The Silence of the Girls

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

Author: Pat Barker

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241983215

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Shorlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Costa Novel Award Booker-winning novelist Pat Barker imagines the untold story of the women at the heart of history's greatest epic 'Magnificent... You are in the hands of a writer at the height of her powers' Evening Standard 'Chilling, powerful, audacious... A searing twist on The Iliad. Amid the recent slew of rewritings of the great Greek myths and classics, Barker's stands out for its forcefulness of purpose and earthy compassion' The Times 'A stunning return to form' Observer There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now... Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story? Discover the greatest Greek myth of all - retold by the witness history forgot.
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The Silence of the Wave

Author: Gianrico Carofiglio

Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press

ISBN: 1908524243

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Roberto Marais is haunted by his past as an under-cover carabinieri. A time of cynicism and corruption, in the world he investigated, and in his own soul. A meeting with Emma—like Roberto ravaged by guilt—begins to revive him. When her teenage son asks Roberto to help him conquer his nightmares, Roberto at last achieves a true rebirth.
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The Silence of the Sea

Thora Gudmundsdottir

Author: Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444734474

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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A chilling mystery from the Queen of Nordic Noir, not to be missed for fans of Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson. WINNER OF THE 2015 PETRONA AWARD 'Mummy dead.' The child's pure treble was uncomfortably clear. It was the last thing Brynjar - and doubtless the others - wanted to hear at that moment. 'Daddy dead.' It got worse. 'Adda dead. Bygga dead.' The child sighed and clutched her grandmother's leg. 'All dead.' A luxury yacht arrives in Reykjavik harbour with nobody on board. What has happened to the crew, and to the family who were on board when it left Lisbon? Thora Gudmundsdottir is hired by the young father's parents to investigate, and is soon drawn deeper into the mystery. What should she make of the rumours saying that the vessel was cursed, especially given that when she boards the yacht she thinks she sees one of the missing twins? Where is Karitas, the glamorous young wife of the yacht's former owner? And whose is the body that has washed up further along the shore?
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In The Silence Of The Snow

Author: Jessica Blair

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748130535

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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French-born Marie Gabin forms a friendship with Veronica Attwood in their final two years at school, but this is tested when Marie is forced to disclose a secret to her friend. In the shadow of this revelation, the girls grow up on a country estate in North Yorkshire. The First World War takes its toll when Marie loses the man she loves and Veronica's husband suffers injuries which eventually leave her a widow, but she finds consolation in her love for the land. Returning to France, Marie marries her childhood sweetheart, but once again life brings involvement in war for the two friends. Loving their Yorkshire land, Veronica and her daughters enlist in the Land Army. When a bomber squadron arrives on a newly constructed airfield on part of the estate, relationships are formed. Elise joins the RAF and is recruited into the SOE. But secrets will out. On a mission to France, Elise faces dangers she did not expect as she searches for Marie and the truth - a truth that will have an outcome she never envisaged.
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People of the Silence

A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

Author: Kathleen O'Neal Gear,W. Michael Gear

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466817844

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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At its pinnacle in A.D. 1150 the Anasazi empire of the Southwest would see no equal in North America for almost eight hundred years. Yet even at this cultural zenith, the Anasazi held the seeds of their own destruction deep within themselves.... On his deathbed, the Great Sun Chief learns a secret, a shame so vile to him that even at the brink of eternity he cannot let it pass: In a village far to the north is a fifteen-summers-old girl who must be found. Though he knows neither her name nor her face, the Great Sun decrees that the girl must at all costs be killed. Fleeing for her life as her village lies in ruins, young Cornsilk is befriended by Poor Singer, a curious youth seeking to touch the soul of the Katchinas. Together, they undertake the perilous task of staying alive long enough to discover her true identity. But time is running out for them all--a desperate killer stalks them, one who is willing to destroy the entire Anasazi world to get to her. New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear bring the stories of these first North Americans to life in People of the Silence and other volumes in the magnicent North America's Forgotten Past series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Breaking the Silence

The inspiriational story of a girl born deaf and how she took the gamble of a lifetime to hear

Author: Jo Milne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473606020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Imagine for a moment that you have never heard the voices of those you love, the music on the radio, the sound of birdsong at dawn nor the persistent passing traffic on the road you walk down. Now imagine that the lips that you have watched moving, the faces that you have smiled at, the words that you read in front of you all slowly start to disappear too. It's hard to comprehend isn't it? Jo Milne had already lived a lifetime surrounded by silence, profoundly deaf from birth, when she began to lose her sight. Just before turning thirty, Jo was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a rare genetic and progressive condition that will one day rob her of her sight altogether. Although at this lowest ebb, Jo suffered from deep depression, she has always been determined to live her life to the full. Jo has never let her disabilities affect the way she embraces life however there was always so much that she was missing. In 2014 she made a life-changing decision to undergo major surgery. She had cochlear implants fitted allowing her to hear for the first time. Every moment of Jo's days since the operation has become a journey of discovery. She has been able to hear the voice of her own mother who has stood by her and helped her through some of her darkest moments. She has heard birds sing, people chatting and the sound of children laughing. She is embarking on an incredible journey through four missed generations of music - from the hymns she missed in school assembly to sweeping orchestral performances, from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to the music of this very moment and everything in between. Breaking the Silence is a remarkable and beautifully written memoir that will serve as an inspiration to everyone who reads it. By turns, heart-breaking and heart-warming, it is the incredibly uplifting life-story of a woman who refused to give up hope and always lives life with a smile upon her face.
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The Silence of the Lamberts

A Close to Home Collection

Author: John McPherson

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780836226980

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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Offers a humorous look at family life as portrayed in the cartoon "Close to Home"
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Silence of the Grave

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

Author: Arnaldur Indridason

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429963433

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"Now Iceland has its own Mankell." ---Holger Kreitling, Die Welt (Germany) Last year Jar City introduced international crime-writing sensation Arnaldur Indridason to rave reviews and a rousing welcome from American thriller fans. And now, Silence of the Grave, the next in this stunning series has won the coveted Golden Dagger Award. Presented by the British Crime Writers' Association, previous winners of this award include John Le Carre, Minette Walters, Henning Mankell, and James Lee Burke. In Silence of the Grave, a corpse is found on a hill outside the city of Reykjavík, and Detective Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson and his team think the body may have been buried for some years. While Erlendur struggles to hold together the crumbling fragments of his own family, slowly but surely he finds out the truth about another unhappy family. Few people are still alive who can tell the tale, but even secrets taken to the grave cannot remain hidden forever. Destined to be a classic in the world of crime fiction, Silence of the Grave is one of the most accomplished thrillers in recent years.
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Regeneration

Author: Pat Barker

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014190643X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The devastating modern classic of contemporary war fiction from Women's Prize-shortlisted author of The Silence of the Girls Regeneration is the first novel in Pat Barker's Booker Prize-winning Regeneration trilogy - a powerfully moving portrait of the deep legacy of human trauma in the First World War 'Brilliant, intense and subtle' Peter Kemp, Sunday Times 'One of the strongest and most interesting novelists of her generation' Guardian 'Unforgettable' Sunday Telegraph Craiglockhart War Hospital, Scotland, 1917, and army psychiatrist William Rivers is treating shell-shocked soldiers. Under his care are the poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, as well as mute Billy Prior, who is only able to communicate by means of pencil and paper. Rivers's job is to make the men in his charge healthy enough to fight. Yet the closer he gets to mending his patients' minds the harder becomes every decision to send them back to the horrors of the front. Pat Barker's Regeneration is the classic exploration of how the traumas of war brutalised a generation of young men. The Regeneration trilogy: Regeneration The Eye in the Door The Ghost Road
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The Silence Behind Noise

Author: Sanjay K. Verma

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 8128822705

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Life is full of stress, now-a-days. It is swinging between sorrow and pleasure. Sometimes it is full of fun & frolic and most of times it is of anxiety. Everybody is worried: students, homemakers, working people, businessmen, and so on, due to various reasons; thus engaged in number of activities in order to escape pain. Whether the activities are giving us permanent relief? How can we overcome? Is there any tailor-made system for the way out from this jail of life? This book gives every support in such situation. It focuses on the basic cause of stress. This book is full of life tuitions which guides to understand your false self and once false self is understood, eternity comes in. Words can only describe, but a thing which is beyond description needs different dimension. This book explains, unless we cross the river of false self, which is our ego mode operation of mind, we can't meet the true self. For this, we need to understand the mind and its border line. This observation brings new facet and you can see the seer & the scene. Aim of the book – The Silence Behind Noise – is to spread the message of truth and help mankind in attaining inner peace, thereby making world a place of nonviolence. The language of the book has been kept simple and easy-to-understand. A must-read book for everyone.
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