THE GOOD OLD BOYS
by Elmer Kelton (p. 7)
At thirty-eight, all Hewey Calloway can call his own are his horse and his life's savings, twenty-seven dollars. Even in Texas in 1906 that won't go far. What Hewey needs is a good woman, say his brother, Walter, and his sister-in-law, struggling to pay the mortgage on their run-down farm. Spring Renfro, the local schoolmarm, appeals to Hewey, but folks don't understand: he's at home on the range. Then suddenly his happy-go-lucky ways make trouble, and Walter's farm seems lost. When Hewey tries to figure out how to help, there's clearly just one thing for him to do.
by Alan E. Nourse, M.D. (p. 125)
For young Dr. Rob Tanner, the invitation to join a family j clinic in Twin Forks, Montana, seemed a golden opportunity. All the elements of a good solid practice were there: competent men doing competent work, even under the handicap of a remote ; location. To Rob's wife, Ellie, the invitation meant a new home and the start of a family. But within weeks of their arrival in Twin Forks, they discover that beneath the apparently serene surface of the rural group practice surge devastating rivalries and ambitions. Written by a physician, The Practice offers penetrating insights into medicine and marriage. DARWIN AND THE
by Alan Moorehead (p. 323)
The time: 1831. The place: the enchanted islands and jungles of South America. The characters: an affable young naturalist and an iron-willed sea captain. The story: that of a conflict between old beliefs and new, and of an adventure that changed the course of human thought.
FLIGHT INTO DANGER
by Arthur Hailey and John Castle (p. 417)
No man knows for certain just how much courage and resourcefulness he is capable of. When George Spencer, salesman, first embarked on an ordinary charter flight from Winnipeg to Vancouver he certainly had no reason to ask such a question of himself. Nobody could be expected to foresee the combination of circumstances that would impel him into a situation perilous beyond his worst nightmares ...
Flight into Danger represents Arthur Hailey at his most exciting and authentic. It is the least-known, yet possibly the best of all his novels.