Luminous Airplanes: Paul La Farge
Luminous Airplanes:A Novel Paul La Farge
In September 2000, a young programmer comes home from a desert festival to learn that his grandfather has died and that he has to return to Thebes - a town which is so isolated that its inhabitants have their own language - in order to clean out the house where his family lived for five generations. While he’s there, he runs into Yesim, a Turkish American woman whom he loved as a child, and begins a romance in which past and present are dangerously confused. At the same time, he remembers San Francisco in the wild years of the internet boom, and mourns the loss of Swan, a madman who may have been the only person to understand what was happening to the city, and to the world. La Farge’s ambitious new work considers large worlds and small ones, love, memory, family, flying machines, dance music, and the end of the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Carroll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000617/bk_high_000617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These Trumbull County 911 recordings are real. There are no actors or re-enactments....and no names have been changed to protect the innocent. These recordings are those of the actual police radio dispatch, from the Trumbull county 911 center in northeastern Ohio. We have edited out any dead air space between transmissions, but have otherwise left the recordings unaltered.The incident occurred on December 14th 1994 at approximately 11 pm and lasted for over nine hours. Calls began to come into the Trumbull county 911 center, and local TV station WYTV Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio from concerned, and at times, frantic local residents. But the nature of these calls were anything but routine. Instead, callers reported seeing a large, luminous, saucer shaped object that made no sound, and hovered awfully low to the ground. They were certain it wasn´t an airplane, helicopter, weather balloon, falling star, or....the planet Venus. Initially, the dispatch operator and officers on duty that evening, can be heard actually joking about the situation. However...the mood would soon become quite serious, as visual contact began to be confirmed by patrolman from several different stations, including The Howland and Liberty townships, as well as Hubbard, Girard and Trumbull County police departments. Officers described the UFO as a huge, brightly luminescent object, with multicolored pulsating lights, and lit up the sky, and lit up the ground below it in an erie red light, as if it were daylight. According to officers and residents, the object made no noise, and was seen hovering above houses and disturbingly low to the ground. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000233/bk_real_000233_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection of linked poems from David Levithan, the author of the New York Times bestseller Every Day and the groundbreaking classic Boy Meets Boy and the co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), will introduce you to a world of unforgettable and emotionally resonant voices. Here´s what I know about the realm of possibility- it is always expanding, it is never what you think it is. Everything around us was once deemed impossible. From the airplane overhead to the phones in our pockets to the choir girl putting her arm around the metalhead. As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all exist within the realm of possibility. Most of the limits are of our own world´s devising. And yet, every day we each do so many things that were once impossible to us. Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can´t have. These are just a few of the captivating characters readers will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever-changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that readers won´t forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger. A MARGARET A. EDWARDS AWARD WINNER AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK FOR THE TEEN AGE ´´Luminous . . . each voice sings with hope, humor and possibility.´´ -Time Out New York Kids