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The great Santini

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Uplift saga volume 1.
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"The Uplift books are as compulsive reading as anything ever published in the genre."-- The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction In all the universe, no species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a patron--except perhaps mankind. Did some mysterious race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago? And if so, why did they abandon us? Circling the sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history. A journey into the boiling inferno of the sun . . . to seek our destiny in the cosmic order of life. David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War --a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time. Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being "uplifted" by a patron race. But the greatest mystery of all remains unsolved. . . . "Superb"-- Science Fiction Times
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Grouping Title great santini
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Last Grouping Update 2018-11-15 22:45:21PM
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Pat Conroy's New York Times–bestselling coming-of-age novel about a son's struggle to escape the domineering expectations of his volatile military father

Marine Col. Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers' barracks. Cold and controlling, but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family—in particular, his eldest son, Ben.

A born athlete who desperately seeks his father's approval, Ben is determined to break out from the colonel's shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all.

Inspired by Pat Conroy's own difficult relationship with his father, The Great Santini is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family, and a moving novel of a son determined to become his own man.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Fighter pilots -- Fiction, Marines -- Fiction, United States. -- Marine Corps -- Fiction
title_display The great Santini
title_full The Great Santini, The Great Santini [sound recording] / Pat Conroy, The great Santini / Pat Conroy
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Fathers and sons, Fiction, Fighter pilots, Literature, Marines