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The Past

Author : Tessa Hadley
ISBN : 9781473511095
Genre : Fiction
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'Few writers give me such consistent pleasure' Zadie Smith Four siblings meet up in their grandparents’ old house for three long, hot summer weeks. But under the idyllic surface lie shattering tensions. Roland has come with his new wife, and his sisters don’t like her. Fran has brought her children, who soon uncover an ugly secret in a ruined cottage in the woods. Alice has invited Kasim, an outsider, who makes plans to seduce Roland’s teenage daughter. And Harriet, the eldest, finds her quiet self-possession ripped apart when passion erupts unexpectedly. Over the course of the holiday, a familiar way of life falls apart forever. 'Exquisite' The Times 'Wonderful' Guardian 'Magnificent' Sunday Times

Changing The Past

Author : Thomas Berger
ISBN : 9781480468498
Genre : Fiction
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Changing the Past plays on the horror of having your wishes come true. It is a black comedy of the finest kind.

Secrets From The Past

Author : Barbara Taylor Bradford
ISBN : 9781250025968
Genre : Fiction
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a powerful and emotional novel about one woman's quest to uncover long-buried secrets about her family--secrets she will stop at nothing to uncover, no matter the consequences. At thirty, American photojournalist Serena Stone has already made a name for herself with her unique and dramatic coverage of wars in the Middle East, following in her famous father's footsteps. But after his unexpected death in France, she ends her job at the renowned photo news agency, weary of years of danger. Leaving the front lines behind, Serena returns to New York where she starts work on a biography of her celebrated father. When Serena discovers that her former lover Zachary North is in trouble overseas, she's forced to leave the safety of her new life, and head back to a place she was trying to escape...and her life will never be the same again. As she brings Zac back to health in Venice, she discovers a shocking secret in the archives of her late father's work. It is a secret that will propel her back to war-torn Libya, risking her life looking for clues that she hopes will piece together the mystery surrounding her parents' marriage and the part of their life together that she never knew. Well-kept secrets, passionate love, obsession, betrayal, redemption, and the power of the past to control the future propel Secrets from the Past, the explosive new novel from The New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Past

Author : Neil Jordan
ISBN : 9781593764975
Genre : Fiction
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On June 1st, 1914, Una O’Shaughnessy sends a postcard home from a Cornish seaside town. Back in two weeks, she promises. But seven months later, she still has not returned to Ireland, and she sends another postcard, this one signed Una, Michael, Rene (!). The Past is the story of Rene, this unexpected child, as told by her own child as he searches for the truth about his parents’ mysterious and romantic history. Through the reminiscences of his mother's friend, the pieces of the past begin to fit together into a delicate mosaic of the truth. What really happened in that seaside town? Why does the past seem to hold so many secrets? Set over twenty-five years, travelling from Cornwall to Dublin and the Irish Provinces, The Past is a beautiful novel of love and longing, created by one of the preeminent artists of our time.

Eine Klasse F R Sich

Author : Julian Fellowes
ISBN : 9783641067977
Genre : Fiction
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Der Roman über die wirklich feinen Leute in London – very, very British Julian Fellowes ist nicht nur Oscar-gekrönter Drehbuchautor, sondern auch ein Meister der englischen Gesellschaftskomödie, wie er mit seinem neuen Roman erneut unter Beweis stellt. Damian Baxter ist steinreich und weiß, dass er bald sterben wird. Er hat nie geheiratet und lebt alleine mit Chauffeur, Butler, Koch, Hausmädchen und allem was dazu gehört. Was ihn aber seit langem umtreibt ist ein anonymer Brief, den er vor zwanzig Jahren erhalten hat. Könnte es tatsächlich sein, dass er damals einen Sohn gezeugt hat? Der einzige, der ihm helfen kann, dies herauszufinden, ist der Mann, mit dem er seit Jahrzehnten tödlich verfeindet ist. Julian Fellowes nimmt die Leser mit in die untergehende Welt des englischen Adels. Und er tut es mit enormer Eleganz und feinstem englischen Humor.

Postcards From The Past

Author : Marcia Willett
ISBN : 9781466846517
Genre : Fiction
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Beloved novelist Marcia Willett continues to captivate readers with her inspiring novels about family, friendship, and love. In Postcards from the Past Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. With family and friends nearby, and their living arrangements free and easy, they seem as contented as they can be. But when postcards start arriving from a sinister figure they thought belonged well and truly in their pasts, old memories are stirred. Why is he contacting them now? And what has he been hiding all these years?

Shadows Of The Past Logan Point Book 1

Author : Patricia Bradley
ISBN : 9781441212269
Genre : Fiction
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Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime, except the one she wants most desperately to solve--the disappearance of her father twenty years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she is stalking the truth about the past, someone is stalking her. Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery to him is how he can ever get over the death of his wife--a tragedy he believes he could have prevented. With his estranged brother the only family he has left, Nick sets out to find him. But when he crosses paths with Taylor, all he seems to find is trouble. Join the chase as this determined duo search the murky shadows of the past for the keys to unlocking the present and moving into a future filled with new hope and love. Readers will be swept into the sultry South in this debut novel from a promising and already award-winning writer.

Narrating The Past

Author : A. Robinson
ISBN : 9780230316744
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In recent years controversy has surrounded the narrative turn in history and the historical turn in fiction. This book clarifies what is at stake, tracing connections between historiography and life-writing, arguing that the challenges posed in representing the past illuminate issues which are central to all literary narrative.

Unschuld

Author : Jonathan Franzen
ISBN : 9783644503410
Genre : Fiction
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Die junge Pip Tyler weiß nicht, wer ihr Vater ist. Das ist keineswegs ihr einziges Problem: Sie hat Studienschulden, ihr Bürojob in Oakland ist eine Sackgasse, sie liebt einen verheirateten Mann, und ihre Mutter erdrückt sie mit Liebe und Geheimniskrämerei. Pip weiß weder, wo und wann sie geboren wurde, noch kennt sie den wirklichen Namen und Geburtstag ihrer Mutter. Als ihr eines Tages eine Deutsche beim «Sunlight Project» des Whistleblowers Andreas Wolf ein Praktikum anbietet, hofft sie, dass der ihr mit seinem Internet-Journalismus bei der Vatersuche helfen kann. Sie stellt ihre Mutter vor die Wahl: Entweder sie lüftet das Geheimnis ihrer Herkunft, oder Pip macht sich auf nach Bolivien, wo Andreas Wolf im Schutz einer paradiesischen Bergwelt sein Enthüllungswerk vollbringt. Und wenig später bricht sie auf. «Unschuld», eine tiefschwarze Komödie über jugendlichen Idealismus, maßlose Treue und den Kampf zwischen den Geschlechtern, handelt von Schuld in den unterschiedlichsten Facetten: Andreas Wolf, in Ostberlin als Sohn eines hochrangigen DDR-Politfunktionärs geboren, hat aus Liebe zu einer Frau vor Jahren ein Verbrechen begangen; ein Amerikaner, dem er in den Wirren des Berliner Mauerfalls begegnet, hat den Kinderwunsch seiner Frau nicht erfüllt und sie dann verlassen; dessen neue Lebensgefährtin kann ihrem Ehemann, der im Rollstuhl sitzt, nicht den Rücken kehren und pflegt ihn weiter ... In diesem fulminanten amerikanisch-deutschen Gesellschaftsroman eines der größten, sprachmächtigsten Autoren unserer Zeit überschlagen sich die Ereignisse. Und bannen den Leser bis zum Schluss.

Memory And Trauma In The Postwar Spanish Novel

Author : Sarah Leggott
ISBN : 9781611485318
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In recent years, much Spanish literary criticism has been characterized by debates about collective and historical memory, stemming from a national obsession with the past that has seen an explosion of novels and films about the Spanish Civil War and Franco dictatorship. This growth of so-called memory studies in literary scholarship has focused on the representation of memory and trauma in contemporary narratives dealing with the Civil War and ensuing dictatorship. In contrast, the novel of the postwar period has received relatively little critical attention of late, despite the fact that memory and trauma also feature, in different ways and to varying degrees, in many works written during the Franco years. The essays in this study argue that such novels merit a fresh critical approach, and that contemporary scholarship relating to the representation of memory and trauma in literature can enhance our understanding of the postwar Spanish novel. The volume opens with essays that engage with aspects of contemporary theoretical approaches to memory in order to reveal the ways in which these are pertinent to Spanish novels written in the first postwar decades, with studies on novels by Camilo José Cela, Carmen Laforet, Arturo Barea and Ana María Matute. Its second section focuses on the representation of trauma in specific postwar novels, drawing on elements from trauma studies scholarship to discuss neglected works by Mercedes Salisachs, Dolores Medio and Ignacio Aldecoa. The final essays continue the focus on the theme of trauma and revisit works by women writers, namely Carmen Laforet, Rosa Chacel, Ana María Matute and María Zambrano, that foreground the experiences of female protagonists who are seeking to deal with a traumatic past. The essays in this volume thus propose a new direction for the study of Spanish literature of 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s, enhancing existing approaches to the postwar Spanish novel through an engagement with contemporary scholarship on memory and trauma in literature.

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