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Coverdale, Linda

Works: 91 works in 257 publications in 1 language and 18,098 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Diaries  Autobiographies  History  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Linda Coverdale
The prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jade, Opal and Amber are forced by an ancient prophecy to leave their homes and travel to a far-off, secret kingdom called Fairytale - On their journey they find evil everywhere and don't know who they can trust but they also learn the magical power of their stones
Freedom : the story of my second life by Malika Oufkir( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it like to return to the world after twenty years of darkness and deprivation? In Freedom, Malika Oufkir writes candidly about her return to civilization: her new life in Paris; finding love as a 40 year old virgin; handling an ATM machine; negotiating a grocery store and her impulse to stockpile
"There are things I want you to know" about Stieg Larsson and me by Eva Gabrielsson( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the real inside story--not the one about the Stieg Larsson phenomenon, but rather the love story of a man and a woman whose lives came to be guided by politics and love, coffee and activism, writing and friendship. Only one person knows that story well enough to tell it with authority. Eva and Stieg shared everything, starting when they were both eighteen until his untimely death 32 years later. Here, Eva accepts the daunting challenge of telling the story of their shared life, steeped in love and sharpened in the struggle for justice and human rights. She chooses to tell it in short, spare, lyrical chapters, like snapshots, the inside account of how he wrote, why he wrote, who the sources were for Lisbeth and his other characters--graciously answering Stieg's readers' most pressing questions--and at the same time telling us about love and loss, death, betrayal, and the mistreatment of women.--From publisher description
Wartime writings : 1943-1949 by Marguerite Duras( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For decades it has been known that Marguerite Duras kept four notebooks in a blue closet in her country home in France. But only now do readers and critics have the chance both to savor this new material and to understand its significance. For in these notebooks, kept between 1943 and 1949, are the first versions of Duras's most famous works, the true stories behind The Lover, The War, and several other classics." "An immediate bestseller in France, these wartime writings reveal the difficult, poignant circumstances of Duras's upbringing in colonial Vietnam, where her desperate mother was eager to sell her to the man who became known as "the lover." Here too is her revulsion at her first kiss and her deep unhappiness over this forced liaison. Once Duras emigrates to France, we follow her life through the war into the Liberation and the horrific events that she observed in the presence of the resistance members, who interrogated and tortured former collaborators. She also tells of the horrendous effect of finding her husband, returning nearly dead from the Nazi concentration camps. Throughout, Duras paints an unflinching picture of this troubled period."--Jacket
In the name of honor : a memoir by Mukhtar Mai( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir by the Pakistani women's rights leader recounts how she endured court-ordered gang rape for alleged indiscretions committed by her brother, her efforts to run a school for girls, and raise awareness for oppressed women around the world
A frozen woman by Annie Ernaux( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French girl starts out in life with ambitions to have a career, but she also wants love. Love leads to marriage, children, and in no time she is a harried housewife. A study in the conflict between a woman's need to be desired and her need to fulfill herself in a profession. A novel written in defense of all who are expected to put others ahead of themselves. By the author of Simple Passion
Leaving Tangier : a novel by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his new novel, award-winning, internationally bestselling author Tahar Ben Jelloun tells the story of a Moroccan brother and sister making new lives for themselves in Spain
Shadows of a childhood : a novel of war and friendship by Élisabeth Gille( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish girl in World War II whose parents are deported to a concentration camp is hidden in a convent school in France. The novel describes her friendship with the daughter of a resistance fighter whose family adopts her. After the war she becomes obsessed with war-crime trials, attending them frequently
Chronicle of the seven sorrows = Chronique des sept misères by Patrick Chamoiseau( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on Pipi Soleil, a colorful character in Martinique. After a stint at sea, drowning people he was supposed to transport between islands, he becomes a wheelbarrow boy in the vegetable market of Fort-de-France. He earns fame for his speed in barrow races and his amours. By the author of Texaco
This blinding absence of light by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a fictional account of the horrific desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies and the inhumane conditions in which survivors lived
The suitors by Cécile David-Weill( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two upper class sisters hatch a scheme to attract a wealthy suitor to purchase their family's summer estate, L'Agapanthe, when they learn of their parents' plan to sell it in this comedy of manners
Ravel : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book opens in 1927 as Maurice Ravel - dandy, eccentric, and curmudgeon - voyages across the Atlantic aboard the luxurious ocean liner The France to begin his triumphant grand tour across the United States. Ravel travels across America, playing in grand concert halls from Boston to Chicago to California, meeting luminaries of the day including Stravinsky, Mahler, Bartok, Toscanini, Gershwin, and even Charlie Chaplin. Concentrating both on Ravel's personal life - sartorially and socially splendid - and on his most successful compositions from 1927 to 1937
A palace in the old village : a novel by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mohammed has spent the past 40 years working in France. As he approaches retirement, he takes stock of his life, his devotion to and to his assimilated children, and decides to return to Morocco, where he spends his savings building the biggest house in the village and waiting for his children and grandchildren to come and be with him
Lightning : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from the life of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors of his time, Lightning is a captivating tale of one man's curious fascination with the marvels of science. Hailed by the Washington Post as "the most distinctive voice of his generation," Echenoz traces the notable career of Gregor, a precocious young engineer from Eastern Europe, who travels across the Atlantic at the age of twenty-eight to work alongside Thomas Edison, with whom he later holds a long-lasting rivalry. After his discovery of alternating current, Gregor quickly begins to astound the world with his other brilliant
Pig tales : a novel of lust and transformation by Marie Darrieussecq( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman working in a beauty parlor chronicles her descent into gluttony and lust. In one word, she is becoming a pig and she even grows a corkscrew tail. The woman's transformation reflects that of her country, raked by revolution, epidemics and famine. Part fantasy, part satire on France
Class trip : a novel by Emmanuel Carrère( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy's ski outing is ruined by a father who lists all the dangers that could befall him. One bit of advice is not to talk to strangers because they might kidnap him to harvest body parts. By a French writer, author of The Mustache
The art of sleeping alone : why one French woman suddenly gave up sex by Sophie Fontanel( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novelist and fashion writer with French Elle magazine has penned an autobiographical tale of her renunciation of sex and the death of the desire that typically precedes the physical act. In a country that prides itself on the status of the French lover-- or "hot rabbits, " as sexually "adventurous" politicians are often described-- Fontanel's declaration is akin to heresy. Complaining that she has had enough of being "taken and shaken" the well-known writer, stylish, sexy and 49, is no longer ashamed to say she wants to get off the sexual merry-go-round. Repulsed by the "banality" of sex and having forgotten how to say "no, " Fontanel found freedom, if not pleasure, in forsaking love-making altogether
The consolations of the forest : alone in a cabin on the Siberian taiga by Sylvain Tesson( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude. Winner of the Prix Médicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace, taken to the extreme. No stranger to inhospitable places, Sylvain Tesson exiles himself to a wooden cabin on Siberia's Lake Baikal, a full day's hike from any 'neighbor, ' with his thoughts, his books, a couple of dogs, and many bottles of vodka for company. Writing from February to July, he shares his deep appreciation for the harsh but beautiful land, the resilient men and women who populate it, and the bizarre and tragic history that has given Siberia an almost mythological place in the imagination. Rich with observation, introspection, and the good humor necessary to laugh at his own folly, Tesson's memoir is about the ultimate freedom of owning your own time. Only in the hands of a gifted storyteller can an experiment in isolation become an exceptional adventure accessible to all. By recording his impressions in the face of silence, his struggles in a hostile environment, his hopes, doubts, and moments of pure joy in communion with nature, Tesson makes a decidedly out-of-the-ordinary experience relatable. The awe and joy are contagious, and one comes away with the comforting knowledge that "as long as there is a cabin deep in the woods, nothing is completely lost"--Publisher's web page
Massacre river by René Philoctète( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In 1937 the power-mad racist Generalissimo Trujillo ordered the slaughter of thousands and thousands of Haitians and, as Philocte puts it, death set up shop everywhere. At the heart of Massacre River is the loving marriage of the Dominican Pedro and the Haitian Adele in a little town on the Dominican border. On his way to work, Pedro worries that a massacre is in the making; an olive-drab truck packed with armed soldiers rumbles by. And then the church bells begin to ring, and there is the relentless voice on the radio everywhere, urging the slaughter of all the Haitians. Operation Cabezas Haitianas (Haitian Heads) is underway, the soldiers shout, "Perejil! [Parsley!] Perish! Punish!" Haitians try to pronounce "perejil" correctly, but fail, and weep. The town is in an uproar, Adele is ordered to say "perejil" but stammers. And Pedro runs home and searches for his beloved wife, searches and searches " The characters of this book not only inspired the love and outrage of an extraordinary writer like Philocte," writes Edwige Danticat, "but continue to challenge the meaning of community and humanity in all of us."
Lives other than my own by Emmanuel Carrère( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of lives racked by tragedy and redeemed by love
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Freedom : the story of my second life
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Coverdale, Linda

Coverdale, Linda J.

English (85)

Freedom : the story of my second life"There are things I want you to know" about Stieg Larsson and meWartime writings : 1943-1949In the name of honor : a memoirA frozen womanLeaving Tangier : a novelShadows of a childhood : a novel of war and friendshipChronicle of the seven sorrows = Chronique des sept misères