New York, August 1974. A man is walking the sky. The city stands still in awe. Between the newly built Twin Towers the man is striding, twirling and showboating his way through the air. One hundred and ten stories below him, the lives of eight strangers spin towards each other...
Corrigan, a radical, passionate Irish monk working in the Bronx with a clutch of prostitutes; Claire, a delicate Upper East Side housewife reeling from the death of her son in Vietnam; her husband Solomon, a cynical judge turning over petty criminals in a downtown court; Lara, a young artist struggling with a spiralling drug addiction and a doomed marriage; Fernando, a thirteen-year-old photographer chasing underground graffiti; Gloria, solid and proud despite decades of hardship; Tillie, a courageous hooker who used to dream of a better life; and Jazzlyn, her beautiful, reckless daughter raised on promises that reach beyond the high rises of New York.
Set against a time of sweeping political and social change, from the backlash to the Vietnam War and the lingering sceptre of the oil crisis to the beginnings of the Internet - a time that hauntingly mirrors the present time - these disparate lives will collide in the shadow of one reckless and beautiful act, and be transformed for ever.
Weaving together themes of love, loss, belonging, duty and human striving, Let the Great World Spin celebrates the effervescent spirit of an age and the small beauties of everyday life. At once intimate and magnificent, elegant and astonishing, it is a lyrical masterpiece from a storyteller who continues to use the wide world as his canvas.
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After finding himself in a coffin, on the way to Boot Hill, Clay Tulane wants answers. As he pieces together the story of how he got there with the help of local townsfolk Miss Winona and the boy Pocket, he finds himself drawn into a violent stuggle against local landowner, Marsden Rockwell, and his bunch of hired guns. Tulane has more personal reasons, however, for seeking a final confrontation with the notorious killer, Lonnie Spade. As tension mounts and battle lines are drawn, Tulane's search for the truth throws up as many questions as answers. What is the real reason Rockwell and his Bar Nothing outfit want to take over the neighbouring Pitchfork L, and is it connected with the mystery of the strange mesa known as Sawn-Off
Big Charlie Pines knew his days in the Santa suit was almost over. His one wish was to make his son believe in the power of Christmas before his eyes closed for the last time. With the help of his favorite elf, Patience, together, they would restore Nick’s faith.
Patience Miller wasn’t sure what Sana wanted her to do to help his son, but she often taught the children at her orphanage to always have hope. She had a plan and she hoped it would work. Only if she could get Nick to believe in the magic of Christmas.
It's Anne's first day on the job. She'll be working as a maid for Richard Allen, handsome and enigmatic millionaire. He's reputed to be kind, but Anne soon finds out that he's a very harsh master - with a taste for handing out very harsh discipline. Will Anne give into her darkest desires, and submit to the firm hand of her new master?
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“I understand that I have disobeyed and disrespected you, and for that I apologize. I am going to do my best from now on to call you Richard and not Mr. Allen, and to listen to you. You have given me nothing but respect, and shame on me for not returning it. I fully accept whatever punishment you have for me. Obviously you’ve tried everything else, and punishing me is the only way that I’m going to learn.”
They both stared at each other as minutes passed without words. Richard was shocked and pleased with her words, but not as shocked and pleased as she was. Where did this come from? She didn’t know, but it felt perfect.
“I’m going to go easy on you this once,” He began to tell her slowly. “From now on, you are going to have a uniform when you come into work. I expect you to come to work a few minutes early so you can come inside and change before you begin work. Once your shift starts, if I see you without your uniform on for any reason, you will be brought down here and punished. Is that understood?”
Richard handed her a black cloth bag. “You are excused for the day. I will see you tomorrow at eight am sharp wearing your uniform. You don’t need to take it home for any reason, so leave it here. If you need to wash it, you can stay over to wash it. The only other rule I have about your uniform, is that you’ll wear nothing except what is in this bag, do you understand?”
Anne, nervous, nodded, but quickly stammered, “Y…yes S…Sir.”
Coded paintings. Missing planes. Dirty bombs.
After a foiled attempt on the lives of world leaders, criminal mastermind Ivan Fradkov successfully eludes world-renowned nonverbal expert Doctor Genevieve Lenard and her team for months. But things heat up quickly when a stranger is assassinated in the chair next to Genevieve while she’s having lunch with her friend.
Barely controlling her autistic mind’s need to shut down and escape the influx of intel and emotional upheaval, she tries to make sense of an unreliable spy’s sudden co-operation, a friend’s kidnapping and a team member’s life hanging in the balance.
Then time runs out and Genevieve is faced with an impossible choice. Does she stay by the side of a loved one who desperately needs her or does she put her own life in danger to stop a psychopath?
This carefully crafted ebook: “The Forsyte Saga (The Man of Property, Indian Summer of a Forsyte, In Chancery, Awakening, To Let)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
The Forsyte Saga is a series of three novels and two interludes published between 1906 and 1921 by Nobel Prize-winning English author John Galsworthy. They chronicle the vicissitudes of the leading members of a large commercial upper middle-class English family, similar to Galsworthy's own.
The Man of Property is the first novel of the The Forsyte Saga. Soames Forsyte, a solicitor and “man of property," is married to the beautiful, penniless Irene, who rebels against his values.
In a short interlude Indian Summer of a Forsyte, Galsworthy delves into the newfound friendship between Irene and Old Jolyon Forsyte.
In Chancery is the second novel of the Forsyte Saga trilogy, the subject is the marital discord of both Soames and his sister Winifred.
The subject of the second interlude The Awakening is the naive and exuberant lifestyle of eight-year-old Jon Forsyte.
To Let, the final novel of the Forsyte Saga, chronicles the continuing feuds of the two factions within the troubled Forsyte family.
John Galsworthy (1867-1933) was an English novelist and playwright. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932.
Table of Contents:
Book 1: The Man of Property
Interlude: Indian Summer of a Forsyte
Book 2: In Chancery
Book 3: To Let