Jeremy Walsh's parents assume he's been abducted by the elderly man he met on a cross-country flight, but it's the other way around.
Two unlikely companions meet in midair: 13-year-old Jeremy, sent against his will by his career-absorbed father to spend the summer with his bipolar mother, and Harry, one-legged and afflicted with mid-stage Alzheimer's, who escapes the confinement of home for what may be his last adventure. Their journey begins, trailed by Harry's wife and Jeremy's parents, who threaten to cut it short. It's a race against time and circumstance.
"In Adrian Magnuson's Taking Flight a curmudgeon losing his memory and a snarky teen fleeing his parents find a common passion in bird watching. Endearing characters, delightful story and a poignant final scene give this book wings along with the beautifully depicted birds." -- Frances Wood, author of Brushed by Feathers: A Year of Birdwatching in the West
"Taking Flight is an evocative and moving contemporary novel. It is, ...
Genre: Family Life Length: 291 Pages (13,037 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
Arjun's recent trip to the Gurudongmar Lake ends in a happy note. Riding to the North Sikkim on his motorbike has been an ethereal experience to Arjun. Arjun is a banker cum biker. He is young, in his twenties and loves crazy bike rides to the mountains. Chamki is esoteric in her own way. She loves her simple life in a village and treats trees as her best friends. But the construction of new highways is killing her friends every day. While returning to home from the trip Arjun has lost something on his way. As all the lost things find its way and turns up in someone's' life, the lost object changes Arjun's and Chamki's life forever. She and Arjun belong to the same age group but they have very different lifestyles. An object of apparent little value brings storming effect in two strangers' calm and secure life. Will they recover ever?
Genre: Family Life Length: 90 Pages (901 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
If you like the novels of Joanna Trollope and Elizabeth Jane Howard then you'll love this wonderful novel of secrets, lies and embroidery: 5* reviewer
It's never too late to find out who you really are...
When Gus Albourne inherits Aunt Augusta's cottage in the Sussex village of Hangburton, he finds himself with more than a property on his hands.
Why did Augusta make Gus, her adoptive nephew, her sole beneficiary, while his late brother, Robert, the natural son, was left out of the will? Robert's widow, Elspeth, and disabled daughter, Jenny, are far more deserving than Gus, but when he tries to share the legacy with Elspeth, she refuses, hinting at a long-ago family feud involving Augusta.
It's a mystery, one which Gus must solve in order to make amends for his aunt's unfairness and help Elspeth. But an unexpected find in the cottage brings a new twist, leading him to the questionable story of his birth mother, Catherine.
With his own history fast unravelling before his eyes, the ...
Genre: Family Life Length: 303 Pages (1,850 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020