This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place
Author: Maggie O'Farrell
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 1472230302
ISBN 13: 9781472230300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Must Be the Place Book Review:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD - A RICHARD AND JUDY PICK 2017 A top-ten bestseller, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Maggie O'Farrell crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage. 'A complex, riveting novel of love and hope that grips at the heart' The Sunday Times A reclusive ex-film star living in the wilds of Ireland, Claudette Wells is a woman whose first instinct, when a stranger approaches her home, is to reach for her shotgun. Why is she so fiercely protective of her family, and what made her walk out of her cinematic career when she had the whole world at her feet? Her husband Daniel, reeling from a discovery about a woman he last saw twenty years ago, is about to make an exit of his own. It is a journey that will send him off-course, far away from the life he and Claudette have made together. Will their love for one another be enough to bring Daniel back home?

This Must Be The Place

This Must Be The Place
Author: Robert Kronenburg
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-03-07
ISBN 10: 1501319302
ISBN 13: 9781501319303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Must Be The Place Book Review:

This Must Be The Place is the first architectural history of popular music performance space, describing its beginnings, its different typologies, and its development into a distinctive genre of building design. It examines the design and form of popular music architecture and charts how it has been developed in ad-hoc ways by non-professionals such as building owners, promoters, and the musicians themselves as well as professionally by architects, designers, and construction specialists. With a primary focus on Europe and North America (and excursions to Australia, the Far East and South America), it explores audience experience and how venues have influenced the development of different musical scenes. From music halls and Vaudeville in the 1800s, via the seminal clubs and theatres of the 20th century, to the large-scale multi-million-dollar arena concerts of today, this book explores the impact that the use of private and public space for performance has on our cities' urban identity, and, to a lesser extent, how rural space is perceived and used. Like architecture, popular music is neither static nor standardized; it continuously develops and has multiple strands. This Must Be The Place describes the factors that have determined the development of music venue architecture, focusing on both famous and less well-known examples from the smallest bar room music space to the largest stadium-filling rock set.

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place
Author: David Bowman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN 10: 9780061955983
ISBN 13: 0061955981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Must Be the Place Book Review:

A fascinating glimpse behind the big suits and deadpan looks to the heart and soul of a band that made it big by playing it cool With their minimalist beats, sophisticated lyrics, and stoic mien, the Talking Heads were indisputably one of the most influential and intriguing bands of their time. Rising from the ashes of punk and the smoldering embers of the disco inferno, they effectively straddled the boundaries between critical and commercial success as few other groups did, with music you could deconstruct and dance to at the same time. Culture critic David Bowman tells the fascinating story of how this brain trust of talented musicians turned pop music on its head. From the band’s inception at the Rhode Island School of Design to their first big gig opening for the Ramones at CBGB, from their prominence in the worlds of art and fashion to the clash of egos and ideals that left them angry, jealous, and ready to call it quits, Bowman closely chronicles the rise and fall of a stunningly original and gloriously dysfunctional rock 'n' roll band that stayed together longer than anyone thought possible, and left a legacy that influences artists to this day.

This Must be the Place

This Must be the Place
Author: Jimmie Charters,Morrill Cody
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106009846335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Distance Between Us

The Distance Between Us
Author: Maggie O'Farrell
Publsiher: Tinder Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2009-11-12
ISBN 10: 0755372255
ISBN 13: 9780755372256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Distance Between Us Book Review:

Gripping, insightful and deft, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Maggie O'Farrell is a haunting story of the way our families shape our lives, from the award-winning author of HAMNET. It was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller and won the Somerset Maugham Award. On a cold February afternoon, Stella catches sight of a man she hasn't seen for many years, but instantly recognises. Or thinks she does. At the same moment on the other side of the globe, in the middle of a crowd of Chinese New Year revellers, Jake realises that things are becoming dangerous. They know nothing of one another's existence, but both Stella and Jake flee their lives: Jake in search of a place so remote it doesn't appear on any map, and Stella for a destination in Scotland, the significance of which only her sister, Nina, will understand.

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place
Author: Kate Racculia
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN 10: 9781429942287
ISBN 13: 1429942282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Must Be the Place Book Review:

A sudden death, a never-mailed postcard, and a longburied secret set the stage for a luminous and heartbreakingly real novel about lost souls finding one another The Darby-Jones boardinghouse in Ruby Falls, New York, is home to Mona Jones and her daughter, Oneida, two loners and self-declared outcasts who have formed a perfectly insular family unit: the two of them and the three eclectic boarders living in their house. But their small, quiet life is upended when Arthur Rook shows up in the middle of a nervous breakdown, devastated by the death of his wife, carrying a pink shoe box containing all his wife's mementos and keepsakes, and holding a postcard from sixteen years ago, addressed to Mona but never sent. Slowly the contents of the box begin to fit together to tell a story—one of a powerful friendship, a lost love, and a secret that, if revealed, could change everything that Mona, Oneida, and Arthur know to be true. Or maybe the stories the box tells and the truths it brings to life will teach everyone about love—how deeply it runs, how strong it makes us, and how even when all seems lost, how tightly it brings us together. With emotional accuracy and great energy, This Must Be the Place introduces memorable, charming characters that refuse to be forgotten.

How Music Works

How Music Works
Author: David Byrne
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 0804188947
ISBN 13: 9780804188944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Music Works Book Review:

*Updated with a new chapter on digital curation* How Music Works is David Byrne’s incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form, from its very inceptions to the influences that shape it, whether acoustical, economic, social or technological. Utilizing his incomparable career and inspired collaborations with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and many others, Byrne taps deeply into his lifetime of knowledge to explore the panoptic elements of music, how it shapes the human experience, and reveals the impetus behind how we create, consume, distribute, and enjoy the songs, symphonies, and rhythms that provide the backbeat of life. Byrne’s magnum opus uncovers ever-new and thrilling realizations about the redemptive liberation that music brings us all.

Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris Including Books Street Fashion and Jewelry

Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris  Including Books  Street Fashion  and Jewelry
Author: Leanne Shapton
Publsiher: Sarah Crichton Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-02-03
ISBN 10: 9781429958615
ISBN 13: 1429958618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris Including Books Street Fashion and Jewelry Book Review:

A love story told in the form of an auction catalog. Auction catalogs can tell you a lot about a person -- their passions and vanities, peccadilloes and aesthetics; their flush years and lean. Think of the collections of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Truman Capote, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. In Leanne Shapton's marvelously inventive and invented auction catalog, the 325 lots up for auction are what remain from the relationship between Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris (who aren't real people, but might as well be). Through photographs of the couple's personal effects -- the usual auction items (jewelry, fine art, and rare furniture) and the seemingly worthless (pajamas, Post-it notes, worn paperbacks) -- the story of a failed love affair vividly (and cleverly) emerges. From first meeting to final separation, the progress and rituals of intimacy are revealed through the couple's accumulated relics and memorabilia. And a love story, in all its tenderness and struggle, emerges from the evidence that has been left behind, laid out for us to appraise and appreciate. In an earlier work, Was She Pretty?, Shapton, a talented artist and illustrator, subtly explored the seemingly simple yet powerfully complicated nature of sexual jealousy. In Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris—a very different yet equally original book—she invites us to contemplate what is truly valuable, and to consider the art we make of our private lives.

Please Keep Warm

Please Keep Warm
Author: Michael Sweater
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781945509148
ISBN 13: 1945509147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Please Keep Warm Book Review:

The internet's worst punk, slice of life, humor comic about family, friendship, overcoming depression, finding your place in the world, and also sometimes black metal. It is drawn by Michael Sweater who used to be a baby.

Kin

Kin
Author: Pieter Hugo,Ben Okri
Publsiher: Aperture Foundation
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2015-02-04
ISBN 10: 9781597113014
ISBN 13: 1597113018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kin Book Review:

Pieter Hugo has garnered critical acclaim for his series of portraits and landscapes, each of which explore a facet of his native South Africa and neighboring African countries, including the film sets of Nigerias Nollywood; and toxic garbage dumps in Ghana; and sites of mass executions in Rwanda, as well as albinos, the Hyena Men of Nigeria, honey collectors, and garbage scavengers. Kin , a collection of images shot throughout South Africa over the past decade, focuses instead on the photgraphers family, his community, and himself. Writer John Mahoney characterizes it as the artists first major work to focus exclusively on his personal experience in his native South Africa, a place defined by centuries of political, cultural, and racial tensions and contradictions. Hugo describes his series as an engagement with the failure of the South African colonial experiment and my sense of being colonial driftwood. South Africa is such a fractured, schizophrenic, wounded, and problematic place . . . How does one take responsibility for history, and to what extent should one try? How do you raise a family in such a conflicted society? This work attempts to address these questions and reflect on the nature of conflicting personal and collective narratives.

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place
Author: Anna Winger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-08-14
ISBN 10: 1440638748
ISBN 13: 9781440638749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Must Be the Place Book Review:

A "stealthily original" (The New York Times Book Review) debut novel of two people who find each other when they least expect it in a city haunted by history.BR Walter Baum has one of the most famous voices in Germany. A former television star, he's been dubbing Tom Cruise's lines into German for fifteen years. Now he finds himself nearing forty, alone and adrift. In the apartment below is Hope, a young American woman, isolated in a lonely city. When they finally meet in the elevator of the building they share, what transpires is "an essential love story for our confused and difficult times."(Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan)

Awards for Good Boys

Awards for Good Boys
Author: Shelby Lorman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0525506128
ISBN 13: 9780525506126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awards for Good Boys Book Review:

“Shelby and her art are extremely my shit. You need this book.” —Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life “The rare Instagram-turned-book that actually works.” —Jezebel A wickedly funny illustrated look at living and dating in a patriarchal culture that celebrates men for displaying the bare minimum of human decency Surely you’re familiar with good boys. They’re the ones who put “feminist” in their Tinder bio but talk over you the entire date. They ghost you, but they feel momentarily guilty. They once read a book by a woman author. (It was required, but they thought it was “okay.”) And of course, they bravely condemn sexual harassment (except when the perpetrator is their buddy Chad). This book explores why so-called and self-proclaimed good boys are actually not so great, breaking down our obsession with celebrating male mediocrity and rewarding those who clear the very low bar of not being outwardly awful. Through clever illustrations and written vignettes, Awards for Good Boys makes literal the tendency to applaud men for doing the absolute least and offers hilarious and cathartic cultural commentary through which we may begin to unravel our own assumptions about gender roles and how we treat each other, both on and offline.

This Must be the Place

This Must be the Place
Author: Monk Ferris
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 99
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9780573617348
ISBN 13: 0573617341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Must be the Place Book Review:

Childhood Youth Dependency

Childhood  Youth  Dependency
Author: Tove Ditlevsen
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 0141993588
ISBN 13: 9780141993584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Childhood Youth Dependency Book Review:

'Utterly, agonisingly compulsive ... a masterpiece' Liz Jensen, Guardian Following one woman's journey from a troubled girlhood in working-class Copenhagen through her struggle to live on her own terms, The Copenhagen Trilogy is a searingly honest, utterly immersive portrayal of love, friendship, art, ambition and the terrible lure of addiction, from one of Denmark's most celebrated twentieth-century writers. 'Sharp, tough and tender ... wrenching sadness and pitch-black comedy ... Ditlevsen can pivot from hilarity to heartbreak in a trice' Boyd Tonkin Spectator 'Astonishing, honest, entirely revealing and, in the end, devastating. Ditlevsen's trilogy is remarkable not only for its honesty and lyricism; these are books that journey deep into the darkest reaches of human experience and return, fatally wounded, but still eloquent' Observer 'The best books I have read this year. These volumes slip in like a stiletto and do their work once inside. Thrilling' New Statesman

The Hand That First Held Mine

The Hand That First Held Mine
Author: Maggie O'Farrell
Publsiher: Tinder Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-04-29
ISBN 10: 0755373278
ISBN 13: 9780755373277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hand That First Held Mine Book Review:

Winner of the 2010 Costa Novel Award and a Sunday Times bestseller, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE by Maggie O'Farrell is a gorgeously written story of love and motherhood from the author of HAMNET and I AM, I AM, I AM. When the sophisticated Innes Kent turns up on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to begin, and leaves for London. There, at the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child. Elina struggles to reconcile the demands of motherhood with her sense of herself as an artist, and Ted is disturbed by memories of his own childhood that don't tally with his parents' version of events. As Ted begins to search for answers, an extraordinary portrait of two women is revealed, separated by fifty years, but connected in ways that neither could ever have expected.

Instructions for a Heatwave

Instructions for a Heatwave
Author: Maggie O'Farrell
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-06-18
ISBN 10: 0385349416
ISBN 13: 9780385349413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instructions for a Heatwave Book Review:

Sophisticated, intelligent, impossible to put down, Maggie O’Farrell’s beguiling novels—After You’d Gone, winner of a Betty Trask Award; The Distance Between Us, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; The Hand That First Held Mine, winner of the Costa Novel Award; and her unforgettable bestseller The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox—blend richly textured psychological drama with page-turning suspense. Instructions for a Heatwave finds her at the top of her game, with a novel about a family crisis set during the legendary British heatwave of 1976. Gretta Riordan wakes on a stultifying July morning to find that her husband of forty years has gone to get the paper and vanished, cleaning out his bank account along the way. Gretta’s three grown children converge on their parents’ home for the first time in years: Michael Francis, a history teacher whose marriage is failing; Monica, with two stepdaughters who despise her and a blighted past that has driven away the younger sister she once adored; and Aoife, the youngest, now living in Manhattan, a smart, immensely resourceful young woman who has arranged her entire life to conceal a devastating secret. Maggie O’Farrell writes with exceptional grace and sensitivity about marriage, about the mysteries that inhere within families, and the fault lines over which we build our lives—the secrets we hide from the people who know and love us best. In a novel that stretches from the heart of London to New York City’s Upper West Side to a remote village on the coast of Ireland, O’Farrell paints a bracing portrait of a family falling apart and coming together with hard-won, life-changing truths about who they really are. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Talking Heads

Talking Heads
Author: David Gans
Publsiher: Music Sales Corporation
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780711909809
ISBN 13: 0711909806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking Heads Book Review:

Om rockgruppen Talking Heads

Pieter Hugo

Pieter Hugo
Author: Pieter Hugo,T. J. Demos,Aaron Schuman
Publsiher: Prestel Pub
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9783791346892
ISBN 13: 379134689X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pieter Hugo Book Review:

This Must Be the Place presents nearly ten years of work by award-winning South African photographer Pieter Hugo. This book includes a selection of over 100 seminal images from before and after The Hyena & Other Men, the series that catapulted him into the spotlight in 2007. Perceptive essays by TJ Demos and Aaron Schuman situate Hugo's extraordinary career within the realm of contemporary photography and the larger historical context of his native continent, Africa. As Schuman writes, `Hugo's images offer an arresting argument for the untrustworthiness of photography, and at the same time reveal the striking vitality that remains at the heart of the medium when a practitioner bravely dares to pose difficult questions'.

Buy Ology

Buy Ology
Author: Martin Lindstrom
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0385523890
ISBN 13: 9780385523899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buy Ology Book Review:

Draws on a cutting-edge brain-scan study of people from around the world to shed new light on what stimulates interest in a product and compels us to buy it, refuting common assumptions and myths while answering questions about product placement, subliminal advertising and more. Reprint. A best-selling book.

Sharks in the Time of Saviors

Sharks in the Time of Saviors
Author: Kawai Strong Washburn
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0771094469
ISBN 13: 9780771094460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharks in the Time of Saviors Book Review:

“Old myths clash with new realities, love is in a ride or die with grief, faith rubs hard against magic, and comic flips with tragic so much they meld into something new. All told with daredevil lyricism to burn. A ferocious debut.” ―Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf “So good it hurts and hurts to where it heals. It is revelatory and unputdownable. Washburn is an extraordinarily brilliant new talent.” ―Tommy Orange, author of There There Sharks in the Time of Saviors is a groundbreaking debut novel that folds the legends of Hawai'ian gods into an engrossing family saga; a story of exile and the pursuit of salvation from Kawai Strong Washburn. In 1995, Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i, on a rare family vacation, seven-year-old Nainoa Flores falls overboard a cruise ship into the Pacific Ocean. When a shiver of sharks appears in the water, everyone fears for the worst. But instead, Noa is gingerly delivered to his mother in the jaws of a shark, marking his story as the stuff of legends. Nainoa's family, struggling amidst of the collapse of the sugarcane industry, hails his rescue as a sign of favor from ancient Hawaiian gods--a belief that appears validated after he exhibits puzzling new abilities. But as time passes, this supposed divine favor begins to drive the family apart: Nainoa, working now as a paramedic on the streets of Portland, struggles to fathom the full measure of his expanding abilities; further north in Washington, his older brother Dean hurtles into the world of elite college athletics, obsessed with wealth and fame; while in California, risk-obsessed younger sister Kaui navigates an unforgiving academic workload in an attempt to forge her independence from the family's legacy. When supernatural events revist the Flores family in Hawai'i--with tragic consequences--they are all forced to reckon with the bonds of family, the meaning of heritage, and the cost of survival.