By Jeffrey Lent
After You’ve long past in paperback, it's a relocating, elegant love tale set within the cataclysmic a long time round the flip of the 20th century. Henry Dorn has spent years construction a family members, however it basically takes a unmarried afternoon for it to crumble. all at once widowed of the affection of his lifestyles, Henry buys a steamer price tag for Amsterdam, town of his historical past, hoping to begin lifestyles anew. yet not anything can have ready him for the lady he meets at the send: the fiery, self-sufficient Lydia Pearce, one in every of a brand new iteration of ladies. sooner than lengthy the 2 have fallen into an affair of a intensity and importance for which neither used to be ready. however the reminiscence of his spouse and the vexed dating he had with their son hang-out Henry in the course of his new starting. Jeffrey Lent is one among our best novelists, and After You’ve long past offers a story that superbly charts the sweep of a existence, the bleak succeed in of a struggle, and the discovery—and loss—of life-defining love
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Mrs. Lambchop blinked. ” Back at home, Stanley stood in front of his enormous bulletin board. It was dotted with souvenirs from his travels: a postcard from Calamity Jasper, a newspaper clipping from Canada, and photographs from Mexico and Japan. In his hands, he held the newspaper article that the Lambchops had carried with them on their African adventure: FLAT SKULL DISCOVERED IN AFRICA. It was crumpled and torn in several places, stained by water and mud, but it was still in one piece. Stanley pinned it carefully to the bulletin board.
For their grand finale, the Flying Chinese Wonders connected head to toe, puffed out their chests to form a circle, and rolled around the stage. When they came to a stop, each held out an arm and a leg. The giant circle had become the sun. It was the greatest thing Stanley had ever seen! He shouted, whooped, and clapped his— Stanley’s heart plummeted as he watched the giant flashlight drop from his hands. CRAAASH! The Flying Chinese Wonders looked up in alarm. Their circle shook . . and collapsed to the floor in a heap.
Stanley and the Magic LampInvisible StanleyStanley’s Christmas AdventureStanley in SpaceStanley, Flat Again! Copyright Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures: The African Safari Discovery. Text copyright © 2011 by the Trust u/w/o Richard C. Brown a/k/a Jeff Brown f/b/o Duncan Brown. Illustrations by Macky Pamintuan, copyright © 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on-screen.