  • Author : Kristin Hannah
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011-06-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345469373

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Hannah examines whether love and commitment are enough to sustain a marriage when two people who have put their individual dreams on ice get a chance to defrost them . . . in fast-moving prose punctuated by snappy asides.”—People Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth’s world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life—her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become—and reaches out for the woman she wants to be.

Bright and Distant Shores Book
Score: 4.5
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Bright and Distant Shores


  • Author : Dominic Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439198865

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Bright and Distant Shores Excerpt :

Chicago, 1897. An obsessive collector and insurance magnate commissions the world's tallest building. Determined to compete with Marshall Field's recent donation of $1 million to found the Field Museum, the tycoon funds a private collecting voyage into the Pacific.

To This Distant Shore Book

To This Distant Shore


  • Author : James M. Clarke
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-05-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469187846

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To This Distant Shore Excerpt :

In To This Distant Shore, Sheldon Silva, eccentric computer guru and amateur radio astronomer, accidentally receives and records an unknown signal. He performs his own analysis on the data and makes some small progress in discovering its nature. When the signal is determined to be extraterrestrial, Silva is recruited to participate in an effort to understand it and respond. However, the signal is not merely a message from another intelligence, it IS another intelligence an alien mind deconstructed down to the atom and modeled to yield an encoded data set and software which, when reconstituted on our computer systems, became sentient. Although able to instantiate itself, it analyzed our technology as insufficient for its needs until it finds the SSC. Once the intelligence found the cyclotron, it began to reprogram and reconfigure it for an unknown purpose.

The Distant Shore Book

The Distant Shore


  • Author : George Phillipos
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Short stories, Indic (English)
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B5021747

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The Distant Shore Excerpt :

In this sequel to his bestselling The Men Inside: Chronicles of a Modern Mariner, George Phillipos delves again with perspicacity and insight into the emotions and lives of men who have worked at sea. Crafted from anecdotes and events that the author heard when he was employed as a sea-going engineer, this collection includes stories of loss, love, betrayal, and the power games that afflict sea-going men and their families, people who are constantly forced to bridge the space between two very different worlds. A boy coping with the death of his father at sea, a young man forced to give up his brilliant career because of an injury, a sea-going engineer's wife who discovers in a strange land the truth about her husband...in these stories George Phillipos weaves with subtlety and delicate emotiveness tales that are in turn disturbing, poignant and inspirational.

Dawn on a Distant Shore Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Dawn on a Distant Shore


  • Author : Sara Donati
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2010-08-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307756541

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Dawn on a Distant Shore Excerpt :

Sara Donati's debut novel, Into the Wilderness, was hailed as "epic in scope, emotionally intense...an enrapturing, grand adventure" (BookPage) and "a captivating saga...definitely the romance of the year when it comes to transcending genre boundaries" (Booklist). Author Diana Gabaldon called it "one of those rare stories that let you breathe the air of another time, and leave your footprints on the snow of a wild, strange place." Now, in her second novel, this award-winning master storyteller once again blends fact and fiction, and re-creates her beloved characters from Into the Wilderness in an eloquent, enthralling tale of romance and adventure. Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have settled into their life together at the edge of the New-York wilderness in the winter of 1794 when Elizabeth gives birth to healthy twins. But soon the events in Canada draw Nathaniel far away from his new family. Word has reached them that Nathaniel's father has been arrested by crown officials in British Canada. Nathaniel reluctantly leaves Hidden Wolf Mountain to set out for the distant city, determined to see his father freed. Instead Nathaniel is imprisoned and finds himself in imminent danger of being hanged as an American spy. In a desperate bid to save her husband, Elizabeth bundles her infants and sets out on the long trek to Montreal. Accompanied by her stepdaughter, Hannah, their wise friend Curiosity Freeman, and Runs-from-Bears, a Mohawk warrior and lifelong friend of Nathaniel's, Elizabeth journeys through the snowy wilderness and across treacherous waterways. But she soon discovers that freeing Nathaniel will take every ounce of her courage and inventiveness. It is a struggle that threatens her with the loss of what she loves most: her children. Torn apart, the Bonners must embark on yet another perilous voyage...this time all the way across the ocean to the heart of Scotland, where a wealthy earl claims kinship with Nathaniel's father, Hawkeye. In his heart, the Mahican

A Dark And Distant Shore Book

A Dark And Distant Shore


  • Author : Reay Tannahill
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-03-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 774
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781859025

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A Dark And Distant Shore Excerpt :

'An ancient brooding castle... a dispossessed child... a lifelong passion for one errant man... wars, crises and feuds... ' WashINGTON POST. Reay Tannahill's great bestseller is the story of an extraordinary woman's determination to win back her birthright – the remote and beautiful West Highland castle of Kinveil – sold by her father to a Glasgow merchant when she was seven years old. It is also the intricate picture of a family in the heyday of the British Empire, an epic story spanning almost a hundred years and stretching from Edinburgh to the Crimea, from an expanding America to the India of the Raj.

Distant Shore  a Memoir Book

Distant Shore a Memoir


  • Author : Alvin L. Simpson
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2009-01-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467048842

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Distant Shore a Memoir Excerpt :

On the stormy night of September 16, 1967, young Marine Alvin Simpson faced the terrors of a long night at sea on a Higgins boat during a typhoon. Men all around him were convulsing, sickened by the waves, the cold, and diesel smoke. The trials of that night on the open sea strengthened Alvins faith in God as he remembered to pray the way his grandfather had taught him. And it was this faith that sustained him through the many months and battles yet to come during his time in Vietnam. Distant Shore: A Memoir is the story of Alvins life, written to share with his daughter Tara, her children, and their posterity. He tells his story as an apology to Tara for not being able to answer her questions about Vietnam while she was growing up. His story takes the reader from the streets of Cleveland to the jungles of Vietnam. Alvin shares his own family history and the values he learned growing up in a close-knit African American community. Born on July 4, 1946, Alvin praises his mother for raising him and four siblings as a single parent. He credits his grandfather, a Presbyterian preacher, for being his model of spirituality. Alvins boyhood dream of becoming a Marine became reality when he enlisted after high school graduation. He served with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division in 1967 and 1968 in the Republic of South Vietnam, attaining the rank of Sergeant. After being released from the Marine Corps, Alvin began his college education at The Ohio State University, where he also ran varsity track. He earned his B.S. in Education in 1972 and his M.A. in Education in 1974. Alvins career as a Social Studies teacher for Columbus Public Schools began in 1972. He also coached track and field and was named Coach of the Year in 1996 and 2001. After 32 years of teaching and mentoring students, Alvin retired in 2004. Once a Marine, always a Marine is the credo Alvin lives by. Today he is active in several veterans groups and has journeyed to the Wall many times to pay

Life Is a Journey  Not a Race Book

Life Is a Journey Not a Race


  • Author : S. B. Sia
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2022-03-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781666737714

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Life Is a Journey Not a Race Excerpt :

Life presents us with challenges as well as opportunities. It confronts us with obstacles as we journey on, but it also offers us various pathways and routes that we can take. Comparing our life-journey to the travels we make in life, this book is an invitation to readers to face up to those challenges and to meet them through a series of reflections called “comma-moments”: the chance to “stop momentarily and mull things over,” or to “create space in time” as they go about the business of living from day to day. Like commas in a sentence, which help us to read and interpret its meaning properly, a life punctuated with short reflective breaks enables us to draw out its meaning and significance. Drawing on his vast educational background and diverse global travels, the author shares with readers some “thoughts for food” while on our life-journeys. These reflections, as well as anecdotes and stories, also avail themselves of the real-life experiences of others and the wisdom of many contemporary voices and historical figures throughout the world, especially those who have been concerned with the kind of reflection that will help as we move on in life. In particular, it discusses a conceptual life-map to aid us navigate our way in life and to step up to its challenges.

VCR and Film Catalog Book

VCR and Film Catalog


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Motion pictures
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:30000010646432

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The Distant Shores of Freedom Book

The Distant Shores of Freedom


  • Author : Subarno Chattarji
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-11-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9789389611939

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The Distant Shores of Freedom Excerpt :

The Distant Shores of Freedom analyses literary works in English written by Vietnamese refugees in the US. Fiction and memoirs by Vietnamese Americans recover stories and memories that are often different from mainstream American ones and that difference enables readers to think of the US war in Vietnam from perspectives that are missing in mainstream representations. Dwelling not only on the war and its aftermaths, Vietnamese American writings also ponder over the existential issues of exile; the idea of home; the pain of marginality and racism; the question of community formation within the US; and the complexity of diasporic lives. Subarno Chattarji raises critical questions such as who gets to speak and write, and to what ends and purposes? Who reads Vietnamese American writings and how can we account for these publications in the US over a period of time? What can and cannot be written or spoken? What is remembered and what is silenced? What traumas and memories are articulated? These questions point towards a larger context of diaspora studies as well as 'the rituals of cultural memory' that complicate our understanding of the Vietnam War and its aftermaths.

In the Mood for a Poem Book

In the Mood for a Poem


  • Author : Virla Rolle Barry
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781664272118

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In the Mood for a Poem Excerpt :

The essential purpose of poetry and other personal writing is to share the writer’s thoughts on life and living and offer a picturesque sampling of the many ways human beings try to capture and tell our thoughts of God, man, and nature. In the Mood for a Poem presents a topical, sectioned exploration of inspiration, love, nature, sisterhood, human state of being, the essence of true stories, and much more. Expressing much of her life’s passion, author Virla Rolle Barry seeks to give courage to the fainthearted and spirit to the brave at heart. She examines the phases of life through the lens of her personal journey, footprint, experiences, and memories in living from childhood through adulthood. Hoping to awaken lost yearnings and satisfy the senses, she reveals her inner spirit, knowledge, and love of God, nature, friendship, and bonding with people in an equal manner of existence. This collection of poetry and other entries invite you to be a lover of God, self and etc.