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McEwan, Ian

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Atonement : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

256 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 24 languages and held by 8,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper's son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony's sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge. By the end of the day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victim of the younger girl's scheming imagination. And Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will color her entire life
Saturday : [a novel] by Ian McEwan( Book )

138 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 5,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the pen of a master-the #1 bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Atonement-comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man-a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before. On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne's day moves through the ordinary to the extraordinary. After an unusual sighting in the early morning sky, he makes his way to his regular squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug. To Perowne's professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him-with savage consequences that will lead Henry Perowne to deploy all his skills to keep his family alive
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan( Book )

115 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 4,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student who unexpectedly won her heart
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan( Book )

184 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 30 languages and held by 4,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the affairs of his dead wife, a British publisher discovers compromising pictures of the foreign secretary who was her lover. An opportunity for revenge on both the political and personal level
Solar : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

105 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 4,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nobel prize-winning physicist Michael Beard's personal and professional lives begin to intersect in unexpected ways, an opportunity presents itself in the guise of an invitation to travel to New Mexico. Here is a chance for him to extricate himself from his marital problems, reinvigorate his career, and very possibly save the world from environmental disaster
Sweet tooth : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

42 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1972. Britain is confronting economic disaster. The cultural cold war continues, the country is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism, and faces its fifth state of emergency. Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year as a student at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. Recruited into MI5 against a backdrop of the Cold War, Serena, a compulsive reader, is assigned to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer. England's legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by fundng writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named "sweet tooth". This 'secret mission' brings her into the literary world of writer Tom Haley. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one
Enduring love : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

140 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 21 languages and held by 3,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homosexual attempts to lure a man away from his woman. It happens in England after the two men meet in a balloon accident. When the straight man declines the advances, the homosexual begins stalking him, contemplating ways to get rid of the woman. By the author of The Innocent
The innocent by Ian McEwan( Book )

145 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young British post office technician becomes deeply involved in electronic surveillance in postwar Berlin in 1955
Atonement by Joe Wright( Visual )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that Cecilia has comparable feelings. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie - is compelled to interfere. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love
Black dogs by Ian McEwan( Book )

106 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 2,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1946, a young couple set off on their honeymoon. Fired by their ideals and passion for one another, they plan an idyllic holiday. But in a gorge in the mountains of southern France they encounter a vision of evil in the shape of two black dogs -- an experience of darkness so terrifying it alters their lives for ever
The child in time by Ian McEwan( Book )

138 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the nature of time and our perception of it, in a story about the loss of a child and the importance of childhood
The cement garden by Ian McEwan( Book )

159 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tour de force of psychological unease, now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack, McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting or denying. "Possesses the suspense and chilling impact of Lord of the Flies."--Washington Post Book World
The children act : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 2,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts. But Fiona's professional success belies domestic strife. Her husband, Jack, asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. His departure leaves her adrift, wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability; whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears. She decides to throw herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses. But Jack doesn't leave her thoughts, and the pressure to resolve the case--as well as her crumbling marriage--tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page"
Atonement by Ian McEwan( Recording )

69 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1935, 13-year-old Briony Tallis wildly misinterprets the relationship between her sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner, childhood friends home from Cambridge. So when her young cousin is assaulted, Briony gives in to her hyperactive imagination and blames the atrocity on Robbie. It is a terrible decision that alters lives and fills Briony with an everlasting sense of guilt
The comfort of strangers by Ian McEwan( Book )

124 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession
The daydreamer by Ian McEwan( Book )

106 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imaginative ten-year-old boy, who is best understood by his family, recounts some of the adventures he has while daydreaming
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan( Recording )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around two newlyweds, Edward and Florence Mayhew both virgins who must struggle through their internal battles with sexual anxiety
First love, last rites by Ian McEwan( Book )

101 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian McEwan's Somerset Maugham Award-winning collection First Love, Last Rites brought him instant recognition as one of the most influential voices in literature today.Taut, brooding, and densely atmospheric, the stories here show us how murder can arise out of boredom, perversity from adolescent curiosity, and how sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness.While McEwan does not fit the "horror" genre, make no mistake the work here is as horrifying--and frankly terrifying--as anything you'll find written by Clive Barker or Stephen King. McEwan's work is finely crafted with a lyricism and an intensity that compels us to confront our secret kinship with what repels us
Solar by Ian McEwan( Recording )

27 editions published in 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Beard coasts through life, lending his name to scientific institutions, lecturing for a high price, and listlessly participating in an effort to end global warming. But when his fifth wife reveals her infidelities, Michael realizes he's still in love with her even as their relationship collapses. Decidedly taking advantage of an unexpected opportunity, Michael travels to New Mexico, hoping to save his career and marriage by stopping an ecological disaster
Saturday by Ian McEwan( Recording )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neurosurgeon Henry Perowne enjoys life immensely and considers himself fortunate to love the woman he's married to. As he makes his way through an immense London crown of Iraq War protestors, he has a minor automobile accident. His trained eye immediately senses something wrong with Baxter, the other driver. So when a confrontational Baxter visits the Perowne home later that evening and events take a tragic turn, it is Henry who must employ his skills to save Baxter
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Atonement : a novel
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