This book carries the reader back to the early years of World War II. It is centered on an insightful American woman's daily experience, recorded in her diary from 1939 to 1942, wherein personal reflections and epic thrust yield an intriguing sense of plot. Author Lester Bartson draws on many external sources in order to bring to life the diarist's interesting native city of Canton, Ohio, her subsequent service as a WAC during the liberation of France, and postwar initiatives in Nova Scotia. Bartson uses recently discovered original material to piece together the poignant story of her husband, a Canadian RAF pilot during the First World War. Historical and cultural issues are given perspective by richly interactive notes, a broadly based Introduction, reflective Epilogue, thematic Index, and more than fifty individual illustrations.
“Nice to meet you,” said Hawk, accepting her hand. He felt the softness and warmth, like he was touching ... “You have beautiful 44 The Shadow of the Hawk.
Author: Mack Mangham
A vortex of evil, passion, suspense and beautiful writing. Spanning three generations, four continents and two world wars, The Shadow of the Hawk brings together Kathleen and Hawk, each from different generations, backgrounds and outlooks. Through his naiveté and her patience and wisdom, they meet, not in his world, not in hers, but in a place almost mystical, unreal. Around them revolve: Cope the moonshiner, evil incarnate; Toad, nobility personified; Miss Jesse, on the edge of madness; Jonathan and Judilon, Kathleen's children, both older than their mother's lover; Adam and Ruth, a frightened black couple stranded in an isolated white settlement in 1949; Robert and Raven Tallchief, the Indians who watch with lust which moves into unfortunate action; and 7, a sturdy man who tries to stop madness in two different worlds at one time. In a pond on the mountain above them floats a body stabbed many times, and someone unknown is making cyanide that will eventually take its toll. Faustine and Logan form the strangest love affair in all recorded literature, bringing about the death of a hidden community. Every page drives you relentlessly onward with another question that must be answered. This book is unstoppable.
1590 B.C.: Rahotep is more than a simple captain of the Nubian Desert Scouts.
Author: Andre Norton
Category: Juvenile Fiction
1590 B.C.: Rahotep is more than a simple captain of the Nubian Desert Scouts. He is heir to the Nome of the Striking Hawk, which for over a generation has been under the harsh rule of the Hyksos. Accused of a crime he didn't commit and driven out of Nubia by the ascension of his scheming half-brother to the throne of Viceroy, Rahotep flees north to Thebes, accompanied only by a loyal band of Nubian archers. Here he takes refuge in the court of the Pharaoh Sekenenre III. Treachery, this time at the hands of murderous and power-hungry priests, throws Rahotep into a cell, deep beneath the Temple of Anubis. He must escape, not only to prove his innocence, but to join in a battle upon which hangs the freedom of Egypt.