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Hunter, Adriana

Works: 102 works in 363 publications in 2 languages and 18,427 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  Autobiographies  History  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: U55.Z5, 843.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adriana Hunter
When I was a soldier : a memoir by Valérie Zenatti( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one girl's experience in the Israeli national army where strict routines, grueling marches, poor food, and lack of sleep are the norm, but service has its rewards as well
The only girl in the world : a memoir by Maude Julien( Book )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who believed it was their sacred duty to turn her into the ultimate survivor--raising her in isolation and subjecting her to endless drills designed to "eliminate weakness." Maude learned to hold an electric fence for minutes without flinching, and to sit perfectly still in a rat-infested cellar all night long (her mother sewed bells onto her clothes that would give her away if she moved). She endured a life without heat, hot water, adequate food, friendship, or any kind of affectionate treatment. But Maude's parents could not rule her inner life. Befriending the animals on her parents' lonely estate as well as the characters in the novels she read in secret, young Maude nurtured in herself the compassion and love that her parents forbade as weak. And when, after more than a decade, an outsider managed to penetrate her family's paranoid world, Maude seized her opportunity to break free. By turns horrifying and magical, [this book] is a story that will grip you from the first page and leave you spellbound by its chilling exploration of psychological control that ends with a glorious escape."--Jacket
Once on a moonless night by Sijie Dai( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the search for an ancient silk scroll inscribed with a lost Buddist sutra, and one woman's search for her lost love
The girl who played go by Sa Shan( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tale of love and war, set in Japanese-occupied Manchuria in the 1930s, the deceptive simplicity of the writing makes the cruelty and tragedy of its outcome all the more shocking
Fear and trembling by Amélie Nothomb( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stunningly funny novel about the gap between East and West, and the story of a young Western woman who falls straight into it through her job for a Japanese corporation, was a sensation in France, where it sold half a million copies and won the Grand Prix de l'Academie Francaise and the Prix Internet du Livre
The conflict : how modern motherhood undermines the status of women by Elisabeth Badinter( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author Identifies vulnerabilities in today's parenting models for women, arguing that current recommendations are imposing 1950s era limitations at the expense of women's health, fatherhood, and child independence. Progressive modern motherhood is seen as a threat to women's freedom. The author names a reactionary shift that is intensely felt but has not been clearly articulated until now, a shift that America has pioneered. She reserves special ire for the orthodoxy of the La Leche League, an offshoot of conservative Evangelicalism, showing how on demand breastfeeding, with all its limitations, curtails women's choices. Moreover, the pressure to provide children with 24/7 availability and empathy has produced a generation of overwhelmed and guilt laden mothers, one cause of the West's alarming decline in birthrate. The author has for decades been in the vanguard of the European fight for women's equality. In this book she points her finger at a most unlikely force undermining the status of women: liberal motherhood, in thrall to all that is "natural." Attachment parenting, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, and especially breast-feeding, these hallmarks of contemporary motherhood have succeeded in tethering women to the home and family to an extent not seen since the 1950s. She argues that the taboos now surrounding epidurals, formula, disposable diapers, cribs, and anything that distracts a mother's attention from her offspring have turned childrearing into a singularly regressive force. This work is a scathing indictment of a stealthy zealotry that cheats women of their full potential
Balzac's omelette : a delicious tour of French food and culture with Honoré de Balzac by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balzac uses food and the art of the table as a connecting thread in his novels, showing how food can evoke character, atmosphere, class, and social climbing more suggestively than money, appearances, and other more conventional trappings. Full of surprises and insights, "Balzac's Omelet" invites readers to taste anew Balzac's genius as a writer
Chez moi by Agnès Desarthe( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At forty-three, Myriam has been a wife and a mother but her life is burdened by painful memories. Her solace is her love of cooking. So she decides, with little money and less experience, to open a restaurant
The gardens of consolation by Parisa Reza( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1920s, in the remote village of Ghamsar, Talla and Sardar, two teenagers dreaming of a better life, fall in love and marry. Sardar brings his young bride with him across the mountains to the suburbs of Tehran, where the couple settles down and builds a home. From the outskirts of the capital city, they will watch as the Qajar dynasty falls and Reza Khan rises to power as Reza Shah Pahlavi. Into this family of illiterate shepherds is born Bahram, a boy whose brilliance and intellectual promise are apparent from a very young age. Through his education, Bahram will become a fervent follower of reformer Mohammad Mosaddegh and will participate first-hand in his country's political and social upheavals."
Enough about love by Hervé Le Tellier( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna and Louise could be sisters, but they don?t know each other. They are both married with children, and for the most part, they are happy. On almost the same day, Anna, a psychiatrist, crosses paths with Yves, a writer, while Louise, a lawyer, meets Anna?s analyst, Thomas. Love at first sight is still possible for those into their forties and long-married. But when you have already mapped out a life path, a passionate affair can come at a high price. --publisher
The travels of Daniel Ascher by Ann-Déborah Lévy-Bertherat( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who is the real author of The Black Insignia? Is it H.R. Sanders, whose name is printed on the cover of every installment of the wildly successful young adult adventure series? Or is it Daniel Roche, the enigmatic world traveler who disappears for months at a time? When Daniel's great-niece, Helene, moves to Paris to study archeology, she does not expect to be searching for answers to these questions. As rumors circulate, however, that the twenty-fourth volume of The Black Insignia series will be the last, Helene and her friend Guillaume, a devoted fan of her great-uncle s books, set out to discover more about the man whose life eludes her. In so doing, she uncovers an explosive secret dating back to the darkest days of the Occupation."--Provided by publisher
A bottle in the Gaza Sea by Valérie Zenatti( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Tal Levine of Jerusalem, despondent over the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, puts her hopes for peace in a bottle and asks her brother, a military nurse in the Gaza Strip, to toss it into the sea, leading ultimately to friendship and understanding between her and an "enemy."
The disappearance by Geneviève Jurgensen( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of letters to a friend, in which Jurgenson discusses different aspects of her bereavement after her two young daughters are killed in a car accident, "The Disappearance" combines raw honesty with the solidly balanced craft of the French epistolary novel. An elegiac, lyrical memoir about living when your children live no more. What do you do, how do you live, when your two precious daughters are killed, their lives ended by a drunk driver at just four & seven years of age? How do you stay in a world from which they've been removed? How do you cope when you turn to them, & they are not there? Genevieve Jurgensen lost her two daughters a dozen years before she began this clear, precise, breathtaking book in an attempt to answer these questions to herself, to her friends, to the world. The outcome is a heart-stopping, powerful testament, in all its anguish surprisingly hopeful. While never forgetting her two daughters & the impact they had on her life, Jurgensen & her husband, Laurent (the moving portrait of their marriage is worth the price of this book alone), go on to have two more children. Told without an ounce of sentiment, The Disappearance will make you miss, for at least a passing moment, two lively little girls you never actually met- & thus have a sense of what it must be like for Jurgensen to miss them every waking hour, every day. It is a story, told brilliantly, of compelling & universal interest
The heart : Frida Kahlo in Paris by Marc Petitjean( Book )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This intimate account offers a new, unexpected understanding of the artist's work and of the vibrant Surrealist art scene in the 1930s. In 1939, devastated after the revelation that her husband had had an affair with her sister, Frida Kahlo left her home in Mexico and headed for Paris to rebuild her life and rediscover her art. Now, for the first time, this missing part of Kahlo's story is brought to light in exquisite detail. Marc Petitjean takes the reader to Paris with Kahlo, where she spends her time alongside luminaries such as Pablo Picasso, André Breton, Dora Maar, and Marcel Duchamp. Using Kahlo's whirlwind romance with the author's father, Michel Petitjean, as a jumping-off point, The Heart provides a striking portrait of the artist as she learns how to love--and ultimately how to paint--again"--
This little family by Inès Bayard( Book )

8 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This astonishing debut inhabits the mind of a young married woman driven to extremes by disgust and dread in the aftermath of a rape. Marie and Laurent, a young, affluent couple, have settled into their large Paris apartment and decide to start trying for a baby. This picture-perfect existence is shattered when Marie is assaulted by her new boss. Deeply shaken by the attack, she discovers she is pregnant, and is convinced her rapist is the father. Marie closes herself off in a destructive silence, ultimately leading her to commit an irreparable act. In a first novel of extraordinary power and depth, Inès Bayard exposes disturbing truths about how society sees women and how women see themselves in turn"--Provided by publisher
The red collar by Jean-Christophe Rufin( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1919, in a small town in the province of Berry, France, under the crushing heat of summer heat wave, a war hero is being held prisoner in an abandoned barracks. In front of the door to his prison, a mangy dog barks night and day. Miles from where he is being held, in the French countryside, a young extraordinarily intelligent woman works the land the land, waiting and hoping. A judge whose principles have been sorely shaken by the war is traveling to an unknown location to sort out certain affairs of which it is better not to speak. Three characters. In their midst, a dog who holds the key both to their destinies and to this intriguing plot. Full of poetry and life, The Red Collar is at once a delightly simple narrative about the human spirit and a profound work about loyalty and love"--Provided from
Alexander and Alestria : a novel by Sa Shan( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale inspired by the mythological affair between Alexander the Great and the Amazon warrior woman Alestria finds them falling in love after meeting on the battlefield and struggling with political and cultural factors that challenge their relationship
How I became stupid by Martin Page( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tortured by the depth of his own intellect, plagued by his overwhelming sense of self-awareness and the moral implications of every action he makes, Antoine, a twenty-five-year-old Aramaic scholar, is at the end of his rope, with only one viable solution in sight: he must denounce his intelligence, by any means necessary. What follows in Martin Page's satire is an odyssey unlike any other as Antoine walks the streets of Paris trying everything from alcoholism to stock-trading to the prescription drug Happyzac in order to lighten the burden of his mind on his soul, and to fulfill his dream of becoming stupid enough to be a happily functioning member of society."--Jacket
Couple mechanics by Nelly Alard( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Parisian woman discovers what lengths she will go to in order to save her marriage after her husband confesses to having an affair
The pen and the brush : how passion for art shaped nineteenth-century French novels by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the wit and penetration well known to readers of Balzac's Omelette and Monsieur Proust's Library, Anka Muhlstein's PEN AND BRUSH revisits the delights of the French novel. This time she focuses on late 19th- and 20th-century writers--Balzac, Zola, Proust, Huysmans, and Maupassant--through the lens of their passionate involvement with the fine arts. She delves into the crucial role that painters play as characters in their novels, which she pairs with an exploration of the profound influence that painting exercised on the novelists' techniques, offering an intimate view of the intertwined worlds of painters and writers at the time. Muhlstein's deftly chosen vignettes bring to life a portrait of the nineteenth century's tight-knit artistic community, where Cezanne and Zola befriended each other as boys and Balzac yearned for the approval of Delacroix. She leads the reader on a journey of spontaneous discovery as she explores how a great painting can open a mind and spark creative fire"--
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When I was a soldier : a memoir
Once on a moonless nightThe girl who played goFear and tremblingThe conflict : how modern motherhood undermines the status of womenBalzac's omelette : a delicious tour of French food and culture with Honoré de BalzacChez moiEnough about loveA bottle in the Gaza Sea
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