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Coverdale, Linda

Works: 75 works in 191 publications in 1 language and 17,811 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  History  Diaries  Romans à clef  War stories  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Translator, tra
Classifications: PQ3989.2.J4, 843.914
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Most widely held works by Linda Coverdale
"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 1,044 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
Freedom : the story of my second life by Malika Oufkir( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author describes her return to the world after twenty years in a Moroccan jail, as she struggled to adjust to the modern world, understand the reality of freedom, fall in love, and experience an intimate relationship for the first time
The prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three girls, known as the Stones of Prophecy, are drawn to a land called Fairytale, where they and a man called the Chosen One seek Oonagh, a magical creature who explains their role in a battle between Good and Evil
Wartime writings : 1943-1949 by Marguerite Duras( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 823 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 )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 734 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
Lightning : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fictional portrait of Nikola Tesla. Traces the notable career of Gregor, a precocious young engineer from Eastern Europe, who travels across the Atlantic to work alongside Thomas Edison, with whom he later holds a long-lasting rivalry
Leaving Tangier : a novel by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 663 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
A frozen woman by Annie Ernaux( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 658 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
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 604 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
The suitors by Cécile David-Weill( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 550 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
Chronicle of the seven sorrows = Chronique des sept misères by Patrick Chamoiseau( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 521 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
A palace in the old village : a novel by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mohammed has spent the past forty years working in France. As he approaches retirement, he takes stock of his life, his devotion to Islam and to his assimilated children, and decides to return to Morocco, where he spends his life's savings building the biggest house in the village and waiting for his children and grandchildren to come be with him. A heartbreaking novel about parents and children, A Palace in the Old Village captures the sometimes stark contrasts between old and new-world values, and an immigrant's abiding pursuit of home.--From back cover
Ravel : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
This blinding absence of light by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Jelloun crafts a horrific real-life narrative into fiction to tell the appalling story of the desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies under the most harrowing conditions
Class trip : a novel by Emmanuel Carrère( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 434 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
Pig tales : a novel of lust and transformation by Marie Darrieussecq( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 424 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. A debut in fiction
School days = Chemin-d'école by Patrick Chamoiseau( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
School Days (Chemin-d'ecole) is a captivating narrative based on Patrick Chamoiseau's childhood in Fort-de-France, Martinique. It is a revelatory account of the colonial world that shaped one of the liveliest and most creative voices in French and Caribbean literature today. Through the eyes of the boy Chamoiseau, we meet his severe, Francophile teacher, a man intent upon banishing all remnants of Creole from his students' speech. This domineering man is succeeded by an
Beyond suspicion : a novel by Tanguy Viel( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A master of style and suspense explores moral dilemmas, in this story of marriage, murder, and double-crosses
The art of sleeping alone : why one French woman suddenly gave up sex by Sophie Fontanel( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 351 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
Vie française by Jean-Paul Dubois( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul, a middle-aged Frenchman who had achieved fleeting success as a tree photographer, struggles to find meaning in his life in the political and social upheavals of the early twenty-first century
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