The Girl From the Train

The Girl From the Train
Author: Irma Joubert
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 0529102927
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl From the Train Book Excerpt:

Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Auschwitz. Jakób Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks. As World War II draws to a close, Jakób fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They intend to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl’s unscheduled train reaches the bomb first. Gretl is the only survivor. Though spared from the concentration camp, the orphaned German Jew finds herself lost in a country hostile to her people. When Jakób discovers her, guilt and fatherly compassion prompt him to take her in. For three years, the young man and little girl form a bond over the secrets they must hide from his Catholic family. But she can’t stay with him forever. Jakób sends Gretl to South Africa, where German war orphans are promised bright futures with adoptive Protestant families—so long as Gretl’s Jewish roots, Catholic education, and connections to communist Poland are never discovered. Separated by continents, politics, religion, language, and years, Jakób and Gretl will likely never see each other again. But the events they have both survived and their belief that the human spirit can triumph over the ravages of war have formed a bond of love that no circumstances can overcome. Praise for The Girl from the Train: “A riveting read with an endearing, courageous protagonist . . . takes us from war-torn Poland to the veldt of South Africa in a story rich in love, loss, and the survival of the human spirit.” —Anne Easter Smith, author of A Rose for the Crown Full-length World War II historical novel International bestseller Includes a glossary

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-01-15
ISBN: 1448171687
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl on the Train Book Excerpt:

THE RUNAWAY GLOBAL BESTSELLER ***Includes a preview of Paula's scorching new thriller, A Slow Fire Burning *** 'Gripping, enthralling - a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read.' SJ Watson, bestselling author of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see; she's much more than just the girl on the train...

Summary of The Girl On The Train

Summary of The Girl On The Train
Author: Alexander Cooper
Publsiher: BookSummaryGr
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-16
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of The Girl On The Train Book Excerpt:

The Girl On The Train - A Comprehensive Summary Rachel July 5, 2013 Rachel is the “girl on the train” and she is riding home, looking out through window of the train, drinking gin and tonic from a can. She recollects her first holiday with Tom – the fishing villages, beaches and making love in the sand. The train often stops outside her favorite house, number fifteen. Rachel often sees a couple on their terrace and imagines them as Jason and Jess, “a perfect, golden couple.” They remind her of her past relationship with Tom. Tom now lives with Anna and their baby. Rachel stays with her friend, Cathy, who is a nice person. Nevertheless Rachel feels out of place. She is disturbed on days when she cannot catch a glimpse of Jess and Jason during her commute on the train. Tom calls Rachel later that night and tells her to stop bugging him. He tells her that Anna is upset with her calling him. Rachel never mentioned calling Tom, or maybe she’s forgotten it. To be continued... Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc. Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Penguin Readers Level 6 The Girl on the Train ELT Graded Reader

Penguin Readers Level 6  The Girl on the Train  ELT Graded Reader
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 0241534445
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Penguin Readers Level 6 The Girl on the Train ELT Graded Reader Book Excerpt:

The Girl on the Train, a Level 6 Reader, is B1+ in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future continuous, reported questions, third conditional, was going to and ellipsis. A small number of illustrations support the text.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Summarized for Busy People

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN   Summarized for Busy People
Author: Goldmine Reads
Publsiher: Goldmine Reads
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Summarized for Busy People Book Excerpt:

This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Each day is as mundane as the last. Rachel Watson travels to and from London by train, and on the way, she passes the fine suburban houses owned by the people living the life she once dreamed of living. Aboard the morning train, Rachel sees "Jason" and "Jess", her perfect couple, eating breakfast together on the deck of their beautiful home. One day, Rachel witnesses something that would linger in her mind. The sight is fleeting, but a few moments are more than enough. When an investigation is opened in search of the woman who went missing, Rachel steps forward to give her testimony. At the state she is in, the police deem her to be unreliable as a witness. Rachel knows much more than what her mind allows her to remember. She crosses a line she cannot turn back from when she finds herself too involved in the case of the missing woman. Rachel's efforts to unravel the mystery lead her to conclude that everything she has come to know is a lie. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

Train Wreck Girl

Train Wreck Girl
Author: Sean Carswell
Publsiher: Manic D Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-05-01
ISBN: 1933149655
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Train Wreck Girl Book Excerpt:

“Sean Carswell is a wonderful storyteller. . . . Reading his stuff makes you laugh and makes you think.”—Howard Zinn “[Carswell’s writing is] the antidote to what is so boring or safe or wrong with modern book publishing.”—Joe Meno, author of Hairstyles of the Damned Train Wreck Girl is the funny and tragic story of one man’s quest to figure out what to do with his life now that it’s too late for him to die young. After finding his girlfriend dead on the railroad tracks right after breaking up with her, Danny McGregor—Flagstaff bartender and surfer without an ocean—rides the next bus out of Arizona, fleeing to his Cocoa Beach, Florida, hometown, where a maelstrom of past ghosts await. Back in Florida, his treacherous friend, Bart, finds Danny a job picking up corpses. Sophie, a former crazy girlfriend who stabbed Danny, wants to rekindle their relationship. Taylor, a twelve-year-old neighborhood girl, only wants Danny to teach her to surf. And then there’s Helen, with a face that launched a dozen Greyhounds. Through the chaos, Danny discovers his strengths amid all his weaknesses and is able to move forward while making peace with his past. Sean Carswell is a former carpenter, housepainter, dishwasher, and warehouse clerk. His fiction has appeared in dozens of literary journals. He has been a staff writer for Flipside, Clamor, and Ink 19, and is a regular contributor to Razorcake. A co-founder of Gorsky Press, he is currently a professor at the University of California.

The Girl on the Train Movie Tie In

The Girl on the Train  Movie Tie In
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publsiher: Riverhead Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN: 9780735212152
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl on the Train Movie Tie In Book Excerpt:

The #1"New York Times"Bestseller, "USA Today"Book of the Year, soon to be a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives. Nothing is more addicting than"The Girl on the Train." "Vanity Fair " "The Girl on the Train"has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since"Gone Girl." . . . [It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership. "The New York Times" Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You'll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend. "USA Today" Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages. "The Boston Globe " "Gone Girl"fans will devour this psychological thriller. "People" EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life as she sees it is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. UNTIL TODAY And then she sees something shocking. It s only a minute until the train moves on, but it s enough. Now everything s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?"

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publsiher: Seal Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN: 9781400026791
Category: Alcoholics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl on the Train Book Excerpt:

Rachel takes the same commuter train every day. The train stops at the same signal every day, and she sees the same couple, breakfasting on their roof terrace. Jason and Jess, as she calls them, seem so happy. Then one day Rachel sees someone new in their garden. Soon after, Rachel sees the woman she calls Jess on the news. Jess has disappeared. Through the ensuing police investigation, Rachel is drawn deeper into the lives of the couple.

The Railway Age Monthly and Railway Service Magazine

The Railway Age Monthly and Railway Service Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Railroads
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Railway Age Monthly and Railway Service Magazine Book Excerpt:

Diary of a French Girl

Diary of a French Girl
Author: Zéphanie
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2010-09-21
ISBN: 1452054886
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diary of a French Girl Book Excerpt:

This true story takes place in Paris, the City of Lights where Zphanie was born in 1925. In this memoir, you will learn what life was like during the war and occupation, and how the resistance movement helped the fallen pilots that were parachuted into German encampments. You will read how one girl preserved her sense of compassion and kindness regardless of the circumstance. There are heroes born among us every day, but they too often remain unsung. Zphanie was one of them She handled the horrors and tragedies life handed her with grace and dignity, and she survived long enough to make her way to England, then to America. Her fascinating story will captivate you.

International Journal of Language Studies IJLS volume 12 4

International Journal of Language Studies  IJLS     volume 12 4
Author: Mohammad Ali Salmani Nodoushan
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2023
ISBN: 0359147046
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Journal of Language Studies IJLS volume 12 4 Book Excerpt:

Honest Review and Summary

Honest Review and Summary
Author: Honest Reviews
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN: 9781514220894
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Honest Review and Summary Book Excerpt:

WARNING: This is not the actual book The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins. Do not buy this if you are looking for a full copy of this book. This is a Summary & Analysis of The Girl on the Train. Paula Hawkins' debut novel The Girl on the Train is a suspenseful thriller filled with a complex plot, shocking twists at every turn, and an ending that will both stun and leave the reader wanting more. Suspense, intrigue, drama, and murder, all entangled together into one giant knot that is begging to be unraveled. Hawkins' novel relates the story of Rachel Watson has spent the last few years stumbling through life in a booze-filled depression ever since her husband left her for another woman. Now she wiles away her days riding the commuter train to and from London, despite having been fired from her job months ago. The train makes a daily stop by her old neighborhood and it is here she spies a couple appearing to be living a perfect life from a beautiful home. She begins to fantasize about the couple, inventing little lives and backstories for them to keep her mind off her own troubles. All of a sudden events take an unexpected turn.

Flygirl

Flygirl
Author: Sherri L. Smith
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-01-22
ISBN: 1440699283
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flygirl Book Excerpt:

Read Sherri L. Smith's posts on the Penguin Blog Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. Her daddy was a pilot and being black didn’t stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddy’s gone now, and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her. When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots—and Ida suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do something significant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific. But even the WASP won’t accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of “passing,” of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program. Hiding one’s racial heritage, denying one’s family, denying one’s self is a heavy burden. And while Ida Mae chases her dream, she must also decide who it is she really wants to be.

Girls Fall Down

Girls Fall Down
Author: Maggie Helwig
Publsiher: Coach House Books
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781552451960
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls Fall Down Book Excerpt:

The 2012 One Book Toronto title Shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award A girl faints in the Toronto subway. Her friends are taken to the hospital with unexplained rashes; they complain about a funny smell in the subway. Swarms of police arrive, and then the hazmat team. Panic ripples through the city, and words like poisoning and terrorism become airborne. Soon, people are collapsing all over the city in subways and streetcars and malls. Alex was witness to this first episode. He's a photographer: of injuries and deaths, for his job at the hospital, and of life, in his evening explorations of the city. Alex's sight is failing, and as he rushes to capture his vision of Toronto on film, he encounters an old girlfriend - the one who shattered his heart in the eighties, while she was fighting for abortion rights and social justice and he was battling his body's chemical demons. But now Susie-Paul is in the midst of her own crisis: her schizophrenic brother is missing, and the streets of Toronto are more hostile than ever. Maggie Helwig, author of the critically lauded Between Mountains, has fashioned a novel not of bold actions but of small gestures, showing how easy and gentle is the slide into paranoia, and how enormous and terrifying is the slide into love. 'The depth of her understanding ... fills this book with moving scenes and striking perceptions.' --The Globe and Mail (about Between Mountains) 'With pitch-perfect prose, Helwig shows huge compassion and an ability to make Toronto come alive.' --NOW 'stellar ... meticulous and poignant realism' --Montreal Gazette

The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness A Novel

The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness  A Novel
Author: Kyung-Sook Shin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 1605988642
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness A Novel Book Excerpt:

The highly anticipated release of the most personal novel by Kyung-Sook Shin, who first burst on to the literary scene with the New York Times bestseller, Please Look After Mom. Homesick and alone, a teen-aged girl has just arrived in Seoul to work in a factory. Her family, still in the countryside, is too impoverished to keep sending her to school, so she works long, sun-less days on a stereo-assembly line, struggling through night school every evening in order to achieve her dream of becoming a writer. Korea’s brightest literary star sets this complex and nuanced coming-of-age story against the backdrop of Korea’s industrial sweatshops of the 1970’s and takes on the extreme exploitation, oppression, and urbanization that helped catapult Korea’s economy out of the ashes of war. But it was girls like Shin’s heroine who formed the bottom of Seoul’s rapidly changing social hierarchy, forgotten and ignored. Richly autobiographical, The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness lays bare the conflict and confusion Shin faces as she confronts her past and the sweeping social change of the past half-century. Cited in Korea as one of the most important literary novels of the decade, this novel cements Shin’s legacy as one of the most insightful and exciting writers of her generation.

A Virginia Girl in the Civil War Expanded Annotated

A Virginia Girl in the Civil War  Expanded  Annotated
Author: Myrta Lockett Avary
Publsiher: BIG BYTE BOOKS
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2016-05-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Virginia Girl in the Civil War Expanded Annotated Book Excerpt:

She and her biographer were both real-life Scarlett O'Haras. Born to privilege and wealth in antebellum Virginia, she married at seventeen and then was plunged into the events of the American Civil War. Myrta Lockett Avary was her biographer and though Avary does not give up her friend's identity, the story captured the imagination of the world when first published in 1903. Avary also wrote "Dixie After the War," which may have been the inspiration for Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind." She was also the original editor of "A Diary from Dixie as written by Mary Boykin Chestnut," featured very prominently in Ken Burns' documentary, The Civil War. A write for major periodicals during her day, Myrta Avary was a successful and well-known writer. We're fortunate that she chronicled the world that was left behind in the wake of the Civil War. "The narrative is one that both interests and charms. The beginning of the end of the long and desperate struggle is unusually well told, and now the survivors lived during the last days of the fading Confederacy forms a vivid picture of those distressful times.”—Baltimore Herald. “The style of the narrative is attractively informal and chatty. Its pathos is that of simplicity. It throws upon a cruel period of our national career a side-light, bringing out tender and softening interests too little visible in the pages of formal history.”—New York World. “This is a tale that will appeal to every Southern man and woman, and can not fail to be of interest to every reader. It is-as fresh and vivacious, even in dealing with dark days, as the young soul that underwent the hardships of a most cruel war."—Louisville Courier-Journal. “Taken at this time, when the years have buried all resentment, dulled all sorrows, and brought new generations to the scenes, a work of this kind can not fail of value just as it can not fail in interest. Official history moves with two great strides to permit of the smaller, more intimate events; fiction lacks the realistic, powerful appeal of actuality; such works as this must be depended upon to fill in the unoccupied interstices, to show us just what were the lives of those who were in this conflict or who lived in the midst of it without being able actively to participate in it. And of this type 'A Virginia Girl in the Civil War ' is a truly admirable example.”—Philadelphia Record.

Hijacking Japan

Hijacking Japan
Author: Christopher Hood
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2017-02-26
ISBN: 1326897268
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hijacking Japan Book Excerpt:

It was meant to be a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of Tōkyō. Nicola was working hard as an English teacher in Japan; she desperately needed a holiday. A long weekend with her boyfriend, Akira, and two other friends, Mai and Masashi, seemed ideal. The four of them would travel by Japan's safest form of transport, the shinkansen ('bullet train'), before boarding a ferry for the trip across to the quiet island of Sado. However, Nicola and her friends could never imagine that they would become caught up in a hijacking. Why would someone want to hijack this train? How would Nicola and her friends respond to being on a hijacked train? Would the police be able to catch those responsible? Hijacking Japan follows events in a real-time format during a dramatic day that threatens to bring the Japanese government to its knees.

The Southwestern Reporter

The Southwestern Reporter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2326
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Southwestern Reporter Book Excerpt:

Penguin Readers Level 6 the Girl on the Train ELT Graded Reader

Penguin Readers Level 6  the Girl on the Train  ELT Graded Reader
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publsiher: Ladybird
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 9780241520789
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Penguin Readers Level 6 the Girl on the Train ELT Graded Reader Book Excerpt:

The Girl on the Train, a Level 6 Reader, is B1+ in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future continuous, reported questions, third conditional, was going to and ellipsis. A small number of illustrations support the text.

W C Fields by Himself

W C  Fields by Himself
Author: W. C. Fields
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1630761729
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

W C Fields by Himself Book Excerpt:

Fields never got around to writing his autobiography, but at his death in 1946, he left behind a vast assortment of notes, outlines, scrapbooks, letters, scripts, scenarios, and photographs. Now his grandson, Ronald J. Fields, has edited and woven this wealth of previously unpublished material into a unique new portrait of the Great One--in his own words. This book establishes the true facts about W.C. Fields's early years: how, around 1895, he really got started juggling; how met his future wife Hattie; and how he felt about his incessant tours, triumphs, and film career.