Reader's Digest Condensed Books Author:Reader's Digest Volume 4 1993 — In this volume: — "THE CLIENT" by John Grisham — Eleven-year-old Mark Sway needs a lawyer -- and fast. It's not that he's done anything wrong. It's what he knows. Like where mobster Barry "the Blade" Muldanno has hidden the body of a United States Senator. "Talk," say the police. "Talk, and you die," says Barry. For attorney R... more »eggie Love, Mark is the client of a lifetime. For the reader he's another unforgettable hero from the super best-selling author of "The Firm" and "The Pelican Brief".
"SLOW THROUGH EDEN" by Gordon Glasco
In 1938, when Adolf Hitler glimpses the possibilities of an atom bomb, he begins a fierce race to learn its secrets. David and Katherine Linz are at the center of atomic research. He is an American Jew doing graduate work in Germany. She is the brilliant daughter of an aristocrat. Their dream was to use their talent to help mankind, but war shatters their plan. An exciting story that sweeps from Berlin to the New Mexico desert.
"THE LONGEST ROAD" by Jeanne Williams
From the ever popular author of "Home Mountain" and "The Island Harp", a story of love and achievement in unexpected places. It is the time of the Great Depression. Young Laurie and Buddy Fields have lost their family to the scattering winds of the Dust Bowl. On their own they set off, riding the rails, beginning a journey that will teach them some of the toughest -- and most wonderful -- of life's lessons. For a new friend gives them a valuable gift -- the gift of music -- and they find within themselves resources they never knew they had.
"SWEET WATER" by Christina Baker Kline
Cassie Simon, a young sculptor living in New York, is frustrated with the hectic pace of the city. She longs for the peace of the country and a simpler life. Now, with the death of her grandfather, she's been left the family home and sixty acres in Sweetwater, Tennessee. It's a run-down old place, but it offers a chance for Cassie to work at her art, lead that better life. And maybe learn the real story behind her mother's sudden death more than twenty years ago. Somehow, she's convinced, the old house holds the key to her future as well as to her past.
Bridging the globe -- A bridge is a bridge, right? Not exactly. And at Condensed Books, being exact is vital. Take, for instance, a scene from "Slow Through Eden" in this volume. A couple rendezvous near a bridge in Paris -- not just any bridge, but the Pont Sully, on the Ile St.-Louis. So when we commissioned an artist to paint the scene, only that precise riverbank would do. Because where our authors and readers are concerned, there's no substitute for authenticity.
Luckily, we have editors around the world. Our Paris editor found the spot described by the author, snapped a photo, then air-expressed it to Pennsylvania artist Tom Hall. For another scene a London staffer shot a typical English bookshop. And we could just as easily capture a Finnish forest, a Portuguese port, an Australian sheep station....
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