Warlight

Warlight
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 0771073798
ISBN 13: 9780771073793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warlight Book Review:

From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.

Warlight

Warlight
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-06-07
ISBN 10: 1473555094
ISBN 13: 9781473555099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warlight Book Review:

'Our book of the year – and maybe of Ondaatje's career' Daily Telegraph Books of the Year **LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018** It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women all who seem determined to protect Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? A dozen years later, Nathaniel journeys through recollection, reality and imagination to uncover all he didn’t know or understand in that time, to piece together a story that feels something like the truth.

Warlight

Warlight
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 0525521208
ISBN 13: 9780525521204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warlight Book Review:

NATIONAL BEST SELLER From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.

The Cat's Table

The Cat's Table
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN 10: 030740143X
ISBN 13: 9780307401434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cat's Table Book Review:

From Michael Ondaatje: an electrifying new novel, by turns thrilling and deeply moving -- one of his most vividly rendered and compelling works of fiction to date. In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England. At mealtimes, he is placed at the lowly "Cat's Table" with an eccentric and unforgettable group of grownups and two other boys. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys find themselves immersed in the worlds and stories of the adults around them. At night they spy on a shackled prisoner -- his crime and fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever. Looking back from deep within adulthood, and gradually moving back and forth from the decks and holds of the ship to the years that follow the narrator unfolds a spellbinding and layered tale about the magical, often forbidden discoveries of childhood and the burdens of earned understanding, about a life-long journey that began unexpectedly with a sea voyage. From the Hardcover edition.

Warlight

Warlight
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781444840933
ISBN 13: 1444840932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warlight Book Review:

1945: London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his sister Rachel are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and both grow more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect, and educate - in rather unusual ways - Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover the hidden truths from his past, exploring both the traumas and the possibilities of rebuilding a life after war.

Summary of Warlight by Michael Ondaatje: Conversation Starters

Summary of Warlight by Michael Ondaatje: Conversation Starters
Author: Bookhabits
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2018-07-25
ISBN 10: 9781388285289
ISBN 13: 1388285282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Warlight by Michael Ondaatje: Conversation Starters Book Review:

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje: Conversation Starters When 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister are left by their parents in the care of a man who may be a criminal, his longing for his mother becomes more intense as he finds out she left her travel trunk in the basement. She may have gone missing but she may also be involved in activities like that of their mysterious guardian. Nathaniel grows up and attempts to piece together who his mother truly was based on childhood memories. But can he know his mother from what he remembers of their past? Warlight is the latest novel of Booker Prize winner Michael Ondaatje, author of the internationally acclaimed The English Patient. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

The English Patient

The English Patient
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-04-06
ISBN 10: 9780307776624
ISBN 13: 030777662X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The English Patient Book Review:

With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal,and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening. From the Hardcover edition.

BOOK CLUB SET.

BOOK CLUB SET.
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1104677566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BOOK CLUB SET. Book Review:

"From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time."--

Anil's Ghost

Anil's Ghost
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-10-08
ISBN 10: 0307375897
ISBN 13: 9780307375896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anil's Ghost Book Review:

Following the phenomenal success of Michael Ondaatje’s Booker Prize-winning third novel, The English Patient, expectations were almost insurmountable. The internationally acclaimed #1 bestseller had made Ondaatje the first Canadian novelist ever to win the Booker. Four years later, in 1996, a motion picture based on the book brought the story to a vast new audience. The film, starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche, went on to win numerous prizes, among them nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Worldwide English-language sales of the book topped two million copies. But in April 2000, Anil’s Ghost was widely hailed as Ondaatje’s most powerful and engrossing novel to date. Winning a Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize and the Giller Prize, Anil’s Ghost became an international bestseller. “Nowhere has Ondaatje written more beautifully,” said The New York Times Book Review. The setting is Sri Lanka. Steeped in centuries of cultural achievement and tradition, the country has been ravaged in the late twentieth century by bloody civil war. As in The English Patient, Ondaatje’s latest novel follows a woman’s attempt to piece together the lost life of a victim of war. Anil Tissera, born in Sri Lanka but educated in England and the U.S., is sent by an international human rights group to participate in an investigation into suspected mass political murders in her homeland. Working with an archaeologist, she discovers a skeleton whose identity takes Anil on a fascinating journey that involves a riveting mystery. What follows, in a novel rich with character, emotion, and incident, is a story about love and loss, about family, identity and the unknown enemy. And it is a quest to unlock the hidden past – like a handful of soil analyzed by an archaeologist, the story becomes more diffuse the farther we reach into history. A universal tale of the casualties of war, unfolding as a detective story, the book gradually gives way to a more intricate exploration of its characters, a symphony of loss and loneliness haunted by a cast of solitary strangers and ghosts. The atrocities of a seemingly futile, muddled war are juxtaposed against the ancient, complex and ultimately redemptive culture and landscape of Sri Lanka. Anil’s Ghost is Michael Ondaatje's first novel to be set in the country of his birth. “There’s a tendency with us in England and North America to say it’s a book ‘about Sri Lanka.’ But it’s just my take on a few characters, a personal tunnelling into that … The book’s not just about Sri Lanka; it’s a story that’s very familiar in other parts of the world” – in Africa, in Yugoslavia, in South America, in Ireland. “I didn’t want it to be a political tract. I wanted it to be a human study of people in the midst of fear.”

Summary: Michael Ondaatje's Warlight: A Novel (Discussion Prompts)

Summary: Michael Ondaatje's Warlight: A Novel (Discussion Prompts)
Author: Sarah Fields
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 9780368225925
ISBN 13: 0368225925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary: Michael Ondaatje's Warlight: A Novel (Discussion Prompts) Book Review:

Warlight is an international bestseller by Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient. Just after World War II, Nathaniel and Rachel stayed behind in London when their parents moved to Singapore. They were left in the care of The Moth. They suspect that this mysterious figure could be a criminal. They grew more and more convinced and equally concerned when they met his eccentric crew of friends. These men and women shared an unknown history during the war. They are determined to educate and protect Nathaniel and Rachel. But more mysteries remain unsolved. Over a decade later, Nathaniel looks back and begins to uncover all that his once young self did not understand at the time. It's a journey to the past, narrated by one of the greatest writers of our time. In this comprehensive look into Warlight: A Novel by Michael Ondaatje, you'll gain insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Be prepared to lead with the following: More than 60 "done-for-you" discussion prompts available Discussion aid which includes a wealth of information and prompts Overall brief plot synopsis and author biography as refreshers Thought-provoking questions made for deeper examinations Creative exercises to foster alternate "if this was you" discussions And more! Please Note: This is a companion guide based on the work Warlight: A Novel by Michael Ondaatje not affiliated to the original work or author in any way and does not contain any text of the original work. Please purchase or read the original work first.

Divisadero

Divisadero
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-04-16
ISBN 10: 0307372073
ISBN 13: 9780307372079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divisadero Book Review:

From the celebrated author of The English Patient and In the Skin of a Lion comes a remarkable new novel of intersecting lives that ranges across continents and time. In the 1970s in northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is riven by an incident of violence — of both hand and heart — that sets fire to the rest of their lives. Divisadero takes us from the city of San Francisco to the raucous backrooms of Nevada’s casinos, and eventually to the landscape of south central France. It is here, outside a small rural village, that Anna becomes immersed in the life and the world of a writer from an earlier time — Lucien Segura. His compelling story, which has its beginnings at the turn of the century, circles around “the raw truth” of Anna’s own life, the one she’s left behind but can never truly leave. And as the narrative moves back and forth in time and place, we discover each of the characters managing to find some foothold in a present rough-hewn from the past. Breathtakingly evoked and with unforgettable characters, Divisadero is a multi-layered novel about passion, loss, and the unshakable past, about the often discordant demands of family, love, and memory. It is Michael Ondaatje’s most intimate and beautiful novel to date. From the Hardcover edition.

Coming Through Slaughter

Coming Through Slaughter
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-03-23
ISBN 10: 0307776611
ISBN 13: 9780307776617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming Through Slaughter Book Review:

Bringing to life the fabulous, colorful panorama of New Orleans in the first flush of the jazz era, this book tells the story of Buddy Bolden, the first of the great trumpet players--some say the originator of jazz--who was, in any case, the genius, the guiding spirit, and the king of that time and place. In this fictionalized meditation, Bolden, an unrecorded father of Jazz, remains throughout a tantalizingly ungraspable phantom, the central mysteries of his life, his art, and his madness remaining felt but never quite pinned down. Ondaatje's prose is at times startlingly lyrical, and as he chases Bolden through documents and scenes, the novel partakes of the very best sort of modern detective novel--one where the enigma is never resolved, but allowed to manifest in its fullness. Though more 'experimental' in form than either The English Patient or In the Skin of a Lion, it is a fitting addition to the renowned Ondaatje oeuvre.

Running in the Family

Running in the Family
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-03-23
ISBN 10: 9780307776648
ISBN 13: 0307776646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running in the Family Book Review:

In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional writer.

Half Blood Blues

Half Blood Blues
Author: Esi Edugyan
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2011-06-02
ISBN 10: 1847656560
ISBN 13: 9781847656568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half Blood Blues Book Review:

Chip told us not to go out. Said, don't you boys tempt the devil. But it been one brawl of a night, I tell you. The aftermath of the fall of Paris, 1940. Hieronymous Falk, a rising star on the cabaret scene, was arrested in a cafe and never heard from again. He was twenty years old. He was a German citizen. And he was black. Fifty years later, Sid, Hiero's bandmate and the only witness that day, is going back to Berlin. Persuaded by his old friend Chip, Sid discovers there's more to the journey than he thought when Chip shares a mysterious letter, bringing to the surface secrets buried since Hiero's fate was settled. In Half Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan weaves the horror of betrayal, the burden of loyalty and the possibility that, if you don't tell your story, someone else might tell it for you. And they just might tell it wrong ...

The Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds
Author: James Surowiecki
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-08-16
ISBN 10: 0307275051
ISBN 13: 9780307275059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Crowds Book Review:

In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

Without a Country

Without a Country
Author: Ayse Kulin
Publsiher: AmazonCrossing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-07
ISBN 10: 9781503900974
ISBN 13: 1503900975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Without a Country Book Review:

From the international bestselling author of Last Train to Istanbul comes a novel based on true events that explores the depths of pride, devotion, and persistence as four generations of a family struggle to forge their destinies. As Hitler's reign of terror begins to loom large over Germany, Gerhard and Elsa Schliemann--like other German Jews--must flee with their children in search of sanctuary. But life elsewhere in Europe offers few opportunities for medical professor Gerhard and his fellow scientists. Then they discover an unexpected haven in Turkey, where universities and hospitals welcome them as valuable assets. But despite embracing their adopted land, personal and political troubles persist. Military coups bring unrest and uncertainty to the country, intermarriage challenges the cultural identity of Gerhard and Elsa's descendants, and anti-Semitism once again threatens their future in the place they call home. From World War II to the age of social media, one family's generations find their way through love and loss, sacrifice and salvation, tragedy and triumph--with knowledge hard won and passion heartfelt.

In the Skin of a Lion

In the Skin of a Lion
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-04-06
ISBN 10: 9780307776631
ISBN 13: 0307776638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Skin of a Lion Book Review:

Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.

Lost Classics

Lost Classics
Author: Michael Ondaatje,Michael Redhill,Esta Spalding,Linda Spalding
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-03-30
ISBN 10: 0307781151
ISBN 13: 9780307781154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Classics Book Review:

An Anchor Books Original Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission. Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literary Magazine, Lost Classics is a reader’s delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost books. As the editors have written in a joint introduction to the book, “being lovers of books, we’ve pulled a scent of these absences behind us our whole reading lives, telling people about books that exist only on our own shelves, or even just in our own memory.” Anyone who has ever been changed by a book will find kindred spirits in the pages of Lost Classics. Each of the editors has contributed a lost book essay to this collection, including Michael Ondaatje on Sri Lankan filmmaker Tissa Abeysekara’s Bringing Tony Home, a novella about a mutual era of childhood. Also included are Margaret Atwood on sex and death in the scandalous Doctor Glas, first published in Sweden in 1905; Russell Banks on the off-beat travelogue Too Late to Turn Back by Barbara Greene–the “slightly ditzy” cousin of Graham; Bill Richardson on a children’s book for adults by Russell Hoban; Ronald Wright on William Golding’s Pincher Martin; Caryl Phillips on Michael Mac Liammoir’s account of his experiences on the set of Orson Welles’s Othello, and much, much more.

Vintage Ondaatje

Vintage Ondaatje
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307430030
ISBN 13: 9780307430038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vintage Ondaatje Book Review:

In his novels, poetry, and memoirs, Booker Prize winner Michael Ondaatje moves from the blasted landscape of Billy the Kid in 1880s New Mexico to the New Orleans jazz world of the legendary Buddy Bolden at the turn of the century, from his native Sri Lanka to the African desert of World War II. Compassionate, lyrical, spellbinding, the work he has created unfolds with mystery and eloquence and enlarges our literature. Included in Vintage Ondaatje are portions of the novels Anil’s Ghost, In the Skin of the Lion, Coming Through Slaughter, and The English Patient; the memoir Running in the Family; sections from The Collected Works of Billy the Kid; and a selection of the poetry. Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers, presented in attractive, affordable paperback editions. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Writers & Company

Writers & Company
Author: Eleanor Wachtel
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 0394227387
ISBN 13: 9780394227382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writers & Company Book Review: