An Unreliable Man

Author: Jostein Gaarder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474605842

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8961


From the creative genius of Jostein Gaarder, author of modern classic Sophie's World, comes a novel about loneliness and the power of words Jakop is a lonely man. Divorced from his wife, with no friends apart from his constant companion Pelle, he spends his life attending the funerals of people he doesn't know, obscuring his identity in a web of improbable lies. As his addiction spirals out of control, he is forced to reconcile his love of language and stories with the ever more urgent need for human connection. An Unreliable Man is a moving and thought-provoking novel about loneliness and truth, about seeking a place in the world, and about how storytelling gives our lives meaning. Decades after his global bestseller Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder has written a poignant and funny book for our times - full of life and hope. Praise for Sophie's World 'A TOUR DE FORCE' Time 'EXTRAORDINARY' Newsweek 'A UNIQUE POPULAR CLASSIC' The Times 'A SIMPLY WONDERFUL, IRRESISTIBLE BOOK' Daily Telegraph

Sophie's World

Author: Jostein Gaarder

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781780221854

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 5369


Sophie travels through 3000 years of Western philosophy as she explores the mystery of her own life and identity.

Silencing the Past (20th anniversary edition)

Power and the Production of History

Author: Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807080543

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5340


Foreword by Hazel V. Carby A modern classic about power and the making of history, with a new foreword by a prominent scholar Placing the West’s failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debates over the Alamo and Christopher Columbus, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording of history. Presented here with a new foreword by renowned scholar Hazel V. Carby, Silencing the Past is an indispensable analysis of the silences in our historical narratives, of what is omitted and what is recorded, what is remembered and what is forgotten, and what these silences reveal about inequalities of power.

Breath, Eyes, Memory

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569477965

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 7542


At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.

Fiction Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 3797


Includes an abridged edition of 1908 catalog issued under title: English prose fiction ... list of about 800 title.

The House at Riverton

Sophie Allport limited edition

Author: Kate Morton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033046924X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2094


Originally published in 2007, Kate Morton's debut novel, The House at Riverton, went on to sell a million copies in the UK alone and won the Richard and Judy Book Club Best Read of the Year. This special tenth anniversary edition of Kate Morton's acclaimed debut features a special foreword from the author. Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

Singers' edition, operatic arias

lyric soprano, light lyric soprano

Author: Richard Boldrey,Robert Caldwell,Roger Pines,Janet Bookspan

Publisher: Caldwell Pub Co


Category: Music

Page: 358

View: 7797


Discusses voice categories and the light lyric soprano voice category. Presents eighteen arias in vocal score, together with the opera story, a historical perspective, a musical perspective, and a dramatic perspective for each. Word-by-word translations and phonetic readings are given where appropriate.

The Guilty One

Author: Sophie Littlefield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476757836

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4631


"Maris's safe suburban world was shattered the day her daughter was found murdered, presumably at the hands of the young woman's boyfriend. Her marriage crumbling, her routine shattered, Maris walks away from her pampered life as a Bay Area mom the day she receives a call from Ron, father of her daughter's killer. Wracked with guilt over his son's actions (and his own possible contribution to them), he asks Maris a single question: should he jump?"