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Reader's Digest Condensed Books Vol 118, 1978 Vol 2 : Jaws 2 / The Education of Little Tree / The Practice / Excellency
Reader's Digest Condensed Books Vol 118 1978 Vol 2 Jaws 2 / The Education of Little Tree / The Practice / Excellency Author:David Beaty, Alan F. Nourse, Forrest Carter, Hank Searls Jaws 2 - Hank Searls — Out in the deep water there's a new and even more terrible predator from the ocean depths...The female of the Great White Shark is even larger than the male. — Ravenously hungry, the death-dealing monster slices through the blue water towards the beaches of Amity... — The Education of Littl... more »e Tree - Forrest Carter
The Education of Little Tree tells of a boy orphaned very young, who is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression. Originally published as a work of biography, this book was recently discovered to be fictional.
The Practice - Dr. Alan E. Nourse
A tumbledown hospital, appalling medical standards, and violent feuding among the local doctors: that was medicine in Twin Forks. "Intensively readable...filed with authentic medical dramas of consulting room and operating table."
Excellency - David Beaty
British diplomacy in Africa during the blood-birth of Kajanda, a former British protectorate now ruled by an Idi Amin-styled military dictator. The plot is layered like a napoleon, crisp with shocks. Bill Rutherford has built himself a freight plane down in Kajanda and uses it to ferry goods to England. After the coup led by General Naji Gawaka, Rutherford is unwillingly dragged into helping members of the overthrown government escape, and he's also sucked into helping the British High Commissioner's Personal Assistant (beautiful Virginia Lacey) run an underground railroad. Both are whipped about by some truly gruesome events. At last he finds himself hired as personal pilot to the new dictator, a madman who has his appealing side. And presiding over the tale is High Commissioner Hugh Fortescue, a longtime civil servant who retains extraordinary idealism and sagacity (he is the "Excellency"). Beaty's veteran touch divides the bright melodrama from the commonplace - restrained, realistic, and bloody, making good use of the secret of quickening suspense: reader identification with as many characters as possible.