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Caistor, Nick

Overview
Works: 142 works in 634 publications in 3 languages and 31,288 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  History  Guidebooks  Novels  Science fiction  Time-travel fiction  Fantasy fiction  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PQ8098.1.L54, 863.64
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nick Caistor
The Japanese lover : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 3,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family--like thousands of other Japanese Americans--are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco's charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change"--
In the midst of winter : a novel by Isabel Allende( Book )

12 editions published between 17 and 2017 in English and held by 2,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn, 60-year-old human rights scholar Richard Bowmaster hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes a far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz, a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile, for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia
Mexico by Nick Caistor( Book )

50 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Museums, beaches, ancient sites, crafts, fiestas, pyramids, maps, food, churches"--Cover
The map of time : a novel by Félix J Palma( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1896. Andrew Harrington's lover Marie Kelly was murdered by Jack the Ripper and he longs to turn back the clock and save her. Meanwhile, Claire Haggerty, forever being matched with men her family consider suitable, yearns for a time when she can be free to love whom she choses. As their quests converge, it becomes clear that time is the problem -- to escape it or to change it. Hidden in the attic of popular author -- and noted scientific speculator -- H.G. Wells is a machine that might offer them the hope they need!
The Devil and Miss Prym : a novel of temptation by Paulo Coelho( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A community devoured by greed, cowardice and fear. A man persecuted by the ghosts of his painful past. A young woman searching for happiness. In one eventful week, each of them will face questions of life, death and power, and each of them will have to choose their own path. Will they choose good or evil?
The German girl by Armando Lucas Correa( Book )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags; her family's fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, they'll meet it together. Hope appears in the form of the SS St. Louis , a transatlantic liner offering Jews safe passage out of Germany. After a frantic search to obtain visas, the Rosenthals and the Martins depart on the luxurious ship bound for Havana. Life on board the St. Louis is like a surreal holiday for the refugees, with masquerade balls, exquisite meals, and polite, respectful service. But soon ominous rumors from Cuba undermine the passengers' fragile sense of safety. From one day to the next, impossible choices are offered, unthinkable sacrifices are made, and the ship that once was their salvation seems likely to become their doom. Seven decades later in New York City, on her twelfth birthday, Anna Rosen receives a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Its contents will inspire Anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family's mysterious and tragic past, a quest that will help Anna understand her place and her purpose in the world. The German Girl sweeps from Berlin at the brink of the Second World War to Cuba on the cusp of revolution, to New York in the wake of September 11, before reaching its deeply moving conclusion in the tumult of present-day Havana
Journey to Portugal : in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture by José Saramago( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jose Saramago decided some twenty years ago to write a book about Portugal, his only desire was that it be unlike any other book on the subject, and in this he certainly has succeeded. Recording the events and observations of a journey across the length and breadth of the country he loves dearly, Saramago brings Portugal to life as only a writer of his brilliance can. Forfeiting sources of information such as tourist guides and road maps, he scours the country with the eyes and ears of an observer fascinated by the ancient myths and history of his people. Whether an inaccessible medieval fortress set on a cliff, a wayside chapel thick with cobwebs, or a grand mansion in the city, the extraordinary places of this land come alive with kings, warriors, painters, explorers, writers, saints, and sinners. Always meticulously attentive to those elements of ancient Portugal that persist today, Saramago examines the country in its current period of rapid transition and growth
The map of the sky : a novel by Félix J Palma( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a New York socialite challenges her millionaire suitor to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds," three fantastical adventures in time travel and mystery ensue
The Japanese lover : a novel by Isabel Allende( Recording )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family--like thousands of other Japanese Americans--are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco's charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change"--
What we become : a novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En route from Lisbon to Buenos Aires in 1928, Max and Mecha meet aboard a luxurious transatlantic cruise ship. There Max teaches the stunning stranger and her erudite husband to dance the tango. A steamy affair ignites at sea and continues as the seedy decadence of Buenos Aires envelops the secret lovers. Nice, 1937. Still drawn to one another a decade later, Max and Mecha rekindle their dalliance. In the wake of a perilous mission gone awry, Mecha looks after her charming paramour until a deadly encounter with a Spanish spy forces him to flee. Sorento, 1966. Max once again runs into trouble--and Mecha. She offers him temporary shelter from the KGB agents on his trail, but their undeniable attraction offers only a small glimmer of hope that their paths will ever cross again. Arturo Pérez-Reverte is at his finest here, offering readers a bittersweet, richly rendered portrait of a powerful, forbidden love story that burns brightly over forty years, from the fervor of youth to the dawn of old age
The vineyard : a novel by María Dueñas( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York Times bestselling author Maria Duenas returns with The Vineyard, a magnificent story of ambition, heartbreak, and desire set in the 1860s Mexico, Cuba, and Spain--perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah. Mauro Larrea's fortune, the result of years of hardship and toil, comes crashing down on the heels of a calamitous event. Swamped by debt and uncertainty, he gambles the last of his money in a daring play that wins him an abandoned house and a vineyard an ocean away. Mauro travels to Andalusia de Jerez in Spain with every intention of selling the property and returning to Mexico. That is, until he meets the unsettling Soledad Montalvo, the widow of a London wine merchant who bursts into his life unannounced, determined to protect her family's legacy. Before long, Mauro finds himself immersed in the rich culture of the sherry trade. As his feelings for Soledad ripen into a consuming passion, he seeks to restore the vineyard to its former glory, propelling himself toward a future that he never could have imagined. From the turbulent young Mexican republic to flourishing Havana to the fertile vineyards of Jerez in the second half of the nineteenth century, when the wine trade with England transformed the Andalusian city, Maria Duenas' new novel takes place on both sides of the Atlantic, the New World and the Old. This story of family intrigue vividly conjures the noise and grit of silver mines, the sophistication of the Mexican capital, and the earthier lure of ancient vineyards and magnificent cities whose splendor has faded. Here is a story of courage in the face of adversity and of a destiny forever altered by the force of passion"--
The map of chaos : a novel by Félix J Palma( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the person he loves most dies in tragic circumstances, the mysterious protagonist does all he can to speak to her one last time. A session with a renowned medium seems to offer the only solution, but the experience unleashes terrible forces that bring the world to the brink of disaster. Salvation can only be found in The Map of Chaos, an obscure book that he is desperate to uncover. In his search, he is given invaluable help by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, and of course by H.G. Wells, whose Invisible Man seems to have escaped from the pages of his famous novel to sow terror among mankind
Traveler of the century by Andrés Neuman( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for an inn, the enigmatic traveler Hans stops in a small city on the border between Saxony and Prussia. The next morning, Hans meets an old organ-grinder in the market square and immediately finds himself enmeshed in an intense debate-- on identity and what it is that defines us-- from which he cannot break free. Indefinitely stuck in Wandernburg until his debate with the organ-grinder is concluded, he begins to meet the various characters who populate the town, including a young freethinker named Sophie. Though she is engaged to be married, Sophie and Hans begin a relationship that defies contemporary mores about female sexuality and what can and cannot be said about it
Talking to ourselves by Andrés Neuman( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A family drama about a seriously ill father and his son who go on a road trip while the mother/wife remains at home, reading literature and carrying on an affair with her husband's doctor"--
Che Guevara : a life by Nick Caistor( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist/broadcaster Caistor delivers a well-written and pleasantly even-handed biography of the well-known revolutionary leader of the 1950s and 1960s. Portraying Guevara neither as a saint nor as a demon, the author fills in the details of the young Ernesto's upbringing in Argentina and his work as a physician in a number of Latin American countries. While giving ample coverage of Guevara's role in Cuba's revolution, Caistor also examines his activities from the end of that revolution to the abortive guerilla campaign in Bolivia that led to Guevara's death in 1967. Although this is far from a definitive Guevara biography, it is a welcome alternative to the hagiographies and hatchet jobs that have thus far characterized accounts of the life of this important 20th century figure. Annotation ♭2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The house of paper by Carlos María Domínguez( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Months after his predecessor and lover is hit and killed by a car while reading a volume of Dickinson poetry, a Cambridge professor receives a copy of a Conrad novel with a mysterious dedication and travels to Buenos Aires and Uruguay in search of its sender
A funny dirty little war by Osvaldo Soriano( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans la petite ville argentine de Colonia Vela, en 1973 et en 1974, les petits chefs péronistes de gauche et de droite s'affrontent
Chile : a guide to the people, politics and culture by Nick Caistor( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavio Paz by Nick Caistor( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Octavio Paz won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990, it was in recognition of the fact that for many years he had been the pre-eminent poet in the Spanish speaking world. His work takes the traditions of Mexican poetry as well as French and Spanish influences, and adds what he himself read of his contemporaries in Mexico, Britain and France, in particular, the Surrealists. But Paz was also a great polemicist and essayist, described by V.S. Naipaul as 'a kind of Mexican George Orwell'. He made a huge contribution to intellectual debates on Mexican art and identity, its connections with the USA, and the European heritage of Latin America." "Nick Caistor examines how Paz, born during the Mexican Revolution, participated in the attempts to bring a utopian revolution to his country, which was emerging into the modern world after decades of repressive rule. At the same time, he was wary of ideology imposing itself on art and always sought an independent position. Later, Paz lived in the USA, Europe and, as a member of the Mexican diplomatic service, in India, returning to his home country in 1968 where he became an influential critic of the regime in power." "As well as examining Paz's intellectual adventures, Caistor relates his fascinating private life - his marriages and friendships with leading figures of Mexican and Latin American cultural life, as well as with important literary figures in France, Britain, the United States and Italy. Caistor reveals how Paz's poetry and other writing were always intimately related to the circumstances of his life, and shows how his ideas and poetic expression were inspired by the events in which he was involved."--Jacket
Procession of shadows by Julián Ríos( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories of love, war, and vengeance, focusing on the tiny, remote village of Tamoga-- a place where vendettas are passed down from generation to generation, and where violence has left its trace in every corner"--Page 4 of cover
 
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The map of time : a novel
Alternative Names
Caistor, N.

Caistor, N. (Nick)

Caistor, Nicholas

Caistor, Nicholas 1946-

Caistor, Nick

Nick Caistor British translator and journalist

Languages
English (229)

Dutch (5)

Swedish (5)

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The map of time : a novelThe Devil and Miss Prym : a novel of temptationJourney to Portugal : in pursuit of Portugal's history and cultureChe Guevara : a lifeThe house of paperChile : a guide to the people, politics and cultureOctavio PazProcession of shadows