The Gunners

The Gunners

He struggles to establish human connections—even his emotional life is a blur. As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with “The Gunners,” his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide.

Author: Rebecca Kauffman

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781640090705

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"Kauffman has done something remarkable with The Gunners . . . She's made spending time with [her characters] not just tolerable but delightful. And she's achieved this not by manufacturing likability, but by so convincingly rendering the affection between them that you accept each character's foibles as readily as they do one another's . . . There's so much generosity and spirit and humor shared by whatever characters are on the page at any given time that I was always happy to accompany them." —The New York Times Book Review Following her wonderfully received first novel, Another Place You’ve Never Been, called “mesmerizing,” “powerful,” and “gorgeous,” by critics all over the country, Rebecca Kauffman returns with Mikey Callahan, a thirty–year–old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections—even his emotional life is a blur. As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with “The Gunners,” his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey especially needs to confront dark secrets about his own past and his father. How much of this darkness accounts for the emotional stupor Mikey is suffering from as he reaches his maturity? And can The Gunners, prompted by Sally’s death, find their way to a new day? The core of this adventure, made by Mikey, Alice, Lynn, Jimmy, and Sam, becomes a search for the core of truth, friendship, and forgiveness. A quietly startling, beautiful book, The Gunners engages us with vividly unforgettable characters, and advances Rebecca Kauffman’s place as one of the most important young writers of her generation. "A moving novel . . . Each character comes to terms with their dark past, and uncertain futures—like an intimate hangout session, dashed with suspense and few extra layers of emotional beauty. You'll find yourself thinking of Freaks and Geeks, The Big Chill, and maybe all those friends you've been meaning to text." —Entertainment Weekly, The Must List
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Gunner s Run

Gunner s Run

"Pilot to gunners. Keep your eyes open. We're almost to target. By now every German fighter in the area knows where to find us." This is the story of an American soldier's dangerous trek through enemy territory.

Author: Rick Barry

Publisher: Journeyforth

ISBN: 1591667615

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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In 1943, nineteen-year-old Jim Yoder serves as a waist gunner aboard a B-24 in the United States Army Air Corps, but through a strange chain of events, is trapped behind ememy lines in Hitler's Europe, alone, on foot, and on the run, and finds himself returning to his family's staunchly pacifist Mennonite roots.
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The Genius of H G Wells 120 Sci Fi Novels Stories in One Volume

The Genius of H  G  Wells  120  Sci Fi Novels   Stories in One Volume

The land ironclad had become visible over the brow of the hill, and just visible as a long black back to the gunners. It halted, as though it hesitated. The two remaining guns fired, and then their big antagonist had swung round and was ...

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027223480

Category: Fiction

Page: 2990

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. H. G. Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of fiction works, history and politics. Wells is called a father of science fiction. Table of Contents: A Modern Utopia Ann Veronica Bealby In the Days of the Comet The Chronic Argonauts The First Men in the Moon The Invisible Man The Island of Dr Moreau The New Machiavelli The Passionate Friends The Prophetic Trilogy The Research Magnificent The Sea Lady The Secret Places of the Heart The Soul of a Bishop The Time Machine The Undying Fire The War in the Air The War of the Worlds The World Set Free Tono-bungay When the Sleeper Wakes Collections of Short Stories Short Stories: A Catastrophe A Deal in Ostriches A Dream of Armageddon A Slip Under the Microscope A Story of the Days to Come A Story of the Stone Age A Tale of the Twentieth Century A Talk with Gryllotalpa How Gabriel Became Thompson How Pingwill Was Routed In the Abyss Le Mari Terrible Miss Winchelsea's Heart Mr. Brisher's Treasure Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation Mr. Marshall's Doppelganger Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland My First Aeroplane Our Little Neighbour Perfect Gentleman on Wheels Pollock and the Porroh Man The Empire of the Ants The Flying Man The Grisly Folk The Inexperienced Ghost The Land Ironclads The Lord of the Dynamos The Loyalty of Esau Common The Magic Shop The Man Who Could Work Miracles The Man with a Nose The Moth The New Accelerator The New Faust The Obliterated Man The Pearl of Love The Presence by the Fire The Purple Pileus The Rajah's Treasure The Reconciliation The Red Room The Sea Raiders The Star The Stolen Body The Story of the Last Trump The Story of the Stone Age The Temptation of Harringay The Thing in No. 7...
Categories: Fiction

H G WELLS Ultimate Collection 120 Science Fiction Classics Novels Stories Including Scientific Political and Historical Works

H  G  WELLS Ultimate Collection  120  Science Fiction Classics  Novels   Stories  Including Scientific  Political and Historical Works

The land ironclad had become visible over the brow of the hill, and just visible as a long black back to the gunners. It halted, as though it hesitated. The two remaining guns fired, and then their big antagonist had swung round and was ...

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026870029

Category: Fiction

Page: 2990

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This carefully crafted ebook: "H. G. WELLS Ultimate Collection: 120+ Science Fiction Classics, Novels & Stories; Including Scientific, Political and Historical Works” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. H. G. Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of fiction works, history and politics. Wells is called a father of science fiction. Table of Contents: A Modern Utopia Ann Veronica Bealby In the Days of the Comet The Chronic Argonauts The First Men in the Moon The Invisible Man The Island of Dr Moreau The New Machiavelli The Passionate Friends The Prophetic Trilogy The Research Magnificent The Sea Lady The Secret Places of the Heart The Soul of a Bishop The Time Machine The Undying Fire The War in the Air The War of the Worlds The World Set Free Tono-bungay When the Sleeper Wakes Collections of Short Stories Short Stories: A Catastrophe A Deal in Ostriches A Dream of Armageddon A Slip Under the Microscope A Story of the Days to Come A Story of the Stone Age A Tale of the Twentieth Century A Talk with Gryllotalpa How Gabriel Became Thompson How Pingwill Was Routed In the Abyss Le Mari Terrible Miss Winchelsea's Heart Mr. Brisher's Treasure Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation Mr. Marshall's Doppelganger Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland My First Aeroplane Our Little Neighbour Perfect Gentleman on Wheels Pollock and the Porroh Man The Empire of the Ants The Flying Man The Grisly Folk The Inexperienced Ghost The Land Ironclads The Lord of the Dynamos The Loyalty of Esau Common The Magic Shop The Man Who Could Work Miracles The Man with a Nose The Moth The New Accelerator The New Faust The Obliterated Man The Pearl of Love The Presence by the Fire The Purple Pileus The Rajah's Treasure The Reconciliation The Red Room The Sea Raiders The Star The Stolen Body The Story of the Last Trump The Story of the Stone Age The Temptation of Harringay The Thing in No. 7 The Thumbmark The Treasure in the Forest The Wild Asses of the Devil ...
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H G WELLS 120 Sci Fi Classics Dystopian Novels Time Travel Tales

H  G  WELLS  120  Sci Fi Classics  Dystopian Novels   Time Travel Tales

The land ironclad had become visible over the brow of the hill, and just visible as a long black back to the gunners. It halted, as though it hesitated. The two remaining guns fired, and then their big antagonist had swung round and was ...

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027219995

Category: Fiction

Page: 9538

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An ultimate collection of novels, short stories and essays, by the visionary author, the "father of science fiction" - H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The Undying Fire The War in the Air The War of the Worlds The World Set Free A Modern Utopia When the Sleeper Wakes Ann Veronica Bealby In the Days of the Comet The Chronic Argonauts The First Men in the Moon The Invisible Man The Island of Dr Moreau The New Machiavelli The Passionate Friends The Prophetic Trilogy The Research Magnificent The Sea Lady The Secret Places of the Heart The Soul of a Bishop Tono-bungay Collections of Short Stories Short Stories: A Catastrophe A Deal in Ostriches A Dream of Armageddon A Slip Under the Microscope A Story of the Days to Come A Story of the Stone Age A Tale of the Twentieth Century A Talk with Gryllotalpa How Gabriel Became Thompson How Pingwill Was Routed In the Abyss Le Mari Terrible Miss Winchelsea's Heart Mr. Brisher's Treasure Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation Mr. Marshall's Doppelganger Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland My First Aeroplane Our Little Neighbour Perfect Gentleman on Wheels Pollock and the Porroh Man The Empire of the Ants The Flying Man The Grisly Folk The Inexperienced Ghost The Land Ironclads The Lord of the Dynamos The Loyalty of Esau Common The Magic Shop The Man Who Could Work Miracles The Man with a Nose The Moth The New Accelerator The New Faust The Obliterated Man The Pearl of Love The Presence by the Fire The Purple Pileus The Rajah's Treasure The Reconciliation The Red Room The Sea Raiders The Star The Stolen Body The Story of the Last Trump The Story of the Stone Age The Temptation of Harringay The Thing in No. 7 The Thumbmark The Treasure in the Forest The Wild Asses of the Devil Through a Window Under the Knife Walcote Wayde's Essence Essays and Articles: A Short History of the World Floor Games Little Wars New Worlds for Old Russia in the Shadows The Misery of Boots The Outline of History Zoological Retrogression What Is Coming...
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The Complete Novels of Herman Melville All 10 Novels in One Edition

The Complete Novels of Herman Melville   All 10 Novels in One Edition

... The Confidence-Man & Billy Budd, Sailor (Sea Tales, Maritime Adventures & Philosophical Novels) Herman Melville ... So, too, were all the members of the gunner's gang; including the two gunner's mates, and all the quarter-gunners.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027224449

Category: Fiction

Page: 3930

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Complete Novels of Herman Melville - All 10 Novels in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. His best known works include Typee, an account of his experiences in Polynesian life, its sequel Omoo, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick. Content: Novels Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas Mardi, and a Voyage Thither Redburn: His First Voyage White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War Moby-Dick; or, The Whale Pierre; or, The Ambiguities Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade Billy Budd, Sailor (An Inside Narrative) Criticism Herman Melville's Moby Dick by D.H. Lawrence Herman Melville's Typee and Omoo by D.H. Lawrence
Categories: Fiction

THE TALES OF THE SEA Premium Collection 10 Maritime Novels Adventure Classics in One Volume

THE TALES OF THE SEA   Premium Collection  10 Maritime Novels   Adventure Classics in One Volume

CHAPTER 12 THE GOOD OR BAD TEMPER OF MEN-OF-WAR'S MEN, INA GREAT DEGREE, ATTRIBUTABLE TO THEIR PARTICULAR STATIONS AND DUTIES ABOARD SHIP Table of Contents Quoin, the quarter-gunner, was the representative of a class on board the ...

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026874317

Category: Fiction

Page: 3359

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This carefully crafted ebook: “THE TALES OF THE SEA” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War is a memoir of a year spent on a U.S. man-of-war, the 54-gun frigate USS “Neversink” in a voyage from Chile to Norfolk. Redburn: His First Voyage recounts the adventures of a refined young man among coarse and brutal sailors and the seedier areas of Liverpool. Mardi, and a Voyage Thither details the traveling of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale – Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of captain Ahab for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the previous whaling voyage bit off his leg at the knee. Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile – After hearing a rousing speech by General George Washington, Israel Potter leaves his plow to fight in the American Revolution. Billy Budd, Sailor: (An Inside Narrative) – A tale about seaman impressed into service in the year 1797, when the British Royal Navy was reeling from two major mutinies. Benito Cereno is a story about the revolt on a Spanish slavery ship captained by Don Benito Cereno. The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles consists of ten "Sketches" on the Galápagos Islands. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life describes the narrator's four month stay on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands. It is a story of capture, escape and romance. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas – After leaving the island of Nuku Hiva, the narrator ships aboard a whaling vessel that makes its way to Tahiti. Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change.
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Novels

Novels

Mr Tallboys was a stout dumpy man , with red face , and still redder hands ; he had red hair and red whiskers , and he had read a great dealfor Mr Tallboys considered that the gunner was the most important personage in the ship .

Author: Frederick Marryat

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106005744757

Category:

Page: 434

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SHERLOCK HOLMES Complete Novels Stories in One Volume

SHERLOCK HOLMES  Complete Novels   Stories in One Volume

The gunners take as much notice as if it were a potato. “Wheeeeeee—ooof!” Fifty yards in front this time. “Bang! Bang!” go the crisp English guns. “Wheeeeee—ooof!” Fifty yards behind the battery. They'll get it next time as sure as fate ...

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027219308

Category: Fiction

Page: 2111

View: 242

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes complete works. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Sherlock Holmes is a "consulting detective" known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Table of Contents: Introduction An Intimate Study of Sherlock Holmes Novels & Stories: A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia The Red-Headed League A Case of Identity The Boscombe Valley Mystery The Five Orange Pips The Man with the Twisted Lip Blue Carbuncle The Speckled Band The Engineer's Thumb The Noble Bachelor The Beryl Coronet The Copper Beeches The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: Silver Blaze The Yellow Face The Stock-Broker's Clerk The "Gloria Scott" The Musgrave Ritual The Reigate Puzzle The Crooked Man The Resident Patient The Greek Interpreter The Naval Treaty The Final Problem The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The Empty House The Norwood Builder The Dancing Men The Solitary Cyclist The Priory School The Black Peter The Charles Augustus Milverton The Six Napoleons The Three Students The Golden Pince-Nez The Missing Three-Quarter The Abbey Grange The Second Stain His Last Bow: Wisteria Lodge Red Circle Cardboard Box Bruce-Partington Plans The Dying Detective The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax Devil's Foot His Last Bow The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes: Three Gables Sussex Vampire Three Garridebs Thor Bridge Creeping Man Lion's Mane Veiled Lodger Retired Colourman Autobiography: ...
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The Novels of Captain Marryat

The Novels of Captain Marryat

Mr Tallboys was a stout dumpy man , with red face , and still redder hands ; he had red hair and red whiskers , and he had read a great dealfor Mr Tallboys considered that the gunner was the most important personage in the ship .

Author: Frederick Marryat

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064911975

Category:

Page: 446

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