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Reader's Digest Condensed Books- Nicholas and Alexandra; Chrisy; The Fox and the Hound; The Gabriel Hounds; Life With Father- Autumn 1967
Reader's Digest Condensed Books- Nicholas and Alexandra Chrisy The Fox and the Hound The Gabriel Hounds Life With Father- Autumn 1967 Author:Roberth K. Massie; Catherine Marshall; Mary Stewart; Daniel P. Mannex; Clarence Day Christy by Catherine Marshall: Catherine Marshall, the author of A Man Called Peter, has drawn on her life, and her deep religious faith, in her first novel. Founded on the experiences of her mother at an Appalachian mission school, Christy is the glowing story of the heights to which faith-challenged-can rise in the human heart. It is also a ... more »dramatic panorama of the mountain people, their poverty and courage, their suffering and their humore. Christy cam to cherish these salty people; and together with a new love of God, found a new human love as well.
Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie: To the world, Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, his four daughters and his yourn son were symbols of heartless despotism, removed from simple joys and sorrows. Few knew that behind the glittering facade of the Russian court huddled a grief-stricken mother at the mercy of a vicious peasant "healer," four affectiante girls, a doomed boy, and a shy father who preferred a simple soldier's life to Imperial pomp. Insulated from the world by the trappings of royalty, these simple, vulnerable people found happiness in their close family circle. And in the end, the love which had been the Romanovs' refuge became their strenght in the Bolshevik massacre in the cellar at Ekaterinburg. In this dramatic narrative, Robert Massie reveals the way in which parental heartbreak and a child's illness changed the course of history.
The Fox and The Hound by Daniel P. Mannix: When the fox and the hound and the man first began their deadly game, the hot chase led through woods, fields and pleasant streams. Year after year the fox ran the wooden fences, leaped the plowed furrows, danced across the stones in the streams. The hound grew wise to every trick. So did his master. But the three shared a common enemy their skill could not defeat: relentless time brought the bulldozers and housing projects that destroyed their green domain. The Fox and The Hound is more than a story of thrilling pursuit. Behind the scents and sounds of wild, free life is the scarring "progress" that threatens its extinction.
The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart: Charles and Christabel Mansel were counsins-adventurous, engaging, and slightly spoiled. When they met by chance in colorful Beirut, their decision to call on their Aunt Harriet-the eccentric recluse of the castle Dar Ibrahim-seemed innocent enough; and the distant sight of her vast, high, ancient palace whetted their curiosity. But what began as an escapade quickly became an intrusion into a dangerous world from which escape might well be impossible.
Life With Father by Clarence Day: America took "Father"-Clarence Day, Sr.-to its heart when that obstreperous, hot-tempered but lovable man first made his appearance in these reminiscences by his eldest son and, later, roared his way through the longest-running play in Broadway history. Since then, each new generation of readers has rediscovered the Day family: Father with his explosive enjoyment of life, Mother who tries desperately to manage him, and their four mischievous redheaded sons. An American family classic for everyone who enjoys richness of character and warm, tender humor.« less