Swan Song


Author: Robert McCammon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501131427
Category: Fiction
Page: 928
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"In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of humanity: Sister, who discovers a strange and transformative glass artifact in the destroyed Manhattan streets; Joshua Hutchins, the pro wrestler who takes refuge from the nuclear fallout at a Nebraska gas station; and Swan, a young girl possessing special powers, who travels along Josh to a Missouri town where healing and recovery can begin with Swan's gift"--

Swan Song


Author: John Galsworthy
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 151830155X
Category: Fiction
Page: 457
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John Galsworthy was an English author and playwright best known for writing The Forsyte Saga and its sequels. Galsworthy won the Novel Prize in Literature in 1932. This edition of Swan Song includes a table of contents.

The Forsyte Saga 6: Swan Song


Author: John Galsworthy
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755387783
Category: Fiction
Page: 321
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Jon Forsyte is back. After years living in America with his mother Irene, he is excited to be home and can't wait to show off his roots to his new bride. When Fleur Forsyte, now Fleur Mont, his first love, hears of his arrival, she doesn't know what to feel. She's married too, though, with a little boy so there's no reason why they all can't meet as friends. But feelings so strong are not easily contained. And when their passion is rekindled, no one can halt the devastating events that follow - the secret culmination of an old, old story...

Swan Song

The Great Magical Unknowing Elegance
Author: Mali Berger
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462868995
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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Swan Song: The Great Magical Unknowing Elegance emerged from a desire to write an inside story, an autobiography of the dream, muse and odd vision that never quite lets go of our memory. These inner senses from childhood to old age wanted a book, in fact demanded one. I recalled a story about an old, wisdom-woman in Ireland who each morning chose one of her lifetime journals, let it fall open to any page, and then spent her rocking chair days remembering that single day out of her years. Climbing a ladder, I pulled down twenty-five years of dated journals, stacked them on a wooden table, and proceeded to draw out memorable events that I used for Book One of Swan Song, created in New York City. It was becoming a novel with actual events that I had lived. However, something totally mysterious occurred. I began to experience the strangest dreams of my life. Several times a week I would find myself in Medieval Galway, Ireland, in a poor tenement or slum in the loft of Brian. I was telling him that he and his love must leave because bad times were coming. Brian saw me, wasnt afraid, believed my words and made plans for himself and his love, Daniela, to immigrate to New York. I dont want to tell readers anything else about the dreams or how they took over the novel and my life as I flew from JFK to Galway to dream the story on location. I have known for a long time that the inner senses control our outer, physical life. Not the other way around. We are taught that what happens during our awake days may become dreams. Wrong. Our dreams come first and regulate our physical days. Many years ago I read a few of Jane Roberts, Seth books. Now, in the midst of Swan Song, his ideas flowered again. Thus, the autobiography, fiction and research novel took on a whole new life and my inside story truly became The Great Magical Unknowing Elegance.

Swan song


Author: Henry Van McNeal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 71
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Swan Song


Author: Colin Thiele
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0734414234
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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An adventure story combining excitement, drama, tragedy and hope, set in a fragile natural environment. In Swan Song, Colin Thiele revisits the Coorong, the haunting setting of his classic story STORM BOY. Mitch Bird also lives in the Coorong. The son of a wildlife ranger, he rears a black swan which becomes his constant companion and ultimately helps save his life.

Swan Song


Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465590684
Category: One-act plays
Page: 14
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Swan Song


Author: Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473543932
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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'A dazzlingly assured first novel... This clever book, with the moreish astringency of a negroni, is a perfect summer cocktail.' - Sunday Times 'A whirlwind of a first novel. There is great pathos in the Swans’ woundings and in their inevitable decline. And the character of Truman himself shimmers through the novel in a wonderful blaze of eccentricity and excess. Outstanding.' – Rose Tremain ___________________________ They told him everything. He told everyone else. Over countless martini-soaked Manhattan lunches, they shared their deepest secrets and greatest fears. On exclusive yachts sailing the Mediterranean, on private jets streaming towards Jamaica, on Yucatán beaches in secluded bays, they gossiped about sex, power, money, love and fame. They never imagined he would betray them so absolutely. In the autumn of 1975, after two decades of intimate friendships, Truman Capote detonated a literary grenade, forever rupturing the elite circle he’d worked so hard to infiltrate. Why did he do it, knowing what he stood to lose? Was it to punish them? To make them pay for their manners, money and celebrated names? Or did he simply refuse to believe that they could ever stop loving him? Whatever the motive, one thing remains indisputable: nine years after achieving wild success with In Cold Blood, Capote committed an act of professional and social suicide with his most lethal of weapons . . . Words. A dazzling debut about the line between gossip and slander, self-creation and self-preservation, SWAN SONG is the tragic story of the literary icon of his age and the beautiful, wealthy, vulnerable women he called his Swans. ‘Writers write. And one can’t be surprised if they write what they know.’ ______________________________ 'A completely fascinating novel and a marvellously skilful re-imagining of real people, times and places. Outstanding.' – William Boyd 'Scandalous, frenetic, amusing and tragic.' – Daily Mail 'Our generation’s The Secret History' – Pendora 'Brilliantly written, deeply researched, funny, sharp and moving.' – Kate Williams, bestselling author of Josephine

Swan Song


Author: Robert Edric
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0552771449
Category: Criminal investigation
Page: 506
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Hull, autumn 2005 and private investigator Leo Rivers finds himself at the overheated heart of an inquiry into the savage killing of several young women. Approached by the mother of the chief suspect, he soon discovers not only that this suspect is not involved in the killings, but that several hitherto unconsidered and scarcely credible connections link the murders to a single perpetrator. In pursuing his case, Rivers has to contend with an ambitious, career-minded Chief of Police, who will stop at nothing to make a name for himself, sacrificing not only Rivers but also his own colleagues along the way. Set against a backdrop of the Humber and the long and violent destruction of Hull's once-cherished fishing industry, Robert Edric reveals a world of exploitation and ambition; a world of old men who burnish their festering grievances and vanities; and a world of long-suppressed but finally uncontainable brutality, in this final volume of a trilogy of outstanding and acclaimed contemporary noir.

Swan Song: Hooded Swan 6


Author: Brian Stableford
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473219558
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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In a galactic culture that extends from quasi-Utopian worlds such as New Alexandria to vermin-infested slums like Old Earth, the Star-Pilots have become the great heroes of the day. Grainger has become a legend in his own time, flying the prototype vessel of a new starship.... Having escaped from his contract with Charlot, Grainger is hounded by the Caradoc Commpany, who wants to extract everything from his brain about his former employer. But Charlot has other plans, and Grainger suddenly finds himself back on the Hooded Swan, leading a rescue mission for the Swan's sister ship in the bizarre Nightingale Nebula. This last voyage proves costlier than the previous ones, as Grainger must risk not only his life - but his very soul!

Swan Song


Author: John Stockmyer
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595253636
Category: Fiction
Page: 332
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The "Swan" is slaughtering Kansas City cops, and big Bob Zapolska (Z) is asked to help track down the killer. At no risk to himself, of course!

Swan Song

An Obsession with Tchaikovsky
Author: C. Robert Holloway
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 1478798211
Category: Fiction
Page: 77
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On the evening of July 31, 1961, a horrifying incident took place atop the roof of one of Manhattan’s most iconic venues. Despite an intense investigation, covertly ordered by Mayor Robert Wagner, the motives for this bizarre event continued to baffle the authorities. Neither the EMS, the NYPD, the Investigative Detectives nor a team of Bellevue Psychiatrists could discover a credible explanation. After the recent death of one of its key figures, new and startling evidence was discovered among their personal effects. The author has been given exclusive access to those documents and by culling fact from fiction and painstakingly retracing nearly six decades of obfuscation, finally unravels the mystery in Swan Song.

Swansong

The Paul Kelly Story
Author: Paul Kelly
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9780733310287
Category: Australian football players
Page: 264
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Australia-wide, Paul Kelly is known as one of AFL's most courageous and best-known players. Captain of the Sydney Swans for ten consecutive seasons, he has played more than 200 games since his debut in 1990. In 1995 he won the coveted Brownlow Medal and the following year led the Swans in their first Grand Final appearance for 51 years, an undreamed-of feat. This is Paul Kelly's own story, from his first game of football as a shy ten-year-old kid from Wagga-Wagga, to his arrival in Sydney and his struggle for a place in the Sydney Swans. Only three years later he was made captain, the youngest in the League, and he has gone on from there to earn the nickname of Captain Courageous, triumphing despite injury to becomeone of AFL's most inspiring leaders. This book also has comments and portraits of many other great characters in football - from Kelly's first coach Ray Carroll to his mate Tony 'Plugger' Lockett - all of whom share their own Paul Kelly stories.

Cairo Swan Song


Author: Mekkawi Said
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1617970689
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Cairo, Mother of the World, embraces millions—but some of her children make their home in the streets, junked up and living in the shadows of wealth and among the monuments that the tourists flock to see. Mustafa, a former student radical who never believed in the slogans, sets out to tell their story, but he has to rely on the help of his American girlfriend, Marcia, who he is not sure he can trust. Meanwhile, his former leftist friends are now all either capitalists or Islamists. Alienated from a corrupt and corrupting society, Mustafa watches as the Cairo he cherishes crumbles around him. The men and women of the city struggle to find lovers worthy of their love and causes worthy of their sacrifice in a country that no longer deserves their loyalty. The children of the streets wait for the adults to take notice. And the foreigners can always leave.

Swan Song


Author: Norman Robbins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780573113987
Category:
Page: 108
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Long retired from the operatic stage, the famous soprano, Tryphosa Swan, is still a force to be reckoned with. Impulsive, imperious, and incredibly rich, she has only one regret in life. Abandoned as a baby, she has never known who her real mother was. An unexpected clue prompts her to confide in her only close friend, Marianne, who advises her to let sleeping dogs lie. But Tryphosa has never taken advice and hires a genealogist with unexpected results. Her uneasy relationship with her two daughters deteriorates, and when, in an act of pique, she decides to change her will yet again, the grim spectre of Death appears. And the killing doesn't stop. A gripping thriller by the author of Prescription for Murder, Practice to Deceive, the Tombtrilogy, and The Borzoletti Monstrance, Swan Song shows Norman Robbins at the top of his fiendish form.

Das Echolot - Abgesang '45 - Ein kollektives Tagebuch - (4. Teil des Echolot-Projekts) -


Author: Walter Kempowski
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641012058
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Lange bevor 1993 das erste »Echolot« erschien, notierte Walter Kempowski in seinem Tagebuch: »Zentrum des Werks muss das Jahr 1945 sein, der Schlund des Trichters, auf den alles zudringt.« Zum 60. Jahrestag der deutschen Kapitulation findet das unvergleichliche Unternehmen mit dem Band »Abgesang ’45« nun seinen Abschluss. 1993 erschien der erste Teil des Echolots – dieser gewaltigen Collage aus Briefen, Tagebüchern, Bildern und Aufzeichnungen, die eine minutiöse Rekonstruktion von Alltagsgeschehen und historischen Ereignissen darstellt. Während die ersten vier Bände den Zeitraum von Januar und Februar 1943 umfassten, führte Walter Kempowski das kollektive Tagebuch in Teil II (»Fuga furiosa«, 1999 erschienen) in vier Bänden für die Zeit von Januar und Februar 1945 weiter. Echolot III (»Barbarossa ’41«, 2002 erschienen) umfasste in einem Band die Zeit von Juni bis Dezember 1941. Mit dem jetzt erscheinenden Band »Abgesang ’45« setzt Kempowski den Schlussstein zu diesem unvergleichlichen, sich insgesamt auf 10 Bände erstreckenden Unternehmen. In »Abgesang ’45« lässt der Autor die hochdramatischen letzten Tage Hitlerdeutschlands wie in einem Film lebendig werden. Der Leser wird dadurch zum Augenzeugen privater und politischer Ereignisse – er erlebt das unermessliche Leid, das die Nazis über die Menschen brachten, und gleichzeitig Hitlers letzten Geburtstag am 20. April 1945, der sich im Berliner Führerbunker in gespenstischer Atmosphäre abspielt. Walter Kempowskis Collage ist Totentanz und Apokalypse zugleich. In ihr kommen Opfer und Täter, Prominente und Namenlose zu Wort; sie ist ein erschütterndes Zeugnis des Untergangs und spricht von politischer Verblendung, von fanatischer Unbelehrbarkeit, von Verzweiflung und Todesangst, von Hoffnungen und Illusionen, die mit dem Ende eines barbarischen Regimes verknüpft waren.

Swansong


Author: Victoria Routledge
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9780743415194
Category: Brothers
Page: 519
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Patrick, Robert, Greg and Barney Mulligan have little in common apart from their mother Rosetta's dark brown eyes, a certain bloody-mindedness, and the kind of mutual suspicion which only flourishes successfully in larger families. In fact, the sole thing they agree on is that mild-mannered Brian, logistics manager turned global tour co-ordinator, cannot possibly be their father. And that there is nothing glamorous about a tour-bus toilet. Rosetta was not a conventional mother - 'Mum' being a banned word, for a start - and for twenty years, she has resisted tempting offers to write about her life on the road. But with Barney, her adored last chick, about to be shoved from the nest, and newly remarried Brian on the verge of mid-life fatherhood with his Swiss masseuse wife, the time seems right to parcel up her past and move on. The trouble is, how much of it will be news to her boys?

Swansong / Ennui / Bananas / Where the Carpet Ends (Storycuts)


Author: Shena Mackay
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144812817X
Category: Fiction
Page: 25
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In 'Swansong', Louisa has returned to her home town to attend the funeral of a friend, but she is distracted by memories of a man she once knew and the sheer number of swans in the town's charity shops. 'Ennui' tells the possible story of an artistic couple from the early 20th century. In 'Bananas', a timid grandmother finds herself increasingly embarrassed by the attentions of the exuberant local foreign shopkeeper whom she has secretly christened 'Bananas'. In 'Where the Carpet Ends', Miss Agnew lives in the rafters of an Eastbourne hotel, amongst eccentric characters drawn together in their 'reduced circumstances'. Stifled by her stale and impoverished surroundings, she dreams of change. Part of the Storycuts series, these four stories were previously published in the collection The Atmospheric Railway.