The Girl in the Red Coat

Author: Kate Hamer

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 161219561X

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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"Immediately recalls the explosion of similarly titled books and movies, from Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels to The Girl on the Train to Gone Girl … "—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go missing. And then one day, it happens: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a local outdoor festival, they get separated in the crowd, and Carmel is gone. Shattered, Beth sets herself on the grim and lonely mission of finding her daughter, keeping on relentlessly even as the authorities tell her that Carmel may be gone for good. Carmel, meanwhile, is on a strange and harrowing journey of her own—to a totally unexpected place that requires her to live by her wits, while trying desperately to keep in her head, at all times, a vision of her mother… Alternating between Beth’s story and Carmel’s, and written in gripping prose that won’t let go, The Girl in the Red Coat is an utterly immersive story that’s impossible to put down…and impossible to forget.

The Girl in the Red Coat

Author: Roma Ligocka

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250111226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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When she first saw Schindler's List--to whose premiere in Germany she was invited--Roma Ligocka suddenly realized she was witnessing a part of her own life. She felt instinctively that the little girl in the red coat--the only spot of color in the film--was her. When she had lived in the Krakow ghetto during the Second World War she had worn a strawberry-red coat given to her by her grandmother. Unlike the girl in Spielbeg's film, however, Roma survived the war. Startled by this eerie conjunction of art and reality, Ligocka determined to write the story of her own life, to find out what had become of the little girl, and to measure who she now was. From a harrowing childhood under the Nazis, described with a simplicity and innocence that lends it even greater power, through the trials of living in Communist Poland, to a career in the theater and film (an artistic struggle paralleling that of her cousin, Roman Polanski), Ligocka traces her struggle for self-defiition and happiness. The Girl in the Red Coat is a courageous and moving story of survival and triumph.

The Girl in the Red Coat

Author: Kate Hamer

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612195016

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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• An Amazon Best Book of the Year for 2016 • Costa Book Award for First Novel finalist • Dagger Award finalist "Kate Hamer’s gripping debut novel immediately recalls the explosion of similarly titled books and movies, from Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, to The Girl on the Train to Gone Girl … "—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Keeps the reader turning pages at a frantic clip... What’s most powerful here is not whodunnit, or even why, but how this mother and daughter bear their separation, and the stories they tell themselves to help endure it.” —Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You) “Compulsively readable...Beautifully written and unpredictable, I had to stop myself racing to the end to find out what happened.” —Rosamund Lupton (Sister) “Both gripping and sensitive — beautifully written, it is a compulsive, aching story full of loss and redemption.” —Lisa Ballantyne (The Guilty One) "Hamer’s dark tale of the lost and found is nearly impossible to put down.” —Booklist Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go missing. And then one day, it happens: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a local outdoor festival, they get separated in the crowd, and Carmel is gone. Shattered, Beth sets herself on the grim and lonely mission to find her daughter, keeping on relentlessly even as the authorities tell her that Carmel may be gone for good. Carmel, meanwhile, is on a strange and harrowing journey of her own—to a totally unexpected place that requires her to live by her wits, while trying desperately to keep in her head, at all times, a vision of her mother … Alternating between Beth’s story and Carmel’s, and written in gripping prose that won’t let go, The Girl in the Red Coat—like Emma Donoghue’s Room and M. L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans—is an utterly immersive story that’s impossible to put down . . . and impossible to forget.

More Memoirs of a Papillon

Author: Dennis Fried

Publisher: Eiffel Press

ISBN: 9780967933528

Category: Papillon dog

Page: 210

View: 5704


The long-awaited sequel to the pet/humor classic, Memoirs of a Papillon: The Canine Guide to Living with Humans without Going Mad. Genevieve unleashes a scathing analysis of human culture that will have sociologists all over the world looking for new jobs. This item is Returnable.

The Cut

Author: Daniel Blythe

Publisher: EndeavorMedia.ORIM

ISBN: 1839010789

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

View: 1367


“Blythe succeeds in conveying the neuroses and manipulative qualities of a dysfunctional, intelligent adolescent . . . Definitely an author to be watched” (New Woman). It’s the end of the millennium in a remote seaside town, and eighteen-year-old Bel is bored. She’s had a comfortable life, but tensions stir and simmer in the salty air around her. She’s preoccupied by her growing hatred for her stepmother; her disillusionment; her taste for danger. Drifting in and out of Bel’s life are the cynical JJ, the hapless Marcie, and the spoiled Damien. At the heart of it all, gleaming and bright, is the knife she carries, a talisman which will both define her and betray her as events start to spin out of control . . . “[A] tense, street-smart novel with a mean streak . . . A sharp, observant, energetic writer with a nimble sense of language . . . The Cut has a macabre Gothic edge . . . A joy to read.” —The Times (London) “A thriller with depth and edge.” —Maxim

K

Author: Daniel Easterman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472117603

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7041


It is wartime and John Ridgeforth has been smuggled, his mission deadly secret, into a country which he thought he knew, thought he loved. It is a country where public lynchings are condoned; where concentration camps are rife; where neighbour spies on neighbour, and lovers are dangerous enemies; where Jews, Blacks, Communists are branded with the letter K. A country where K stands for kike; and for the Ku Klux Klan. K carries us into a nightmare world which is also uncannily close to truth and our worst fears, most haunting dreads. We have seen fanaticism; now we see what could so easily have been all our yesterdays.

The Moment

Author: Claire Dyer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178206284X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3586


Paddington station, nine a.m., rush hour. As the crowds ebb and flow, time suddenly stands still for two people: Fern and Elliott, ex-lovers who parted twenty-five years before and never expected to see each other again. But here they are, face to face, and the connection is as powerful as it was the day they first met. Their lives have moved on - to marriage, children and divorce - yet neither has stopped regretting the day that drove them apart. Fern gives Elliott her number and they tentatively arrange to meet again that evening when both will be travelling back through the station. And, as the day ticks on, and the memories resurface, both Fern and Elliott reflect on the past. As their emotions go round in circles, so does the Paddington clock, counting down the minutes to eight p.m. - and the moment the future is in their hands.

Swords from the Sea

Author: Harold Lamb

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803268238

Category: Fiction

Page: 568

View: 919


Vikings, pirates, heroes, rogues, and explorers . . . all have heard the siren call of the sea, and master storyteller Harold Lamb chronicled some of their most daring exploits. This single volume contains all of Lamb’s historical seafaring stories, drawn from rare and fragile pulp magazines. Never before collected, these short stories and novels are a treasure trove of adventure. Best known for his stirring tales of Cossacks and crusaders, Lamb was no stranger to swashbuckling, and his sea stories deliver it in buckets. Sail with John Paul Jones as he fights to save the crippled Russian fleet from the Turks, one eye always alert for the knives of his czarist rivals. Venture across the desert with a lone American on a desperate venture against the Barbary corsairs. Seek the Northeast Passage, beset by ice, storms, and traitors from within, at the side of explorer Ralph Thorne. Ride the whale road with the Vikings, plying their swords from Iceland to Byzantium. Introduced by best-selling author S. M. Stirling, this volume concludes with a rare behind-the-scenes look at Harold Lamb’s writing secrets, penned by the editor who made him famous.

The Girl In The Red Coat

Author: Rachel Finn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 145

View: 2301


The Girl in the Red Coat is a love project for a younger version of myself. These words are her own, unaltered, raw take on the world around her and the demons in her mind. Her words and her rhymes are not perfect, but she wasn't perfect, and that's okay. Suffering isn't perfect. This is her. The Girl in The Red Coat used to be me. She was a sixteen year old girl who'd been twisted up by life and she used her pen to get all of her feelings out. All she ever wanted to do was write. Then she grew up and she disappeared before she could fulfil her wish. So this is for her. These are the words she left behind. This is her legacy.