Reader's Digest Condensed Books Volume 1 1986 Author:Dorthy Gilman, Martin Stern, Margarete Sigl Corbo & Diane Marie Barras, Thomas Froncek, & Mary E. Pearce Mrs.Polifax and the Hong Kong Buddha: by Dorthy Gilman, Emily Polifax, the CIA's most beguiling spy, is back! This time she travels to Hong Kong, the city of jade and ivory and diamonds. A fellow agent has turned unreliable, and when Mrs. Polifax starts to investigate she finds herself face to face with a notorious terrorist. The intrigue heats ... more »up when an exquisite Buddha falls into her hands, for in Hong Kong there's always more than meets the eye....So begins a high-spirited adventure, full of Emily Polifax's sturdy charm and derring-do. 1st of 5
2nd is Wildfire: by Richard Martin Stern, Set in New Mexico's Sanrio National Forest, after six weeks with no rain. A single spark could set disaster in motion. A powerful novel by the popular author of The Big Bridge.
Arnie and a House Full of Company: by Margarete Sigl Corbo & Diane Marie Barras is 3rd. After an absence of many years, Margarete has come home to put to rest some old ghosts.And to help her along she has a winning array of houseguests....However, it is Arnie, her talking starling, who holds center stage. He helps her heal her wounds--and arrive at a renewed faith in her life.
Next is, Take Away One: by Thomas Froncek. To Sarah it seems like a nightmare. Yet here she is, on a dark night, trying to pass through a border checkpoint into Yugoslavia. If successful, she will be reunited with her dear son Joey. If the plan fails, she faces prison in an iron curtain country and the loss of her boy forever.As tensely plotted as fiction, this is the true story of a family rocked by a growing national problem: parental kidnapping.
Finally, The Two Fams: by Mary E. Pearce.Old Morris Riddler had a dream: to turn his crumbling farm, Godsakes, into a fine home, as splendid as Peele Farm, it's rival across the valley. But mismanagement and bad luck have shattered that vision time and again. Until Jim Lundy arrives on the scene. For Lundy is a driven young man, haunted by hurts in his past, galvanized by hopes for the future. How his presence transforms the angry rivalry between the two farms makes for an unforgettable tale.« less