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Thursday's Child/Random Words/A Very Private War/Control Tower
Thursday's Child/Random Words/A Very Private War/Control Tower Author:Victoria Poole, Belva Plain, Jon Cleary, Robert P. Davis Random Winds — by Belva Plain — From the best selling author of Evergreen a rich novel of young love and mature reflection. Coming of age in a small Adirondack village, Martin Farrell hasw two dreams: to be a doctor like his father and to marry the beautiful Mary Fern. Fate has other plans, however, that will sweep Martin from his rural home, ac... more »ross an ocean to Europe, then back to America and a celebrated career. But the woman he marries is not his beloved Mary Fern. And it is not until Martin faces the truth about his own children that he can dome to terms with his life and its unfulfilled longings. Powerful, tender, tempestuous, Random Winds is above all a memorable love story.
by Victoria Poole
One of the most moving books of recent years-Victoria Poole's account of her son's fight to live. Sam Poole is just seventeen when he learns he heart disease. It is incurable. Fatal. For months after the Pooles watch in anguish as their normally vibrant son grows thinner and more remote. At last they make a desperate choice. To seek a heart transplant, risky though it is. But besides his own courage, Sam has something else going for him-a large, slightly raucous, absolutely loyal family. With their help he embarks on the most difficult job he'll ever have-saving his life.
by Rober P,. Davis
Heigh over southern Florida, buffeted by the winds of a tropical storm, a supersonic jet and a small floatplane converge on the crowded skies above Miami International Airport. Below them Jeff Sutton, chief of the Miami control tower, anxiously moniters their approach. For Jeff's only daughter is aboard the jet. Suddenly, a different storm erupts in the tower itself. The radar fails; the computers are powerless. One man alone can bridge the gap between deliverance and disaster. A hair-raising, behind-the-scenes look at the uneasy world of modern air traffic.
A Very Private War
by Jon Cleary
It is 1942, and in the South Pacific, American forces are trying desperately to secure Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands. To help the cause, American expatriate Con Mullane is handed and almost impossible job. He must slip through miles of enemy-infested jungle on the island of New Britain and spy on Japanese installations. The trek seems a madness, hampered as Mullane is by a German bishop of uncertain loyalties, a wounded enemy general, and a beautiful young half-caste. But Con Mullane has his own reasons for hating the Japenese. For him this is an opportunity not only for heroism-but for revenge.« less