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Garrett, Sam

Works: 72 works in 351 publications in 2 languages and 15,274 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Medical fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Novels  Diaries  Travel writing  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Translator, tra, Author
Classifications: PT5881.21.O25, 839.31364
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Sam Garrett
Most widely held works by Sam Garrett
The dinner : a novel by Herman Koch( Book )

41 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 3,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a summer's evening in Amsterdam, two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said. Each couple has a fifteen year- old son. The boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act. As civility and friendship disintegrate, both couples show just how far they will go to protect those they love. (Bestseller)
Summer house with swimming pool : a novel by Herman Koch( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all started the previous summer. Marc, his wife, and their two beautiful teenage daughters agreed to spend a week at the Meier's extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean. Joined by Ralph and his striking wife Judith, her mother, and film director Stanley Forbes and his much younger girlfriend, the large group settles in for days of sunshine, wine tasting, and trips to the beach. But when a violent incident disrupts the idyll, darker motivations are revealed, and suddenly no one can be trusted. As the ultimate holiday soon turns into a nightmare, the circumstances surrounding Ralph's later death begin to reveal the disturbing reality behind that summer's tragedy
Dear Mr. M : a novel by Herman Koch( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once a celebrated writer, M had his greatest success with a suspense novel based on a real-life disappearance: a history teacher who went missing one winter after having a brief affair with a beautiful student of his. The teacher was never found. Upon publication, M's novel was a runaway bestseller, an international breakthrough. Now M's career is fading. But why is his bizarre, seemingly timid neighbor keeping a close eye on him and his wife?
Congo : the epic history of a people by David Van Reybrouck( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van Reybrouck reviews some of the most dramatic episodes in Congolese history -- from the slave trade to the ivory and rubber booms; from the arrival of Henry Morton Stanley to the tragic regime of King Leopold II; from global indignation to Belgian colonialism; from the struggle for independence to Mobutu's brutal rule; and from the world famous Rumble in the Jungle to the civil war over natural resources that began in 1996 and still rages today
The ditch : a novel by Herman Koch( Book )

16 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Robert Walter, popular mayor of Amsterdam, sees his wife toss her head back with laughter while chatting to one of his aldermen at a New Year's reception, he immediately suspects the worst. Despite their long and happy marriage, Robert is convinced that Sylvia is cheating on him--with the respectable alderman who is dedicated to the environment, no less. The man who wants to spoil the capital's skyline with wind turbines. The New Year's reception marks the end of the "happy family" era that the mayor has enjoyed for so long. His wife and their daughter, Diana, however, are not aware of his suspicions and carry on as usual. Robert starts spending a lot of time and energy "behaving normally." Naturally, his normal behavior is far more suspicious. Normally Robert's not really present when he's at home--he's preoccupied with his phone, the newspapers, and his own thoughts. But now Robert is so sure he'll miss the clues if he doesn't pay attention that he starts to be almost alarmingly attentive and interested--ultimately losing himself in increasingly panicked and paranoid trains of thought."--Publisher's description
These are the names : a novel by Tommy Wieringa( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy Wieringa traces two stories doomed to collide. In one, he follows a group of starving, near-feral Eurasian refugees on a harrowing quest for survival; in the other, he follows Pontus Beg, a policeman from a small border town on the steppe, as he investigates the death of a rabbi, one of the town's two remaining Jews
The dinner : a novel by Herman Koch( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse--the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Tautly written, incredibly gripping, and told by an unforgettable narrator, The Dinner promises to be the topic of countless dinner party debates
The cave by Tim Krabbé( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complex friendship between Egon Wagter and the seductive and amoral Axel van de Graaf continues throughout their diverging lives as the conventional Egon finds himself tempted, fascinated, and, ultimately, betrayed by the nearsatanic and nihilistic power of Axel
The evenings : a winter's tale by Gerard Reve( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three-year-old Frits - office worker, daydreamer, teller of inappropriate jokes - finds life absurd and inexplicable. He lives with his parents, who drive him mad. He has terrible, disturbing dreams of death and destruction. Sometimes he talks to a toy rabbit. This is the story of ten evenings in Frits's life at the end of December, as he drinks, smokes, sees friends, aimlessly wanders the gloomy city street and tries to make sense of the minutes, hours and days that stretch before him. Darkly funny and mesmerising, The Evenings takes the tiny, quotidian triumphs and heartbreaks of our everyday lives and turns them into a work of brilliant wit and profound beauty
Joe Speedboat by Tommy Wieringa( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een gehandicapte jonge schrijver in een afgelegen dorp ontwikkelt zich door de komst van een overrompelende vreemdeling in een onverwachte richting
Little Caesar by Tommy Wieringa( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pianist Ludwig, whose life was derailed when his artist father left his family when he was a boy, embarks on a journey around the world, while coping with the discovery of his mother's former career as a pornographic actress
The Jewish Messiah : a novel by Arnon Grunberg( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regretting his family's Nazi ties, a Swiss teen converts to Judaism and devotes his life to alleviating the sufferings of Jewish people in accordance with his own haphazard logic, an effort that is marked by his intimate relationship with a rabbi's son
A father's affair by Karel Glastra van Loon( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A funny, touching, and gripping genetic detective story, this bestselling Dutch novel has been translated into 17 languages. When the father of a 13-year-old boy discovers that he's been infertile all of his life, he begins a quest to find the biological father of his son
Tirza by Arnon Grunberg( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jörgen Hofmeester had it all: a beautiful wife, a nice house with a garden in an upper-class neighborhood in Amsterdam, a respectable job as an editor, two lovely daughters named Ibi and Tirza, and a large amount of money in a Swiss bank account. But during the preparation for Tirza's graduation party, we come to know what he has lost"--Page 4 of cover
The death of Murat Idrissi by Tommy Wieringa( Book )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They had no idea, when they arrived in Morocco, that their usual freedoms as young European women would not be available. So, when the spry Saleh presents himself as their guide and saviour, they embrace his offer. He extracts them from a tight space, only to lead them inexorably into an even tighter one
The gates of Damascus by Lieve Joris( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through her close contact with local people, Lieve Joris is able to explore the world that lies behind the gates of Damascus: her friendship with Hala, whose husband is in prison for opposing the Assad regime, teaches her how Syrian politics affects the lives of ordinary people
Phantom pain by Arnon Grunberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A one-time literary novelist of some respectability, now brought low by the double insult of obscurity and crippling debt, Robert G. Mehlman is a man in need of money and recognition, fast. But Mehlman's publisher is only interested in his long overdue novel, since the people don't want short stories, and his portfolio was liquidated months ago. So, it is to culinary writing that he turns. A practiced decadent, a habitual spendthrift, and a serial womanizer, he has, ostensibly, all the right qualities. But the path to fame is never a smooth one." "Phantom Pain is the unpublished manuscript of novelist Robert G. Mehlman's autobiography. In it, Mehlman tells the parallel stories of his decaying marriage and his puzzling affair with a woman he meets by chance and who impulsively accompanies him on the road. Their journey takes them on a chaffeur-driven, midnight run away from New York City to Atlantic City where they gamble away most of Mehlman's remaining funds and then North, to Albany, where he finds unlikely salvation and the inspiration for his book, Polish-Jewish Cuisine in 69 Recipes." "Framed by Mehlman's son's account of his famous father, this novel-within-a-novel is a tale of a writer's fall and his subsequent rise."--BOOK JACKET
In Europe : travels through the twentieth century by Geert Mak( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mak spent 1999 criss-crossing the Continent in a camper van, sending dispatches to the Dutch paper NRC Handelsblad. These reports, collected here, create a journey through the last century, with Mak breaking up what is essentially traditional, narrative history with short, contemporary portraits of historical settings. For example, Mak settles down to write about World War I from a farm in Ypres, he tells us about Hitler's disastrous Russian invasion from a square in Volgograd, and he recounts the splintering of Yugoslavia from a restaurant in Novi Sad
Engineers of the soul : the grandiose propaganda of Stalin's Russia by Frank Westerman( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents the story of two journeys--one literal, one imaginary--through contemporary Russia and through Soviet-era literature. Travelling through present and past, Frank Westerman draws the reader into the wild euphoria of the Russian Revolution, as art and reality are bent to radically new purposes
A beautiful young wife by Tommy Wieringa( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He had never married and had never been with one woman for long; he had always remained a collector of first times. 'Edward Landauer, a brilliant microbiologist in his forties, meets a beautiful young woman. She is the love of his life, and when the two marry in France, Edward is the happiest man in the world. At first, Ruth Walta appears to represent a victory over time, but even she cannot stop him growing older. After the birth of their long-awaited son, the 'happiness, delicate like filigree' turns into something new, and Edward no longer recognise his great romance nor the woman who induced it
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The cave
Joe SpeedboatLittle CaesarThe Jewish Messiah : a novelA father's affairThe gates of DamascusPhantom painIn Europe : travels through the twentieth centuryEngineers of the soul : the grandiose propaganda of Stalin's Russia
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Garrett, Sam (Translator)

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