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Taylor, Sam 1970-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 332 publications in 2 languages and 19,038 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PQ2702.I57, 843.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sam Taylor
The truth about the Harry Quebert affair : [a novel] by Joël Dicker( Book )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The #1 internationally bestselling thriller, and ingenious book within a book, about the disappearance of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl and, 30 years later, a young American writer's determination to clear his mentor's name-and find the inspiration for his next bestseller August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods before she disappears; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of America's most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer's block as his publisher's deadline looms. But Marcus's plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan-whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor's books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset's citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a successful and true novella? A global phenomenon, with sales approaching a million copies in France alone and rights sold in more than thirty countries, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is a fast-paced, tightly plotted, cinematic literary thriller, and an ingenious book within a book, by a dazzling young writer"--
After the crash : a novel by Michel Bussi( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A night flight from Istanbul bound for Paris, filled with 169 holiday travelers, plummets into the Swiss Alps. The sole survivor is a three-month-old girl--thrown from the plane onto the snowy mountainside before fire rages through the aircraft. But two infants were on board. Is the miracle baby Lyse-Rose or Emilie? Both families step forward to claim the child--one poor, one powerful, wealthy, and dangerous
HHhH by Laurent Binet( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagines the story of two Czechoslovakian partisans responsible for assassinating the "Butcher of Prague" Reinhard Heydrich, traces their escape from the Nazis and recruitment by the British secret service
A meal in winter : a novel of world war II by Hubert Mingarelli( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One morning, in the dead of winter, three German soldiers head out into the frozen Polish countryside. They have been charged by their commanders to track down and bring back for execution 'one of them' - a Jew. Having flushed out a young man hiding in the woods, they decide to rest in an abandoned house before continuing their journey back to the camp. As they prepare food, they are joined by a passing Pole whose virulent anti-Semitism adds tension to an already charged atmosphere. Before long, the group's sympathies begin to splinter as each man is forced to consider the moral implications of their murderous mission and confront his own conscience." --Publisher description
The heart by Maylis de Kerangal( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. Returning home, exhausted, the driver lets the car drift off the road into a tree. Two of the boys are wearing seat belts; one is sent through the windshield. He is declared brain-dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. His heart is still beating. The Heart takes place over the twenty-four hours surrounding a fatal accident and a resulting heart transplant as life is taken from a young man and given to a woman close to death. In gorgeous, ruminative prose it examines the deepest feelings of everyone involved--grieving parents, hardworking doctors and nurses--as they navigate decisions of life and death. As stylistically audacious as it is emotionally explosive, Maylis de Kerangal's The Heart has mesmerized readers in France, where it has been hailed as the breakthrough work of a new literary star"--
A Paris affair : stories by Tatiana de Rosnay( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An irreverent yet heartfelt collection that examines our most intimate and forbidden desires -- a portrait of the most forbidden of loves, in many different shades
The Arab of the future : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984) by Riad Sattouf( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In striking, virtuoso graphic style that captures both the immediacy of childhood and the fervor of political idealism, Riad Sattouf recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria--but always under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation. Riad, delicate and wide-eyed, follows in the trail of his mismatched parents; his mother, a bookish French student, is as modest as his father is flamboyant. Venturing first to the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab State and then joining the family tribe in Homs, Syria, they hold fast to the vision of the paradise that always lies just around the corner. And hold they do, though food is scarce, children kill dogs for sport, and with locks banned, the Sattoufs come home one day to discover another family occupying their apartment. The ultimate outsider, Riad, with his flowing blond hair, is called the ultimate insult ... Jewish. And in no time at all, his father has come up with yet another grand plan, moving from building a new people to building his own great palace. Brimming with life and dark humor, The Arab of the Future reveals the truth and texture of one eccentric family in an absurd Middle East, and also introduces a master cartoonist in a work destined to stand alongside Maus and Persepolis"--
You will not have my hate by Antoine Leiris( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "On Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional person, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hate." On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris's wife, Helene Muyal-Leiris, was killed by terrorists while attending a rock concert at the Bataclan Theater in Paris, in the deadliest attack on France since World War II. Three days later, Leiris wrote an open letter addressed directly to his wife's killers, which he posted on Facebook. He refused to be cowed or to let his seventeen-month-old son's life be defined by Helene's murder. He refused to let the killers have their way:"For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom." Instantly, that short Facebook post caught fire, and was reported on by newspapers and television stations all over the world. In his determination to honor the memory of his wife, he became an international hero to everyone searching desperately for a way to deal with the horror of the Paris attacks and the grim shadow cast today by the threat of terrorism. Now Leiris tells the full story of his grief and struggle. You Will Not Have My Hate is a remarkable, heartbreaking, and, indeed, beautiful memoir of how he and his baby son, Melvil, endured in the days and weeks after Helene's murder. With absolute emotional courage and openness, he somehow finds a way to answer that impossible question: how can I go on? He visits Helene's body at the morgue, has to tell Melvil that Mommy will not be coming home, and buries the woman he had planned to spend the rest of his life with. Leiris's grief is terrible, but his love for his family is indomitable. This is the rare and unforgettable testimony of a survivor, and a universal message of hope and resilience. Leiris confronts an incomprehensible pain with a humbling generosity and grandeur of spirit. He is a guiding star for us all in these perilous times. His message--hate will be vanquished by love--is eternal"--
Manderley forever : a biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a thirteen-year-old de Rosnay read and reread Rebecca, becoming a lifelong devotee of Du Maurier's fiction. Now de Rosnay pays homage to the writer who influenced her so deeply, following Du Maurier from a shy seven-year-old, a rebellious sixteen-year-old, a twenty-something newlywed, and finally a cantankerous old woman."--
The seventh function of language by Laurent Binet( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suspicious death of literary critic Roland Barthes in 1980 Paris reveals the secret history of the French intelligentsia, plunging a hapless police detective into the depths of literary theory as it was documented in a famed linguist's lost manuscript
The age of reinvention : a novel by Karine Tuil( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An international bestseller and finalist for the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award, The Age of Reinvention is a suspenseful Gatsbian tale of a famous New York lawyer whose charmed and glamorous life is a sham"--
Charlotte : a novel by David Foenkinos( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charlotte tells the story of artist Charlotte Salomon--born in pre-World War II Berlin to a Jewish family traumatized by suicide. Obsessed with art, and with living, Charlotte attended school in Germany until it was too dangerous to remain, fled to France, and was interned in a bleak work camp from which she narrowly escaped. Newly free, she spent two years in almost total solitude, creating a series of autobiographical art--images, words, even musical scores--that together tell her life story. A pregnant Charlotte was killed in Auschwitz at the age of 26, but not before she entrusted her life's work to a friend, who kept it safe until peacetime..."--Jacket flap
Turtle : the incredible journey by Nick Stringer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles "one loggerhead turtle's journey from a young hatchling emerging from her nest in the sand, to a 25 year old adult returning to the same beach to hatch her own young. It's a remarkable story about the harrowing trek around the globe of this threatened species and an amazing odyssey you won't want to miss"--Container
The extraordinary journey of the fakir who got trapped in an IKEA wardrobe by Romain Puértolas( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the fakir--a professional con artist--arrives in Paris, he has just one goal: to get to Ikea. Armed with only a counterfeit hundred-euro note in the pocket of his silk trousers, he is confident that he has all he needs to thrive. But his plan goes horribly awry when he hides inside a wardrobe at the iconic Swedish retailer--the first in a series of accidents that will send him on a whirlwind tour across Europe. Pursued across the continent by a swindled taxi driver dead set on revenge, our fakir soon finds unlikely friends--from movie stars to illegal immigrants--in even unlikelier places. And, much to his own surprise, his heart begins to open to those around him as he comes to understand the universal desire to seek a better life in an often dangerous world
The Arab of the future. a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1984-1985) by Riad Sattouf( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Arab of the Future: Volume 1, cartoonist Riad Sattouf tells of the first years of his childhood as his family shuttles back and forth between France and the Middle East. In Libya and Syria, young Riad is exposed to the dismal reality of a life where food is scarce, children kill dogs for sport, and his cousins, virulently anti-Semitic and convinced he is Jewish because of his blond hair, lurk around every corner waiting to beat him up. In Volume 2, Riad, now settled in his father's hometown of Homs, gets to go to school, where he dedicates himself to becoming a true Syrian in the country of the dictator Hafez Al-Assad. Told simply yet with devastating effect, Riad's story takes in the sweep of politics, religion, and poverty, but is steered by acutely observed small moments: the daily sadism of his schoolteacher, the lure of the black market, with its menu of shame and subsistence, and the obsequiousness of his father in the company of those close to the regime. As his family strains to fit in, one chilling, barbaric act drives the Sattoufs to make the most dramatic of changes. Darkly funny and piercingly direct, The Arab of the Future, Volume 2 once again reveals the inner workings of a tormented country and a tormented family, delivered through Riad Sattouf's dazzlingly original talent."--Provided by publisher
The island at the end of the world by Sam Taylor( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and French and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world nearly destroyed by catastrophic floods, one family has been spared. Many years ago, as the waters rose, a father and his three children took to their ark and drifted to the safety of a small island. Life there is a quiet idyll of music and farming. Young Alice, Finn, and Daisy are grateful for their salvation; until the day a stranger swims ashore. A terrifyingly plausible adventure story, The Island at the End of the World is a mesmerizing novel from an exciting new writer
Hunting the truth : memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld by Beate Klarsfeld( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, political activists best known for hunting Nazis"--
A Paris affair by Tatiana de Rosnay( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the internationally best-selling author of SARAH'S KEY comes an irreverent yet heartfelt collection that examines our most intimate and forbidden desires.Does a fruit taste its sweetest when it is forbidden? Is that which is prohibited always the most pleasurable? In this passionate and perceptive collection, Tatiana de Rosnay paints a portrait of the most forbidden of loves, in many different shadeś??sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartfelt, always with a dry wit and an unflinching authenticity. A PARIS AFFAIR is an enjoyable "undressing" of intimate delights, where laughter mingles with compassion and the heartbeats of illicit desire
The perfect nanny : a novel by Leïla Slimani( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She has the keys to their apartment. She knows everything. She has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it now seems impossible to remove her. When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau." --Publisher description
P.S. from Paris : a novel by Marc Levy( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the big screen, Mia plays a woman in love. But in real life, she's an actress in need of a break from her real-life philandering husband-the megastar who plays her romantic interest in the movies. So she heads across the English Channel to hide in Paris behind a new haircut, fake eyeglasses, and a waitressing job at her best friend's restaurant. Paul is an American author hoping to recapture the fame of his first novel. When his best friend surreptitiously sets him up with Mia through a dating website, Paul and Mia's relationship status is 'complicated.' Even though everything about Paris seems to be nudging them together, the two lonely ex-pats resist, concocting increasingly far-fetched strategies to stay 'just friends.' A feat easier said than done, as fate has other plans in store. Is true love waiting for them in a postscript?"--Back cover
 
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Alternative Names
Sam Taylor écrivain britannique

Taylor, Samuel S. B.

Сэм Тейлор

테일러, 샘 1970-

Languages
English (198)

French (1)