This Magnificent Dappled Sea

This Magnificent Dappled Sea
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2020-11
ISBN 10: 9781542019811
ISBN 13: 1542019818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Magnificent Dappled Sea Book Review:

Two strangers--generations and oceans apart--have a chance to save each other in this moving and suspenseful novel about family secrets and the ineffable connections that attach us. In a small Northern Italian village, nine-year-old Luca Taviano catches a stubborn cold and is subsequently diagnosed with leukemia. His only hope for survival is a bone marrow transplant. After an exhaustive search, a match turns up three thousand miles away in the form of a most unlikely donor: Joseph Neiman, a rabbi in Brooklyn, New York, who is suffering from a debilitating crisis of faith. As Luca's young nurse, Nina Vocelli, risks her career and races against time to help save the spirited redheaded boy, she uncovers terrible secrets from World War II--secrets that reveal how a Catholic child could have Jewish genes. Can inheritance be transcended by accidents of love? That is the question at the heart of This Magnificent Dappled Sea, a novel that challenges the idea of identity and celebrates the ties that bind us together.

One Hundred Days

One Hundred Days
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307427110
ISBN 13: 9780307427113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Hundred Days Book Review:

It is a situation we all fear and none of us can imagine: a life-threatening diagnosis. But what if the person receiving the diagnosis--young, physically fit, poised for a bright future--is himself a doctor? At thirty-one David biro has just completed his residency and joined his father's successful dermatology practice. Struck with a rare blood disease that eventually necessitates a bone marrow transplant, Biro relates with honesty and courage the story of his most transforming journey. He is forthright about the advantages that his status as a physician may have afforded him; and yet no such advantage can protect him from the anxiety and doubt brought on by his debilitating therapies. The pressures that Biro's wild "one hundred days" brings to bear on his heretofore well-established identity as a caregiver are enormous--as is the power of this riveting story of survival.

And the Bridge Is Love

And the Bridge Is Love
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN 10: 9781542027229
ISBN 13: 1542027225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And the Bridge Is Love Book Review:

Three old friends, two secrets, one love--and a whole new beginning. Every week for twenty years, three friends meet in a leafy enclosure under the Verrazzano Bridge: Gertie, a feisty Norwegian divorcée and former athlete; Maria, a family-obsessed Italian American widow; and Corinna, a book-loving, hash-smoking eccentric. Together they sit and watch the sea as the ships--and the last years of their lives--sail by. On the eve of Gertie's eightieth birthday, they realize that time is running out. Gertie decides she wants to travel the world. Maria secretly plots to reunite Gertie and Corinna with their estranged families. And Corinna falls in love. As the three women strike out in different directions, a series of events unfolds that threatens to destroy the most precious thing of all: their friendship. Heartfelt and humorous, And the Bridge Is Love invites readers to travel alongside these dynamic women on the journey of a lifetime in this inspiring novel about love, family, and forgiveness.

Secrets of Sant Angelo

Secrets of Sant Angelo
Author: Jeff Shapiro
Publsiher: Berkley Publishing Group
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2006-01-03
ISBN 10: 9780425207499
ISBN 13: 0425207498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of Sant Angelo Book Review:

The inhabitants of Sant'Angelo D'Asso, a small Italian village tormented by a series of misfortunes--endless rain, an influenza epidemic, and a series of bizarre deaths--are given new hope and faith by the arrival of two mysterious newcomers, Rosa Spina Innocenti and her son Emanuelle Mosè, but the arrival of another stranger could destroy everything. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

Not Quite Narwhal

Not Quite Narwhal
Author: Jessie Sima
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 1481469096
ISBN 13: 9781481469098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Quite Narwhal Book Review:

Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why.

The Language of Pain

The Language of Pain
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-01
ISBN 10: 9780393070637
ISBN 13: 0393070638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Language of Pain Book Review:

A doctor who himself suffered through an excruciating bone-marrow transplant aims to transform our understanding of and ability to communicate pain through his deft mixture of compelling personal stories and artwork from patients, along with insights from some of our greatest thinkers, writers and artists.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 0307371123
ISBN 13: 9780307371126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life of Pi Book Review:

Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree

Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree
Author: Santa Montefiore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN 10: 1471132137
ISBN 13: 9781471132131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree Book Review:

An extraordinary tale of love, desire and forgiveness from the number one bestselling author of Songs of love and War Sofia Solanas grows up on a beautiful ranch in the middle of the Argentine pampa. In a world of old-fashioned values, she carves out a place as a rebellious and passionate young woman. But eventually, her stubborn nature leads her to trouble … When Sofia’s mother Anna discovers that Sofia has embarked on a forbidden love affair, she must act in order to save the family from shame. She sends Sofia to Europe – away from her friends and family and the man Sofia loves. But then, more than twenty years later, a family tragedy calls Sofia home, and she must discover if her passion still lives on … ***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE*** ‘Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore’ JOJO MOYES ‘An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments’ DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War ‘Santa Montefiore hits the spot for my like few other writers’ SARRA MANNING ‘One of our personal favourites’ THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills ‘Accomplished and poetic’ Daily Mail ‘Santa Montefiore is a marvel’ Sunday Express

Listening to Pain Finding Words Compassion and Relief

Listening to Pain  Finding Words  Compassion  and Relief
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-06-13
ISBN 10: 0393340252
ISBN 13: 9780393340259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Listening to Pain Finding Words Compassion and Relief Book Review:

Pain regularly accompanies illness, as Dr. David Biro knows too well. When he was still in medical training, he needed to have a stem-cell transplant for a rare blood disease. He thought he would be able to take notes on the issue of pain for use as a doctor. What he found was such agony that it could not be communicated to even his wife and family, making him feel isolated in his own separate world. Now an accomplished New York doctor, Biro has discovered a way to break through the silent wall of suffering - physical and psychological - and wants to share it with others. In this new book, which is both a practical and philosophical look at how to put the inexpressibility of pain into language, he weaves together compelling stories and artwork from patients along with insights from some of our greatest thinkers, writers, and artists. Biro's groundbreaking work is sure to help patients' families understand what they are going through, enable doctors to appreciate the needs of their patients, and transform our understanding of and ability to communicate pain.

Nineteen Eighty Four

Nineteen Eighty Four
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: epubli
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2021-01-09
ISBN 10: 3753145130
ISBN 13: 9783753145136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nineteen Eighty Four Book Review:

"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

The Miracle Girl

The Miracle Girl
Author: Andrew Roe
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN 10: 161620494X
ISBN 13: 9781616204945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miracle Girl Book Review:

A “winning debut . . . Roe’s story feels just right for our desperate and despairing time, when a miracle—any miracle—will do” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). The crowds keep coming. They arrive, all with their own reasons, with doubt or certainty or something in between. More and more arrive every day, drawn by rumor and whisper and desperate wish. They come to Shaker Street to see eight-year-old Anabelle Vincent, who lies in a coma-like state—unable to move or speak. They come because a visitor experienced what seemed like a miracle, and believed it happened because of Anabelle. Word spreads. There are more visitors, more supposed miracles, more stories on TV and the internet. But is this the divine at work or something else? A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, “The Miracle Girl is more than an exploration of the mysteries of faith. It’s also the unforgettable story of one family’s struggle against tragedy. The result is an uplifting miracle of a book” (Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home). “[An] assured debut . . . Overfamiliarity has diluted the significance of the word ‘miracle’—used to describe diets, cures, even sandwich spread—but Roe suggests that the miraculous is a perpetual human craving. The Miracle Girl is a hopeful meditation on the mysteries of faith.” —The New York Times Book Review

Ten Women

Ten Women
Author: Mercela Serrano,Beth Fowler
Publsiher: Amazoncrossing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 9781477849453
ISBN 13: 1477849459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Women Book Review:

“Listening to stories gives you many lives, telling them dims loneliness." —Marcela Serrano Nine Chilean women from vastly different backgrounds have been brought together by their beloved therapist, Natasha, to talk about their lives and help each other heal. From a teenage computer whiz confronting her sexual identity, to a middle-aged recluse who prefers the company of her dog over that of most humans, the women don't have much in common on the surface. And yet as they tell their stories, unlikely common threads are discovered, bonds are formed, and lives are transformed. The women represent the many cultural, racial, and social groups that modern Chile is composed of—from housekeeper to celebrity television personality—and together their stories form a pastiche that is at times achingly sad, and at other times funny and inspiring. This is an intricately woven, beautifully rendered tale of the universal bonds between women from one of Latin America's most celebrated novelists.

The Edge of the Earth

The Edge of the Earth
Author: Christina Schwarz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 1451683723
ISBN 13: 9781451683721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Edge of the Earth Book Review:

From the author of Drowning Ruth, a haunting, atmospheric novel set at the closing of the frontier about a young wife who moves to a far-flung and forbidding lighthouse where she uncovers a life-changing secret. In 1898, a woman forsakes the comfort of home and family for a love that takes her to a remote lighthouse on the wild coast of California. What she finds at the edge of the earth, hidden between the sea and the fog, will change her life irrevocably. Trudy, who can argue Kant over dinner and play a respectable portion of Mozart’s Serenade in G major, has been raised to marry her childhood friend and assume a life of bourgeois comfort in Milwaukee. She knows she should be pleased, but she’s restless instead, yearning for something she lacks even the vocabulary to articulate. When she falls in love with enigmatic and ambitious Oskar, she believes she’s found her escape from the banality of her preordained life. But escape turns out to be more fraught than Trudy had imagined. Alienated from family and friends, the couple moves across the country to take a job at a lighthouse at Point Lucia, California—an unnervingly isolated outcropping, trapped between the ocean and hundreds of miles of inaccessible wilderness. There they meet the light station’s only inhabitants—the formidable and guarded Crawleys. In this unfamiliar place, Trudy will find that nothing is as she might have predicted, especially after she discovers what hides among the rocks. Gorgeously detailed, swiftly paced, and anchored in the dramatic geography of the remote and eternally mesmerizing Big Sur, The Edge of the Earth is a magical story of secrets and self-transformation, ruses and rebirths. Christina Schwarz, celebrated for her rich evocation of place and vivid, unpredictable characters, has spun another haunting and unforgettable tale.

When All Is Said

When All Is Said
Author: Anne Griffin
Publsiher: Thomas Dunne Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 1250200598
ISBN 13: 9781250200594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When All Is Said Book Review:

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER & INDIE NEXT PICK "Griffin's stunning debut, brimming with irresistible Irish-isms, is an elegy to love, loss and the complexity of life." –People Magazine One of Goodreads' 43 Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 “Beautiful. Intimate. Tearful. Aching and lyrical. So simply and beautifully told.” –Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author "I'm here to remember–all that I have been and all that I will never be again." If you had to pick five people to sum up your life, who would they be? If you were to raise a glass to each of them, what would you say? And what would you learn about yourself, when all is said? At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare. Beautifully heart-warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.

Claretta Street

Claretta Street
Author: Colette Barris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2017-07-10
ISBN 10: 9780692601129
ISBN 13: 0692601120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Claretta Street Book Review:

Claretta Street the first novel by Colette Barris is the story of Pacoima, a bustling little town in the sixties located in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. Claretta Street follows the lives of four young African American girls known as the Babies, growing up in the vortex of the turbulent change of the sixties becoming young adults in the decadent and destructive eighties. Today countless discussions on the peril of Black America proliferates the media, academia and social scientists in real time; propelling this continuous Greek tragedy into the main frame of America and the world. However, the incendiary foundation and epoch of this unfolding disaster must be told and the veil of destruction exposed-the eighties. Claretta Street by Colette Barris takes the reader on a ride of unbelievable clarity and cause, as Denise in ancient griot form becomes the voice of the diaspora both prophetic and naive. Stripping down in plain view the causes and emotions of a time of great

Pride

Pride
Author: Lorene Cary
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-02-16
ISBN 10: 0307778495
ISBN 13: 9780307778499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pride Book Review:

Four women, lifelong friends, are turning 40--and what a year it is. Roz, the perfectly controlled (and controlling) politician's wife, is trying to keep her family together as she recovers from breast cancer and her husband runs for the biggest election of his career. Though he has strayed from her in the past, she has always been there for him--but all that is in jeopardy now that she has learned he has been sleeping with one of her three best friends. Tam has been avoiding commitment all her life, both in an academic career that shows no sign of becoming permanent, and in her sexually combustive affairs with men. But she's ready to make some radical departures--including trying to return the interest of a sexy hunk who has more than just looks. Ever since her husband's early death, Arneatha has immersed herself in her work as an Episcopal priest who runs a school and several community programs. But something is turning cold and brittle inside her, and for the first time in her life she questions her faith. Her last shreds of certainty are stripped from her when she is unexpectedly thrust into the role of mother--and finds herself falling in passionate, school-girlish love with a handsome African man. Finally there is Audrey, whose climb back from the depths of alcoholism nearly costs her her life, but brings renewal to the friends' commitment to each other. Vibrant, funny, heartwrenching, and real, Pride is an unforgettable novel.

One More Day

One More Day
Author: Diane Chiddister
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-10-10
ISBN 10: 9781633375529
ISBN 13: 1633375528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One More Day Book Review:

GROWING OLD, FACING DEATH, SEEKING HOME, AND OPENING TO LOVE... At Grace Woods Care Center, residents and staff face life's greatest challenges with yearning, wisdom, trepidation, and hope. Thomas, an anthropologist, approaches old age with fear and curiosity, while Lillian, a woman with dementia, searches for home. A shy and compassionate nurse's aide, Sally, pushes back when love appears, unable to see herself worthy of the same happiness she instills in the residents. The center's director, Beth, navigates hard changes that threaten to derail her career and the quality of care she's worked so hard to foster.

Time Pieces

Time Pieces
Author: John Banville
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2018-02-27
ISBN 10: 1524732834
ISBN 13: 9781524732837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Pieces Book Review:

From the internationally acclaimed and Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and the Benjamin Black mysteries--a vividly evocative memoir that unfolds around the author's recollections, experience, and imaginings of Dublin. As much about the life of the city as it is about a life lived, sometimes, in the city, John Banville's "quasi-memoir" is as layered, emotionally rich, witty, and unexpected as any of his novels. Born and bred in a small town a train ride away from Dublin, Banville saw the city as a place of enchantment when he was a child, a birthday treat, the place where his beloved, eccentric aunt lived. And though, when he came of age and took up residence there, and the city became a frequent backdrop for his dissatisfactions (not playing an identifiable role in his work until the Quirke mystery series, penned as Benjamin Black), it remained in some part of his memory as fascinating as it had been to his seven-year-old self. And as he guides us around the city, delighting in its cultural, architectural, political, and social history, he interweaves the memories that are attached to particular places and moments. The result is both a wonderfully idiosyncratic tour of Dublin, and a tender yet powerful ode to a formative time and place for the artist as a young man.

The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives

The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives
Author: Tim Darcy Ellis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN 10: 9780228834373
ISBN 13: 0228834376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives Book Review:

The Brothers of Auschwitz

The Brothers of Auschwitz
Author: Malka Adler
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 0008391483
ISBN 13: 9780008391485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brothers of Auschwitz Book Review:

The USA Today Bestseller My brother’s tears left a delicate, clean line on his face. I stroked his cheek, whispered, it’s really you ...