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Product met onderwerp 'Literaire fictie algemeen'

A Widow's Story

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Taal: engels

Auteur: Joyce Carol Oates

My husband died, my life collapsed. 'On a February morning in 2008, Joyce Carol Oates drove her ailing husband, Raymond Smith, to the emergency room of the Princeton Medical Center where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. Both Joyce and Ray expected him to be released in a day or two. But in less than a week, even as Joyce was preparing for his discharge, Ray was dead from a hospital-acquired virulent infection, and Joyce was suddenly faced - totally unprepared - with the reality of widowhood. A Widow's Story' illuminates one woman's struggle to comprehend a life absent of the partnership that had sustained and defined her for nearly half a century. Joyce Carol Oates shares the derangement of denial, the anguish of loss, the disorientation of the survivor amid a nightmare of death duties', and the solace of friendship. She writes unflinchingly of the experience of grief - the almost unbearable suspense of the hospital vigil, the treacherous pools' of memory that surround us, the vocabulary of illness, the absurdities of commercialized forms of mourning. Enlivened by the piercing vision, acute perception and mordant humour that are the hallmarks of the work of Joyce Carol Oates, this is a extremely moving tale of life and death, love and grief.

Bergdorf Blondes

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Auteur: Sykes

'Een Bergdorf Blond is mijn variant op de prinsessen van Park Avenue. Ik noem ze zo omdat deze jonge vrouwen dol zijn op blond haar (het is onderdeel van het uniform) en in de haarsalon van Bergdorf Goodman hun haar laten verven. ' Aldus verklaart Plum Sykes de titel van haar roman Bergdorf Blondes, die een satirische zedenschets is over jonge society-vrouwen in Manhattan.
De heldin van het boek beweegt zich in de hoogste kringen van het New Yorkse glamourleven en struint met haar beste vriendin - die net een enorme erfenis heeft ontvangen - de ene na de andere party af. Maar wanneer haar verloving in de soep loopt, komt ze terecht in een neerwaartse spiraal. Hoe kan ze ooit nog het geluk vinden in een stad die overladen is met sieraden, wenkbrauwontharingen, dermatologen en front row girls? Aan het einde van het verhaal beseft ze echter dat het leven meer lijkt op Fargo dan op High society.


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Auteur: Daniel Wallace |

Taal: engels


e could outrun anybody, and he never missed a day of school. He saved lives, tamed giants. Animals loved him. People loved him. Women loved him (and he loved them back). And he knew more jokes than any man alive.

Now as he lies dying, Edward Bloom can't seem to stop telling jokes —or the tall tales that have made him, in his son's eyes, an extraordinary man. Big Fish is the story of this man's life, told as a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts his son, William, knows. Through these tales—hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous —William begins to understand his elusive father's great feats, and his great failings.


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Auteur: de Poel

We reden het centrum uit en namen de Hereweg, richting Groningen-Zuid. Halverwege de Hereweg moest oom Jelmer opeens krachtig remmen omdat er plotseling iemand het zebrapad opiiep.
'Potver!' zei hij ernstig. 'Als dit je stiefmoeder was geweest had ik haar geramd!'
In De buitenstaander, de goed ontvangen debuutroman van David de Poel (Groningen, 1973), moest de hoofdpersoon Baldwin van zijn tirannieke stiefmoeder urenlang buiten blauwbekken. Het leed was daarmee nog niet geleden. In Blauwzeer trekt de hoofdpersoon zich terug op zijn jongenskamertje. Eerst thuis en later bij een oom en tante.
Wederom beschrijft De Poel in klare taal het beladen thema van adoptie en pleeggezin. Het verdient respect omdat het zonder zelfmedelijden, nuchter en helder is verwoord.
De pers over David de Poel
Voortreffelijk debuut met universele zeggingskracht. Indringend geschreven. SPITS
Een absolute aanrader. DAGBLAD VAN HET NOORDEN
E van de mooiste boeken van 2005. KINK/FM
Vlot leesbaar, herkenbaar, zal een breed publiek aanspreken. BIBLIOTHEEKDIENST
Sec geschreven, maar het drama komt wel aan. TROUW
Een aangrijpend boek NIEUWE REVU
Erg geloofwaardig verhaal. Applaus! (beloond met maximum van 5 sterren) VIVA
Ontroerend, in onopgesmukt Nederlands. Zie uit naar meer. GPD

Catfight - women and competition

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Auteur: Leora Tanenbaum

A sociological examination of competitive behavior between women considers its unique factors, the reasons and benefits of female competition, and the converse possibilities that can occur when women unite, citing historical examples of women working together.

Taal: engels

Churchill's Triumph

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Taal: engels

Auteur: Michael Dobbs

From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix series House of Cards, Churchill's Triumph transports us to the end of WWII as the three most powerful men on earth-Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin-gather in what will later become known as the Yalta Conference to discuss the possibility of worldwide peace. Despite their shared goals, these supposed allies will lie, cheat, and deceive each other in order to secure their respective places in history.

Dobbs takes you behind the scenes and brings you into the minds and hearts of the big three leaders: the dominating and seemingly all-powerful Joseph Stalin, with the largest army, and the mission of expanding the Soviet Empire; an ailing and fragile Roosevelt, willing to make whatever compromises he felt he had to in order to bring Stalin and Russia into the final campaign against Japan; and Churchill, the least powerful of the three, but the most far-sighted, who could not count on Roosevelt as his ally, and could not tame the avaricious Russian bear, determined to gobble up the nations around and beyond it. Like a fly on the wall of history, the reader becomes a hidden witness to these monumental negotiations, witnessing negotiations that would betray the heroic struggle of millions who died and fought in the Great War.

Acclaimed author Michael Dobbs allows the reader to eavesdrop on the world's most powerful men at a crucial point in modern history.

Praise for Churchill's Triumph by Michael Dobbs, bestselling author of House of Cards, the book that inspired the Netflix series starring Kevin Spacey:

"His portrait of Churchill is as masterly as ever: a wonderful compound of bluster, sentimentality, grumpiness and indefatigable physical energy. There are the usual elegant metaphors. . . In the tragedy of Poland burning while statesmen fiddled, Dobbs has found a theme worthy of his powers. " -Sunday Telegraph

"How do you delight the profit-maximising big retailers while at the same time writing something dark and moving? Michael Dobbs knows how. . . Dobbs knows his sources, but the dialogue is his own: good, clean, moving briskly and underpinned by the record, it conveys historical truth. As for Poland, it suffered all the horrors. Dobbs writes about the country with tight passion, transferring to his fictional village, Piorun, the rape, murder and savage enforcement by Germans and Russians which, so far away and so little regarded, actually happened. The old women weeping, the houses burned down, the bodies left promiscuously on the street are history set out for the attention of novel-readers, memorable instruction in human grief. . . Furiously told and compelling, Churchill's Triumph is a thinking man's bestseller. " -The Guardian

"Dobbs astutely and dramatically portrays the real story of Yalta, the mighty tussle between the three men upon whose political skills and strength of character the rest of the world would depend. . . The novel is a triumph because of the author's fine appreciation of history and his meticulous eye for detail. " -The Times

"Michael Dobbs brings the Second World War to a resounding close. . . Dobbs portrays Churchill as being all too human - oversensitive and easily hurt by friendship betrayed, and conjures up Roosevelt's stricken response beautifully. . . Dobbs is a fine writer and neatly sums up the appeal of historical novels. Not only can they fill in the gaps left by an inaccurate, incomplete or contradictory factual record, but they can capture the spirit of the thing. Dobbs has certainly done that here. " -Daily Telegraph

"It's all too easy to forget that you're not reading an insider's account of ht real events that shaped the modern world. Dobbs clearly has an instinctive feel for what makes powerful men tick. " -The Mail on Sunday

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City of Tiny Lights

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Auteur: Patrick Neate

Taal: engels

Introducing Tommy Akhtar, full-time cricket lover, part-time son and sometime West London private dick. Stumbling out of a hangover and into his office, Tommy crashes into his next case: a hooker by the name of Exoticmelody is looking for her friend uk, who hasn't been seen since meeting a high-roller in Mayfair. Before he knows it, Tommy's missing-person case has become a murder investigation. And soon he's up to his eyeballs in the kind of trouble that would have Philip Marlowe lost for words. Should've kept that door closed and locked ..

Code sixty-one

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Auteur: Donald Harstad

Taal: engels

Investigating the apparent suicide of a colleague's niece, Iowa Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman uncovers a group that has transformed the dark fantasies of vampire legend into grisly reality: they ritualistically drink small amounts of one another's blood. As Houseman and his partner, Hester Gorse, are drawn deeper into this alternative, alien world, they come to the chilling conclusion that the dead young woman may have been the victim of a twenty-first-century Dracula. Their prime suspect, Dan Peal, is a sinister and commanding presence within the group, but without proof to substantiate such a heinous theory, the trail is in danger of running cold. When their sus-picions are bolstered by the report of a card-carrying vampire-hunter who is also pursuing Peal, Houseman and Gorse suddenly find themselves scrambling to track the vampire before he kills again. A spellbinding journey into the dark recesses of the modern-day heartland, Code Sixty-One unfolds with relentless speed and precision. Veteran police officer and author Donald Harstad continues to craft his work from the fabric of personal experience and insider know-how, cutting to the quick of well-imagined fiction, rattling nerves along the way.