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Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Everyone Brave is Forgiven
A Book

by Chris Cleave

  • Publisher : Sceptre
  • Release : 2016-12-29
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781473618718
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Ian McEwan did this with Atonement, Sarah Waters did it with The Night Watch, and Chris Cleave does it too with Everyone Brave is Forgiven... A compelling and finely crafted novel.' FT An extraordinary story of love and honour in extreme circumstances, from the multi-award-winning author of THE OTHER HAND. Instant New York Times bestseller Evening Standard top ten bestseller iBooks BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 Irish Times summer reading pick 'A cracker' Stylist, 10 Exciting Books in 2016 'His best book to date' Esquire, 10 best novels of 2016 Guardian Literary Highlight of 2016 Independent Best Book to read in 2016 Irish News Top Picks for 2016 Washington Post 20 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2016 In a powerful combination of both humour and heartbreak, this dazzling novel weaves little-known history, and a perfect love story, through the vast sweep of the Second World War - daring us to understand that, against the great theatre of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs, that change us most.

Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Everyone Brave is Forgiven
A Book

by Chris Cleave

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-03-07
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1501124382
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North goes to the War Office, signs up-- and is assigned to be a teacher to a class evacuated to the countryside. Tom Shaw ignores the war until his roommate Alistair Heath has enlisted. The three meet, and become tested in ways they could not have imagined, entangling their lives in violence and passion, shaping their hopes and dreams.

LARGE PRINT BOOK CLUB SET Everyone Brave is Forgiven

LARGE PRINT BOOK CLUB SET Everyone Brave is Forgiven
A Book

by Chris Cleave

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 667
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It's 1939 and Mary, a young socialite, is determined to shock her blueblood political family by volunteering for the war effort. She is assigned as a teacher to children who were evacuated from London and have been rejected by the countryside because they are infirm, mentally disabled, or -- like Mary's favorite student, Zachary -- have colored skin. Tom, an education administrator, is distraught when his best friend, Alastair, enlists. Alastair, an art restorer, has always seemed far removed from the violent life to which he has now condemned himself. But Tom finds distraction in Mary, first as her employer and then as their relationship quickly develops in the emotionally charged times. When Mary meets Alastair, the three are drawn into a tragic love triangle and -- while war escalates and bombs begin falling around them -- further into a new world unlike any they've ever known.

Little Bee

Little Bee
A Novel

by Chris Cleave

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-02-16
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 1416589643
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a tale of a precarious friendship between an illegal Nigerian refugee and a recent widow from suburban London, a story told from the alternating and disparate perspectives of both women.

Incendiary

Incendiary
A Novel (Book Club Readers Edition)

by Chris Cleave

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-01-11
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1451618492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A tragicomic open letter to Osama Bin Laden from a young London woman whose husband and son are killed in a terrorist attack on a soccer stadium.

Gold

Gold
A Novel

by Chris Cleave

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-07-03
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1451672748
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Building on the tradition of Little Bee, Chris Cleave again writes with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption. What would you sacrifice for the people you love? KATE AND ZOE met at nineteen when they both made the cut for the national training program in track cycling—a sport that demands intense focus, blinding exertion, and unwavering commitment. They are built to exploit the barest physical and psychological edge over equally skilled rivals, all of whom are fighting for the last one tenth of a second that separates triumph from despair. Now at thirty-two, the women are facing their last and biggest race: the 2012 Olympics. Each wants desperately to win gold, and each has more than a medal to lose. Kate is the more naturally gifted, but the demands of her life have a tendency to slow her down. Her eight-year-old daughter Sophie dreams of the Death Star and of battling alongside the Rebels as evil white blood cells ravage her personal galaxy—she is fighting a recurrence of the leukemia that nearly killed her three years ago. Sophie doesn’t want to stand in the way of her mum’s Olympic dreams, but each day the dark forces of the universe seem to be massing against her. Devoted and self-sacrificing Kate knows her daughter is fragile, but at the height of her last frenzied months of training, might she be blind to the most terrible prognosis? Intense, aloof Zoe has always hovered on the periphery of real human companionship, and her compulsive need to win at any cost has more than once threatened her friendship with Kate—and her own sanity. Will she allow her obsession, and the advantage she has over a harried, anguished mother, to sever the bond they have shared for more than a decade? Echoing the adrenaline-fueled rush of a race around the Velodrome track, Gold is a triumph of superbly paced, heart-in-throat storytelling. With great humanity and glorious prose, Chris Cleave examines the values that lie at the heart of our most intimate relationships, and the choices we make when lives are at stake and everything is on the line.

Incendiary

Incendiary
A Novel

by Chris Cleave

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-12-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781451635768
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I am a woman built upon the wreckage of myself. In an emotionally raw voice alive with grief, compassion, and startling humor, a woman mourns the loss of her husband and son at the hands of one of history’s most notorious criminals. And in appealing to their executioner, she reveals the desperate sadness of a broken heart and a working-class life blown apart.

Chris Cleave Ebook Boxed Set

Chris Cleave Ebook Boxed Set
Little Bee, Incendiary, Gold

by Chris Cleave

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-07-03
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN : 1451676859
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Three novels from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Cleave. Little Bee This haunting, New York Times bestselling novel tells the story of an African refugee, nicknamed Little Bee, whose violent and courageous journey from a Nigerian beach to a suburban London home and back puts a stunning face on the worldwide refugee crisis. Incendiary In an emotionally raw voice alive with grief, compassion, and startling humor, a woman mourns the loss of her husband and son at the hands of one of history’s most notorious criminals. And in appealing to their executioner, she reveals the desperate sadness of a broken heart and a working-class life blown apart. Gold Building on the tradition of Little Bee, Chris Cleave again writes with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption.

Torpedoed

Torpedoed
The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"

by Deborah Heiligman

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release : 2019-10-08
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1250187559
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII. Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out of the country: the wealthy, independently; the poor, through a government relocation program called CORB. In September 1940, passenger liner SS City of Benares set sail for Canada with one hundred children on board. When the war ships escorting the Benares departed, a German submarine torpedoed what became known as the Children's Ship. Out of tragedy, ordinary people became heroes. This is their story. This title has Common Core connections.

Supporting Cast

Supporting Cast
A Book

by Kit de Waal

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2020-07-30
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0241973430
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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***From the acclaimed author of My Name is Leon*** 'Stories of everyday lives that will resonate and move you utterly' Stylist _______________________________________________ As she walks out of her marriage, a woman remembers the day her husband rescued a boy from drowning. A blind man on his wedding day celebrates the pursuit of love. And a young man leaves prison with only one desire - to see his son again. Kit de Waal's characters light up the page in vivid stories of thwarted desire, love and loss. With power and precision, humanity and insight, Supporting Cast captures the extraordinary moments in our ordinary lives, and the darkness and the joy of the everyday. ________________________________________________ 'It's so good. Full of Kit's trademark humanity. I can feel my heart grow with every word' Cathy Rentzenbrink 'Stunning. Kit is in utter command of language and story here, and wields them like no other writer' Donal Ryan 'A magnificent study of humanity in all its various sorrows. Her writing is exquisite and the stories are beautiful in their simplicity and truth' Liz Nugent

Little Bee

Little Bee
A Novel

by Chris Cleave

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9781416589631
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Somerset Maugham Award-winning author of Incendiary presents a tale of a precarious friendship between an illegal Nigerian refugee and a recent widow from suburban London, a story told from the alternating and disparate perspectives of both women. 75,000 first printing.

Something to Read About

Something to Read About
A Book Club Sampler from Simon & Schuster

by Chris Cleave,Philippa Gregory,Sarah Pekkanen,Mira Bartok

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-05-10
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 1451658109
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Featuring favorite authors and thrilling debuts, Something to Read About: A Book Club Sampler, is the guide for finding your next book club read. Whether you’re in the mood for something historical, contemporary, young adult, or true life these are books you and your reading group won’t want to miss: The Memory Palace: A Memoir by Mira Bartok, Incendiary by Chris Cleave, The Chemical Garden Trilogy Book One: Wither by Lauren DeStefano, The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory, Possession by Elana Johnson, The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball, The Butterfly’s Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe, Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen, and Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. Enjoy an excerpt from each book accompanied by a collection of bonus materials intended to enrich your reading experience and book club discussion. You’ll get discussion questions, suggestions for enhancing your book club, and full-length author interviews. We’ve even included a special note from the author and their answer to our culinary quandary: “What would you serve at a book club discussing your own book?” Their menu suggestions range from a family recipe for the “Best Ever Refritos” to a “Royal-Tea Cocktail” and are sure to add something special to your next book group meeting. The Something to Read About sampler was created to help you discover your next won’t-be-able-to-put-it-down, can’t-wait-to-talk-about-it, all-time-favorite read. And like most of the finer things in life, these stories are meant to be shared. Enjoy!

Simon & Schuster 2012 Fiction Sampler

Simon & Schuster 2012 Fiction Sampler
A Book

by John Irving,Carol Anshaw,Chris Cleave,Vaddey Ratner,Enid Shomer,Natalie Bakopoulos

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-01-03
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 1451686196
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This free sampler features extended excerpts from six novels coming in 2012 from Simon & Schuster. The books and authors presented in this sampler include In One Person, the first new novel in three years from John Irving, Carry the One by Carol Anshaw, Gold by Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee, In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner, The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer, and The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos. In addition to these exclusive previews, the sample includes interviews with the writers and commentary from the books’ editors.

The Undertaking

The Undertaking
A Novel

by Audrey Magee

  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 2014-09-02
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0802192610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A “deeply impressive . . . devastating but quite stunning” novel about doomed love and ambition in Nazi Germany (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). Set during World War II amid the trenches of the eastern front and the turmoil of Berlin under the Third Reich, The Undertaking intertwines the lives of two German strangers entering into a proxy marriage of convenience, self-interest, and of ideology. Peter Faber is a soldier desperate to escape the madness of war if only by a three-week honeymoon leave. His new wife is Katharine Spinell, a resourceful young woman from Berlin who anticipates the likelihood of a widow’s pension should Peter die in battle. When they finally meet there is an attraction as unexpected as it is intense. But as Peter returns to Stalingrad, and as Katherine ruthlessly works her way into Nazi high society, the tides of war change. So do Peter and Katharine’s fates and fortunes, in this “bold, honest novel about Nazi greed and moral blankness . . . and the small people who are inseparably part of a great ravagement” (The Guardian). Finalist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, The Undertaking is “one of the most riveting accounts of love in time of war that this reviewer has ever read” (Library Journal (starred review)—“a violent, elegant, unsentimental journey through hell and halfway back” (Chris Cleave, New York Times–bestselling author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven).

The Nine-Chambered Heart

The Nine-Chambered Heart
A Book

by Janice Pariat

  • Publisher : Borough Press
  • Release : 2019-02-18
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780008272562
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Superb. She had me at page one' Chris Cleave, author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven 'It's the artful pleating of this subtle, psychologically astute novel that sets it apart' DAILY MAIL The kaleidoscopic story of one woman as seen through the eyes of those she has loved or been loved by. Nine people illuminate one woman in the particular light of how they see her, each voice casting her from a new angle. Taking her from a lonely child in the classroom to a fierce woman weathering life's battles and triumphs, The Nine-Chambered Heart is a masterful portrait, as intimate as it is brave.

Cecily

Cecily
An epic feminist retelling of the War of the Roses

by Annie Garthwaite

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2021-07-29
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 024199098X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'A startling heroine' SARAH MOSS, Summerwater 'A vividly female perspective on the Wars of the Roses' IMOGEN HERMES GOWER, The Mermaid and Mr Hancock 'Wolf Hall for the 2020s' MANDA SCOTT, Boudica 'Absorbing' TIMES __________ 1431 is a dangerous time for a woman to be defiant. England has been fighting France for 100 years. At home, power-hungry men within a corrupt government manipulate a weak king - and name Cecily's husband, York's loyal duke, an enemy. As the king's grasp on sanity weakens, plots to destroy York take root... It will take all of Cecily's courage and cunning to save her family. But when the will to survive becomes ambition for a crown, will she risk treason to secure it? Inside closed bedchambers and upon bloody battlefields, CECILY portrays war as women fight it. __________ ACCLAIM FOR CECILY - AN EPIC FEMINIST RETELLING OF THE WAR OF THE ROSES 'Has the new Hilary Mantel arrived?' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Masterful and majestic; England's unspoken history told by one brilliant woman through the life of another. This important novel blazes on every page from its brutal first scene to its glittering final act' CHRIS CLEAVE, author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven 'Entirely absorbing and utterly compelling. Fifteenth century England leaps from the page, with all its political turmoil and bloodshed. I loved it' CAROLINE LEA, author of The Glass Women 'Cecily stalks the corridors of power like a female Thomas Cromwell. A vividly female perspective on the Wars of the Roses - what a feat' IMOGEN HERMES GOWER, author of The Mermaid and Mr Hancock 'Masterfully written and wholly immersive, with characters that live and breathe. Cecily is a tour de force. I loved every sentence' JOANNE BURN, author of The Hemlock Cure 'Annie Garthwaite writes about the past with the sort of intimacy, immediacy and empathy that can only come from graft and craft' TOBY CLEMENTS, author of Kingmaker 'BLOODY GREAT. So modern, so political, it could almost be set in Downing Street' KATE SAWYER, author of The Stranding 'Shines a light into a dark corner of our history and reclaims the voice and story of a powerful and forgotten woman' LIZ HYDER, author of The Gifts 'An extraordinary achievement . . .I could touch and breathe Cecily's world as if I was walking in her shadow' CAROL MCGRATH, author of The Silken Rose 'Impeccably researched, written with style and shot through with energy, heart and power. A perfectly paced tale of intrigue, influence and victory wrenched from defeat. Cecily has been overlooked for centuries. Not anymore' A J WEST, author of The Spirit Engineer

Personal Nonviolence

Personal Nonviolence
A Practical Spirituality for Peacemakers

by Gerard Vanderhaar

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2015-08-11
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 1725235935
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Spirituality is aligning our innermost being with the Way of the Cosmos. It's our effort to get our total beings right, ultimately right, or at least as right as we can at this time in our lives given everything we know. For those trying to live lives deeply influenced by Jesus of Nazareth, a spirituality based on active nonviolence is in harmony with his life and teachings. It is both a guide and support in times of stress, turmoil, terrorism, fear, and uncertainty. In this book, a compilation of much of his decades-long work on nonviolence, Vanderhaar explains how a spirituality of nonviolence provides methods and guidance in everyday activities such as speech, leadership, and dealing with difficult people or even those who might be seen as enemies. He outlines how this spirituality helps us to understand both our gifts and our shortcomings and to deal with the challenges of life in the twenty-first century. Understanding nonviolence can guide peacemakers to a practical spirituality based on the nonviolent Christ, our guide and inspiration.

Mom, Everyone Else Does!

Mom, Everyone Else Does!
Becoming Your Daughter's Ally in Responding to Peer Pressure to Drink, Smoke, and Use Drugs

by Sharon A. Hersh

  • Publisher : Shaw Books
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9780877880257
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A licensed professional counselor--and mother of two teenagers herself--offers this third book in her Hand-in-Hand series, targeting mothers who want to protect their daughters from the dangers of drug and alcohol use. This guide helps mothers to connect with and influence their daughters.

Between Jesus and the Black Dog

Between Jesus and the Black Dog
Christian Faith and Depression

by Michael Rothery,Anne-Marie McLaughlin

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2021-07-20
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN : 1666701408
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Christians have a special worldview affecting how they experience depression, the "common cold" afflicting our emotional well-being, and that is the focus of this short book. In it, Christians and the important people in their support networks will read about the good news and the bad, the blessings and pitfalls that a Christian faith brings to the problem of managing depressions. The book is hopeful without being simplistic, and it is steadfast in its commitment to the goal of human flourishing in a problematic world.

Everyone and Everything in Trollope: The complete nonfiction and the topicon

Everyone and Everything in Trollope: The complete nonfiction and the topicon
A Book

by George Newlin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 3750
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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