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Stransky, Oonagh

Overview
Works: 19 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 4,936 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Self-help publications  Historical fiction  Biography  History  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Translator, Author
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Most widely held works by Oonagh Stransky
The name of God is mercy by Francis( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart -- mercy -- which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains -- through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor -- why "mercy is the first attribute of God." God "does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins," he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts. On the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done
Happiness in this life : a passionate meditation on earthly existence by Francis( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of homilies, speeches, and 'messages of the day' that brings together Pope Francis's wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now. For Pope Francis, the appreciation of our everyday lives is a spiritual undertaking. Joy is a divine attribute, and creating joy around us an essential part of faith. Every homily and speech in this book delivers, in warm, engaging language accessible to believers and nonbelievers alike, a key lesson, instructing readers on finding love and happiness in a chaotic world. Along the way, Pope Francis discusses the sanctity of women's rights, talks about how the love of sports can bring out our best qualities, and explains why fighting discrimination is the essence of loving thy neighbor. He shares personal stories and anecdotes from his life, provides comforting messages of hope, and discusses the ways flawed families can make you a better person. The core ideas of Francis's papacy--mercy, support for marginalized people, and diplomacy--shine through."--Dust jacket flap
Born twice by Giuseppe Pontiggia( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first major book by one of ItalyUs most distinguished novelists to appear in America, this is an award-winning fictional memoir of a manUs transfiguring experiences raising a son whose disabilities were caused at birth by the carelessness of a single doctor
Happiness in this life by Francis( Recording )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of homilies, speeches, and "messages of the day" that brings together Pope Francis's wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now
Conclave by Roberto Pazzi( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- Pazzi is considered the literary successor to Italo Calvino
Almost blue by Carlo Lucarelli( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A noir thriller about a serial killer stalking the universivty students of Bologna, Italy, the rookie detective trying to catch him, and the blind man who is her best lead
Beauty and the inferno : essays by Roberto Saviano( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberto Saviano is best known for his work on the Italian mafia, but Beauty and the Inferno also tackles universal themes with great insight and humanity, with urgency, and often with anger. This important collection includes essays on the legacy of the earthquake at L'Aquila, a town at risk of becoming overrun by mafia; on boxing as an escape route; on the life of the legendary South African jazz singer, Miriam Makeba; on an encounter with Salman Rushdie, and a tribute to Frank Miller, author of the graphic novel 300; on Michael Herr's Dispatches. One essay reflects on the aftermath of the publication of his book and subsequent film, Gomorrah, and how his life has been conditioned by the mafia's death threats, and the final essay in the collection celebrates the life of the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya
Day after day by Carlo Lucarelli( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master of disguises and weapons expert is on a killing spree throughout Italy. Each crime has his trade mark picture of a pit bull as the only clue. When an innocent man surfing the Internet become the Pit Bull's next target, Inspector Negro uses the man's knowledge of cyberspace to catch this illusive murderer. Police procedural
I primi tornarono a nuoto by Giacomo Papi( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one knows how or why, but all over the world, people are returning from the beyond ... and the rising of the dead is only the beginning. Do you know when my father died? He died on January 11, 1979. The day before yesterday I was in the kitchen and I saw him standing in front of me, thirty years after I arranged his funeral. He was standing there naked, as if everything were perfectly normal, looking just the way he did when I buried him. They're coming back one by one. From the nineteenth century, from the Renaissance, from prehistoric times. They're not a threat. At least not at first. They're just like us, coming back into the world as lost and ravenous as when they were first born. But what is to become of the living? Adriano Karaianni is the doctor who discovers the reborn. Maria is expecting their first child, but childbirth has now become a crime and a threat to humanity. Their story emphasizes the destiny that all the living must face with the return of the dead. In spare, quick prose, Giacomo Papi describes the tenacity and ferocity of mankind when condemned to endless life. The story is a complex and heartfelt reflection on the meaning of existence, the connection between the world of the living and the dead, and love, which proves to be the only force capable of saving our humanity
Ghosts of the past by Marco Vichi( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Florence, 1967. It is winter, and one year has passed since the historic and devastating flood of the Arno, though the memories of that day still linger with the stains on the city walls. The anniversary of the flood brings with it a new case for Inspector Bordelli. A wealthy local industrialist, fiercely loved and respected by everyone he knew, has been found murdered in his grand villa in the Flesole hills, and the killer has left no trace. With no obvious leads to follow, Bordelli is patiently retracing the victim's last days when he encounters an old friend from the war. Inviting the man into his home, Bordelli doesn't realise that it is this friend who will lead him ever closer to the secrets at the heart of the mystery ..."--Publisher's description
The watercolourist by Beatrice Masini( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mystery and coming of age novel set in a grand house in nineteenth century Italy. Nineteenth century Italy. A young woman arrives at a beautiful villa in the countryside outside Milan. Bianca, a gifted young watercolourist, has been commissioned to illustrate the plants in the magnificent grounds. Bianca settles into her grand new home, invited into the heart of the family by the eccentric poet Don Titta, his five children, his elegant and delicate wife and powerful, controlling mother. As the seasons pass, the young watercolourist develops her art - inspired by the landscape around her - and attracts many admirers. And while most of the household's servants view her with envy, she soon develops a special affection for one housemaid, who, she is intrigued to learn, has mysterious origins ... But as Bianca's determination to unlock the secrets of the villa grows, she little notices the dangers that lie all around her." --
Happiness in this life : a passionate meditation on earthly existence by Francis( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of homilies, speeches, and "messages of the day" that brings together Pope Franciss wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now
The Name of God Is Mercy by Oonagh Stransky( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart?mercy?which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains?through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor?why "mercy is the first attribute of God." God "does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins," he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts?on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done. The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God's message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. Clear and profound, The Name of God Is Mercy resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds. It is being published in more than eighty countries around the world. "The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand."?Pope Francis Praise for The Name of God Is Mercy "Francis speaks succinctly?and with refreshing forthrightness. ... He emphasizes moral sincerity over dogma, an understanding of the complexities of the world and individual experience over rigid doctrine. ... The pope has an easy conversational style that moves effortlessly between folksy sayings and erudite allusions, between common-sense logic and impassioned philosophical insights."?Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "What makes his book most moving is the way in which this man, without disrespecting his own privacy or offering false bromides of modesty, opens the sacred space of his conscience to explain how he came to center his ministry, and now his papacy, around mercy."?James Carroll, The New Yorker "As he has done throughout his papacy, Pope Francis shows in this book a compelling way to present God's love anew to a skeptical world without denying the ancient teachings of faith. But now he is challenging the entire Church to trek a new way forward."? Time "Francis enjoys sharing personal stories of God's grace and mercy in the lives of parishioners from his native Argentina, people he has known and who have recognized themselves as sinners."? The Washington Post "Powerful ... Francis's book signals a plea for a change of attitude on the part of the faithful and their pastors. ... Bishops and priests will talk and quarrel over the text for months, even years to come. And that, perhaps, is what Francis intends."? Financial Times "Deepens his calls for a more merciful Catholic Church ... The question-and-answer book is told in simple, breezy language, with the pope referring to experiences and people in his own life."? Newsday "Francis has offered his most detailed outline yet for the role of the Catholic church in the modern era."? National Catholic Reporter Translated by Oonagh Stransky From the Hardcover edition
The name of God is mercy by Francis( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his first official book published as Pope, in celebration of his Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here addresses all humanity in an intimate and personal dialogue. At the center of this book is the subject closest to his heart--mercy--which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. These pages resonate with a desire to reach all those souls who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds, "--Amazon.com
Happiness in this life by Francis( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of homilies, speeches, and 'messages of the day' that brings together Pope Francis's wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now. For Pope Francis, the appreciation of our everyday lives is a spiritual undertaking. Joy is a divine attribute, and creating joy around us an essential part of faith. Every homily and speech in this book delivers, in warm, engaging language accessible to believers and nonbelievers alike, a key lesson, instructing readers on finding love and happiness in a chaotic world. Along the way, Pope Francis discusses the sanctity of women's rights, talks about how the love of sports can bring out our best qualities, and explains why fighting discrimination is the essence of loving thy neighbor. He shares personal stories and anecdotes from his life, provides comforting messages of hope, and discusses the ways flawed families can make you a better person. The core ideas of Francis's papacy, mercy, support for marginalized people, and diplomacy, shine through
The Name of God is Mercy : a Conversation with Andrea Tornielli ; Translated from the Italian by Oonagh Stransky by Pope Francis( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first official book published as Pope, in celebration of his Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here addresses all humanity in an intimate and personal dialogue. At the center of this book is the subject closest to his heart--mercy--which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. These pages resonate with a desire to reach all those souls who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds,"--Amazon.com
Happiness in This Life by Oonagh Stransky( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of homilies, speeches, and "messages of the day" that brings together Pope Francis's wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now For Pope Francis, the appreciation of our everyday lives is a spiritual undertaking. Joy is a divine attribute, and creating joy around us an essential part of faith. Every homily and speech in this book delivers, in warm, engaging language accessible to believers and nonbelievers alike, a key lesson, instructing readers on finding love and happiness in a chaotic world. Along the way, Pope Francis discusses the sanctity of women's rights, talks about how the love of sports can bring out our best qualities, and explains why fighting discrimination is the essence of love thy neighbor. He shares personal stories and anecdotes from his life, provides comforting messages of hope, and discusses the ways flawed families can make you a better person. The core ideas of Francis's papacy?mercy, support for marginalized people, and diplomacy?shine through
Almost blue by Carlo Lucarelli( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A serial killer is terrorising the students of Bologna. Rookie female detective Grazia Negro is determined to solve the case. Only one witness can positively identify the killer ... and he's blind. Simone spends his days in solitude, listening to Elvis Costello's Almost Blue and scanning the radio waves of the city to eavesdrop on other people's lives. He likes to imagine what people are like - based on the tone and 'colour' of their voice - and his acute hearing sets alarm bells ringing upon hearing the voice of the killer. Some descriptions of sex and violence. 2003
From oil to oil : cooking with different varietis by Mariaelena Gorini( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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