The Light Years

Tells of the relationships between three generations of various Cazalet households in England beginning in 1937.

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671527932

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In 1937, the coming war is only a distant cloud on Britain's horizon. As the Cazalet households prepare for their summer pilgrimage to the family estate in Sussex, readers meet Edward, in love with but by no means faithful to his wife Villy; Hugh, wounded in the Great War; Rupert, who worships his lovely child-bride Zoe; and Rachel, the spinster sister.

The Light Years

This is a riveting, heart-stopping journey of discovery and reconciliation, as Rush faces his lost childhood and, finally, himself.

Author: Chris Rush

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374719462

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 782

Lambda Literary Award Finalist | A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Named a best book of 2019 by Parade The Light Years is a joyous and defiant coming-of-age memoir set during one of the most turbulent times in American history "This stunningly beautiful, original memoir is driven by a search for the divine, a quest that leads Rush into some dangerous places . . . The Light Years is funny, harrowing, and deeply tender." —Kate Tuttle, The L.A. Times "Rush is a fantastically vivid writer, whether he’s remembering a New Jersey of 'meatballs and Windex and hairspray' or the dappled, dangerous beauty of Northern California, where 'rock stars lurked like lemurs in the trees.' Read if you loved... Just Kids by Patti Smith." —Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly “As mythic and wild with love, possibility, and danger as the decades it spans, you’ll read The Light Years with your breath held. Brutal, buoyant and wise to the tender terror of growing up, Chris Rush has written a timeless memoir of boyhood in the American wilderness.” —Emma Cline, author of The Girls Chris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic, New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving businessman dad ran an unspoken tension that, amid the upheaval of the late 1960s, was destined to fracture their precarious facade. His older sister Donna introduces him to the charismatic Valentine, who places a tab of acid on twelve-year-old Rush’s tongue, proclaiming: “This is sacrament. You are one of us now.” After an unceremonious ejection from an experimental art school, Rush heads to Tucson to make a major drug purchase and, still barely a teenager, disappears into the nascent American counterculture. Stitching together a ragged assemblage of lowlifes, prophets, and fellow wanderers, he seeks kinship in the communes of the west. His adolescence is spent looking for knowledge, for the divine, for home. Given what Rush confronts on his travels—from ordinary heartbreak to unimaginable violence—it is a miracle he is still alive. The Light Years is a prayer for vanished friends, an odyssey signposted with broken and extraordinary people. It transcends one boy’s story to perfectly illustrate the slow slide from the optimism of the 1960s into the darker and more sinister 1970s. This is a riveting, heart-stopping journey of discovery and reconciliation, as Rush faces his lost childhood and, finally, himself.

The Light Years

A long-lost battleship and an arranged marriage may hold the key to faster-than-light travel and humanity’s future in R.W.W. Greene’s debut The Light Years Hisako Saski was born with her life already mapped out.

Author: R.W.W. Greene

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 0857668390

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 348

A long-lost battleship and an arranged marriage may hold the key to faster-than-light travel and humanity’s future in R.W.W. Greene’s debut The Light Years Hisako Saski was born with her life already mapped out. In exchange for an education, better housing for her family, and a boost out of poverty, she’s been contracted into an arranged marriage to Adem Sadiq, a maintenance engineer and amateur musician who works and lives aboard his family's sub-light freighter, the Hajj. Hisako is not happy with the deal. The arcane branch of physics it requires her to study broke off a thousand years before, and she is not keen on the idea of giving up everything she knows to marry a stranger and move onto an aging spaceship. Onboard the Hajj, Hisako soon learns her dilemmas are overshadowed by the discovery of ancient secrets, a derelict warship, and a chance at giving the survivors of Earth a fresh start. File Under: Science Fiction [ E=mc2 | Happy wife, Happy life | Marital Bliss | Light Years Away ]

Light Years

Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780140104271

Category: Life on other planets

Page: 265

View: 141


Light Years

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: James Alinder

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781340875763

Category:

Page: 176

View: 845

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Light Years

This is the story of light and the people who were determined to unlock the secrets of one of the greatest puzzles of the Universe.

Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848318154

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 358

This is the story of light and the people who were determined to unlock the secrets of one of the greatest puzzles of the Universe. Acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg recounts how civilisations from the Ancient Egyptians to the Mayans understood light spiritually, and looks at the first scientific grapplings with light by the ancient Chinese sage Mo Ti, the Greek philosopher Empedocles, Arab genius Alhazen and others. Clegg also explores the contribution of artists such as Brunellschi, Leonardo de Vinci and Durer to our understanding of light and examines the great revolutionaries of light theory including Galileo, Descartes, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday and Albert Einstein. In this new edition of one of his best-loved books, Clegg finally discusses the work of scientists such as Maxwell, Edison and Gould that led to light-driven inventions from the camera to the laser, CDs and optical computers and explains the mind-bending advances of quantum physics.

Light Years

Searching throughout this remarkable book for this-worldly sources of consolation, she finds them in unexpected places: long swims, a dream, an ancient oak, a bo

Author: Le Anne Schreiber

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385489430

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 194

Named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 1996, the author's memoir focuses on the deaths of her father, mother, and brother, contemplating the reverberations of mortality while searching out the compensating joys of nature. Reprint.

Light Years

In 2007, Caroline Woodward was itching for a change.

Author: Caroline Woodward

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 1550177281

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 544

In 2007, Caroline Woodward was itching for a change. With an established career in book-selling and promotion, four books of her own and having raised a son with her husband, Jeff, she yearned for adventure and to re-ignite her passion for writing. Jeff was tired of piecing together low-paying part-time jobs and, with Caroline’s encouragement, applied for a position as a relief lightkeeper on a remote North Pacific island. They endured lonely months of living apart, but the way of life rejuvenated Jeff and inspired Caroline to contemplate serious shifts in order to accompany him. When a permanent position for a lighthouse keeper became available, Caroline quit her job and joined Jeff on the lights. Caroline soon learned that the lighthouse-keeping life does not consist of long, empty hours in which to write. The reality is hard physical labour, long stretches of isolation and the constant threat of de-staffing. Beginning with a 3:30 a.m. weather report, the days are filled with maintaining the light station buildings, sea sampling, radio communication, beach cleanup, wildlife encounters and everything in between. As for dangerous rescue missions or dramatic shipwrecks—that kind of excitement is rare. “So far the only life I know I’ve saved is my own,” she says, with her trademark dry wit. Yet Caroline is exhilarated by the scenic coastline with its drizzle and fog, seabirds and whales, and finds time to grow a garden and, as anticipated, write. Told with eloquent introspection and an eye for detail, Light Years is the personal account of a lighthouse keeper in twenty-first century British Columbia—an account that details Caroline’s endurance of extreme climatic, interpersonal and medical challenges, as well as the practical and psychological aspects of living a happy, healthy, useful and creative life in isolation.

Light Years

A memoir by the author of "In the Cut" and "The Big Girls" describes growing up in Hawai'i, interweaving her memories of childhood and adolescence with excerpts from some of her favorites pieces of literature.

Author: Susanna Moore

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802144065

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

View: 831

A memoir by the author of "In the Cut" and "The Big Girls" describes growing up in Hawai'i, interweaving her memories of childhood and adolescence with excerpts from some of her favorites pieces of literature.

Supernova

Author: Kass Morgan

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781473663428

Category: Fiction

Page: 359

View: 920

Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100, once again delivers pulse-pounding action and glittering romance in this thrilling sequel to Light Years. Tensions are rising between the Quatrans and the Specters, and the Quatra Fleet is gearing up for an epic fight. With a galaxy on the brink of war and loyalties divided, the friendship of four cadets will be tested. Orelia has been arrested for espionage, and her future is looking bleak . . . until the Quatrans make her a surprising offer that could save her life--and the lives of everyone in the galaxy. Reeling from his breakup, Arran finds comfort in a sympathetic boy from Loos, someone who understands how hard it can be to fit in. But is it enough for Arran to forget his heartbreak? Cormak's position at the Academy is finally secure. But when someone discovers his treasonous secret, it jeopardizes everything he's fought for, including his relationship with the person he cares about most. And Vesper is ready to become a superstar officer . . . until she uncovers a conspiracy that shakes her faith in the Quatra Fleet to its core. As secret machinations come to light, these cadets will be forced to overcome their differences and band together to restore peace to their worlds. Praise for Kass Morgan's THE 100 series: 'Fans of The Hunger Games will love this book' - Sun 'Fantastic teen romance . . . packed with powerful and empowered characters' - Starburst Magazine 'I was practically glued to the pages' - City of Books 'Fast-paced and engaging . . . There are multiple fascinating issues that appear to have arisen in this post-apocalyptic society' - The Book Bag 'I enjoyed every minute of it . . . I loved the world Morgan created, and the pacing was spot on' - Somewhere Between the Pages

Light Years

This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master.

Author: James Salter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307781720

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 743

This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master. It is the story of Nedra and Viri, whose favored life is centered around dinners, ingenious games with their children, enviable friends, and near-perfect days passed skating on a frozen river or sunning on the beach. But even as he lingers over the surface of their marriage, Salter lets us see the fine cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will eventually mar the lovely picture beyond repair. Seductive, witty, and elegantly nuanced, Light Years is a classic novel of an entire generation that discovered the limits of its own happiness—and then felt compelled to destroy it.

Supernova

Praise for Kass Morgan's THE 100 series: 'Fans of The Hunger Games will love this book' - Sun 'Fantastic teen romance . . . packed with powerful and empowered characters' - Starburst Magazine 'I was practically glued to the pages' - City of ...

Author: Kass Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473663415

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 705

Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100, once again delivers pulse-pounding action and glittering romance in this thrilling sequel to Light Years. Tensions are rising between the Quatrans and the Specters, and the Quatra Fleet is gearing up for an epic fight. With a galaxy on the brink of war and loyalties divided, the friendship of four cadets will be tested. Orelia has been arrested for espionage, and her future is looking bleak . . . until the Quatrans make her a surprising offer that could save her life--and the lives of everyone in the galaxy. Reeling from his breakup, Arran finds comfort in a sympathetic boy from Loos, someone who understands how hard it can be to fit in. But is it enough for Arran to forget his heartbreak? Cormak's position at the Academy is finally secure. But when someone discovers his treasonous secret, it jeopardizes everything he's fought for, including his relationship with the person he cares about most. And Vesper is ready to become a superstar officer . . . until she uncovers a conspiracy that shakes her faith in the Quatra Fleet to its core. As secret machinations come to light, these cadets will be forced to overcome their differences and band together to restore peace to their worlds. Praise for Kass Morgan's THE 100 series: 'Fans of The Hunger Games will love this book' - Sun 'Fantastic teen romance . . . packed with powerful and empowered characters' - Starburst Magazine 'I was practically glued to the pages' - City of Books 'Fast-paced and engaging . . . There are multiple fascinating issues that appear to have arisen in this post-apocalyptic society' - The Book Bag 'I enjoyed every minute of it . . . I loved the world Morgan created, and the pacing was spot on' - Somewhere Between the Pages

Light Years

So why is her husband Harold walking out on her a few days before Christmas? Light Years is also about zoos and the zodiac; the seasons and the stars; and how humans see the natural world.

Author: Maggie Gee

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571136049

Category: Fiction in English, 1945- - Texts

Page: 350

View: 354

Lottie Lucas is the luckiest person she knows. She has looks, money, three houses and a teenage son she adores ... So why is her husband Harold walking out on her a few days before Christmas? Light Years is also about zoos and the zodiac; the seasons and the stars; and how humans see the natural world. It is a novel about the possibilities of happiness, a surprising and beautiful contemporary love story

The Light Years

The Light Years is an epic, intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future, and a spectacular tribute to man's indomitable spirit of invention.

Author: Hannah Bos

Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780573706516

Category: Drama

Page: 82

View: 696

Behold the Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theater designed for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye, the now-forgotten theatrical impresario around whom this haunted, forty-year love story spins. The Light Years is an epic, intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future, and a spectacular tribute to man's indomitable spirit of invention.

Three Light Years

The complicated tale is unraveled by the son born of this love triangle, a man attempting to understand both himself and his past.

Author: Andrea Canobbio

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374710104

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 367

Cecilia and Claudio are doctors are the same hospital. They eat lunch together almost every day; they talk, sometimes even share secrets. Each is enmeshed in a complicated, painful relationship that has technically ended but isn't really over: she is newly separated, with two small children; he's stuck in the apartment building where he grew up, where his senile mother, not to mention his ex-wife and her new family, all still live. Cecilia and Claudio are attracted to each other: magnetically, powerfully. But life has taught them to treat that attraction with suspicion. Then a chance encounter between Claudio and Cecilia's sister, Silvia, shifts the precarious balance of the relationship between the two colleagues. Claudio begins to recognize the damage caused by his wary stance toward everything around him. He has hidden a hunger for life and experience beneath a veneer of apathy, a mask that also conceals a deep well of anguish. And just when Cecilia comes to the realization that she loves Claudio and is ready to commit to a genuine relationship, fate steps in once again. The complicated tale is unraveled by the son born of this love triangle, a man attempting to understand both himself and his past. In lucid, enchanting prose, supplely rendering into English by Anne Milano Appel, Andrea Canobbio's Three Light-Years sketches a fable of love poisoned by the indecision born of fear, laying bare the dangers of playing it safe when it comes to matters of the heart.

Eight and a Half Light Years from Home

Eight and a Half Light Years from Home By: David White A spaceship with corrupted software crashes on a cold February evening in front of a Coast Guard helicopter.

Author: David White

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1645305171

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

View: 954

Eight and a Half Light Years from Home By: David White A spaceship with corrupted software crashes on a cold February evening in front of a Coast Guard helicopter. Immediately, the incident is reported to the Secretary of Defense who orders the craft and beings on board to be transported to Area 51 by a NASA exo-biologist roused from his sleep in the middle of the night. “I became an exo-biologist because there were so few exos that nobody could prove me wrong.” The exo-biologist and the aliens discuss human oddities for eight and a half light years, before their software is corrected. They leave, only to return to obtain a nuclear weapon to destroy the hated Mouse people.

Light Years

As a mysterious virus infects the world's population, a girl embarks on an intensely physical and emotional quest to find a cure in this suspenseful, lyrical, and thought-provoking debut. 5 1/2 x 8 5/16.

Author: Emily Ziff Griffin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507200056

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 566

As a mysterious virus infects the world's population, a girl embarks on an intensely physical and emotional quest to find a cure in this suspenseful, lyrical, and thought-provoking debut. 5 1/2 x 8 5/16.

Till We Last

Avipsa is a twenty-year-old college student.

Author: Ishita Banik

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

View: 981

Avipsa is a twenty-year-old college student. Reyansh is an engineer whose life is drowned in the darkness.Their paths have just crossed ushering him to a new journey and taking Avipsa to a roller coaster ride of unforeseeable incidents.The unavoidable era of darkness and unknowns are knocking at her door.her life has just taken some drastic turn. Which started as some discrete incidents,are now dragging her towards the tunnel of unpredictable twists and turns..something gonna happen..VERY SOON

The Dark Light Years

Author: Brian Wilson Aldiss

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780450007101

Category: Science fiction, English

Page: 159

View: 750


How Many Light Years to Babylon

It can be pretty lonely being the only member of your species--just ask "Bub", an amnesic Earthling who woke up in outer space and discovered that Earth had been destroyed.

Author: Douman Seiman

Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment

ISBN: 1648271502

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page:

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It can be pretty lonely being the only member of your species--just ask "Bub", an amnesic Earthling who woke up in outer space and discovered that Earth had been destroyed. As he travels through multiple universes, Bub must figure out his past, what happened to his home planet, and how to best pick up alien chicks--the human race won't repopulate itself, after all!