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A God in Ruins

By Kate Atkinson
  • ISBN Code: : 0385671423
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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The stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's #1 bestseller Life After Life, "one of the best novels I've read this century" (Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl). Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. Her new novel tells the story of Ursula Todd's beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father--as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is facing the difficulties of living in a future he never expected to have. The stunning companion to Life After Life, A God in Ruins explores the loss of innocence, the fraught transition from the war to peace time, and the pain of being misunderstood, especially as we age. Proving once again that Kate Atkinson is "one of the finest writers working today" (The Chicago Tribune), A God in Ruins is the triumphant return of a modern master.

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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson | Summary & Analysis Preview: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson is a novel set primarily in England that is about the horrors of war, the joys and challenges of family, and the fear and sadness of terminal illness. In 1925, young Teddy goes for a walk with his Aunt Izzie. He tries to share his love and knowledge of things in nature with her, but she does not seem interested. Teddy is upset by the fact that Izzie claims to have eaten a skylark. Izzie asks him questions about his likes and dislikes. She later uses his answers to write a series of books loosely based on him even though the main character is nothing like Teddy. Teddy hates the books and the fact that they are dedicated to him. When World War II begins, Teddy signs up. He is relieved to be escaping work at the bank with his father… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of A God in Ruins • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Understanding Kate Atkinson

By Brian Diemert
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  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Book Code : 1643361546
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 472
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Best known for her Jackson Brodie series of detective novels, which were adapted into the BBC television series Case Histories, Kate Atkinson is the author of eleven novels, two plays, and a collection of short stories. Her literary awards include the 1995 Whitbread Award for a first novel and book of the year for Behind the Scenes at the Museum and the Costa Book Awards for best novel in 2013 and 2015 for Life after Life and A God in Ruins. In this first book-length study of Atkinson's literary career, Brian Diemert examines the evolution of her novels: the playful and self-conscious work of the 1990s, the detective series novels, the books that examine Britain's history and its legacy of conflict and trauma related to World War II, and the most recent return to mystery. Diemert identifies her pattern of weaving multiple narrative strands into intricate plots that create the mystery at the heart of all her tales. He traces her development of narrative technique and thematic preoccupations of women's vulnerability within patriarchy and the complications of absent or disengaged parents. While her fiction is marked by allusiveness and humor, it remains profound and often touching as it explores the myths of British history and, particularly, women's lives.

Prequels, Coquels and Sequels in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction

By Armelle Parey
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429795882
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 556
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This book offers to delineate a key phenomenon in contemporary Anglophone fiction: novel expansion, when the plot and characters from a finished novel are retrieved to be developed in new adventures set before, after or during the narrative time of the source-text. If autographic and allographic sequels are almost as old as literature, prequels – that imagine the anteriority of a narrative – and coquels – that develop secondary characters in the same story time as the source-text – are more recent. The overall trend for novel expansion spread in the mid-1980s and 1990s and has since shown no sign of abating. This volume is organised following three types of relationships to the source-texts even if these occasionally combine to produce a more complex structure. This book comprises 11 essays, preceded by an introduction, that examine narrative strategies, aesthetic, ethical and political tendencies underlying these novel expansions. Following the overview provided in the introduction, the reader will find case studies of prequels, coquels and sequels before a final chapter that encompasses them all and more.

God Can Turn It Around for You

By Apostle Dr. Joseph Ajao
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1481708678
  • Total of Pages : 765
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 798
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Many books are out there that touched nations with powerful impact, with biblical divine insight and with progressive encouragement to all that dare to read and believe. Those books spurs many people to take positive actions about their lives. Kudos to you all the great authors that made it possible for the needy people to receive help through self-help books which is the best help. Apostle, Dr. Joseph O. Ajaos intention in this book is to bring the testimonies of the real people that faced real problems but stood their grounds and received breakthrough to you. Why? Because the problems did not break them but built them up successfully. The Apostle, Dr. Joseph Olutunde Ajao has done it again as he did in his former book that he wrote many years ago The New Fulfi lled The Old. The proven evidence that Jesus Christ fulfi lled the Scriptures. In his book, God can turn it around for you. With God all things will be possible. He proved once again that miracles have not ceased as many people believed now that miracles have stopped happening (See: John 4:48; Mark 2:12; Luke 1:37; Jeremiah 32:27; Jeremiah 33:3; Jeremiah 1:12; Psalm 50:15; Mark 11:22-25). He theologically, biblically and inspirationally proved his point beyond every reasonable doubt that God can perform His miracles in your life if you believe that the Almighty God called Yahweh can do it right now. The promises of miracles stand forever up till eternity by the power of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ more than two thousand years ago. If you read his book without any liberal theological goggle, you shall understand and agree that Yahweh can turn your life around for good. For with Almighty God nothing will be impossible (See: Luke 1:37; Luke 18:27; Matthew 18:18-20; Isaiah 40:8; Isaiah 42:8; Psalm 81:10.

NY Times Best Sellers 2015

By Instaread
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  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 750
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 576
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Missed out on the New York Times Best Sellers? Get this bundle now! It has a collection of Summaries & Analysis on 25 Latest Fiction New York Times Best Sellers. Below is the list of books you will get in this bundle: 1. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee | Summary & Analysis 2. The Bourbon Kings: by J.R. Ward | Summary & Analysis 3. The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins | Summary & Analysis 4. Circling the Sun: by Paula McLain | Summary & Analysis 5. The Marriage of Opposites: by Alice Hoffman | Summary & Analysis 6. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll | Summary & Analysis 7. The Martian by Andy Weir | Summary & Analysis 8. Grey by E L James | Summary & Analysis 9. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr | Summary & Analysis 10. Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner | Summary & Analysis 11. At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen | Summary & Analysis 12. The Nightingale: by Kristin Hannah | Summary & Analysis 13. The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand | Summary & Analysis 14. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume | Summary & Analysis 15. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant | Summary & Analysis 16. Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani | Summary & Analysis 17. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson | Summary & Analysis 18. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler | Summary & Analysis 19. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng | Summary & Analysis 20. Wreckage by Emily Bleeker | Summary & Analysis 21. Private Vegas: by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro | Summary & Analysis 22. God Help the Child by Toni Morrison | Summary & Analysis 23. The Fifth Gospel: by Ian Caldwell | Summary & Analysis 24. Still Alice by Lisa Genova | Summary & Analysis 25. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters | Summary & Analysis Inside each Instaread Summary & Analysis • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Is There a God in Health Care?

By William F. Haynes,Geffrey B. Kelly
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1608997537
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 474
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In this book, a physician, well-known for praying with his patients, and an award-winning professor of theology share their insights on how religious faith can provide help in the healing process of today's health care ministry. The authors avoid rehashing analytical theories on suffering and the "miracles" of healing they may have seen, instead examining how personal faith can enhance the immune system, how a spiritual outlook can help bear the burden of suffering and grief, and how forbearance and forgiveness are crucial in maintaining a healthy attitude toward life.

AN AMERICAN PROCESSION

By Alfred Kazin
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  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Book Code : 080415127X
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 606
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An American Procession is a study, on the largest scale, of the major American writers at work during the historically and literarily crucial century that began in the early 1830s, when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded a national literature on the basis of a metaphysical revolution, and ended on the eve of the 1930s with the triumph of modernism and the critical recognition of the “postponed power” of those who had been modern before their time. These one hundred years encompassed a period of unprecedented expansion and promise in the United States, and the work of our novelists, essayists, poets, and historians was the mirror of the nation’s spirit. The thirty years preceding the Civil War produced the transcendental idealism of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman and the dark romanticism of Hawthorne, Poe, and Melville. In the years just after World War I, modernism reached its exemplary form in the work of Eliot, Pound, Hemingway, Dos Passos, and Fitzgerald, and between the two wars emerged the great realists: Mark Twain, Henry James, Crane, and Dreiser. It is through an exploration of the lives and works of these writers—together with Emily Dickinson, William James, Henry Adams, and Faulkner—that Kazin maps out a great literary procession shaped by individual genius, by history, and by the implacable American sense of self. With each writer, Alfred Kazin illuminates for us the work, the influences that informed it, and its influence on the work of others. Each figure seems revitalized for us by Kazin’s acuity and powerful sympathy for his subject. An American Procession, with its intellectual energy, its clarity and breadth, is the brilliantly executed capstone of Kazin’s already illustrious career and will stand as the most important study of American literature in our time.

New World Metaphysics

By Giles Gunn
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780195365344
  • Total of Pages : 482
  • Category : Religion
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From the days of discovery, when America was for Europeans more dream than reality, to our own days of disillusionment and faltering hope, poets, philosophers, historians, novelists, and theologians have drawn on religious themes and images to express the meaning of their encounter with America. Here, in more than one hundred selections, is the record of their quest for a New World metaphysics -- a spiritual vision or ultimate idea of order expressive of the American experience.

Contemporary British Novel Since 2000

By James Acheson
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474403743
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Focuses on the novels published since 2000 by twenty major British novelistsThe Contemporary British Novel Since 2000 is divided into five parts, with the first part examining the work of four particularly well-known and highly regarded twenty-first century writers: Ian McEwan, David Mitchell, Hilary Mantel and Zadie Smith. It is with reference to each of these novelists in turn that the terms arealist, apostmodernist, ahistorical and apostcolonialist fiction are introduced, while in the remaining four parts, other novelists are discussed and the meaning of the terms amplified. From the start it is emphasised that these terms and others often mean different things to different novelists, and that the complexity of their novels often obliges us to discuss their work with reference to more than one of the terms.Also discusses the works of: Maggie OFarrell, Sarah Hall, A.L. Kennedy, Alan Warner, Ali Smith, Kazuo Ishiguro, Kate Atkinson, Salman Rushdie, Adam Foulds, Sarah Waters, James Robertson, Mohsin Hamid, Andrea Levy, and Aminatta Forna.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century

By Sorrel Kerbel
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135456062
  • Total of Pages : 702
  • Category : History
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Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.