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Hunter, Adriana

Works: 75 works in 219 publications in 2 languages and 15,078 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Satire 
Roles: Translator, Author, 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 )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like all young Israelis, Valérie Zenatti enlisted in the national defense service on her 18th birthday, where for the next two years she endured rigorous training and harsh living conditions, ultimately participating in top-secret missions with the secret service
Once on a moonless night by Sijie Dai( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the search for an ancient silk scroll inscribed with a lost Buddhist 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 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote Manchurian town in the 1930s, a sixteen-year-old girl is more concerned with intimations of her own womanhood than the escalating hostilities between her countrymen and their Japanese occupiers. While still a schoolgirl in braids, she takes her first lover, a dissident student. The more she understands of adult life, however, the more disdainful she is of its deceptions, and the more she loses herself in her one true passion: the ancient game of go. Incredibly for a teenager-and a girl at that-she dominates the games in her town. No opponent interests her until she is challenged by a stranger, who reveals himself to us as a Japanese soldier in disguise. They begin a game and continue it for days, rarely speaking but deeply moved by each other's strategies. As the clash of their peoples becomes ever more desperate and inescapable, and as each one's untold life begins to veer wildly off course, the girl and the soldier are absorbed by only one thing-the progress of their game, each move of which brings them closer to their shocking fate. In The Girl Who Played Go, Shan Sa has distilled the piercing emotions of adolescence into an engrossing, austerely beautiful story of love, cruelty and loss of innocence
Fear and trembling by Amélie Nothomb( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 714 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 Élisabeth Badinter( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 694 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
Chez moi by Agnès Desarthe( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 567 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
Balzac's omelette : a delicious tour of French food and culture with Honoré de Balzac by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 458 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
The disappearance by Geneviève Jurgensen( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 435 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 travels of Daniel Ascher by Ann-Déborah Lévy-Bertherat( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 414 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
Enough about love by Hervé Le Tellier( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 402 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
A bottle in the Gaza Sea by Valérie Zenatti( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 387 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."
Alexander and Alestria : a novel by Sa Shan( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 361 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 )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 346 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
The red collar by Jean-Christophe Rufin( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 323 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
Climates by André Maurois( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man marries a beautiful but unreliable woman against his family's wishes and then drives her away with his possessiveness and jealousy. In a reversal, when he marries again, it is he who is the loved one but does not love in return
Death in the Dordogne by Louis Sanders( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of the Caminade family keep dying in suspicious circumstances, and the doctor knows more about it than he's prepared to reveal
Couple mechanics by Nelly Alard( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 280 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
Noir by Olivier Pauvert( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man wanders the streets of Paris haunted by the memory of a young woman's bloodied corpse and tormented by the possibility that he was her murderer." "He rushes home, but his wife recoils from him, the neighbourhood he loves is violently hostile and when he looks in the mirror, he sees nothing. Terrified by the world in which he finds himself and pursued by the secret police, he has no choice but to flee
The gardens of consolation by Parisa Reza( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 259 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."
The woman in the row behind by Françoise Dorner( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nina and Roger have a humdrum marriage, not helped by the pressures of their work running a newspaper kiosk on the shaded side of a busy street in Paris. Shuttling between her straitlaced husband, her selfish mother, the father she has never known, and her best friend who has - inconveniently - just split up with her brother-in-law, Nina one day decides to leaf through the girlie magazines she sells. She glimpses a world of pleasure and desire, and innocently believes she has found a way of rekindling something that may never have been there. As she explores her own longings and discovers how attractive she is to other men, how can she fail to win back the attention of the man she loves?"--Jacket
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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 womenChez moiBalzac's omelette : a delicious tour of French food and culture with Honoré de BalzacThe disappearanceEnough about love