Firefly by Michelle A. Cornelson Summary
Someone is burning Baltimore. At night, sirens shriek through the air as red light blazes in the night sky. Businesses and houses are burning. There’s a madman on the loose, and it’s not just about the fire—he’s getting pretty fond of killing, too. There aren’t any leads, but there is a terrible media frenzy that gives this monster the nickname “Firefly.” Dr. McKayla MacDonald doesn’t want to see her beautiful city burned to the ground, but she also doesn’t want to get involved with the investigation. As a successful psychologist, she’s happy to assist the county fire department as a counselor. She has no idea that her decision to be a Good Samaritan has brought her to the attention of the last person she wants knowing her name and address. Firefly is on her tail, and McKayla suspects he may have been from the beginning. Using her extensive knowledge of the human psyche, the good doctor might be able to point authorities to their arsonist. Yet as the city burns, Firefly comes closer. Is he crazy enough to end up on McKayla’s doorstep with fire in hand? She must solve the case before her family becomes his target. “Firefly is a riveting and intriguing novel that is aglow with sparks, suspense and mystique. Cornelson is an accomplished and gifted writer who keeps the reader captivated from the very first page.” —Shirley Erickson, MS, Sixth-Year Certificate in Reading Education
Firefly by Jen Minkman Summary
As decreed by the State, the Citizens of Ebrus are not allowed to: Visit the ocean surrounding the Walled City. Ignore curfew and stay out after seven. Call in sick more than three times a year. Sing. A short, dystopian story about the spirit of Christmas. keywords: free book, gratis, holiday stories, dystopian
Firefly by Jennifer Kilgore Summary
On the surface, Chloe Steele appears to be a normal eighteen-year-old girl, but underneath, she carries a dark secret. This secret propels her onto a journey that takes her to rural southeast Alabama, where she serves as a live-in caregiver for the elderly Les and Nellie Grady while attending the local college. When she meets the handsome, yet mysterious Will Finncannon, however, Chloe’s path of self-discovery takes a dark turn, leading her into a world she never knew existed--a world where the line between fantasy and reality is sometimes blurred.
Firefly by Brian Stableford Summary
THE EARTH IS DYING! In the far future Earth is dying. Society has reverted to a more primitive life, much like the Middle Ages. Two men, Matthew and his brother John, who calls himself "Firefly," set out to find the time traveller, the one person who can give purpose to their existence, the one individual who can still access past technology. The Firefly, he who lights his own way, seeks the age of Man's greatness, the time when the human race once owned the stars, when great cities stood in places that have now become rust-bowls. A poignant, thoughtful, provocative, and ultimately unforgettable vision of "The Dying Earth" from a master storyteller. BRIAN STABLEFORD has written and edited over fifty books of science fiction, horror, fantasy, literary criticism, and reference, among others, many of them being published by Wildside Press. He lives and works in Reading, England.
Doozy the Lonely Firefly by Charlotte K. Brummett Summary
Doozy the Lonely Firefly is a very beautiful, yet lonely firefly who lives high in the universe with Mr. Moon and all of the stars and planets. One sunny day he travels down to earth and meets a new little friend named, Mercedes. Their friendship blossoms as she instills in him his true purpose for existing. This enchanting children’s book, filled with full-color illustrations; highlights themes of identity, purpose, friendship, self-esteem, love, and security. Doozy the Lonely Firefly is a wonderful resource for parents, teachers, or anyone who is young at heart. The characters and story in this book will capture your heartstrings and take you and your child on a journey that motivates, encourages, and lets children know they are important and have a purpose in life.
The Firefly Quiz Book by Wayne Wheelwright Summary
Firefly is the brainchild of the hugely talented Joss Whedon. A space western drama that lasted on 14 episodes but in that time gathered a hardcore and vociferous following that like to call themselves Browncoats. This quiz book contains well over 100 questions from subjects like the original crew of the Firefly-class ship Serenity, the interpersonal relationships of the crew members, the deadly Reavers, the antics of the hero they call Jayne and many more. Prepare to test your knowledge on this short lived but much loved series. You can't stop the signal.
Cuckoo Search and Firefly Algorithm by Xin-She Yang Summary
Nature-inspired algorithms such as cuckoo search and firefly algorithm have become popular and widely used in recent years in many applications. These algorithms are flexible, efficient and easy to implement. New progress has been made in the last few years, and it is timely to summarize the latest developments of cuckoo search and firefly algorithm and their diverse applications. This book will review both theoretical studies and applications with detailed algorithm analysis, implementation and case studies so that readers can benefit most from this book. Application topics are contributed by many leading experts in the field. Topics include cuckoo search, firefly algorithm, algorithm analysis, feature selection, image processing, travelling salesman problem, neural network, GPU optimization, scheduling, queuing, multi-objective manufacturing optimization, semantic web service, shape optimization, and others. This book can serve as an ideal reference for both graduates and researchers in computer science, evolutionary computing, machine learning, computational intelligence, and optimization, as well as engineers in business intelligence, knowledge management and information technology.
Firefly Rain by Richard Dansky Summary
When Jacob left home for a new life, he pretty much forgot all about Maryfield, North Carolina. But Maryfield never forgot him. Or forgave him. After a failed business venture in Boston, Jacob Logan comes back to the small Southern town of his childhood and takes up residence in the isolated house he grew up in. Here, the air is still. The nights are black. And his parents are buried close by. It should feel like home—but something is terribly wrong. Jacob loses all his belongings in a highway accident. His car is stolen from his driveway, yet he never hears a sound. The townspeople seem guarded and suspicious. And Carl, the property caretaker with so many secrets, is unnervingly accommodating. Then there are the fireflies that light the night skies . . . and die as they come near Jacob’s home. If it weren’t for the creaking sounds after dark, or the feeling that he is being watched, Jacob would feel so alone. He shouldn’t worry. He’s not. And whatever’s with him isn’t going to let him leave home ever again.
Mrs. FireFly by Denise Axmacher Summary
Rosie can no longer light her way in the dark. She travels with her friends Flora and Buzz to seek help from the King of Fireflies. This positive short story helps young children understand that even though going to the Doctor can be scary, it can also be very helpful and rewarding.
The Firefly Effect by Kimberly Douglas Summary
How can you tap into your team’s creativity to tackle today’s toughest business challenges? In The Firefly Effect, Kimberly Douglas presents inspiring yet pragmatic insights into getting your entire team firing on all cylinders and aiming in the right direction. Comparing the difficult act of harnessing and capturing creativity to the act of catching fireflies on a summer night, she will explain: What to do when the fireflies don’t show up (or when creativity dries up) How to know when it’s time to find a new meadow (or a new approach, place or process) What to do if the leader is keeping too tight a lid on the jar (and team innovation is gasping for air) How to get inventive when it rains on your firefly hunt (or parade of ideas) What happens when everyone is too busy to join in (and group problems remain unresolved)
Firefly Nights by Cynthia Thomason Summary
Hoping for a fresh start, Kitty Galloway packs up her son and a few bare necessities and hits the road. Only now they're stranded in the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the mercy of small-town justice. But it's the temporary gig she gets caring for an injured pilot that makes her start believing in second chances.
Nairobi and the Firefly by S.J. Tindal Summary
Discovering something new is so exciting; and that’s just how Nairobi feels when she sees fireflies for the first time! Fascinated to see bugs that light up, Nairobi wants to catch one. Nairobi loves the firefly so much- she wants to claim it as her own. She doesn’t understand why her mom wants her to set it free. Choosing to keep the firefly, she sneaks the jar inside and hides it under her bed. The next morning, Nairobi notices something terribly wrong with the firefly! It no longer looks or behaves the same as it did the night before. S.J. Tindal’s eye-opening tale of a little girl and a firefly reminds us all to honor and respect the freedom of all of the living. Journey with Nairobi as she makes the connection between herself and the firefly and learns what it means to truly love.