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Pataki, Allison

Overview
Works: 25 works in 123 publications in 8 languages and 7,088 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  History  Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3616.A8664, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Allison Pataki
 
Most widely held works by Allison Pataki
The accidental empress : a novel by Allison Pataki( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe's most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth ("Sisi"), Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival at court, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma: she has inadvertently fallen for and won the heart of her sister's groom. Franz Joseph reneges on his earlier proposal and declares his intention to marry Sisi instead. Thrust onto the throne of Europe's most treacherous imperial court, Sisi upsets political and familial loyalties in her quest to win, and keep, the love of her emperor, her people, and of the world
Sisi : empress on her own : a novel by Allison Pataki( Book )

20 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In imperial Vienna, where the court halls buzzed with waltzes and champagne, as well as temptation, rivals, and cutthroat intrigue, the intensely personal tale of Empress Sisi unraveled. Infamously beautiful, a mother of four, and wife of Emperor Franz Joseph - whom she unintentionally stole away from her sister - Sisi's reign was anything but simple. Against the backdrop of a rich, romantic, and volatile time period--marked by pivotal events such as the opening of the Suez Canal, Vienna's World Exhibition, and the lead up to WWI--Sisi, the beloved "Fairy Queen," was a woman well ahead of her time during a true Golden Age in European history"--
The traitor's wife : the woman behind Benedict Arnold and the plan to betray America : a novel by Allison Pataki( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Socialite Peggy Shippen is half Benedict Arnold's age when she seduces the war hero during his stint as military commander of Philadelphia. Blinded by his young bride's beauty and wit, Arnold does not realize that she harbors a secret: loyalty to the British. Nor does he know that she hides a past romance with the handsome British spy John André. Peggy watches as her husband, crippled from battle wounds and in debt from years of service to the colonies, grows ever more disillusioned with his hero, Washington, and the American cause. Together with her former love and her disaffected husband, Peggy hatches the plot to deliver West Point to the British and, in exchange, win fame and fortune for herself and Arnold."--from cover, page [4]
Where the light falls : a novel of the French Revolution by Allison Pataki( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three years after the storming of the Bastille, Paris is emboldened with the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of King Louis and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled and a new nation, for the people, is rising up in its place. Jean-Luc, a young optimistic lawyer, moves his wife, Marie, and their infant son from their comfortable life in Marseilles to Paris, inspired by a sense of duty to contribute to the new order. André, the son of a former wealthy Duke, sheds his privileged upbringing to fight in the unified French Army with his roguish brother, Remy. Sophie, a descendant of a wealthy aristocratic family and niece of a militant uncle, embarks on her own fight for independence. But underneath the glimmer of hope and freedom, chaos threatens to undo all the progress of the revolution and the lives of these compatriots become inextricably linked. As the demand for justice, aided by the new invention of the guillotine, breeds instability, creates enemies out of compatriots, and fuels a constant rush of blood in the streets, Jean-Luc, Andre, and Sophie are forced to question the sacrifices made for the revolution and determine what is right in the midst of a struggling society"--
Accidental empress by Allison Pataki( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, 'Sisi,' Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival at court, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma: she has inadvertently fallen for and won the heart of her sister's groom. Franz Joseph reneges on his earlier proposal and declares his intention to marry Sisi instead
The traitor's wife by Allison Pataki( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploits of Benedict Arnold and his co-conspirator, Major John Andre, are well-known. But few know of the third character in the plot: socialite Peggy Shippen Arnold. Blinded by his young bride's beauty and wit, Arnold does not realize that she is loyal to the British. Nor does he know that she hides a past romance with the British spy John Andre. Together with her former love and her husband, Peggy hatches the plot to deliver West Point to the British and, in exchange, win fame and fortune
Sisi, empress on her own : a novel by Allison Pataki( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For readers of Philippa Gregory, Paula McLain, and Daisy Goodwin comes a sweeping and powerful novel by New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki. Sisi tells the little-known story of Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, the Princess Diana of her time, in an enthralling work of historical fiction that is also a gripping page-turner. Married to Emperor Franz Joseph, Elisabeth--fondly known as Sisi--captures the hearts of her people as their "fairy queen," but beneath that dazzling persona lives a far more complex figure. In mid-nineteenth-century Vienna, the halls of the Hofburg Palace buzz not only with imperial waltzes and champagne but with temptations, rivals, and cutthroat intrigue. Feeling stifled by strict protocols and a turbulent marriage, Sisi grows restless. A free-spirited wanderer, she finds solace at her estate outside Budapest. There she rides her beloved horses and enjoys visits from the Hungarian statesman Count Andrássy, the man with whom she's unwittingly fallen in love. But tragic news brings Sisi out of her fragile seclusion, forcing her to return to her capital and a world of gossip, envy, and sorrow where a dangerous fate lurks in the shadows. Through love affairs and loss, dedication and defiance, Sisi struggles against conflicting desires: to fight to keep her family together, to flee amid the collapse of her suffocating marriage and the gathering tumult of the First World War. In an age of crumbling monarchies, Sisi fights to assert her right to the throne beside her husband, to win the love of her people and the world, and to save an empire. But in the end, can she save herself? Featuring larger-than-life historic figures such as Bavaria's "Mad King Ludwig" and the tragic Crown Prince Rudolf, and set against many of Europe's grandest sites--from Germany's storied Neuschwanstein Castle to England's lush shires--Sisi brings to life an extraordinary woman and the romantic, volatile era over which she presided
The traitor's wife: a novel by Allison Pataki( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- The Traitor?s Wife brings these infamous figures to life, illuminating the sordid details and the love triangle that nearly destroyed the American fight for freedom
Sisi : a novel by Allison Pataki( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In imperial Vienna, where the court halls buzzed with waltzes and champagne, as well as temptation, rivals, and cutthroat intrigue, the intensely personal tale of Empress Sisi unraveled. Infamously beautiful, a mother of four, and wife of Emperor Franz Joseph - whom she unintentionally stole away from her sister - Sisi's reign was anything but simple. Against the backdrop of a rich, romantic, and volatile time period--marked by pivotal events such as the opening of the Suez Canal, Vienna's World Exhibition, and the lead up to WWI--Sisi, the beloved "Fairy Queen," was a woman well ahead of her time during a true Golden Age in European history
Where the light falls : a novel of the French Revolution by Allison Pataki( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich and sweeping novel of courage, duty, sacrifice, and love set during the French Revolution from New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki and her brother Owen Pataki Three years after the storming of the Bastille, the streets of Paris are roiling with revolution. The citizens of France are enlivened by the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled—with the help of the guillotine—and a new nation is rising in its place. Jean-Luc, an idealistic young lawyer, moves his wife and their infant son from a comfortable life in Marseille to Paris, in the hopes of joining the cause. André, the son of a denounced nobleman, has evaded execution by joining the new French army. Sophie, a young aristocratic widow, embarks on her own fight for independence against her powerful, vindictive uncle. As chaos threatens to undo the progress of the Revolution and the demand for justice breeds instability and paranoia, the lives of these compatriots become inextricably linked. Jean-Luc, André, and Sophie find themselves in a world where survival seems increasingly less likely—for themselves and, indeed, for the nation. Featuring cameos from legendary figures such as Robespierre, Louis XVI, and Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Where the Light Falls is an epic and engrossing novel, moving from the streets and courtrooms of Paris to Napoleon's epic march across the burning sands of Egypt. With vivid detail and imagery, the Patakis capture the hearts and minds of the citizens of France fighting for truth above all, and for their belief in a cause greater than themselves.Advance praise for Where the Light Falls"Succeeds in forcefully illustrating the lessons of the French Revolution for today's democratic movements."—Kirkus Reviews "Devotees of Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo will devour this tale of heroism, treachery, and adventure."—Library Journal "This is a story of the French Revolution that begins with your head in the slot watching how fast the blade of the guillotine is heading for your neck—and that's nothing compared to the pace and the drama of what follows."—Tom Wolfe "A beautiful novel that captures the spirit of the French Revolution and the timeless themes of love and truth."—Steven Pressfield "While not stinting on gorgeous detail, Allison and Owen Pataki know exactly how to write a gripping historical novel that concentrates on the intimate stories playing out against the epic background of the French Revolution."—Melanie Benjamin, author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue "For all those who didn't want Les Misérables to end, Where the Light Falls takes us past the pristine archives to the blood and bones of the French Revolution, commanding our attention and winning our hearts."—Sarah McCoy, author of The Mapmaker's Children "Delivers everything a reader hopes for in a great book: passion, intrigue, insights, and, above all, a story you won't soon forget."—Michelle Moran, author of Nefertiti "This luminous tale of love and betrayal in a world gone mad is as timely as it is timeless."—Juliet Grey, author of the Marie Antoinette trilogy
Sisi : empress on her own : a novel by Allison Pataki( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sisi tells the little-known story of Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, the Princess Diana of her time, in an enthralling work of historical fiction that is also a gripping page-turner. Married to Emperor Franz Joseph, Elisabeth--fondly known as Sisi--captures the hearts of her people as their "fairy queen," but beneath that dazzling persona lives a far more complex figure. In mid-nineteenth-century Vienna, the halls of the Hofburg Palace buzz not only with imperial waltzes and champagne but with temptations, rivals, and cutthroat intrigue. Feeling stifled by strict protocols and a turbulent marriage, Sisi grows restless. A free-spirited wanderer, she finds solace at her estate outside Budapest. There she rides her beloved horses and enjoys visits from the Hungarian statesman Count Andrássy, the man with whom she's unwittingly fallen in love. But tragic news brings Sisi out of her fragile seclusion, forcing her to return to her capital and a world of gossip, envy, and sorrow where a dangerous fate lurks in the shadows. Through love affairs and loss, dedication and defiance, Sisi struggles against conflicting desires: to fight to keep her family together, to flee amid the collapse of her suffocating marriage and the gathering tumult of the First World War. In an age of crumbling monarchies, Sisi fights to assert her right to the throne beside her husband, to win the love of her people and the world, and to save an empire. But in the end, can she save herself? Featuring larger-than-life historic figures such as Bavaria's "Mad King Ludwig" and the tragic Crown Prince Rudolf, and set against many of Europe's grandest sites--from Germany's storied Neuschwanstein Castle to England's lush shires--Sisi brings to life an extraordinary woman and the romantic, volatile era over which she presided
Sissi, emperatriz accidental by Allison Pataki( )

2 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inocente, fascinante, hermosa, compleja ... La novela sobre la emperatriz Isabel de Austria-Hungria que ha enamorado a las lectoras de Estados Unidos, de la autorabest sellerdeThe New York Times. Agosto de 1853. Tres mujeres descienden del carruaje que las ha traido desde su palacio a las orillas del lago Starnberg, en Baviera, hasta la Alta Austria. Elena, de dieciocho años, ha venido con su madre y su hermana menor, su principal apoyo. Todas ellas esperan que, en los proximos dias, se formalice su compromiso con su primo, el emperador de Austria. Y sin embargo, no es la seria y formal Elena sino Isabel, Sissi como la llaman familiarmente, esa otra prima de quince años, bellisima, independiente, de espiritu libre y que ha sido educada en el ambiente liberal de la residencia de los duques de Baviera la que hechiza a Francisco Jose I. Nunca estuvo planeado que fuera emperatriz. Pero por una vez en la rigida y estricta corte austriaca el amor triunfo. Sissi fue una mujer con una personalidad muy compleja que vivio en un periodo historico fascinante. Esposa, madre, nuera. Activista por los derechos humanos, viajera incansable, entusiasta de Shakespeare, de
SISSI, EMPERATRIZ REBELDE (SISSI 2) by Allison Pataki( )

in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sissi - Az ifjú császárné : Az ifjú császárné by Allison Pataki( )

1 edition published in 2016 in Hungarian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1853-at írunk, a Habsburgok Európa leghatalmasabb uralkodó családja. Ferenc József birodalma Ausztriától Oroszországig és Németországtól Olaszországig terjed - a császár pedig fiatal, gazdag, és házasodni kész.A tizenöt éves Erzsébet - Sissi - bajor hercegnő a Habsburg-udvarba utazik nővérével, aki a császár kiszemelt menyasszonya. De megérkezése után hamarosan váratlan dilemmában találja magát: végzetesen és ellenállhatatlanul beleszeret a nővére vőlegényébe, aki viszonozza érzelmeit. Ferenc József, akit elbűvöl Sissi nyitott természete, bájos, energikus szelleme, és persze lenyűgöző szépsége, megszegi adott szavát, és kinyilvánítja szándékát: Sissit akarja feleségül venni.Európa egyik legalattomosabb udvarába csöppenve Sissinek fogalma sincs róla, milyen harcok, veszélyek - és kísértések - leselkednek rá. Alaposan felforgatja a politikai és családi viszonyokat, mert meg akarja nyerni - és tartani - a császár szerelmét, a népe és a világ szeretetét.Allison Pataki regénye bepillantást enged a történelem egyik legérdekesebb uralkodó családjának hálószobáiba és tárgyalótermeibe, új megvilágításba helyezve a csillogó Habsburg-birodalmat és annak legigézőbb, megszeretettebb "tündérkirálynőjét".Allison Pataki Az áruló felesége című, kritikai és közönségsikert aratott történelmi regény szerzője. A Yale Egyetemen végzett, több évig televízióknak és online hírportáloknak dolgozott. Társalapítója a ReConnect Hungary nonprofit szervezetnek. A Huffington Post és a FoxNews.com rendszeres szerzője, a Történelmi Regény Társaságának tagja.A volt New York-i kormányzó, George E. Pataki lányát magyar származása inspirálta a Sissi - Az ifjú császárné megírására
Il mio nome è Sissi by Allison Pataki( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauty in the broken places : a memoir of love, faith, and resilience by Allison Pataki( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deeply moving memoir about a young couple whose lives were changed in the blink of an eye, and the love that helped them rewrite their future Five months pregnant, on a flight to their "babymoon," Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave?a healthy thirty-year-old athlete and surgical resident?had suffered a rare and life-threatening stroke. Next thing Allison knew, she was sitting alone in the ER in Fargo, North Dakota, waiting to hear if her husband would survive the night. When Dave woke up, he could not carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next. Allison had lost the Dave she knew and loved when he lost consciousness on the plane. Within a few months, she found herself caring for both a newborn and a sick husband, struggling with the fear of what was to come. As a way to make sense of the pain and chaos of their new reality, Allison started to write daily letters to Dave. Not only would she work to make sense of the unfathomable experiences unfolding around her, but her letters would provide Dave with the memories he could not make on his own. She was writing to preserve their past, protect their present, and fight for their future. Those letters became the foundation of this beautiful, intimate memoir. And in the process, she fell in love with her husband all over again. This is a manifesto for living, an ultimately uplifting story about the transformative power of faith and resilience. It's a tale of a man's turbulent road to recovery, the shifting nature of marriage, and the struggle of loving through pain and finding joy in the broken places. Advance praise for Beauty in the Broken Places "A beautifully woven, suspenseful love story with a stunning victory, reminding us of the resilience of the human spirit, and that anything is possible with a loving tribe."?Marcia Gay Harden, Academy Award?winning actress and author of The Seasons of My Mother "A bestselling historical novelist's account of how she survived the harrowing year following her young husband's unexpected stroke ... The strength of this end-of-innocence book lies in its demystification of the idea that strokes only occur in older people. ... [A] heartfelt account of dedication and devotion."?Kirkus Reviews
W cieniu gilotyny by Allison Pataki( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barwny, pulsujący emocjami fresk o przemocy, nienawiści i miłości. Francja 1792 - 1805. Paryż w czasach rewolucji to niebezpieczne miejsce. Na Placu Republiki ustawiono gilotynę – udoskonalone narzędzie do ścinania arystokracji i wrogów nowego porządku. Egzekucje są tak częste, że woda w Sekwanie zmienia kolor od spływającej do niej krwi. Ale życie toczy się dalej, ludzie nie przestają kochać i marzyć, chociaż codzienna walka o przetrwanie wystawia ich na ciężką próbę. Jean-Luc i Marie często nie mają co jeść, ale są szczęśliwi. André i Sophie mają potężnych wrogów i muszą ukrywać swoje uczucie, jednak są zdeterminowani, by spędzić resztę życia razem. Losy tych czworga splatają się i są najlepszym odzwierciedleniem ówczesnej epoki. Czasu, kiedy nikt nie był pewny jutra, anarchia i terror łamały najsilniejszych i tylko nielicznym udało się zachować godność i ocalić marzenia."--
Nelly takes New York : a little girl's adventures in the Big Apple by Allison Pataki( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelly and her beagle Bagel set out on a tour of their home, New York City, in search of the "Big Apple."
The traitor's wife : the woman behind Benedict Arnold and the plan to betray America by Allison Pataki( Recording )

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

Everyone knows Benedict Arnold - the Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled to the British - as history's most notorious turncoat. Many know Arnold's co-conspirator, Major John André, who was apprehended with Arnold's documents in his boots and hanged at the orders of General George Washington. But few know of the integral third character in the plot: a charming young woman who not only contributed to the betrayal but orchestrated it. Socialite Peggy Shippen is half Benedict Arnold's age when she seduces the war hero during his stint as military commander of Philadelphia. Blinded by his young bride's beauty and wit, Arnold does not realize that she harbors a secret: loyalty to the British. Nor does he know that she hides a past romance with the handsome British spy John André. Peggy watches as her husband, crippled from battle wounds and in debt from years of service to the colonies, grows ever more disillusioned with his hero, Washington, and the American cause. Together with her former love and her disaffected husband, Peggy hatches the plot to deliver West Point to the British and, in exchange, win fame and fortune for herself and Arnold. Told from the perspective of Peggy's maid, whose faith in the new nation inspires her to intervene in her mistress's affairs even when it could cost her everything, The Traitor's Wife brings these infamous figures to life, illuminating the sordid details and the love triangle that nearly destroyed the American fight for freedom
Beauty in the broken places : a memoir of love, faith, and resilience by Allison Pataki( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A deeply moving memoir about a couple whose lives were changed in the blink of an eye, and the love that helped them rewrite their future. Five months pregnant, on a flight to their "babymoon," Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange, and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave-a healthy thirty-year-old athlete and surgical resident-had suffered a rare and life-threatening stroke. Next thing Allison knew, she was sitting alone in the ER in Fargo, North Dakota, waiting to hear if her husband would survive the night. When Dave woke up, though seemingly strong and outwardly intact, he could not carry memories from hour to hour, much less from one day to the next. Allison lost the Dave she knew and loved when he lost consciousness on the plane. Within a few months, she found herself caring for both a newborn and a sick husband, sifting through endless hospital bills and insurance paperwork, and struggling with the fear of what was to come. As a way to make sense of the pain and chaos of their new reality, Allison started to write daily letters to Dave. Not only would she work to make sense of the unfathomable experiences unfolding around her, but her letters would provide Dave with the memories he could not make on his own. She was writing to preserve their past, protect their present, and fight for their future. Those letters became the foundation for this beautiful, intimate memoir. And in the process, she fell in love with her husband all over again. This is a manifesto for living, an ultimately uplifting story about the transformative power of faith and resilience. It's a tale of a husband's turbulent road to recovery, the shifting nature of marriage, and the struggle of loving through pain and finding joy in the broken places
 
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Allison Pataki Amerikaans auteur

Allison Pataki forfatter fra USA

Pataki, Elisone, 1984-

Эллисон Патаки американская писательница

אליסון פטאקי סופרת אמריקאית

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