Half a World Away

' Vine 'It isn't easy, it is heart-wrenching, but, oh, is it worth reading. I can't recommend this book highly enough.' Vine 'How have I not read a Mike Gayle book before? I want to give this book all of the starts in the universe.

Author: Mike Gayle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473687357

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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'His most accomplished and moving novel yet' Lisa Jewell 'Emotionally high-voltage' Metro From the author of The Man I Think I Know *** Strangers living worlds apart. Strangers with nothing in common. But it wasn't always that way... Kerry Hayes is single mum, living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot forget her past. Noah Martineau is a successful barrister with a beautiful wife, daughter and home in fashionable Primrose Hill. Adopted as a young child, Noah never looks back. When Kerry contacts Noah, the sibling she lost on the day they were torn apart as children, she sets in motion a chain of events that will change both of their lives forever. By turns funny and moving, Half a World Away is a story that will stay with you long after you read its final page. *** Readers love Half a World Away! 'These are people who matter, situations one can believe. Most readers will find themselves caring very much. A life-affirming read.' Vine 'It isn't easy, it is heart-wrenching, but, oh, is it worth reading. I can't recommend this book highly enough.' Vine 'How have I not read a Mike Gayle book before? I want to give this book all of the starts in the universe. I cried my eyes out at the end. It is touching, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking.' Netgalley 'This story is raw and beautiful and sad. It puts lots of things into perspective and makes you think about what is important in life. Beautifully written, easy to read and will certainly bring tears to your eyes. A must read.' Netgalley 'This is a beautiful, beautiful book. It's about family, about class, about love, about choices and sacrifice. It's about letting go and learning to hold on. It's optimistic and heartbreaking and funny and emotional. It's the kind of book that will stay with you, long after you finish it. Buy it, read it, love it - and hang on to those tissues, you'll need them.' Netgalley Authors love Half a World Away! 'Mike Gayle has such a talent for delving into hearts, minds and contemporary issues. Half a World Away is supremely poignant, uplifting and heartwarming in equal measure - as well as being a real page-turner.' Sophie Kinsella, author of Surprise Me 'Mike has a prodigious talent for writing completely relatable characters who draw you into their world and tug at your heart strings. Half a World Away is an absolute triumph and a joy to read. Once again Mike tackles complex and thorny issues with a confident and compassionate hand.' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things 'Half a World Away is heartbreaking and beautiful, full of poignant moments and characters you fall for from page one. I couldn't put it down.' Libby Page, author of The Lido

Half a World Away

Author: Mike Gayle

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781473687370

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'His most accomplished and moving novel yet' Lisa Jewell 'Emotionally high-voltage' Metro From the author of The Man I Think I Know *** Strangers living worlds apart. Strangers with nothing in common. But it wasn't always that way... Kerry Hayes is single mum, living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot forget her past. Noah Martineau is a successful barrister with a beautiful wife, daughter and home in fashionable Primrose Hill. Adopted as a young child, Noah never looks back. When Kerry contacts Noah, the sibling she lost on the day they were torn apart as children, she sets in motion a chain of events that will change both of their lives forever. By turns funny and moving, Half a World Away is a story that will stay with you long after you read its final page. *** Readers love Half a World Away! 'These are people who matter, situations one can believe. Most readers will find themselves caring very much. A life-affirming read.' Vine 'It isn't easy, it is heart-wrenching, but, oh, is it worth reading. I can't recommend this book highly enough.' Vine 'How have I not read a Mike Gayle book before? I want to give this book all of the starts in the universe. I cried my eyes out at the end. It is touching, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking.' Netgalley 'This story is raw and beautiful and sad. It puts lots of things into perspective and makes you think about what is important in life. Beautifully written, easy to read and will certainly bring tears to your eyes. A must read.' Netgalley 'This is a beautiful, beautiful book. It's about family, about class, about love, about choices and sacrifice. It's about letting go and learning to hold on. It's optimistic and heartbreaking and funny and emotional. It's the kind of book that will stay with you, long after you finish it. Buy it, read it, love it - and hang on to those tissues, you'll need them.' Netgalley Authors love Half a World Away! 'Mike Gayle has such a talent for delving into hearts, minds and contemporary issues. Half a World Away is supremely poignant, uplifting and heartwarming in equal measure - as well as being a real page-turner.' Sophie Kinsella, author of Surprise Me 'Mike has a prodigious talent for writing completely relatable characters who draw you into their world and tug at your heart strings. Half a World Away is an absolute triumph and a joy to read. Once again Mike tackles complex and thorny issues with a confident and compassionate hand.' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things 'Half a World Away is heartbreaking and beautiful, full of poignant moments and characters you fall for from page one. I couldn't put it down.' Libby Page, author of The Lido

Half a World Away

Author: Libby Gleeson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780439889780

Category: Best friends

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When Amy's family moves far across the ocean, her best friend Louie finds a way to restore their special bond. An ideal book for friends separated by a move, this is the unforgettable story of a friendship lost and found. Full color.

Half a World Away

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal (Kira-Kira) and the National Book Award (The Thing About Luck).

Author: Cynthia Kadohata

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442412771

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 295

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal (Kira-Kira) and the National Book Award (The Thing About Luck). Eleven-year-old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he’s an “epic fail.” That’s why his family is traveling to Kazakhstan to adopt a new baby—to replace him, he’s sure. And he gets it. He is incapable of stopping his stealing, hoarding, lighting fires, aggressive running, and obsession with electricity. He knows his parents love him, but he feels...nothing. When they get to Kazakhstan, it turns out the infant they’ve traveled for has already been adopted, and literally within minutes are faced with having to choose from six other babies. While his parents agonize, Jaden is more interested in the toddlers. One, a little guy named Dimash, spies Jaden and barrels over to him every time he sees him. Jaden finds himself increasingly intrigued by and worried about Dimash. Already three years old and barely able to speak, Dimash will soon age out of the orphanage, and then his life will be as hopeless as Jaden feels now. For the first time in his life, Jaden actually feels something that isn’t pure blinding fury, and there’s no way to control it, or its power. From camels rooting through garbage like raccoons, to eagles being trained like hunting dogs, to streets that are more pothole than pavement, the vivid depictions in Half a World Away create “an inspiring story that celebrates hope and second chances” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).


Half a World Away

Governments, double agents, betrayal and murder all intrude among the many twists you never see coming, as they collide forward into the story ́s climax.

Author: Lee E. Carter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781436393966

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 173

"Half A World Away", inspired by true events, is an International Suspense-Mystery-Romance of a man whose entire adult life becomes plagued by a series of unfortunate events, before his world begins to slowly become brighter. At one time, Jared Marchal was at the top of his game. He had the promising military and police careers he always wanted, was very well off financially, enjoyed a great marriage and later, welcomed a son on the way. Beginning with a tragedy no one should endure, Jared´s perfect world progressively continues to crash around him. Jared becomes a writer by chance, and through an act of serendipity by his publisher, he is contacted by a fellow writer, Stasia, from Russia; an unlikely heroine who attempts to tear down the massive wall protecting his heart from any possibility of disappointment, as well as any happiness. Soon their love, a passion so newly developed, will be the only simple, uncomplicated aspect of their lives together. As the intrigue begins, a volatile secret surrounding Stasia and its potential to change the world, OPEC, and war as we now know it, in addition to her father´s own military past, catapults them into an international event involving both their countries. Governments, double agents, betrayal and murder all intrude among the many twists you never see coming, as they collide forward into the story´s climax. The spirit of their personalities also shines as the jokes they play on one another during their times together are a welcome relief, as well as some of the funniest situations ever written. Author, Lee E. Carter, through skillful adaptation of people from personal, military and law enforcement experiences, intertwines fiction and non-fiction to create the distinctive personalities and action sequences of "Half A World Away ".

Half a World Away

Author: Patrick Carman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781407110691

Category: Emigration and immigration

Page: 40

View: 883

Amy and Louis are the best of friends. They do everything together and go everywhere together. But when Amy and her family move far away, to the other side of the world, these best friends wish more than ever that they could see each other... until they learn that the best friendships can last over any distance.

Celeste

Zoey half-minded what we were saying as she was already answering comments on her phone. I smirked at this and just shrugged. She didn't have to do anything but show her face, but she'd be half a world away and maybe she'd see doing ...

Author: C. L. Stone

Publisher: Arcato Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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NOTE: This book was originally published as Smoking Gun. It has been significantly updated and is now the second in the Charleston's Leading Ladies series. Celeste Logan's never had a real career. But she's known as the sweetheart of Charleston after being the face of father's upscale real estate company. She's been in commercials since she was old enough to sit on his knee and beam her adorable smile and big doe eyes at the camera. Now she's grown, but her legacy as the adorable kid on TV lives on. When her father dies under suspicious circumstances, she tries to prove it wasn't an accident. But no one takes her seriously, treating her like the child she once was. Not even her best friends, the people she's grown up with, really think she's got any evidence. She's sure her father was murdered and she's double sure Mr. John Dixon, her father's jerkwad, right-hand guy, had something to do with it. Maybe everything. The months tick by as she's still trying to piece it together alone, getting nowhere. Until Diego Ramirez shows up. He's a clever, seductive, private detective. But the rub? He's working for Mr. Dixon as a security consultant. What is he helping Mr. Dixon to hide? Still, he's a good private dick with an open mind and starts to think maybe Celeste is onto something with her theories about her father's death. Especially after several attempts on Celeste's life make him think someone might be trying to silence Celeste. Forever. But can Celeste trust Diego when he's on Dixon's payroll? And can it be a coincidence that the attacks on her life only started after Diego came on the scene? Will Celeste ever see justice served in her father's murder? Or is she about to be the victim of her own? And is Diego right, when he says it could be one of her own closest friends?

Half a World Away

I need to warn you, though, it's an hour away, and then it might take several hours for the eagle to catch prey. ... watch an eagle for who knows how long, and then spend an hour coming 175 HALF A WORLD AWAY.

Author: Cynthia Kadohata

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442412755

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 483

Twelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden's family is trying to adopt a "normal" baby.

Half a World Away a Love Least Expected

She has never seen Stasia in love and recognizes the “symptoms” right away. She also notices Jared can't keep his eyes off Stasia. ... she asks. “I'm having a wonderful time”, Jared replies. “Everyone has been 89 Half A World Away.

Author: Lee E. Carter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465326480

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 586

"Half A World Away", inspired by true events, is an International Suspense-Mystery-Romance of a man whose entire adult life becomes plagued by a series of unfortunate events, before his world begins to slowly become brighter. At one time, Jared Marchal was at the top of his game. He had the promising military and police careers he always wanted, was very well off financially, enjoyed a great marriage and later, welcomed a son on the way. Beginning with a tragedy no one should endure, Jareds perfect world progressively continues to crash around him. Jared becomes a writer by chance, and through an act of serendipity by his publisher, he is contacted by a fellow writer, Stasia, from Russia; an unlikely heroine who attempts to tear down the massive wall protecting his heart from any possibility of disappointment, as well as any happiness. Soon their love, a passion so newly developed, will be the only simple, uncomplicated aspect of their lives together. As the intrigue begins, a volatile secret surrounding Stasia and its potential to change the world, OPEC, and war as we now know it, in addition to her fathers own military past, catapults them into an international event involving both their countries. Governments, double agents, betrayal and murder all intrude among the many twists you never see coming, as they collide forward into the storys climax. The spirit of their personalities also shines as the jokes they play on one another during their times together are a welcome relief, as well as some of the funniest situations ever written. Author, Lee E. Carter, through skillful adaptation of people from personal, military and law enforcement experiences, intertwines fiction and non-fiction to create the distinctive personalities and action sequences of "Half A World Away ".

Half the World Away

I have invented the charity Missing Overseas, inspired by the work of Missing Abroad, but I have altered procedures at times to suit my story. I have also taken some liberties with the geography of Chengdu. Enjoyed Half the World Away?

Author: Cath Staincliffe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472117999

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 489

'Stunning' - Ann Cleeves Every parent's worst gap year nightmare... After graduating, Lori Maddox heads off travelling and arrives in China where she finds work as a private English tutor. Back in Manchester, her parents Jo and Tom follow her adventures on her blog. Suddenly communication stops. When the silence persists a frantic Jo and Tom report her missing. But it's impossible to find out anything from so far away, so they travel to Chengdu to search for their daughter. Landing in a totally unfamiliar country, with no knowledge of the customs or language, and receiving scant help from the local authorities, Jo and Tom are forced to turn detective. It's an unbearably difficult challenge and, as the days pass, the fear that Lori is lost for good grows ever larger... Praise for Cath Staincliffe: 'Harrowing and humane. A real knockout' Ian Rankin 'It's always exciting to see a writer get better and better and Cath Staincliffe is doing just that' Val McDermid 'Remarkable depth ... The most grown-up writer in British crime fiction' Telegraph

Half a World Away

Janet Akroyd-Stuart. ANEI ARROWP:START HALFA WORLD AWAY Janet AkroydStuart. Front Cover.

Author: Janet Akroyd-Stuart

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503501671

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 733

Ryan Baxter is a convict aboard the Neptune. He’s serving a seven-year sentence for rallying the poor against their employers. Captain (Sir) Roland Delaney is also aboard the Neptune. His uncle, the earl of Rothsleigh, has bought him a commission in the Royal Marines because he suspects him of making several attempts on his life. The colony is starving and when a convict is found guilty of pilfering food he’s hung. His guilt, however, is questionable, and Ryan sets out to prove his innocence, knowing little of the danger he’s about to encounter.

The Duke Can Go to the Devil

The letter served to make May only that much more disheartened that she was half a world away from home. Any comfort she could offer in her response would take months to make it back to her friend. Polishing off the rest of the biscuit, ...

Author: Erin Knightley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698185994

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 349

In the new novel from the bestselling author of The Earl I Adore, May Bradford isn’t afraid to play devil’s advocate when it comes to a duke.… After her mother’s death, May’s sea captain father sends her halfway around the world to live with his stodgy sister in England. The summer festival in Bath made for a lovely distraction, but now she can’t wait for her father’s return so she can leave this country, its suffocating rules, and one infuriatingly proper nobleman in particular behind. Because he is the Duke of Radcliffe, William Spencer’s whole life revolves around his duties. He never steps foot outside the bounds of proper behavior, and he expects the same of those around him. With her devil-may-care ways, May vexes him nearly as much as she tempts him, but there’s something about her that he just can’t resist. He knows he’s falling hard for her, but with lives that are worlds apart, will they ever be able to find any common ground?

New Mexico

a half-century of peace and cultural coexistence. ... sixty miles north of Manila, that would in time disrupt the mood of New Mexico's celebratory and unsuspecting Anglo, Hispanic, and American indian communities a half-world away.

Author: Joseph P. Sánchez

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806151137

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 437

Since the earliest days of Spanish exploration and settlement, New Mexico has been known for lying off the beaten track. But this new history reminds readers that the world has been beating paths to New Mexico for hundreds of years, via the Camino Real, the Santa Fe Trail, several railroads, Route 66, the interstate highway system, and now the Internet. This first complete history of New Mexico in more than thirty years begins with the prehistoric cultures of the earliest inhabitants. The authors then trace the state’s growth from the arrival of Spanish explorers and colonizers in the sixteenth century to the centennial of statehood in 2012. Most historians have made the territory’s admission to the Union in 1912 as the starting point for the state’s modernization. As this book shows, however, the transformation from frontier province to modern state began with World War II. The technological advancements of the Atomic Era, spawned during wartime, propelled New Mexico to the forefront of scientific research and pointed it toward the twenty-first century. The authors discuss the state’s historical and cultural geography, the economics of mining and ranching, irrigation’s crucial role in agriculture, and the impact of Native political activism and tribe-owned gambling casinos. New Mexico: A History will be a vital source for anyone seeking to understand the complex interactions of the indigenous inhabitants, Spanish settlers, immigrants, and their descendants who have created New Mexico and who shape its future.

Gold Coast

She said reflectively, “So, two thousand years after Frank Bellarosa's ancestors plundered Carthage, Frank Bellarosa and the plunder reunite a half world away.” “That's very philosophical, Susan. But let's stick to the subject of ...

Author: Nelson DeMille

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748109390

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 435

The upmarket and salubrious area of Long Island is the stamping ground for a dying breed of America's super-rich. It is also the residence of John Sutter, lawyer - very top-drawer, old money, right clubs - and his sensual wife, Susan. Their lives are about to be turned dramatically upside down by their new 'next-door' neighbour - a certain Mr Frank Bellarosa, top Mafia don and master manipulator. It is he who will impress upon them a rule much older than the archaic etiquette of the old-money set: a favour accepted is a favour owed. Twenty-five years after it was first published, Nelson DeMille's Gold Coast stands as a modern thriller classic, a stylish, compelling and provocative novel will grip readers from beginning to end.

The Rotarian

WORLDS. GREAT. MOTELS. by. Sylvia. McNair. PHOTO COURTESY ANTONIO ALONSO & ASSOCIATES GREAT SMALL HOTELS Want ... Half a world away from the stresses of modern life, this castle appears to have been solidly based behind its moat since ...

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Page: 56

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

Air Power s Lost Cause

... war their primary weapons platform was fighting a half world away, SACHDQS not only dropped the ball, they kicked it out of bounds.”14 The bombers from Guam and U-Tapao attacked that first night in a predictable pattern.

Author: Brian D Laslie

Publisher:

ISBN: 1442274352

Category:

Page: 264

View: 378

Filling a substantial void in our understanding of the history of airpower in Vietnam, this book provides the first comprehensive treatment of the air wars in Vietnam. Most important for understanding the US defeat, Laslie illustrates the perils of a nation building a one-dimensional fighting force capable of supporting only one type of war.

The Quiet Warrior

Radio had proven itself during the White Fleet cruise; Washington had communicated with its ships at sea a half world away. An ambitious naval officer with a flair for engineering subjects would be farsighted if he learned as much as ...

Author: Thomas B. Buell

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612512119

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 931

Regarded as the standard biography of World War II naval hero Adm. Raymond A. Spruance, this work is now available in trade paperback for the first time. Spruance, victor of the battles of Midway and the Philippine Sea and commander of the Fifth Fleet in the invasions of the Gilberts, the Marshalls, the Marianas, and Okinawa, is one of the towering figures in American naval history. Yet his reserved, cerebral personality did not make good copy for correspondents, and until the publication of The Quiet Warrior he remained an elusive figure. Thomas Buell has succeeded in evoking the nature of the man as well as recording the achievements of the admiral in this brilliant biography, which won the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement the year of its publication.

Latin America Second Edition

Events worlds away sometimes have an impact right on your doorstep. ... Yet nearly half a world away in South America, a trickle of Syrian immigrants, seeking refuge from the violent and deadly civil war, have begun to settle.

Author: Robert B. Kent

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462525512

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 786

An authoritative overview of Latin America's human geography and regional complexity. It traces Latin America's historical developments while revealing the diversity of its people and places. Coverage encompasses cultural history, environment and physical geography, urban development, agriculture and land use, social and economic processes, and the contemporary patterns of Latin American diaspora. -- Publisher description

Journal of Social Science

The people of the civilized world are going to use gold because the transactions of the world are large . We are not going to demonetize silver . Our friends talk about our taking half the money of the world away .

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Category: Social sciences

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