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Voices in the Evening

Author : Natalia Ginzburg
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release : 2021-05-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780811231015

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From one of Italy’s greatest writers, a stunning novel “filled with shimmering, risky, darting observation” (Colm Tóibín) After WWII, a small Italian town struggles to emerge from under the thumb of Fascism. With wit, tenderness, and irony, Elsa, the novel’s narrator, weaves a rich tapestry of provincial Italian life: two generations of neighbors and relatives, their gossip and shattered dreams, their heartbreaks and struggles to find happiness. Elsa wants to imagine a future for herself, free from the expectations and burdens of her town’s history, but the weight of the past will always prove unbearable, insistently posing the question: “Why has everything been ruined?”

Voices in the Evening

Author : Natalia Ginzburg
Publisher : Arcade Publishing
Release : 1989
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1559700165

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Elsa, a young Italian woman, recounts her doomed affair with the son of a local factory owner

Voices of Prayer

Author : Twenty-Third Publications
Publisher : Twenty-Third Publications
Release : 2009-07
Category : Religion
ISBN : 1585957372

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Book Voices of Prayer Description/Summary:

Words do not always come easily when we want to talk with God. Inside this small book are dozens of prayers to help you find your voice. Though woven around the liturgical year, they can be used at any time and opened to any page, whenever your heart yearns for an encounter with God. Also included are the traditional prayers of the Church, as well as memorable prayer words for special occasions and feast days.

Voices in the Night

Author : Steven Millhauser
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2015-04-14
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780385351607

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From the Pulitzer and Story Prize winner: sixteen new stories—provocative, funny, disturbing, enchanting—that delve into the secret lives and desires of ordinary people, alongside retellings of myths and legends that highlight the aspirations of the human spirit. Beloved for the lens of the strange he places on small town life, Steven Millhauser further reveals in Voices in the Night the darkest parts of our inner selves to brilliant and dazzling effect. Here are stories of wondrously imaginative hyperrealism, stories that pose unforgettably unsettling what-ifs, or that find barely perceivable evils within the safe boundaries of our towns, homes, and even within our bodies. Here, too, are stories culled from religion and fables: Samuel, who hears the voice of God calling him in the night; a young, pre-enlightenment Buddha, who searches for his purpose in life; Rapunzel and her Prince, who struggle to fit the real world to their dream. Heightened by magic, the divine, and the uncanny, shot through with sly and winning humor, Voices in the Night seamlessly combines the whimsy and surprise of the familiar with intoxicating fantasies that take us beyond our daily lives, all done with the hallmark sleight of hand and astonishing virtuosity of one of our greatest contemporary storytellers.

The Discomfort of Evening

Author : Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2020-08-18
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781644451304

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WINNER OF THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE A stark and gripping tale of childhood grief from one of the most exciting new voices in Dutch literature Ten-year-old Jas lives with her strictly religious parents and her siblings on a dairy farm where waste and frivolity are akin to sin. Despite the dreary routine of their days, Jas has a unique way of experiencing her world: her face soft like cheese under her mother’s hands; the texture of green warts, like capers, on migrating toads in the village; the sound of “blush words” that aren’t in the Bible. One icy morning, the disciplined rhythm of her family’s life is ruptured by a tragic accident, and Jas is convinced she is to blame. As her parents’ suffering makes them increasingly distant, Jas and her siblings develop a curiosity about death that leads them into disturbing rituals and fantasies. Cocooned in her red winter coat, Jas dreams of “the other side” and of salvation, not knowing where this dreaming will finally lead her. A bestseller in the Netherlands, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld’s radical debut novel The Discomfort of Evening offers readers a rare vision of rural and religious life in the Netherlands. In it, they ask: In the absence of comfort and care, what can the mind of a child invent to protect itself? And what happens when that is not enough? With stunning psychological acuity and images of haunting, violent beauty, Rijneveld has created a captivating world of language unlike any other.

A Place to Live

Author : Natalia Ginzburg
Publisher : Seven Stories Press
Release : 2011-01-04
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9781609800307

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Arguably one of Italy’s greatest contemporary writers, Natalia Ginzburg has been best known in America as a writer’s writer, quiet beloved of her fellow wordsmiths. This collection of personal essays chosen by the eminent American writer Lynne Sharon Schwartz from four of Ginzburg’s books written over the course of Ginzburg’s lifetime was a many-years long project for Schwartz. These essays are deeply felt, but also disarmingly accessible. Full of self-doubt and searing insight, Ginzburg is merciless in her attempts to describe herself and her world—and yet paradoxically, her self-deprecating remarks reveal her deeper confidence in her own eye and writing ability, as well as the weight and nuance of her exploration of the conflict between humane values and bureaucratic rigidity.

The Dry Heart

Author : Natalia Ginzburg
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release : 2019-06-25
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780811228794

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Finally back in print, a frighteningly lucid feminist horror story about marriage The Dry Heart begins and ends with the matter-of-fact pronouncement, “I shot him between the eyes.” Everything in between is a plunge into the chilly waters of loneliness, desperation, and bitterness—and as the tale proceeds, the narrator’s murder of her flighty husband takes on a certain logical inevitability. In this powerful novella, Natalia Ginzburg’s writing is white-hot, fueled by rage, stripped of any preciousness or sentimentality; she transforms an ordinary dull marriage into a rich psychological thriller that might pose the question: why don’t more wives kill their husbands?

I Hear Voices

Author : Paul Ableman
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2014-03-20
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780571314157

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Paul Ableman's modern masterpiece was first published by the Olympia Press of Paris in 1958, to instant acclaim. The narrator of I Hear Voices is a young schizophrenic who transports himself, and the reader, through a wondrously transfigured city where the real and the fantastic blend together in a seamless enchantment. The continual stream and buzz of events is often comical, occasionally wrenching, and always unpredictable. Encounters with Miss Carpet, The Commissioner, Merkitt and Mrs Oil, among others, are filled with poignant satire and disquieting honesty in this vision of the fragmentation of contemporary life. This Faber Finds edition of I Hear Voices includes a preface by Margaret Drabble: her obituary for Paul Ableman, who died in 2006. 'The book, not excluding Lolita, which gave me the greatest pride and pleasure to publish.' Maurice Girodias 'A strikingly fresh and original work of art... The writing is brilliant; both terrifying and hilariously funny.' Philip Toynbee, Observer 'Subtle, humorous, clinically authentic.' Times Literary Supplement

Voices In Summer

Author : Rosamunde Pilcher
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release : 2013-03-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781466824942

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Celebrate life's journeys with the beloved author whose stories of life and love have touched the world. As in her worldwide bestseller The Shell Seekers and September, it is the richness of emotional seasons that has made Rosamunde Pilcher's novels beloved the world over. Now she invites you into long summer days on the coast of Cornwall-and into the stormy heart of newlywed Laura Haverstock. Shy, recovering from illness, and away from her husband, Laura's is a fearful heart on the verge of intimate discoveries...about herself, her family, and the source of true love within her. Voices in Summer speaks gently to the heart, in a voice that is Rosamunde Pilcher at her storytelling best.

Human Voices

Author : Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher : HMH
Release : 2013-03-18
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780544227682

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A British radio station struggles through the London blitz, in a “wonderful” novel of World War II England (A.S. Byatt), by a veteran of the BBC. The nation is listening. It’s 1940, and BBC radio is on the air. Dedicated to the cause, it’s going to do what it does best: keep the British upper lip stiff without resorting to lies. But nightly blackouts and the thunder of exploding enemy bombs are only part of the chaos faced by the staff. There’s a battle for control between two program directors—one recklessly randy, the other efficient. Their comely assistant is suffering the pangs of unrequited love; an unwed mother is resisting the impending birth of her baby; and an exiled French general takes to the airwaves demanding Britain’s surrender. Then there’s the concert hall itself—a makeshift shelter for the displaced that quickly becomes a hotbed for quick trysts, bloody brawls, private wars between the sexes, political grandstanding, pointless deaths, and overriding fear, as the news unfolds just outside the building’s vulnerable walls. Inspired by the Booker Prize–winning author’s own wartime experiences at the BBC, Human Voices is a novel at once “funny, touching, and authentic” (Sunday Times, London). “Made me laugh out loud as I have hardly done since Cold Comfort Farm. It is extraordinary and immensely praiseworthy that a book with such an ultimately serious idea can be so brilliantly funny.” —Country Life “A tribute to the unsung and quintessentially English heroism of imperfect people.” —New Criterion

The Voice of the Night

Author : Dean Koontz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1991-07-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101173633

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz gives a new meaning to “blood brothers” in this chilling novel of friendship gone awry... No one could understand why Colin and Roy were best friends. Colin was so shy; Roy was so popular. Colin was nervous around girls; Roy was a ladies’ man. Colin was fascinated by Roy—and Roy was fascinated by death. Then one day Roy asked his timid friend: “You ever killed anything?” And from that moment on, the two were bound together in a game too terrifying to imagine...and too irresistible to stop.

The Day the Voices Stopped

Author : Ken Steele,Claire Berman
Publisher : Basic Books (AZ)
Release : 2001-04-17
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 0465082262

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Book The Day the Voices Stopped Description/Summary:

A nationally renowned spokesperson for the mentally ill recalls his three-decade struggle with schizophrenia and reveals how he was able to overcome the disease and create a new life.

Family Sayings

Author : Natalia Ginzburg
Publisher : Arcade Publishing
Release : 1989
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1559700270

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Midnight Voices

Author : John Saul
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 2003
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780449006535

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After Caroline and her two children move into her new spouse's apartment on Central Park West, her son's instinctive misgivings become a horrifying reality when a young girl vanishes and Caroline's daughter begins to waste away.

The Evening Star

Author : Larry McMurtry
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-06-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1451607725

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Larry McMurtry’s Terms of Endearment touched readers in a way no other story has in recent years. The earthy humor and the powerful emotional impact that set this novel apart rise to brilliant new heights with The Evening Star. McMurtry takes us deep into the heart of Texas, and deep into the heart of one of the most memorable characters of our time, Aurora Greenway—along with her family, friends, and lovers—in a tale of affectionate wit, bittersweet tenderness, and the unexpected turns that life can take. This is Larry McMurtry at his very best: warm, compassionate, full of comic invention, an author so attuned to the feelings, needs, and desires of his characters that they possess a reality unique in American fiction.

The Voice in the Night

Author : William Hope Hodgson
Publisher : Atlântico Press
Release : 2015-02-10
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9789898721068

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The Voice in the Night, a short story by William Hope Hodgson, has been adapted by the cinema a number of times, most prominently in the 1963 Japanese film “Matango”. It also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's paperback anthology “Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV”. William Hope Hodgson (1877 – 1918) was an English author that produced essays and novels, that mixes horror, fantastic fiction and science fiction. Hodgson used his experiences at sea to his short stories, many of which are set on the ocean. Hodgson’s single most famous story is probably The Voice in the Night”, where a fisherman’s aboard a ship in the North Pacific, on night watch in a fog-bank, hears a voice call out from the sea. The voice asks for food, but it insists it can come no closer, that it fears the light, and that God is merciful. In payment for the food it tells a frightening tale… The Voice in the Night integrates the collection “Classics of World Literature”, developed by Atlântico Press, a publisher company present in the global editorial market, since 1992.

Of Mice and Men

Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1994
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0140186425

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Book Of Mice and Men Description/Summary:

The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm

A Nail the Evening Hangs On

Author : Monica Sok
Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
Release : 2020-03-31
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781619322165

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Book A Nail the Evening Hangs On Description/Summary:

In her debut collection, Monica Sok uses poetry to reshape a family’s memory about the Khmer Rouge regime—memory that is both real and imagined—according to a child of refugees. Driven by myth-making and fables, the poems examine the inheritance of the genocide and the profound struggles of searing grief and PTSD. Though the landscape of Cambodia is always present, it is the liminal space, the in-betweenness of diaspora, in which younger generations must reconcile their history and create new rituals. A Nail the Evening Hangs On seeks to reclaim the Cambodian narrative with tenderness and an imagination that moves towards wholeness and possibility.

My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2017-12-12
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9780525654964

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Book My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs Description/Summary:

The Nobel Lecture in Literature, delivered by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans) at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 7, 2017, in an elegant, clothbound edition. In their announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy recognized the emotional force of Kazuo Ishiguro’s fiction and his mastery at uncovering our illusory sense of connection with the world. In the eloquent and candid lecture he delivered upon accepting the award, Ishiguro reflects on the way he was shaped by his upbringing, and on the turning points in his career—“small scruffy moments . . . quiet, private sparks of revelation”—that made him the writer he is today. With the same generous humanity that has graced his novels, Ishiguro here looks beyond himself, to the world that new generations of writers are taking on, and what it will mean—what it will demand of us—to make certain that literature remains not just alive, but essential. An enduring work on writing and becoming a writer, by one of the most accomplished novelists of our generation.

Marginalized Voices in Music Education

Author : Brent C. Talbot
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-10-30
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781351846783

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Marginalized Voices in Music Education explores the American culture of music teachers by looking at marginalization and privilege in music education as a means to critique prevailing assumptions and paradigms. In fifteen contributed essays, authors set out to expand notions of who we believe we are as music educators -- and who we want to become. This book is a collection of perspectives by some of the leading and emerging thinkers in the profession, and identifies cases of individuals or groups who had experienced marginalization. It shares the diverse stories in a struggle for inclusion, with the goal to begin or expand conversation in undergraduate and graduate courses in music teacher education. Through the telling of these stores, authors hope to recast music education as fertile ground for transformation, experimentation and renewal.