Author: William G. Tapply
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2013-08-06
To help an old friend with a gambling problem, Brady confronts the Boston mob Dalton Lancaster could have been a lawyer, but his heart wasn’t in it. He quit Yale after his first year, and used his inheritance to go into the restaurant business, where he might have had some luck if he’d spent more time selling food and less time playing blackjack. As he gambled away his savings, restaurants, and family, his lawyer, Brady Coyne, stuck by him. So when Dalt is beaten up, but not robbed, by three mobsters, Brady can’t help but think his friend is gambling again. But Dalton says he has kicked his vice. The attack wasn’t a message to him—it was to his son. Having inherited his father’s addiction, Robert is in even deeper trouble than his dad ever was. When he fails to square things with his creditors, he’s kidnapped, and Brady is forced to gamble on a long shot: that Robert Lancaster is still alive.
One-Way Ticket chronicles the true story of how Melinda and her husband Terry uprooted their fast-paced lives in New Jersey and relocated to Anguilla, an island in the Caribbean that The New York Times has called the "British St. Bart's." Imagine locking your door for the last time, driving to the airport, and flying away to paradise-just the two of you, two bags, and two cats. That's exactly what these corporate executives did in the early 2000s. Each chapter highlights their challenging journey, from the daunting delays and realities of building their villa on the island's turquoise shores, to the exhausting ordeal of selling in New Jersey post-9/11-all while continuing their endeavors in the medical devices and pharmaceuticals industries. The stress and intensity of working and leaving New Jersey shape the backdrop for increasingly tantalizing trips to savor the promising beauty and tranquility of their new home, far away. Theirs is a story of determination and joy, as they realize a dream that has been more fulfilling than they ever thought possible. You really can leave it all behind and not look back. They did. It just took a while.
Author: Iona McNaughton
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Young adult fiction, New Zealand
Meg was born and raised in Canada but after her mother's death, her New Zealand father longs to return home. Meg is horrified when her grandparents send one-way tickets and her opinion is not taken into account. She starts a new school year in New Zealand full of anger, and the friends she makes suit her mood. Before she realises it she is shop-lifting and wagging school. Her life is chaos and completely out of control. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
Author: Jennifer Bassett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Foreign Language Study
A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. Tom Walsh had a lot to learn about life. He liked travelling, and he was in no hurry. He liked meeting people, anyone and everyone. He liked the two American girls on the train. They were nice and very friendly. They knew a lot of places. Tom thought they were fun. Tom certainly had a lot to learn about life. This is a collection of short stories about adventures on trains. Strange, wonderful, and frightening things can happen on trains – and all of them happen here.
Anna Haskin, recovering from a traumatic divorce and change of social status, goes to Moscow on a complex business mission. For fifty years, five Chagall paintings have been hidden inside the Kremlin Wall. Anna is determined to return to Chicago with the Chagalls and a collection of contemporary Russian art. Anna's task becomes more frightening when she discovers that Yuri, her guide and bodyguard, is an elusive killer and that Dmitri, her lover, is an ex-KGB man and friend of the Moscow police chief. An eccentric, dedicated rabbi and a friendly American journalist help Anna to outsmart her guide and her lover, each of whom are determined to steal the Chagalls for themselves. As a rainstorm rages, Anna, with art in hand, makes her secret getaway on an overnight train from Moscow. Before leaving, she orchestrates a final encounter between the Moscow police, Dmitri, and Yuri. On his way to the final encounter Yuri collides with the police chief's car and is killed. Dmitri is left wet and empty handed in the lobby of a Moscow hotel. At the Russian borer Anna encounters one last adversary, a Jewish patriot she can't outsmart or outrun. Anna returns to Chicago a little poorer but much smarter. AUTHOR BIO: Sylvia was born in Latvia and lived in refugee camps in Germany until 1950 when her family was resettled in rural Indiana. She graduated from college, married, raised two children, and had a variety of occupations. The novel's principal character, Anna, lives out a series of adventures not unlike the author's who also worked in a Chicago art gallery and visited Moscow.
Author: Helen Baumer
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Release Date: 2003
'One-way ticket to New Zealand' presents the available material on early contacts between Switzerland and New Zealand. These include John Webber, Captain Cook's artist, who was almost certainly the first Swiss to set foot in New Zealand, in the year 1777,
The struggle to escape an emotionally-abusive and controlling husband, Milly went to the ends of the earth, or in this case the Egyptian desert, to create a new life for herself and her daughter. Follow Milly’s adventure in a biography full of unexpected twists and turns. Often humorous and sometimes sad but never predictable, Milly rediscovers herself and takes back control of her life.