The Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel by Jack London, published in 1903 and set in Yukon, Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character of the novel is a dog named Buck. The story opens at a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, California, when Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska.This classic book brings out the true spirit of the Gold Rush days...
"Homecoming" takes us back to Ford County, the fictional setting of many of John Grisham's unforgettable stories. Jake Brigance is back, but he's not in the courtroom. He's called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, a former lawyer in Clanton, who three years earlier became a local legend when he stole money from his clients, divorced his wife, filed for bankruptcy, and left his family in the middle of the night, never to be heard from again--until...
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
The story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's, based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother.
Arlen Faber is the reclusive author of 'Me and God, ' a book that has redefined spirituality for an entire generation and has been translated into over 100 languages. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of his still wildly popular book, Arlen is still sought after as the man who has all the answers. His life collides with Elizabeth, a single mom raising her seven-year-old son, and Kris, a young man fresh out of rehab who is searching for meaning. Both...
Eddie is an eighty-three-year-old war veteran. He spends his days maintaining the rides at Ruby Pier, a seaside amusement park. Now Eddie's own life is about to come to an end. One morning, an accident occurs on one of the rides. In front of a horrified crowd, Eddie attempts to save the five-year-old's life. The last thing he sees is the little girl's frightened face, the last thing he feels is the child's hands in his. Then, a blinding flash of light...
In the year 2074, the mob sends problem people back in time, where a hired gun awaits to eliminate them. Joe is one such hired gun, good at what he does. But problems arise when the mob tries to 'close the loop, ' and Joe comes face-to-face with his future self during a hit. When Joe's future self escapes after he hesitates to finish the assignment, Joe must chase himself down and finish the job.
The adventures of a 13-year-old girl and her estranged father when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them to fly.
Members of a seemingly perfect family cope with the suicide of the teenage son.
10) Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
11) The hours
In 1929, Virginia Woolf is starting to write her novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway, ' under the care of doctors and family. In 1951, Laura Brown is planning for her husband's birthday, but is preoccupied with reading Woolf's novel. In 2001, Clarrisa Vaughn is planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel: one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it....
12) A Plumm summer
When TV puppet Froggy Doo is kidnapped and held for ransom, two young brothers and their new neighbor band together to crack the case and get Froggy Doo back on the air. In the process they learn more than just who the kidnapper is - they also learn how to become best friends.
13) Paper man
Richard Dunn, a no-hit wonder of a novelist, is sent to Long Island by his wife, who expects him to get cracking on his next novel. Dunn isn't totally alone, though. Along for the ride is a local teen who befriends Richard after he hires her to be a babysitter. His babysitter. Plus, there's Richard's imaginary best friend from childhood, Captain Excellent, a confidante always ready to prod him along toward adulthood, whether Dunn wants it or not.
While researching his book "In cold blood", writer Truman Capote develops a relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and, in particular Perry Smith, while both men waited for their date of execution on death row.
Bob is determined to combine work and pleasure. He rents a recreational motor home to drive his wife and kids on a scenic vacation to the Colorado Rockies. While trying to enjoy some much needed, quality time with his family, Bob is secretly preparing a presentation for a high-stakes corporate merger. Their dysfunctional road trip leads to repeated encounters with the perky Gornicke family. The Gornicke's don't appear to be too bright, but to Bob,...
16) Blood work
There is a masked killer on the loose, and the police believe it's the locations that are important and that the victims are just unlucky. But retired FBI agent McCaleb thinks that it goes the other way around. The killer's victims are very specific. Forced to retire after suffering a heart attack, and receiving a new heart 2 years later, he is approached by the sister of the murdered woman whose heart he now has. Now McCaleb has to use his wits to...
17) Trial and error
An actor throws his lawyer friend a bachelor party blast that renders his pal unable to appear in court. The actor goes to trial instead, giving the performance of his career while turning the courtroom upside down.
Cecilia is a poor waitress in a dumpy New Jersey diner who goes to movies to escape the realities of the Depression Era life. Her favorite is "The purple rose of Cairo." When the leading man Tom Baxter decides to be with Cecilia, confusion abounds.
Explores the full arc of George Washington's journey and weaves together dramatic live-action sequences, excerpts from Washington's letters and insights from a roster of notable experts, historians, and scholars to tell a very personal story about the evolution of one of history's most iconic leaders.
A look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan.
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