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A God in Ruins

Written By: Kate Atkinson
  • ID Book : 031634155X
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 857
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : a-god-in-ruins.pdf

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This stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's #1 bestseller Life After Life, "one of the best novels I've read this century" (Gillian Flynn), follows Ursula's brother Teddy as he navigates an unknown future after a perilous war. "He had been reconciled to death during the war and then suddenly the war was over and there was a next day and a next day. Part of him never adjusted to having a future." Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again. A God in Ruins tells the dramatic story of the 20th Century through Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy -- would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather -- as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have. An ingenious and moving exploration of one ordinary man's path through extraordinary times, A God in Ruins proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the finest novelists of our age.

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  • File Pdf: the-limits-of-limelight.pdf

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Hollywood turned Ginger Rogers into a star. What will it do for her cousin? Pretty Oklahoma teenager Helen Nichols accepts an invitation from her cousin, rising movie actress Ginger Rogers, and her Aunt Lela, to try her luck in motion pictures. Her relatives, convinced that her looks and personality will ensure success, provide her with a new name and help her land a contract with RKO. As Phyllis Fraser, she swiftly discovers that Depression-era Hollywood’s surface glamor and glitter obscure the ceaseless struggle of the hopeful starlet. Lela Rogers, intensely devoted to her daughter and her niece, outwardly accepting of her stage mother label, is nonetheless determined to establish her reputation as screenwriter, stage director, and studio talent scout. For Phyllis, she’s an inspiring model of grit and persistence in an industry run by men. While Ginger soars to the heights of stardom in musicals with Fred Astaire, Phyllis is tempted by a career more fulfilling than the one she was thrust into. Should she continue working in films, or devote herself to the profession she’s dreamed about since childhood? Which choice might lead her to the lasting love that seems so elusive?

Rubbernecker

By Belinda Bauer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Isbn : 0802191193
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 159
  • File Pdf: rubbernecker.pdf

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“Breathtaking. I read this and wished I’d written it.”—Val McDermid Belinda Bauer is a phenomenal voice in British crime fiction, whose work has won the CWA’s Gold Dagger Award for Crime Novel of the Year and garnered rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the 2014 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, Rubbernecker is a gripping thriller about a medical student who begins to suspect that something strange is going on in this cadaver lab. “The dead can’t speak to us,” Professor Madoc had said. But that was a lie. The body Patrick Fort is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. But no one hears what he does, and no one understand when he tries to tell them. Life is already strange enough for Patrick—being a medical student with Asperger’s Syndrome doesn't come without its challenges. And that’s before he is faced with solving a possible murder, especially when no one believes a crime has even taken place. Now he must stay out of danger long enough to unravel the mystery. But as Patrick learns one truth from a dead man, he discovers there have been many other lies closer to home. A can’t-put-it-down page-turner from one of the finest voices in UK crime, Rubbernecker puts Belinda Bauer firmly on the map of world-class crime writers. “An intelligent, disturbing read.”—The Guardian (UK)

Accidentally In Love With...A God?

By Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Isbn : 1455546933
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 792
  • File Pdf: accidentally-in-love-with-a-god.pdf

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Trapped for decades, a powerful god seeks freedom . . . and revenge. But the only thing that can save him is the passion of a woman's touch . . . Emma Keane is your average city girl trying to get a date. There's just one thing holding her back: the disembodied male voice speaking to her through her mind. Sound kind of crazy? Maybe. But crazy turns downright deadly when the voice persuades her to travel to the wilds of the Mayan jungle. There she will free his body-his incredibly hot, muscled, naked body. Humans are so frail, so undisciplined, so susceptible to love. And when this ancient being connects with Emma, the feelings she sparks drive him utterly mad. Protective, keep-her-close, never-let-her-go kind of mad. Which might not be such a bad thing because from the moment the beautiful, passionate Emma unshackles his body, they are hunted at every turn. Now he'll have to do everything in his power to keep her safe. But will it be enough? The Accidentally Yours Series BOOK 1: Accidentally in Love with...a God? BOOK 2: Accidentally Married to...a Vampire? BOOK 3: Sun God Seeks...Surrogate? BOOK 3.5: Accidentally...Evil? (a Novella) BOOK 4: Vampires Need Not...Apply? BOOK 4.5: Accidentally...Cimil? (a Novella) (Coming in January 2014) BOOK 5: Accidentally...Over? (Coming in August 2014)

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson | Summary & Analysis

By Instaread
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 41
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 998
  • File Pdf: a-god-in-ruins.pdf

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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

Kate Atkinson

By Armelle Parey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Isbn : 152614851X
  • Pages : 293
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 612
  • File Pdf: kate-atkinson.pdf

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This timely in-depth study of award-winning Kate Atkinson's work provides a welcome comprehensive overview of the novels, play and short stories. It explores the major themes and aesthetic concerns in her fiction. Combining close analysis and literary contextualisation, it situates her multi-faceted work in terms of a hybridisation of genres and innovative narrative strategies to evoke contemporary issues and well as the past. Chapters offer insights into each major publication (from Behind the Scenes at the Museum to Big Sky, the latest instalment in the Brodie sequence, through the celebrated Life After Life and subsequent re-imaginings of the war) in relation to the key concerns of Atkinson's fiction, including self-narrativisation, history, memory and women’s lives.