By Richard North Patterson
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From acclaimed writer Richard North Patterson comes a sweeping relations drama of darkish secrets and techniques and person awakenings, set opposed to the backdrop of the tumultuous summer season of 1968.
America is in a country of turbulence, engulfed in civil unrest and uncertainty. but for Whitney Dane- spending the summer time of her twenty-second 12 months on Martha's Vineyard--life couldn't be more secure, nor the longer term extra certain.
Educated at Wheaton, quickly to be married, and the youngest daughter of the all-American Dane relatives, Whitney has every thing she has ever sought after, and is every little thing her omnipotent and doting father, Charles Dane, desires her to be.
But the Vineyard's nonetheless waters are disturbed via the looks of Benjamin Blaine. An underprivileged, but fiercely bold and charismatic determine, Blaine is a strength of nature neither Whitney nor her relatives can have ready for.
As Ben’s presence starts to evoke independence inside Whitney, it additionally brings deep-rooted relatives tensions to a deadly head. and shortly Whitney’s set-in-stone destiny turns into faraway from passable, and her picture-perfect relatives faraway from beautiful.
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4. Air pilots. Military—United States—Biography—Juvenile literature. 5. Simon, Mercedes—Juvenile literature. 6. Girls— Germany—Berlin—Biography—Juvenile literature. [1. Berlin (Germany)—History—Blockade, 1948-1949—Juvenile literature. 2. Halvorsen, Gail S. 3. Simon, Mercedes. 4. United States. Air Force. Military Airlift Command—Biography. 5. Air Pilots, Military 6. World War, 1939-1945—Germany. 7. ] 1. Title. 1550874—dc21 2002001887 Additional letters and first-hand accounts of the Chocolate Pilot can be found in his book, The Berlin Candy Bomber.
No candy had rained down yet—maybe he had stopped looking for the chickens! PLEASE don’t forget me, Mercedes whispered to the white sky above. Frau Simon saw the troubled look on Mercedes’s face. She squeezed her little hand with love, but said nothing. But once inside their apartment at 15 Hahnelstrasse, Frau Simon couldn’t wait to give Mercedes the surprise that had come for her earlier that day. It was a package mailed from Tempelhof Air Field, all neatly wrapped in brown paper and tied with string.
Pink bubble gum too! And Life Saver rolls, colored like the rainbow! Her Chocolate Pilot had found her at last! Mercedes saw Mama blinking back happy tears. She gave her a thick chocolate bar to eat, and chose a creamy bar with nuts and caramel nougat for herself. She slipped off its wrapper and peeled back the silver foil. Little by little, she bit into the dark sweetness, letting the smooth taste melt away on her tongue. With each silky bite, she closed her eyes for a second as if she had just tasted heaven.