Dark Saturday

A Novel

Author: Nicci French

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062676679

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Recommended for summer reading by TIME magazine LOUISE PENNY says Nicci French's books are "fabulous." JOSEPH FINDER says they're "in the rich vein of Kate Atkinson." And TAMI HOAG calls them "truly unique." Enter the world of NICCI FRENCH with Dark Saturday, an electrifying, sophisticated psychological thriller about past crimes and present dangers, featuring an unforgettable protagonist... A decade ago, 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the shocking murder of her family. It was an open-and-shut case, and Hannah has been incarcerated in a secure psychiatric hospital ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give her assessment, she reluctantly agrees. But what she finds horrifies her. Hannah has become a tragic figure, old before her time. And Frieda is haunted by the idea that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family — that she might, in fact, be innocent. As Hannah's case takes hold of her, Frieda begins to realize that she's up against someone who will go to any lengths to keep the truth from surfacing — even kill again. Utterly compelling and enthralling, Dark Saturday speeds readers down a twisting trail of secrets, suspense, and murder.

Böser Samstag

Thriller

Author: Nicci French

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641183383

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Frieda Klein kann nach den Aufregungen der Vergangenheit endlich aufatmen, glaubt sie, und sich Patienten, Freunden und Hobbys zuwenden. Doch schon bald holt eine offene Schuld sie ein – und wider Willen wird sie in den Fall Hannah Docherty verwickelt. Die über Dreißigjährige soll im Mai 2001 ihre Familie ermordet haben. Seitdem fristet sie ihr Leben, Medikamenten und Misshandlungen ausgesetzt, in einer psychiatrischen Klinik. Schon bald ist Frieda von Hannahs Unschuld überzeugt und setzt alles daran, den Fall neu aufzurollen ... Doch sie hat noch andere Sorgen – Dean Reeve, ihr Feind und Beschützer, ist anscheinend wieder aufgetaucht. Ein packender Thriller um die langen Schatten der Vergangenheit.

Abbitte

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257600259

Category: Fiction

Page: 531

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Die Abgründe und die Macht der Leidenschaft und der Phantasie: An einem heißen Tag im Sommer 1935 spielt die dreizehnjährige Briony Tallis Schicksal und verändert dadurch für immer das Leben dreier Menschen.

The View from Saturday

Author: Scholastic, Inc. Staff,E. L. Konigsburg

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590165839

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

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Author biography, chapter summaries, discussion questions, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, cross-curricular activities for students of all learning styles for the novel The view from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg.

Ian McEwan

Author: Dominic Head

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847795862

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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In this survey Ian McEwan emerges as one of those rare writers whose works have received both popular and critical acclaim. His novels grace the bestseller lists, and he is well regarded by critics, both as a stylist and as a serious thinker about the function and capacities of narrative fiction. McEwan's novels treat issues that are central to our times: politics, and the promotion of vested interests; male violence and the problem of gender relations; science and the limits of rationality; nature and ecology; love and innocence; and the quest for an ethical worldview. Yet he is also an economical stylist: McEwan's readers are called upon to attend, not just to the grand themes, but also to the precision of his spare writing. Although McEwan's later works are more overtly political, more humane, and more ostentatiously literary than the early work, Dominic Head uncovers the continuity as well as the sense of evolution through the oeuvre. Head makes the case for McEwan's prominence - pre-eminence, even - in the canon of contemporary British novelists.

Saturday

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409090086

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne, a successful neurosurgeon, stands at his bedroom window before dawn and watches a plane – ablaze with fire like a meteor – arcing across the London sky. Over the course of the following day, unease gathers about Perowne, as he moves amongst hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors in the post-9/11 streets. A minor car accident brings him into confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive man, who to Perowne’s professional eye appears to be profoundly unwell. But it is not until Baxter makes a sudden appearance at the Perowne family home that Henry’s earlier fears seem about to be realised.


Dialect in Film and Literature

Author: Jane Hodson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137393947

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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What is a dialect? How are dialects represented in film and literature? How can they be analysed? In the first textbook to cover dialect representation in both film and literature, Jane Hodson explores why and how different varieties of English are used. In order to link the concepts to actual usage, illustrative examples of popular films, classic novels and poems are discussed throughout the text. Dialect in Film and Literature: • examines the key differences between the handling of dialect in literature and film • draws on recent work in linguistics to examine a range of topics, including metalanguage, identity and authenticity • includes useful teaching resources, such as exercises and suggestions for further reading Written for students of English language and literature, this is a lively introduction to the fascinating field of dialect representation.

From Solidarity to Schisms

9/11 and After in Fiction and Film from Outside the US

Author: Cara Cilano

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042027029

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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From Solidarity to Schisms is the first collection to expand discussions of the effects the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath have had on fiction and film beyond an exclusively US-based focus. The essays brought together here go beyond critiquing the US to examine the cultural shifts taking place in fiction and cinema from places such as Britain, France, Germany, Australia, Pakistan, Canada, Israel, and Iran. From these many sites of production, the works discussed in this collection illustrate more precisely how 9/11 was “global” without succumbing to neat categorizations, such as “us vs. them,” “East vs. West,” “Christianity vs. Islam,” and so on.From Solidarity to Schisms is an important supplement to the US-centered cultural and critical production addressing 9/11, providing researchers and teachers alike with resources and contexts that will allow them to broaden their own examinations of novels and films by Americans and about the US. It also provides a valuable resource for students and scholars of contemporary global history and international politics who are interested in approaching 9/11, terrorism and counter-terrorism, and related topics from a cultural standpoint.

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

Author: Heather O'Neill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849167540

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'Like Angela Carter, she is relentlessly inventive' Sunday Times 'Entrancing and antic and sensual as a dream' Guardian The second novel by the author of The Lonely Hearts Hotel Longlisted for the Baileys Prize 2015 At birth, Nouschka forms a bond with her twin that can never be broken. At six, she's the child star daughter of Quebec's most famous musician. At sixteen, she's a high-school dropout kicking up with her beloved brother. At nineteen, she's the Beauty Queen of Boulevard Saint-Laurent. At twenty, she's back in night school. And falling for an ex-convict. And it's all being filmed by a documentary crew.

Sweet Sunday

A Novel

Author: John Lawton

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802192378

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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1969 is a time of turmoil and murder for a New York PI in this “twisty, sometimes terrifying” novel from the author of the acclaimed Inspector Troy series (Kirkus Reviews). New York PI Turner Raines is a has-been—and the things he has been include a broken Civil Rights worker, a second-rate lawyer, and a tenth-rate yippie reporter. But in 1969, as the USA is about to land a man on the moon and the Vietnam War is ripping the country to pieces, Raines is working as a skip tracer, making sure draft-dodgers are safe and sound in Canada. When Raines returns from Toronto, he discovers that his oldest friend, a left-wing journalist, has been murdered, and has taken his latest powder keg of a story to his grave. Following the trail of his buddy’s death, Turner hits the road for the Texas of his childhood, confronted anew with his divided family, and blown into the dangerous path of a band of brothers from ’Nam whose secrets could not only change Turner’s life but the country itself. “Lawton has done historical crime before, in his excellent . . . series about Inspector Troy, a WWII-era London police detective. This time we’re in the U.S., where . . . Lawton convincingly nails the essence of those chaotic years.” —The Seattle Times “Atmospheric . . . absorbingly intelligent.” —Financial Times “John Lawton writes great thrillers. . . . He can hold his own with contemporaries Alan Furst and Phillip Kerr.” —Boston Herald

Literature in Society

Author: Regina Rudaitytė

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144384392X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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The essays in this volume focus on the text-world dichotomy that has been a pivotal problem since Plato, implicating notions of mimesis and representation and raising a series of debatable issues. Do literary texts relate only to the fictional world and not to the real one? Do they not only describe but also perform and thus create and transform reality? Is literature a mere reflection/expression of society, a field and a tool of political manipulations, a playground to exercise ideological and social power? Herbert Grabes’ seminal essay “Literature in Society/Society and Its Literature”, which opens this volume, perfectly captures the essential functions of literature in society, whether it be Derridean belief in a revolutionary potential of literature, “the power of literature to say everything”, or Hillis Miller’s view of literature having the potential to create or reveal alternative realities; or, according to Grabes, the ability of literature “to offer to society a possibility of self-reflection by way of presenting a double of what is held to be reality”; and, last but not least, the ability of literature “to considerably contribute to the joy of life by enabling a particular kind of pleasure” – the pleasure of reading literature. The subsequent essays collected in this volume deal with complex relations between Literature and Society, approaching this issue from different angles and in various historical epochs. They are on diverse thematics and written from diverse theoretical perspectives, differing in scope and methodology.

The Saturday Night Ghost Club

A Novel

Author: Craig Davidson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525505725

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A short, irresistible, and bittersweet coming-of-age story in the vein of Stranger Things and Stand by Me about a group of misfit kids who spend an unforgettable summer investigating local ghost stories and urban legends Growing up in 1980s Niagara Falls - a seedy but magical, slightly haunted place - Jake Baker spends most of his time with his uncle Calvin, a kind but eccentric enthusiast of occult artifacts and conspiracy theories. The summer Jake turns twelve, he befriends a pair of siblings new to town, and so Calvin decides to initiate them all into the "Saturday Night Ghost Club." But as the summer goes on, what begins as a seemingly light-hearted project may ultimately uncover more than any of its members had imagined. With the alternating warmth and sadness of the best coming-of-age stories, The Saturday Night Ghost Club is a note-perfect novel that poignantly examines the haunting mutability of memory and storytelling, as well as the experiences that form the people we become, and establishes Craig Davidson as a remarkable literary talent.

The Saturday Wife

A Novel

Author: Naomi Ragen

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 142991775X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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With more than half a million copies of her novels sold, Naomi Ragen has connected with the hearts of readers as well as reviewers who have met her work with unanimous praise. In The Saturday Wife, Ragen utilizes her fluid writing style--rich with charm and detail--to break new ground as she harnesses satire to expose a world filled with contradiction. Beautiful, blonde, materialistc Delilah Levy steps into a life she could have never imagined when in a moment of panic she decides to marry a sincere Rabbinical student. But the reality of becoming a paragon of virtue for a demanding and hypocritical congregation leads sexy Delilah into a vortex of shocking choices which spiral out of control into a catastrophe which is as sadly believeable as it is wildly amusing. Told with immense warmth, fascinating insight, and wicked humor, The Saturday Wife depicts the pitched and often losing battle of all of us as we struggle to hold on to our faith and our values amid the often delicious temptations of the modern world.

Iris Murdoch: Texts and Contexts

Author: A. Rowe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Using unpublished archive material, including correspondence and the many annotations Murdoch made to the books held in her Oxford library, this book offers fresh insights into Murdoch's work by placing it within a diversity of new contexts. It also reveals startling parallels between Murdoch's work and other literary and philosophical texts.

Reckless: An It Girl Novel

An It Girl Novel

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755393805

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 168

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Jenny was totally enjoying the attention of the three hottest guys on campus. But she's ecstatic now that she's bagged arty Easy Walsh as her boyfriend. Unfortunately he used to belong to someone else...Jenny's roommate: gorgeous, popular Callie Vernon. It doesn't take long for Tinsley to use this to her advantage and soon the girls are split across enemy lines. But all's fair in love and war, and Tinsley better hope that the one secret she's managed to keep hidden for years doesn't get revealed... Who knew boarding school could be this good?

Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers

Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers

Author: Lucy Schall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847368

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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In this guide, 100 recommended books and booktalks offer the perfect way to start value discussions with teens and teen/adult book groups. • Ready-to-use booktalks and curriculum connections for 100 recently published YA books • Information that includes fiction/nonfiction/verse/graphic designation, age level suggestion, gender suggestion, lists of themes and topics, summary/description, a value statement, a booktalk, at least three curriculum connections, and five related works • Organization by values to facilitate relating a book within one genre to a book that addresses a similar value, but is classified in another genre • A related works section for each featured title


The Newbery Companion

Booktalk and Related Materials for Newbery Medal and Honor Books

Author: John Thomas Gillespie,Corinne J. Naden

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 465

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Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.

Batman – Nightwalker

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434155

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Der Actionthriller von Bestsellerautorin Marie Lu Der junge Millionenerbe Bruce Wayne jagt in seinem Sportwagen eigenmächtig einem Polizeiflüchtigen hinterher. Der Täter kann gefasst werden. Er ist Mitglied der Nightwalker, die in Bruce’ Heimatstadt Gotham City vor allem die reiche Elite terrorisieren. Bruce jedoch wird wegen Missachtung polizeilicher Anordnungen zu Sozialstunden verurteilt, und zwar ausgerechnet im Hochsicherheitstrakt des örtlichen Gefängnisses. Dort trifft er auf Madeleine, ebenfalls Mitglied der Nightwalker, die seit Wochen jegliche Aussage verweigert. Bruce hingegen scheint sie zu vertrauen. Sie warnt ihn, dass er als Nächster auf der Liste der Nightwalker steht. Doch welche Rolle spielt sie selbst dabei?