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Voillot, Sophie 1958-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 79 publications in 2 languages and 376 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Bibliography 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PR9199.4.H33, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sophie Voillot
Cockroach by Rawi Hage( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Montr eal en hiver. Les rues sont d esertes, livr ees a un froid mordant. Dans un parc, un homme se pend a une branche pour tenter de mettre un terme a sa vie d'insecte. Il echoue. On l'oblige a entreprendre une th erapie avec une psychologue pleine de bonnes intentions a qui il livre malgr e lui une confession de voleur solitaire, r ev elant peu a peu son enfance, ses r eves, l'espoir et la haine qui l'habitent, et comment sa soeur le transforma en cafard ... Ce r ecit sans concessions, port e par un humour noir et un puissant souffle lyrique, confirme que l'auteur de Parfum de poussi ere (Prix des libraires du Qu ebec, prix IMPAC Dublin) figure parmi les plus grands ecrivains de sa g en eration. Le cafard instille dans l'esprit du lecteur son doux venin, alt ere sa perception de l' ame humaine et illumine les t en ebres de notre epoque d'une bien etrange lumi ere."--Couverture
De Niro's game by Rawi Hage( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in French and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le quotidien de deux amis d'enfance, Bassam et Georges, à Beyrouth-Ouest, dans la tourmente de la guerre civile libanaise. Ensemble, ils tuent l'ennui en commettant de petits larcins, en acceptant du travail mal payé, et rêvent d'une vie meilleure. Tandis que Bassam pense fuir à Rome, Georges est attiré par les discours nationalistes de la milice chrétienne. Premier roman
Entre fleuve et rivière : correspondance entre Gabrielle Roy et Margaret Laurence by Gabrielle Roy( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salamander by Thomas Wharton( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1717, and the Ottoman Turks are laying siege to the walled city of Belgrade. Among the Christian army of resistance is one Count Ostrov, who sees his only son die on the battlefield, at no assailant's hand and entirely without ostensible cause. Stung by the mystery of it, the Count renounces army life and retires to his remote island retreat. There, in mourning, he loses himself in his love of puzzles, turning the very fabric of his spectacular Slav castle into a giant, mechanical conundrum of revolving doors, moving floors and unstable staircases." "The Count brings to this impossible castle the legendary English printer Nicholas Flood, and charges him with the task of producing a book without beginning or end. But no sooner has Flood set about his quest than he meets the Count's beautiful, brilliant and yet somehow damaged daughter, Irena. In the shadows cast by the wheels and cogs of the clockwork castle, Flood finds himself distracted from the task in hand, and instead begins work on another book entirely, a secret gift for a secret lover - a tiny octavo volume with one word, Desire, gold-tooled on its spine."--Jacket
The end of the alphabet by C. S Richardson( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le héros, féru d'art, de graphisme et d'histoire, vient d'apprendre qu'il lui reste trente jours à vivre. Il décide de faire le tour du monde en compagnie de sa femme qui tient une chronique littéraire dans une revue de mode: Amsterdam, Berlin, Chartres, Istambul, etc. L'éditeur situe le livre "entre la fable, la romance, l'ode" à l'art et au voyage. La critique apprécie "l'intensité visuelle et affective" (The ##Globe and Mail##). [SDM]
Midway : a novel by David Homel( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far to go by Alison Pick( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Czechoslovakia relinquishes the Sudetenland to Hitler, the powerful influence of Nazi propaganda sweeps through towns and villages like a sinister vanguard of the Reich's advancing army. A fiercely patriotic secular Jew, Pavel Bauer is helpless to prevent his world from unraveling as first his government, then his business partners, then his neighbors turn their back on his affluent, once-beloved family. Only the Bauers' adoring governess, Marta, sticks by Pavel, his wife, Anneliese, and their little son, Pepik, bound by her deep affection for her employers and friends. But when Marta learns of their impending betrayal at the hands of her lover, Ernst, Pavel's best friend, she is paralyzed by her own fear of discovery -- even as the endangered family for whom she cares so deeply struggles with the most difficult decision of their lives. Interwoven with a present-day narrative that gradually reveals the fate of the Bauer family during and after the war, Far to Go is a riveting family epic, love story, and psychological drama"--Page 4 of cover
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucien Minor, menteur compulsif et vilain petit canard de son hameau natal, a accepté le poste de sous-majordome au château de l'énigmatique baron d'Aux, niché au-dessus d'un village où grouillent voleurs, aristocrates, quelques fous et où, surtout, resplendit la très belle Klara. Sa décision lui fera vivre bien des péripéties, y compris le grand amour, le plus cruel des chagrins et une pulsion meurtrière irrépressible. Redoutable conteur et fin portraitiste d'êtres à la morale ambiguë, Patrick deWitt (Les frères Sisters, Prix des libraires du Québec) nous emporte dans une comédie de moeurs à l'humour caustique, une relecture alpine d'un conte des frères Grimm qui auraient forcé sur le schnaps
Thomas Wharton's the logogryph by Thomas Wharton( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En compagnie d'un "chasseur de mots" (p. 106). L'oeuvre tient de l'anthologie de récits et de légendes, du carnet de notes d'un bibliophile insomniaque, du roman et de l'essai, selon l'éditeur qui, pour situer cette bibliographie de livres imaginaires, fait référence à Borges et Calvino. [SDM]
Oups, j'ai perdu mes plus meilleures amies by Karen McCombie( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While trying to find a best friend for her socially challenged stepbrother, ten-year-old Indie Kidd neglects her own best friends, Soph and Fee
Beautés sauvages du Canada : un précieux héritage à conserver by Freeman Patterson( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contribution à la sauvegarde du patrimoine canadien que sont les vastes et magnifiques espaces restés à l'état naturel
Galveston : a novel by Paul Quarrington( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une île au large de la Jamaïque, peuplée de quelques familles qui descendent de pirates, se prépare à voir déferler l'ouragan Claire. C'est alors que débarque un "drôle d'équipage" ayant parmi ses membres un célèbre chasseur d'ouragans, un réalisateur, un caméraman, etc. B. Gowdy, auteure des ##Romantiques##, a apprécié "l'observation compatissante des mécanismes de l'obsession". Et le critique du ##Libraire## voit dans l'oeuvre "un drame humain d'une beauté tragique". L'auteur, romancier, musicien et scénariste torontois, a été lauréat, en 1989, du Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général. [SDM]
Comment être douée, ou presque? by Karen McCombie( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miss Levy asks the students to list their three top talents, ten-year-old Indie struggles to name just one
Je veux être grande pas tout de suite by Karen McCombie( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by her family's "totally cool" nineteen-year-old lodger, ten-year-old Indie tries to act more grown up
Are we having fun yet? (hmm?) by Karen McCombie( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the fumbling attempts of ten-year-old Indie Kidd to cheer up her best friend Fee, after Fee's beloved cat, Garfield, dies
The adventures of Miles and Isabel by Tom Gilling( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a crowded playhouse in 1856 Sydney, Australia, two spectacular lives are about to start. During her scandalous turn as Hamlet, a heavily pregnant (and unmarried) actress unexpectedly goes into labor onstage, shocking the audience. Indeed, one patrician spectator who is also with child is so moved that she too goes into labor. The babies born that night are Miles and Isabel, two dreamers destined to defy convention and gravity."--Jacket
The dark by Claire Mulligan( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Leah, Maggie and Katie, the infamous Fox Sisters, who in the mid 1880s, convinced the world that they could communicate with spirits, until middle sister, Maggie confessed it had all been an elaborate hoax. In 1893, only Maggie is left alive. Ill, penniless and forgotten, a mysterious caregiver named Mrs. Mellon is her only lifeline to the world. Mrs. Mellon prompts Maggie into revealing her family's darkest secrets, but is Maggie confessing, or is she practicing her finely honed art one last time?
Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man arrives at an insane asylum in contemporary Spain claiming to be the legendary navigator Christopher Columbus. Who he really is, and the events that have led him to break with reality, lie at the center of this captivating, romantic, and stunningly written novel
Un jardin de papier by Thomas Wharton( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parfum de poussière by Rawi Hage( )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Voillot, Sophie

Languages
French (67)

English (1)