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Janeway, Carol Brown

Works: 42 works in 285 publications in 4 languages and 16,183 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Novels  Short stories  Historical fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Juvenile works  Mathematical fiction  Autobiographical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PT2680.L54, 833.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carol Brown Janeway
The reader by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

76 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and German and held by 4,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of fifteen, Michael Berg falls in love with a woman who disappears, and while observing a trial as a law student years later, he is shocked to discover the same woman as the defendant in a horrible crime
Embers by Sándor Márai( Book )

23 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: In a secluded woodland castle an old General prepares to receive a rare visitor, a man who was once his closest friend but who he has not seen in forty-one years. Over the ensuing hours host and guest will fight a duel of words and silences, accusations and evasions. They will exhume the memory of their friendship and that of the General's beautiful, long-dead wife. And they will return to the time the three of them last sat together following a hunt in the nearby forest--a hunt in which no game was taken but during which something was lost forever
The reader by Bernhard Schlink( Recording )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German teenager has an affair with an emotionally remote older woman and only years later, when he is a law student and she is on trial, does he discover that she was involved in the Holocaust. She refuses to defend herself when she is accused of a hideous crime. The young law student gradually realizes that the woman may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder
Measuring the world by Daniel Kehlmann( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world, as Alexander von Humboldt journeys to unexplored regions of the planet, and Carl Friedrich Gauss uses his mathematical skills to solve some of the greatest puzzles of his age
Fragments : memories of a wartime childhood by Binjamin Wilkomirski( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I survived; quite a lot of other children did too. The plan was for us to die, not survive. According to the logic of the plan, and the orderly rules they devised to carry it out, we should have been dead. But we're alive. We're the living contradiction to logic and order. I'm not a poet or a writer. I can only try to use words to draw as exactly as possible what happened, what I saw; exactly the way my child's memory has held on to it; with no benefit of perspective or vanishing point. - p. 4-5
F : a novel by Daniel Kehlmann( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having a profound experience on a hypnotist's stage in spite of not believing in magic, Arthur abruptly abandons his family in the middle of the night and becomes a famous author while his sons grow into men shaped by loss and doubt
Fame : a novel in nine episodes by Daniel Kehlmann( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man buys a mobile phone and starts receiving calls intended for someone else. After some initial hesitation, he begins to play with his new identity. From one day to the next, an actor's phone falls dead silent, as though someone had stolen his life. A writer takes a pair of trips with a woman whose worst fear is to end up in one of his works. A somewhat confused Internet blogger wants nothing more than to become a character in a novel. A detective-story writer goes missing while on a journey through Central Asia, a fictional old woman on her deathbed quarrels with the writer who created her, and a managing director at a mobile phone company goes crazy trying to manage his double life with two women
Summer lies by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeven kortere en langere verhalen over verwachtingen, illusies en leugens
Crazy by Benjamin Lebert( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern autobiographical coming-of-age novel written when the author was sixteen-years-old. Benni, the protagonist, is partially paralyzed and a serial failure (he's been kicked out of four boarding schools in his short life and has just entered his fifth). So he's a little odd, but he's cool and he finds other strange boys to hang with. Together they set out to experience what they can: girls, booze, sex, philosophy, drugs, sex, books, music, sex₆pretty much everything whatever. For young adult
The storm by Margriet de Moor( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of January 31, 1953, a mountain of water, literally piled up out of the sea by a freak winter hurricane, swept down on the Netherlands, demolishing the dikes protecting the country and wiping a quarter of its landmass from the map. It was the worst natural disaster to strike the Netherlands in three hundred years. The author interweaves the stories of two sister, deftly alternating between the cataclysm and the long years of its grief-strewn aftermath
Lost by Hans Ulrich Treichel( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost is a novel set in postwar Germany. It tells the story of a family looking for a lost son, via the Youth service. The search is very unsettling and comes to a devastating conclusion, when perhaps the missing child has been found
Ostend : Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the summer before the dark by Volker Weidermann( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The true story of two of the twentieth century's great writers exiled from Nazi Germany to a Belgian seaside resort, and the world they built there: written with a novelist's eye for pacing, chronology, and language--a dazzling work of historical nonfiction. It's the summer of 1936, and the writer Stefan Zweig is in crisis. His German publisher no longer wants him, his marriage is collapsing, and his home in Austria has been seized. He's been dreaming of Ostend, the Belgian beach town--a paradise of promenades, parasols, and old friends. So he journeys there with his new lover, Lotte Altmann, and reunites with his semi-estranged fellow writer and close friend Joseph Roth, himself newly in love. For a moment, they create a fragile paradise. But as Europe begins to crumble around them, the writers find themselves trapped on vacation, in exile, watching the world burn. In Ostend, Volker Weidermann lyrically recounts "the summer before the dark," when a coterie of artists, intellectuals, drunks, revolutionaries, and madmen found themselves in limbo while Europe teetered on the edge of fascism and total war"--
Crime : stories by Ferdinand von Schirach( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Russian and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine stories features a coolly intelligent protagonist who makes compassionate observations about such characters as an abused small-town doctor, a pair of privileged but neglected siblings, and the card-playing youngest member of a family of petty criminals
Desolation : [a novel] by Yasmina Reza( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old man reflecting upon his life, marriages, friendships, love affairs, and the enragingly separate existence of his spoiled and lost only son
Me and Kaminski by Daniel Kehlmann( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the internationally bestselling author comes a provocative and wickedly funny novel about two unpredictable men--one an artist and the other a journalist--who together embark on an unexpected adventure with uproarious results
Mrs. Sartoris by Elke Schmitter( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After being jilted by a rich boyfriend, Margaret Sartoris, eighteen and heartbroken, throws herself into a comfortable but stifling marriage to Ernst, a war veteran with a penchant for routine and order, who still lives with his mother in a small German village." "It's not a bad life, considering Margaret's psychological scars, but neither Ernst's adoration nor the birth of a daughter can reawaken her frozen emotions. It's not until she slides into an affair with a married man with whom she plans to run away that her passions are stirred, but these plans are a fantasy that cannot possibly come true. The repercussions nevertheless will explode with unimaginable force in these astonished lives."--BOOK JACKET
Measuring the world : [a novel] by Daniel Kehlmann( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the 18th century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, Alexander von Humboldt, fought his way through jungles and across the steppes. The other, mathematician and astronomer Carl Friedrich Gauss, stayed at home in Gottingen, and proved that space is curved. In "Measuring the world", acclaimed German author Daniel Kehlmann reinterprets one of the most amazing en counters that cultural history has to offer: in 1828 Humboldt met the mathematician and astronomer Gauss during a conference in Berlin. One of them had traveled the whole globe, while the other had remained in a small German town to study, but, they had one thing in common: they both wanted to understand and measure the world in their own manner. With imagination and a great deal of humor, Daniel Kehlmann depicts the lives of two geniuses, their longings and their weaknesses, their balancing act between loneliness and love, absurdity and greatness, failure and success
Embers by Sándor Márai( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old General and a friend he hasn't seen in 41 years, meet to come to truth about the moment that changed their relationship forever
Summer before the dark : Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936 by Volker Weidermann( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ostend, 1936: the Belgian seaside town is playing host to a coterie of artists, intellectuals and madmen, who find themselves in limbo while Europe gazes into an abyss of fascism and war. Among them is Stefan Zweig, a man in crisis: his German publisher has shunned him, his marriage is collapsing, his house in Austria no longer feels like home. Along with his lover Lotte, he seeks refuge in this paradise of promenades and parasols, where he reunites with his estranged friend Joseph Roth. For a moment, they create a fragile haven; but as Europe begins to crumble around them, they find themselves trapped on an uncanny kind of holiday, watching the world burn
F : a novel by Daniel Kehlmann( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the young, internationally acclaimed author of Measuring the World, comes a stunning tragicomic novel about three brothers, their relationship to their distant father, and their individual fates and struggles in the modern world. One day Arthur Friedland piles his three sons into the car and drives them to see the Great Lindemann, Master of Hypnosis. Protesting that he doesn't believe in magic even as he is led onto the stage, Arthur nevertheless experiences something. Later that night, while his family sleeps, he takes his passport, empties all the money from his bank account, and vanishes. In time, still absent from his family, he beings to publish novels and becomes an internationally renowned author. His sons grow into men who manifest their inexplicable loss--Martin becomes a priest who does not believe in God; Ivan, a painter in constant artistic crisis; Eric, a businessman given to hallucinations and a fear of ghosts--even as they struggle to understand their father's disappearance and make their own places in the world
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EmbersThe readerMeasuring the worldFragments : memories of a wartime childhoodFame : a novel in nine episodesCrazyThe stormLost
Alternative Names
Brown, Carol Janet‏

Brown, Carol Janet 1944-2015

Brown Janeway, Carol

Brown Janeway, Carol 1944-2015

Carol Brown Janeway British editor and translator

Carol Brown Janeway Brits bewerkster (1944-2015)

Janeway, Carol

Janeway, Carol B.