Curtis, Howard 1949-
Most widely held works by Howard Curtis
Mary of Nazareth : a novel by Marek Halter ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 913 libraries worldwide
A fictional account of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, captures the turbulent world of an idealistic young woman who risks everything to bring a much-needed miracle to her people.
A walk in the dark by Gianrico Carofiglio ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
When Martina accuses her ex-boyfriend, the son of a powerful local judge, of assault and battery, no witnesses can be persuaded to testify on her behalf and one lawyer after another refuses to represent her.
Uncle Charles has locked himself in by Georges Simenon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Charles Dupeux, a humble book-keeper, comes home from work as usual but instead of sitting down to dinner, he locks himself in the attic. Precise details are given of the seedy, prosaic, unsentimental world of the French suburbs in this tale of "human suffering and depravity."
The officers' ward by Marc Dugain ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
In the first days of shooting in 1914, Officer Adrien F., a lieutenant in the French army, is hit by mortar fire and part of his face is blasted away. Never to know the terrible hardships his comrades will suffer in the trenches, he is sent to a hospital on the outskirts of Paris to a closed ward without mirrors, specifically reserved for those who have been disfigured. Adrien's world becomes this one room, and his war the endless round of pain and reconstructive surgery. But among these men a special bond of friendship is created, and when their select group is joined by a beautiful woman, Adrien discovers that hope and humanity and humor can endure even in there, in the officer's ward. "The Officer's Ward won the Prix des Libraires, the Prix Deux Magots, the Prix Notre tremps, the Prix Litterarire du Rotary Club International and the Prix du Rotary Premier Roman. It was also shortlisted for the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise.
Total chaos by Jean-Claude Izzo ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Jean-Claude Izzo's . . . growing literary renown and huge sales are leading to a recognizable new trend in continental fiction: the rise of the sophisticated Mediterranean thriller. . . . Caught between pride and crime, racism and fraternity, tragedy and light, messy urbanization and generous beauty, the city for detective Fabio Montale is a Utopia, an ultimate port of call for exiles. There, he is torn between fatalism and revolt, despair and sensualism. - The Economist This first installment in the legendary "Marseilles Trilogy" sees Fabio Montale turning his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and taking the fight against the mafia into his own hands. Jean-Claude Izzo achieved astoundingly rapid success with his "Marseilles Trilogy". He died in Marseilles in 2000 at the age of 55.
Who is Lou Sciortino by Ottavio Cappellani ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
A sun for the dying by Jean-Claude Izzo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Homeless Rico travels from Paris to Marseilles, seeking warmth both of the climate and of the soul.
The past is a foreign country by Gianrico Carofiglio ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
As world-weary Lieutenant Chiti spends sleepless nights hunting for the serial rapist terrorizing his city, trainee lawyer Giorgio is befriended by dangerously charismatic Francesco. Slowly the innocent Giorgio is lured into a corrupt world of beautiful women and casual violence. Then one terrifying night Giorgio is forced to realize just how far he has left his past behind.
Zulu by Caryl Férey ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
The lost sailors by Jean-Claude Izzo ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
The death of a Mafia don by Michele Giuttari ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Tierra del fuego by Francisco Coloane ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
A collection of nine short stories set in the bleak and unforgiving landscape of Chile's southern islands explores the harsh reality of the baseness of human nature.
The shadow of what we were by Luis Sepúlveda ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
A death in Calabria by Michele Giuttari ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
In the sea there are crocodiles : the story of Enaiatollah Akbari ; translated from Italian By Howard Curtis by Fabio Geda ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
A private affair by Beppe Fenoglio ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
The vendetta by Honoré de Balzac ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Submission : a novel by Marthe Blau ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Elodie, a young married Parisian attorney, finds herself swept in to a cycle of sado-masochism and sexual addiction in her relationship with a compelling stranger.
The turn by Luigi Pirandello ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Memoirs from Elsinore / Franz Hellens ; translated by Howard Curtis by Franz Hellens ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Adventure stories Afghanistan Afghans Allied Occupation of Italy (1943-1947) Audiobooks Bible Bible. Biography Boys Chile Christian women saints College students Coup d'état (Chile : 1973) Detective and mystery stories Drug traffic Exiles Fiction France France--Marseille France--Paris France--Rouen Friendship History Homeless persons Immigrants Italy Italy--Florence Italy--Sicily Legal stories Legal stories Mafia Mary,--Blessed Virgin, Saint Mediterranean Region Militia Murder--Investigation New York (State)--New York Police Political refugees Psychological fiction Regret Sailors South Africa South Africa--Cape Town Suburban life Travel Trials (Assault and battery) United States Veterans Women lawyers World War (1914-1918)