The Winter Guest
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The Winter Guest


  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2018-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488049774


The Winter Guest Book Description :

A stirring novel of first love in a time of war and the unbearable choices that could tear sisters apart, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale Life is a constant struggle for the eighteen-year-old Nowak twins as they raise their three younger siblings in rural Poland under the shadow of the Nazi occupation. The constant threat of arrest has made everyone in their village a spy, and turned neighbor against neighbor. Though rugged, independent Helena and pretty, gentle Ruth couldn’t be more different, they are staunch allies in protecting their family from the threats the war brings closer to their doorstep with each passing day. Then Helena discovers an American paratrooper stranded outside their small mountain village, wounded, but alive. Risking the safety of herself and her family, she hides Sam—a Jew—but Helena’s concern for the American grows into something much deeper. Defying the perils that render a future together all but impossible, Sam and Helena make plans for the family to flee. But Helena is forced to contend with the jealousy her choices have sparked in Ruth, culminating in a singular act of betrayal that endangers them all—and setting in motion a chain of events that will reverberate across continents and decades. Originally published in 2014.

The Winter Guest

The Winter Guest


  • Author : Sharman Macdonald
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : 0571194796


The Winter Guest Book Description :

"The sea's frozen. Most of the population of a small Scottish seaside town huddle indoors. Some brave the elements." "A mother fights for a daughter's survival. A boy and girl become lovers. Two old ladies set off for a funeral. Two boys bunk off school. The day changes them all." "Sharman Macdonald and Alan Rickman have crafted a screenplay that's both funny and lyrical. The winter guest of the title never announces itself, but remains an enigmatic presence in the lives of all the characters."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Winter Guest

The Winter Guest


  • Author : W. C. Ryan
  • Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2021-10-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838771522


The Winter Guest Book Description :

Winter 1920. Though the war has been over for two years, many are still struggling to pick up their lives again when so much has been lost. In Ireland too, other terrible troubles are taking hold. Then Tom Harkin, a former officer, arrives in the dead of night at a deserted railway platform. He has been summoned to Kilcolgan House, a grand old estate, to work as a tutor. When Tom reaches the house it gradually becomes clear that this is not the imposing residence it once was. Half abandoned and filled with ghosts - both real and imagined - the noble family within co-exist only as the balance of their secrets is kept. For there are mysteries at the heart of this family. And Tom's arrival will set into motion a series of events that may become deadly . . . A gripping mystery packed with twists and turns, The Winter Guest is the perfect chilling read this winter.

South

South


  • Author : James H. Street
  • Publisher : eNet Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618864871


South Book Description :

James Street was born and raised in the South and was one of its most passionate and eloquent voices. Through this collection of articles from Holiday and the Saturday Evening Post the people and the cities of the South come to life ― legends are explored, contradictions examined, historical milestones noted, personal anecdotes retold, and quips and quotes of a 1950's generation recorded. Flowing through his stories are the great rivers of the South, which although sometimes merry and sometimes gloomy, wind and roll and tumble through the collection like liquid poetry. To James Street the South was heaven and :contained everything good and big and wonderful in life" ― the things that made people human. The South was a love he cherished to himself and championed to the nations. For him, it was "the measure of life, the temper of men, and the crucible of artistic sensibility."

A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic

A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic


  • Author : Geir T. Zoega
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 551
  • ISBN 10 : 0802086594


A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic Book Description :

First published in England in 1910 and last printed in 1975, Geir T. Zoega's A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic has long been the foremost reference source for the Icelandic language.