Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Book
Score: 3.5
From 87 Ratings

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802198723

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Excerpt :

The New York Times–bestselling author’s Whitbread Prize–winning debut—“Winterson has mastered both comedy and tragedy in this rich little novel” (The Washington Post Book World). When it first appeared, Jeanette Winterson’s extraordinary debut novel received unanimous international praise, including the prestigious Whitbread Prize for best first fiction. Winterson went on to fulfill that promise, producing some of the most dazzling fiction and nonfiction of the past decade, including her celebrated memoir Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?. Now required reading in contemporary literature, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a funny, poignant exploration of a young girl’s adolescence. Jeanette is a bright and rebellious orphan who is adopted into an evangelical household in the dour, industrial North of England and finds herself embroidering grim religious mottoes and shaking her little tambourine for Jesus. But as this budding missionary comes of age, and comes to terms with her unorthodox sexuality, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household dissolves. Jeanette’s insistence on listening to truths of her own heart and mind—and on reporting them with wit and passion—makes for an unforgettable chronicle of an eccentric, moving passage into adulthood. “If Flannery O’Connor and Rita Mae Brown had collaborated on the coming-out story of a young British girl in the 1960s, maybe they would have approached the quirky and subtle hilarity of Jeanette Winterson’s autobiographical first novel. . . . Winterson’s voice, with its idiosyncratic wit and sensitivity, is one you’ve never heard before.” —Ms. Magazine

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Book
Score: 3.5
From 71 Ratings

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Discrimination
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780099562993

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Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Excerpt :

Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her teeth on the knowledge that she is one of God's elect, but as this budding evangelical comes of age, and comes to terms with her preference for her own sex, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household crumbles.

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Book
Score: 3.5
From 71 Ratings

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Authors, English
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780099935704

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Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Excerpt :

Innovative In Style, Its Humour By Turns Punchy And Tender, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Is A Few Days Ride Into The Bizarre Outposts Of Religious Excess And Human Obsession. It'S A Love Story Too.

Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent Book

Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent


  • Author : Liz Howard
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2015-04-14
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771038372

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Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent Excerpt :

Winner of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize A stunning debut book of poems from a bold new voice unafraid to engage with the exigencies of our contemporary world. In Liz Howard’s wild, scintillating debut, the mechanisms we use to make sense of our worlds – even our direct intimate experiences of it – come under constant scrutiny and a pressure that feels like love. What Howard can accomplish with language strikes us as electric, a kind of alchemy of perception and catastrophe, fidelity and apocalypse. The waters of Northern Ontario shield country are the toxic origin and an image of potential. A subject, a woman, a consumer, a polluter; an erotic force, a confused brilliance, a very necessary form of urgency – all are loosely tethered together and made somehow to resonate with our own devotions and fears; made “to be small and dreaming parallel / to ceremony and decay.” Liz Howard is what contemporary poetry needs right now.

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal  Book
Score: 4
From 52 Ratings

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802194756

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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal Excerpt :

A New York Times bestseller: The “magnificent” memoir by one of the bravest and most original writers of our time—“A tour de force of literature and love” (Vogue). Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. Her internationally best-selling debut, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, and has become a staple of required reading in contemporary fiction classes. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a “singular and electric” memoir about a life’s work to find happiness (The New York Times). It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser, waiting for Armageddon; about growing up in a north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition; about the universe as a cosmic dustbin. It is the story of how a painful past, rose to haunt the author later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also a book about the power of literature, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, or a life raft that supports us when we are sinking. Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a tough-minded story of the search for belonging—for love, identity, home, and a mother.

The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida Book

The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida


  • Author : Clarissa Goenawan
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781641291200

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The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida Excerpt :

From the critically acclaimed author of Rainbirds comes a novel of tragedy and dark histories set in Japan. University sophomore Miwako Sumida has hanged herself, leaving those closest to her reeling. In the months before her suicide, she was hiding away in a remote mountainside village, but what, or whom, was she running from? Ryusei, a fellow student at Waseda who harbored unrequited feelings for Miwako, begs her best friend Chie to bring him to the remote village where she spent her final days. While they are away, his older sister, Fumi, who took Miwako on as an apprentice in her art studio, receives an unexpected guest at her apartment in Tokyo, distracting her from her fear that Miwako’s death may ruin what is left of her brother’s life. Expanding on the beautifully crafted world of Rainbirds, Clarissa Goenawan gradually pierces through a young woman’s careful façade, unmasking her most painful secrets.

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Book

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9780099598183

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Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Excerpt :

Like most people I lived for a long time with my mother and father. My father liked to watch the wrestling, my mother liked to wrest≤ it didn't matter what." --Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. * With a new introduction by the author

Great Moments in Aviation and Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Book

Great Moments in Aviation and Oranges are Not the Only Fruit


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Random House (UK)
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: English drama
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 009928541X

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Great Moments in Aviation and Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Excerpt :

Two Jeanette Winterson film scripts. Set in the 1950s, Great Moments in Aviation features a young black woman with a passion for aeroplanes. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, an award-winning television drama, is an adaptation of the author's novel of the same name.

The Business of Persuasion Book

The Business of Persuasion


  • Author : Harold Burson
  • Publisher : RosettaBooks
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 10 : 9780795350443

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The Business of Persuasion Excerpt :

“A wonderfully personal account of the thoughts behind a lifelong focus on the reputation of corporations around the world. Candid and straightforward.”—Huffington Post Harold Burson, described by PRWeek as “the [20th] century’s most influential PR figure,” is perhaps the most recognized name in the industry today. The founder of PR giant Burson-Marsteller had an incredible 70-year career, in which he built a global enterprise from a one-man consulting firm. In this illuminating and engaging business memoir, Burson traces his career from studying at Ole Miss to serving in World War II, reporting on the Nuremburg trials, and joining with Bill Marsteller. Together, he and Marsteller made history in a new venture that would grow to be one of the biggest public relations companies in the world, with over 60 offices on six continents. By way of personal and professional examples, Burson shows readers what public relations really entails—its challenges, methodologies, and impacts. His anecdotes on PR challenges like the “Tylenol crisis,” the removal of confederate flags from Ole Miss, and the introduction of “New Coke” illustrate Burson’s time-tested tenets of great PR and crisis management. He interweaves iconic moments from the history of public relations into his story, making this “a must-read for any PR professional” (Jack Welch, executive chairman, Jack Welch Management Institute). “Every detail of Harold’s professional life is brought alive through an interesting narrative of the highs and lows . . . There is loads of inspiration hidden in every page for everyone. Be it a reader with no interest in Public Relations or a veteran who wants to understand more about the profession.”—Reputation Today

Written On The Body Book
Score: 3.5
From 32 Ratings

Written On The Body


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-06-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307363640

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Written On The Body Excerpt :

The most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman.

12 Bytes Book

12 Bytes


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802159267

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12 Bytes Excerpt :

Twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays on the implications of artificial intelligence for the way we live and the way we love from New York Times bestselling author Jeanette Winterson "Talky, smart, anarchic and quite sexy," said Dwight Garner in the New York Times about Jeanette Winterson's latest novel, Frankissstein, which perfectly describes too this new collection of essays on the same subject of AI. In 12 Bytes, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? Jeanette Winterson, draws on her years of thinking and reading about artificial intelligence in all its bewildering manifestations. In her brilliant, laser focused, uniquely pointed and witty style of story-telling, Winterson looks to history, religion, myth, literature, the politics of race and gender, and computer science, to help us understand the radical changes to the way we live and love that are happening now. When we create non-biological life-forms, will we do so in our image? Or will we accept the once-in-a-species opportunity to remake ourselves in their image? What do love, caring, sex, and attachment look like when humans form connections with non-human helpers, teachers, sex-workers, and companions? And what will happen to our deep-rooted assumptions about gender? Will the physical body that is our home soon be enhanced by biological and neural implants, keeping us fitter, younger, and connected? Is it time to join Elon Musk and leave Planet Earth? With wit, compassion and curiosity, Winterson tackles AI's most fascinating talking points, from the algorithms that data-dossier your whole life to the weirdness of backing up your brain.

Lighthousekeeping Book
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

Lighthousekeeping


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-02-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307366610

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Lighthousekeeping Excerpt :

Motherless and anchorless, red-headed Silver is taken in by the timeless Mr. Pew, keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse, located at the isolated northwestern tip of Scotland. Pew teaches her to “man the light” but more importantly he tells her ancient tales of longing and rootlessness, of ties that bind and of the slippages that occur throughout every life, not least those of the local inhabitants. One local, Babel Dark, a nineteenth-century clergyman who loved one woman but married another, opens like a map that Silver must follow. Caught in her own particular darknesses, she embarks on an Ulyssean sift through the stories we tell ourselves, stories of love and loss, of passion and regret, stories of unending journeys that move through places and times, and the bleak finality of the shores of betrayal. A story of mutability, of talking birds and stolen books, of Darwin and Stevenson and of the Jekyll and Hyde in all of us, Lighthousekeeping is a way in to the rooms of our own that we secretly inhabit and the lighthouses we strive towards. Jeanette Winterson is one of the most extraordinary and original writers of her generation and this shows her at her lyrical best.

Weight Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

Weight


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-11-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307367365

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Weight Excerpt :

The story of Atlas and Heracles Atlas knows how it feels to carry the weight of the world; but why, he asks himself, does it have to be carried at all? In Weight — visionary and inventive, yet completely believable and relevant to the questions we ask ourselves every day — Winterson’s skill in turning the familiar on its head to show us a different truth is put to stunning effect. When I was asked to choose a myth to write about, I realized I had chosen already. The story of Atlas holding up the world was in my mind before the telephone call had ended. If the call had not come, perhaps I would never have written the story, but when the call did come, that story was waiting to be written. Rewritten. The recurring language motif of Weight is “I want to tell the story again.” My work is full of Cover Versions. I like to take stories we think we know and record them differently. In the retelling comes a new emphasis or bias, and the new arrangement of the key elements demands that fresh material be injected into the existing text. Weight moves far away from the simple story of Atlas’s punishment and his temporary relief when Hercules takes the world off his shoulders. I wanted to explore loneliness, isolation, responsibility, burden, and freedom too, because my version has a very particular end not found elsewhere. —from Jeanette Winterson’s Foreword to Weight

Art Objects Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Art Objects


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-06-24
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307363633

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Art Objects Excerpt :

In ten interlocking essays, the acclaimed author of Written on the Body and Art & Lies reveals art as an active force in the world--neither elitist nor remote, available to those who want it and affecting those who don't. Original, personal, and provocative, these essays are not so much a point of view as they are a way of life, revealing "a brilliant and deeply feeling artist at work" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Tanglewreck Book
Score: 3
From 16 Ratings

Tanglewreck


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-07-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408825389

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Tanglewreck Excerpt :

But Time is big business, and whoever gets control of Time controls life as we know it! In a house called Tanglewreck lives a girl called Silver and her guardian Mrs Rokabye. Unbeknown to Silver there is a family treasure in the form of a seventeenth-century watch called the Timekeeper, and this treasure holds the key to the mysterious and frightening changes in time. When Silver goes on the run to try and protect herself and the Timekeeper, a remarkable and compelling adventure unfolds, full of brilliance and wit, as is befitting an author with the imagination and style of Jeanette Winterson.