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Straus, Peter 1960-

Works: 494 works in 744 publications in 16 languages and 1,347 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Epistolary fiction  Paranormal fiction  Romance fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction) 
Classifications: PR6068.U757, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Peter Straus
The gathering by Anne Enright( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him - something that happened in their grandmother's house in the winter of 1968. As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations, she shows how memories warp and secrets fester."--Jacket
The white tiger : a novel by Aravind Adiga( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life -- having nothing but his own wits to help him along
The story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Gault is nine when her parents decide to leave Ireland. Unwilling to leave her beautiful home, Lucy hides in the nearby woods to convince them to stay. This simple act will have devastating repercussions
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 11 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the affairs of his dead wife, a British publisher discovers compromising pictures of the foreign secretary who was her lover. An opportunity for revenge on both the political and personal level
Possession : a romance by A. S Byatt( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of England's Booker Prize, a coast-to-coast bestseller, and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is a novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and a triumphant love story. Revolving around a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets, Byatt creates a haunting counterpoint of passion and ideas
Chatterton by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young poet and an elderly novelist engage the mystery of Thomas Chatterton by trying to decode the clues found in an old manuscript, only to discover that their investigation discloses other riddles for which there are no solutions
Moon tiger by Penelope Lively( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudia, a best-selling writer, recalls her life of adventure as a newspaper correspondent, novelist, lover, and mother, while the people close to her file past her hospital bed
Last orders by Graham Swift( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England three working-class buddies, united by pub-drinking and World War II experiences, drive the ashes of the fourth to the sea. In the process emerge the lives of four families and the reason no wife came. By the author of Ever After
The van by Roddy Doyle( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jimmy Rabbitte Sr. is unemployed, spending his days alone and miserable. When his best friend, Bimbo, also gets laid off, they keep busy by being miserable together. Things seem to look up when they buy a decrepit fish-and-chip van and go into business, selling cheap grub to the drunk and the hungry, and keeping one step ahead of the environmental health officers."
The great fire by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the center of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier find that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. His counterpart, a young girl living in occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love, and in the process discovers herself
John Fowles : the collection ; books from the library of John Fowles by Charles Cox (Firm)( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar & Lucinda by Peter Carey( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent--a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms--could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions of the Divine become allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex. And only the prodigious imagination of Peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback
Disgrace by J. M Coetzee( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, is a scholar fallen into disgrace. After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, he has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry - willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to an isolated smallholding owned by his daughter Lucy." "For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rhythms of the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. He helps with the dogs in the kennels, takes produce to market, and assists with treating injured animals at a nearby refuge." "But the balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship."--Jacket
The Sirian experiments : the report by Ambien II, of the five by Doris Lessing( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the story of the education of a woman, Ambien II, who is one of the extremely long-lived administrators of the Sirian Empire
The hiding place by Trezza Azzopardi( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolores Gauci, the youngest daughter in a family of six, watches as her father gambles away the family's money and eventually their lives
The god of small things by Arundhati Roy( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncorrected computer printout typescript of the novel, preceded by a title page, copyright notice, quote, and table of contents
Midnight's children : [a novel] by Salman Rushdie( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Saleem Sinal, born precisely at midnight, August 15, 1947, the moment India became independent. Saleem's life parallels the history of his nation
Haroun and the sea of stories by Salman Rushdie( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Czech and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of The Satanic Verses returns with his most humorous and accessible novel yet. This is the story of Haroun, a 12-year-old boy whose father Rashid is the greatest storyteller in a city so sad that it has forgotten its name. When the gift of gab suddenly deserts Rashid, Haroun sets out on an adventure to rescue his print
The remains of the day by Kazuo Ishiguro( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel's narrator, Stevens, is a perfect English butler who tries to give his narrow existence form and meaning through the self-effacing, almost mystical practice of his profession. In a career that spans the second World War, Stevens is oblivious of the real life that goes on around him -- oblivious, for instance, of the fact that his aristocrat employer is a Nazi sympathizer. Still, there are even larger matters at stake in this heartbreaking, pitch-perfect novel -- namely, Stevens' own ability to allow some bit of life-affirming love into his tightly repressed existence
Headlong : a novel by Michael Frayn( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invited to assess some old paintings, a young art historian is convinced that one of them is a lost work by Breugel. He risks everything he has in his efforts to establish its provenance and then trick it from its owner
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