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The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax / The Winds of War / The Runaways (Reader's Digest Condensed Books)
The Amazing Mrs Pollifax / The Winds of War / The Runaways - Reader's Digest Condensed Books Author:Dorothy Gilman, Herman Wouk, Victor Canning The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax: When Emily Pollifax answers the phone that Sunday morning, she quickly forgets all about her Garden Club tea that afternoon. For the voice on the other end belonged to a man she had never seen, a man from the CIA who asked her if she could leave immediately on a mission that would take her halfway across the world! Wha... more »t could Mrs. Pollifax say but yes?
The Winds of War: Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events-and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II-as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.
The Runaways: Smiler's first reaction was one of stark terror when he discovered he was sharing his hideout with a full-grown female cheetah. But once he had attended to his personal safety, the fifteen-year-old fugitive from a reform school began to have conflicting feelings about the big cat. On the one hand, a dangerous animal should be reported to the authorities. On the other, she was a runaway like him. This story of a "wanted" boy at large in the English countryside, and of the animal for whom he comes to feel a responsibility, is an unusual mixture of detective-story suspense, quiet humor, and first-class nature writing. It involves some highly original characters, from the resourceful poacher who, like Smiler, had "never done anything really bad," to the eccentric lady dog breeder who believed that young people should be left to solve their own problems. How right she was in Smiler's case, readers of this thoroughly engaging book will enjoy finding out.« less