The Mandibles

The Mandibles
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 1443434051
ISBN 13: 9781443434058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mandibles Book Review:

From Lionel Shriver, the acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, comes a striking new novel about family, money, and global economic crisis. The year is 2029, and nothing is as it should be. The very essence of American life, the dollar, is under attack. In a coordinated move by the rest of the world’s governments, the dollar loses all its value. The American President declares that the States will default on all its loans--prices skyrocket, currency becomes essentially worthless, and we watch one family struggle to survive through it all. The Mandibles can count on their inheritance no longer, and each member must come to terms with this in their own way-from the elegant ex-pat author Nollie, in her middle age, returning to the U.S. from Paris after many years abroad, to her precocious teenage nephew Willing, who is the only one to actually understand the crisis, to the brilliant Georgetown economics professor Lowell, who watches his whole vision of the world disintegrate before his eyes. As ever, in her new novel, Shriver draws larger than life characters who illuminate this complicated, ever-changing world. One of our sharpest observers of human nature, Shriver challenges us to think long and hard about the society we live in and what, ultimately, we hold most dear.

The Mandibles

The Mandibles
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 0062328263
ISBN 13: 9780062328267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mandibles Book Review:

With dry wit and psychological acuity, this near-future novel explores the aftershocks of an economically devastating U.S. sovereign debt default on four generations of a once-prosperous American family. Down-to-earth and perfectly realistic in scale, this is not an over-the-top Blade Runner tale. It is not science fiction. In 2029, the United States is engaged in a bloodless world war that will wipe out the savings of millions of American families. Overnight, on the international currency exchange, the “almighty dollar” plummets in value, to be replaced by a new global currency, the “bancor.” In retaliation, the president declares that America will default on its loans. “Deadbeat Nation” being unable to borrow, the government prints money to cover its bills. What little remains to savers is rapidly eaten away by runaway inflation. The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune filtering down when their ninety-seven-year-old patriarch dies. Once the inheritance turns to ash, each family member must contend with disappointment, but also—as the U.S. economy spirals into dysfunction—the challenge of sheer survival. Recently affluent, Avery is petulant that she can’t buy olive oil, while her sister, Florence, absorbs strays into her cramped household. An expat author, their aunt, Nollie, returns from abroad at seventy-three to a country that’s unrecognizable. Her brother, Carter, fumes at caring for their demented stepmother, now that an assisted living facility isn’t affordable. Only Florence’s oddball teenage son, Willing, an economics autodidact, will save this formerly august American family from the streets. The Mandibles is about money. Thus it is necessarily about bitterness, rivalry, and selfishness—but also about surreal generosity, sacrifice, and transformative adaptation to changing circumstances.

The Mandibles A Family 2029 2047

The Mandibles  A Family  2029   2047
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-05-12
ISBN 10: 0007560761
ISBN 13: 9780007560769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mandibles A Family 2029 2047 Book Review:

‘Shriver’s intelligence, mordant humour and vicious leaps of imagination all combine to make this a novel that is as unsettling as it is entertaining’ FINANCIAL TIMES The brilliant new novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of We Need to Talk about Kevin.

The Mandibles

The Mandibles
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: Borough Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780007560752
ISBN 13: 0007560753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mandibles Book Review:

The new novel from the author of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN and POST BIRTHDAY WORLD. This novel deals with money, power and society's steady march towards extinction, seen through the eyes of one family.

The Motion of the Body Through Space

The Motion of the Body Through Space
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 0062328271
ISBN 13: 9780062328274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Motion of the Body Through Space Book Review:

In Lionel Shriver’s entertaining send-up of today’s cult of exercise—which not only encourages better health, but now like all religions also seems to promise meaning, social superiority, and eternal life—an aging husband’s sudden obsession with extreme sport makes him unbearable. After an ignominious early retirement, Remington announces to his wife Serenata that he’s decided to run a marathon. This from a sedentary man in his sixties who’s never done a lick of exercise in his life. His wife can’t help but observe that his ambition is “hopelessly trite.” A loner, Serenata disdains mass group activities of any sort. Besides, his timing is cruel. Serenata has long been the couple’s exercise freak, but by age sixty, her private fitness regimes have destroyed her knees, and she’ll soon face debilitating surgery. Yes, becoming more active would be good for Remington’s heart, but then why not just go for a walk? Without several thousand of your closest friends? As Remington joins the cult of fitness that increasingly consumes the Western world, her once-modest husband burgeons into an unbearable narcissist. Ignoring all his other obligations, he engages a saucy, sexy personal trainer named Bambi, who treats Serenata with contempt. When Remington sets his sights on the legendarily grueling triathlon, MettleMan, Serenata is sure he’ll end up injured or dead. And even if he does survive, their marriage may not. The Motion of the Body Through Space is vintage Lionel Shriver written with psychological insight, a rich cast of characters, lots of verve and petulance, an astute reading of contemporary culture, and an emotionally resonant ending.

The New Republic

The New Republic
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1443409561
ISBN 13: 9781443409568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Republic Book Review:

Ostracized as a kid, Edgar Kellogg has always yearned to be popular. A disgruntled New York corporate lawyer, he’s more than ready to leave his lucrative career for the excitement and uncertainty of journalism. When he’s offered the post of foreign correspondent in a Portuguese backwater that has sprouted a homegrown terrorist movement, Edgar recognizes the disappeared larger-than-life reporter he’s been sent to replace, Barrington Saddler, as exactly the outsize character he longs to emulate. Infuriatingly, all his fellow journalists cannot stop talking about their beloved “Bear,” who is no longer lighting up their work lives. Yet all is not as it appears. Os Soldados Ousados de Barba—“The Daring Soldiers of Barba”—have been blowing up the rest of the world for years in order to win independence for their dismal province. So why, with Barrington vanished, do terrorist incidents claimed by the “SOB” suddenly dry up? A droll, playful novel, The New Republic addresses weighty issues like terrorism with the tongue-in-cheek deftness that is vintage Shriver.

Mandibles

Mandibles
Author: Jeff Strand
Publsiher: Mundania Press LLC
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781594260063
ISBN 13: 1594260060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mandibles Book Review:

Horror, thrills, and chills abound when plus-size ants take over a small town in this 2002 Dream Realm Award Finalist for Best Horror novel.

So Much for That

So Much for That
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-03-09
ISBN 10: 9780061978494
ISBN 13: 0061978493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So Much for That Book Review:

“Shriver has a gift for creating real and complicated characters… A highly engrossing novel.” — San Francisco Chronicle From New York Times bestselling author Lionel Shriver (The Post-Birthday World, We Need to Talk About Kevin), comes a searing, deeply humane novel about a crumbling marriage resurrected in the face of illness, and a family’s struggle to come to terms with disease, dying, and the obscene cost of medical care in modern America.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 1582438870
ISBN 13: 9781582438870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Need to Talk About Kevin Book Review:

The inspiration for the film starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, this resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them remains terrifyingly prescient. Eva never really wanted to be a mother. And certainly not the mother of a boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much–adored teacher in a school shooting two days before his sixteenth birthday. Neither nature nor nurture exclusively shapes a child's character. But Eva was always uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood. Did her internalized dislike for her own son shape him into the killer he’s become? How much is her fault? Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with Kevin’s horrific rampage, all in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. A piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as “impossible to put down,” is a stunning examination of how tragedy affects a town, a marriage, and a family.

Big Brother

Big Brother
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: Fourth Estate
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-08-25
ISBN 10: 9780732296391
ISBN 13: 0732296390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Brother Book Review:

The new novel from the Orange Prize-winning author of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, this is the compelling and confronting story of a sister who risks her marriage to save her morbidly obese brother . When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at her local Iowa airport, she literally doesn't recognize him. In the four years since the grown siblings last saw one another, the once slim, hip New York jazz pianist has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Worse, Edison's slovenly habits, appalling diet, and know-it-all monologues drive her health-and-fitness freak husband Fletcher insane. After the big blowhard of a brother-in-law has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: it's him or me. Putting her marriage and two adoptive children on the line, Pandora chooses her brother - who, without her support in losing weight, will surely eat himself into an early grave. BIG BROTHER tackles a constellation of issues surrounding obesity: why we overeat, whether extreme diets ever work in the long run, and how we treat overweight people.

Contemporary Women s Post Apocalyptic Fiction

Contemporary Women   s Post Apocalyptic Fiction
Author: Susan Watkins
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-02-29
ISBN 10: 1137486503
ISBN 13: 9781137486509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Women s Post Apocalyptic Fiction Book Review:

This book examines how contemporary women novelists have successfully transformed and rewritten the conventions of post-apocalyptic fiction. Since the dawn of the new millennium, there has been an outpouring of writing that depicts the end of the world as we know it, and women writers are no exception to this trend. However, the book argues that their fiction is distinctive. Contemporary women’s work in this genre avoids conservatism, a nostalgic mourning for the past, and the focus on restoring what has been lost, aspects key to much male authored apocalyptic fiction. Instead, contemporary women writers show readers the ways in which patriarchy and neo-colonialism are intrinsically implicated in the disasters they envision, and offer qualified hope for a new beginning for society, culture and literature after an imagined apocalyptic event. Exploring science, nature and matter, the posthuman body, the maternal imaginary, time, narrative and history, literature and the word, and the post-secular, the book covers a wide variety of writers and addresses issues of nationality, race and ethnicity, as well as gender and sexuality.

Principles of Insect Morphology

Principles of Insect Morphology
Author: R. E. Snodgrass
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN 10: 150171791X
ISBN 13: 9781501717918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Insect Morphology Book Review:

This classic text, first published in 1935, is once again available. Still the standard reference in the English language, Principles of Insect Morphology is considered the author's masterpiece. A talented artist as well as one of the leading entomologists of his day, Robert E. Snodgrass produced a wealth of publications that display an accuracy and precision still unsurpassed. The 19 chapters in this volume cover each group of insect organs and their associated structures, at the same time providing a coherent morphological view of their fundamental nature and apparent evolution. To accomplish this aim, Snodgrass compares insect organs with those of other arthropods. Each chapter concludes with a glossary of terms. The 319 multipart illustrations are an invaluable source of information and have never been duplicated. This edition includes a new foreword by George Eickwort, Professor of Entomology at Cornell University, which relates the book to today's courses in insect morphology. Republication of this textbook will provide another generation of students with an essential foundation for their studies in entomology.

The Post Birthday World

The Post Birthday World
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 0061749680
ISBN 13: 9780061749681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Post Birthday World Book Review:

American children's book illustrator Irina McGovern enjoys a secure, settled life in London with her smart, loyal, disciplined partner, Lawrence—until the night she finds herself inexplicably drawn to kissing another man, a passionate, extravagant, top-ranked snooker player. Two competing alternate futures hinge on this single kiss, as Irina's decision—to surrender to temptation or to preserve her seemingly safe partnership with Lawrence—will have momentous consequences for her career, her friendships and familial relationships, and the texture of her daily life.

Beautiful Animals

Beautiful Animals
Author: Lawrence Osborne
Publsiher: Hogarth
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN 10: 0553447386
ISBN 13: 9780553447385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Animals Book Review:

"Let’s not mince words. This is a great book. Truly difficult to put down... sophisticated, smart and uncomfortable, and the story is cracking." – Lionel Shriver, Washington Post "Startlingly good...Osborne has been described as an heir to Graham Greene, and he shares with Greene an interest in what might be called the moral thriller.” – Katie Kitamura, New York Times Book Review "A seductively menacing new thriller by Lawrence Osborne...who unites Graham Greene’s fondness for foreign soil with Patricia Highsmith’s fascination with the nastier coils of the human psyche.” –NPR’s “Fresh Air" FINANCIAL TIMES SUMMER PICK 2017 GUARDIAN BEST HOLIDAY READS 2017 On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements, but still alive. Naomi, the daughter of a wealthy British art collector who has owned a villa in the exclusive hills for decades, convinces Sam, a younger American girl on vacation with her family, to help this stranger. As the two women learn more about the man, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging across the Aegean Sea, their own burgeoning friendship intensifies. But when their seemingly simple plan to help Faoud unravels all must face the horrific consequences they have set in motion. In this brilliant psychological study of manipulation and greed, Lawrence Osborne explores the dark heart of friendship, and shows just how often the road to hell is paved with the best of intentions.

Locking Plates in Veterinary Orthopedics

Locking Plates in Veterinary Orthopedics
Author: Matthew D. Barnhart,Karl C. Maritato
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN 10: 1119380111
ISBN 13: 9781119380115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Locking Plates in Veterinary Orthopedics Book Review:

Locking Plates in Veterinary Orthopedics is a comprehensive and state-of-the-art guide to all aspects of using locking plates to treat orthopedic conditions in dogs, cats, and large animals. • Offers a proven approach to using locking plates in veterinary practice • Highlights practical clinical applications with illustrative clinical cases • Includes information on the history, principles, and materials as well as specific techniques • Presents data on both traumatic and non-traumatic applications • Provides instructive color photographs to demonstrate the procedures

Hench

Hench
Author: Natalie Zina Walschots
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 0062978594
ISBN 13: 9780062978592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hench Book Review:

“This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author The Boys meets My Year of Rest and Relaxation in this smart, imaginative, and evocative novel of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption, told with razor-sharp wit and affection, in which a young woman discovers the greatest superpower—for good or ill—is a properly executed spreadsheet. Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking beneath the surface of the world isn’t glamorous. But is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or an insurance company? In this economy? As a temp, she’s just a cog in the machine. But when she finally gets a promising assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with the so-called “hero” leaves her badly injured. And, to her horror, compared to the other bodies strewn about, she’s the lucky one. So, of course, then she gets laid off. With no money and no mobility, with only her anger and internet research acumen, she discovers her suffering at the hands of a hero is far from unique. When people start listening to the story that her data tells, she realizes she might not be as powerless as she thinks. Because the key to everything is data: knowing how to collate it, how to manipulate it, and how to weaponize it. By tallying up the human cost these caped forces of nature wreak upon the world, she discovers that the line between good and evil is mostly marketing. And with social media and viral videos, she can control that appearance. It’s not too long before she’s employed once more, this time by one of the worst villains on earth. As she becomes an increasingly valuable lieutenant, she might just save the world. A sharp, witty, modern debut, Hench explores the individual cost of justice through a fascinating mix of Millennial office politics, heroism measured through data science, body horror, and a profound misunderstanding of quantum mechanics.

Game Control

Game Control
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061857300
ISBN 13: 9780061857300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Control Book Review:

Eleanor Merritt, a do-gooding American family-planning worker, was drawn to Kenya to improve the lot of the poor. Unnervingly, she finds herself falling in love with the beguiling Calvin Piper despite, or perhaps because of, his misanthropic theories about population control and the future of the human race. Surely, Calvin whispers seductively in Eleanor's ear, if the poor are a responsibility they are also an imposition. Set against the vivid backdrop of shambolic modern-day Africa—a continent now primarily populated with wildlife of the two-legged sort—Lionel Shriver's Game Control is a wry, grimly comic tale of bad ideas and good intentions. With a deft, droll touch, Shriver highlights the hypocrisy of lofty intellectuals who would "save" humanity but who don't like people.

The Mandibles of Sinanthropus Pekinensis

The Mandibles of Sinanthropus Pekinensis
Author: Franz Weidenreich
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1936
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: LCCN:gs39000033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mandibles of Sinanthropus Pekinensis Book Review:

California

California
Author: Edan Lepucki
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 0316250821
ISBN 13: 9780316250825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

California Book Review:

The highly acclaimed, instant New York Times bestseller that "shows the moment-by-moment reality of a painful possible future, the price we may have to pay for our passionate devotion to all of the wrong things." --Sarah Stone, San Francisco Chronicle The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can't reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant. Terrified of the unknown and unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses dangers of its own. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust. A gripping and provocative debut novel by a stunning new talent, California imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which clashes between mankind's dark nature and deep-seated resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.

Post Embryonic Changes in the Mandibles of Termites

Post Embryonic Changes in the Mandibles of Termites
Author: Richard Hyde Manville
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1935
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:C2910668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Embryonic Changes in the Mandibles of Termites Book Review: