A God in Ruins
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

A God in Ruins


  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385671422


A God in Ruins Book Description :

The stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's #1 bestseller Life After Life, "one of the best novels I've read this century" (Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl). Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. Her new novel tells the story of Ursula Todd's beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father--as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is facing the difficulties of living in a future he never expected to have. The stunning companion to Life After Life, A God in Ruins explores the loss of innocence, the fraught transition from the war to peace time, and the pain of being misunderstood, especially as we age. Proving once again that Kate Atkinson is "one of the finest writers working today" (The Chicago Tribune), A God in Ruins is the triumphant return of a modern master.

Life After Life
Score: 4
From 287 Ratings

Life After Life


  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-03-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409043799


Life After Life Book Description :

'Merging family saga with a fluid sense of time and an extraordinarily vivid sense of history at its most human level. A dizzying and dazzling tour de force' Daily Mail WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD: the acclaimed number one bestselling novel. What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to? Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here she is at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.

A God in Ruins
Score: 2.5
From 5 Ratings

A God in Ruins


  • Author : Leon Uris
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 0061744336


A God in Ruins Book Description :

A God in Ruins Spanning the decades from World War II to the 2008 presidential campaign, A God in Ruins is the riveting story of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, an honest, principled, and courageous man on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political amibitions, threaten his life, and tear the country apart--a secret buried for over a half century--that even he does not know...

Transcription
Score: 3.5
From 50 Ratings

Transcription


  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385691543


Transcription Book Description :

From the bestselling author of Life After Life, a new novel that explores the repercussions of one young woman's espionage work during World War II. In 1940, eighteen-year-old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit, and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time.

One Good Turn
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

One Good Turn


  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-06
  • Genre: Brodie, Jackson
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN 10 : 9780552777872


One Good Turn Book Description :

Two years after the events of Case Histories left him a millionaire, Jackson Brodie has followed Julia, his occasional girlfriend and former client, to Edinburgh for its famous summer arts festival. But when he witnesses a man being brutally attacked in a atraffic jam- the apparent victim of an extreme case of road rage - a chain of events is set in motion that will pull the wife of an unscrupulous real estate tycoon, a timid but successful crime novelist, and a hardheaded female police detective into Jackson's orbit. Suddenly out of retirement, Jackson is once again in the midst of several mysteries that intersect in one giant and sinster scheme.

Finding God in the Ruins

Finding God in the Ruins


  • Author : Matt Bays
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780781414258


Finding God in the Ruins Book Description :

When the reality of your pain doesn’t line up with what you’ve been taught in church, then what? While many abandon their faith or embrace hopelessness, it is possible to discover the God who heals your heart in the midst of the pain. Matt Bays has been where you are. His unforgettable stories of loss and healing will usher you into a life where gratitude overpowers anger, hope overcomes despair, and hunger for God replaces indifference to God. With a fresh and original writing style, Bays demonstrates that true redemption is far more powerful than the temporary fixes of sanitized Christianity.

The Yellow Birds
Score: 3.5
From 105 Ratings

The Yellow Birds


  • Author : Kevin Powers
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316219358


The Yellow Birds Book Description :

Finalist for the National Book Award, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive in Iraq "The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined. With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic.

Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Score: 4
From 62 Ratings

Behind the Scenes at the Museum


  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466842663


Behind the Scenes at the Museum Book Description :

A deeply moving family story of happiness and heartbreak, Behind the Scenes at the Museum is bestselling author Kate Atkinson's award-winning literary debut. National Bestseller Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets. Kate Atkinson's first novel is "a multigenerational tale of a spectacularly dysfunctional Yorkshire family and one of the funniest works of fiction to come out of Britain in years" (The New York Times Book Review).

Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story


  • Author : Elizabeth Renzetti
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2014-06-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770893146


Based on a True Story Book Description :

A delectable satirical novel about celebrity culture, journalism, truth, lies, consequences — about the fictions we tell ourselves and the fictions we tell others. Augusta Price (not her real name) is famous in England for playing a slatternly barmaid on a nighttime soap opera and for falling down drunk in public. Now, she has no job, no relationship with her long-lost son, and a sad shortage of tranquilizers — but she has had an improbable hit with her memoir (which is based on a true story, but only very loosely). But when Frances Bleeker — an insecure and not very successful American tabloid journalist — tells Augusta that a man she once loved has written a book, Augusta becomes terrified that her life story will be revealed as the web of lies it really is. She sets out on a trans-Atlantic journey from London to California to seek revenge on her former lover — a journey that will require the reluctant help of Frances.

Big Sky
Score: 3.5
From 35 Ratings

Big Sky


  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385691567


Big Sky Book Description :

INSTANT INTERNATIONAL AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Iconoclastic detective Jackson Brodie returns in a triumphant new novel about secrets, sex, and lies Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an ageing Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It’s picturesque, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for a suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him across a sinister network—and back into the path of someone from his past. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.