Drowning Ruth Oprah s Book Club

Author: Christina Schwarz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472239143
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: Fiction

No. 1 New York Times bestseller: 'Powerful... Suspenseful... chilling' New York Times Christina Schwarz's bestselling novel DROWNING RUTH is a powerful and shocking psychological drama, not to be missed by readers of Hannah Kent or Sarah Perry. At the close of World War One, Amanda Starkey leaves the city and travels to her family's farm to recover from a broken heart. Instead, she is caught up in a tragedy that will take her sister's life and leave Amanda to raise her niece Ruth. What happened that terrible night when Mattie died? Why does Ruth say she can remember drowning? When the truth is revealed, it is shocking, dramatic, and unforgettable. '[A] gripping psychological thriller' Francine Prose, US Weekly 'A mesmerizing first novel about horrifying family secrets' Anita Shreve 'Riveting... A very suspenseful tale, one that will keep readers up shivering in [the] night' USA Today

Drowning Ruth

Author: Christina Schwarz
ISBN: 0739415093
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Domestic fiction

Worn out from nursing soldiers at a Milwaukee hospital and struggling to recover from a traumatic love affair, Amanda Starkey returns to her family's rural Wisconsin farm to stay with her beloved sister, Mattie, and young niece, Ruth.

Die Leuchtturmw rterin

Author: Christina Schwarz
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 9783641169602
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Genre: Fiction

Nur das Meer kennt die Wahrheit ... Wisconsin 1898. Gertrude ist eine Tochter aus »gutem Hause«, deren Weg in vorgegebenen Bahnen verläuft. Doch dann verliebt sich Trudy in ihren Cousin Oskar, den Schöngeist mit dem strahlenden Blick, der nichts auf Konventionen zu geben scheint und so ganz anders ist als ihr Verlobter. Hals über Kopf heiraten die beiden, um im Norden Kaliforniens ein neues Leben zu beginnen: auf einer abgelegenen Insel vor der Küste gehen sie dem Leuchtturmwärter und seiner Familie zur Hand. Die Umgebung ist unwirtlich, das Meer wild und das Klima rau. Trotz der harten Lebensbedingungen fühlt sich Trudy mehr und mehr zu Hause. Während ihr Ehemann ihr zusehends wie ein Fremder erscheint, erkundet sie gemeinsam mit den Kindern des Leuchtturmwärterpaares Flora und Fauna des kleinen Eilands – doch die Insel birgt ein Geheimnis, das Trudy vor die schwerste Prüfung ihres Lebens stellen wird.

The Oprah Affect

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791476162
Release Date: 2008-10-16
Genre: Social Science

Essays explore the broad cultural impact of Oprah’s Book Club.

The Book Lovers Companion

Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 9781782433644
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Genre: Literary Criticism

With so many fantastic books out there, it can often be difficult to choose what to read next. Thankfully, The Book Lovers' Companion - an updated and revised version of The Book Club Bible - is here to help: bringing together a huge range of the best and most loved titles in one comprehensive guide. Featuring a diverse selection of books to choose from, from Pride and Prejudice to the modern classics as well as the latest bestsellers, this guide includes interesting discussion points and facts that will be indispensable for book lovers as well as potential companion books with similar themes, honest opinions from readers and razor-sharp reviews from critics, so you'll know you're making the right choice every time. Compiled by a range of English literature experts and avid readers, and with a foreword by Lionel Shriver, author of We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Book Lovers' Companion is sure to inspire any book lover. You need never read a bad book again!

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

Author: New York Times Staff
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1579580580
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

The Jurist

ISBN: IND:30000105588994
Release Date: 1858
Genre: Law reviews

Tief wie der Ozean

Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
ISBN: 3809024139
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Chicago (Ill.)

Die 5-köpfige Familie Cappadora in Madison/Wisconsin gerät eines Tages in einen Alptraum. Der 3jährige Ben wird in Chicago aus einer Hotelhalle entführt. Nach 9 Jahren wird der Junge gefunden, doch das bedeutet noch lange kein Happy End.

Atria Book Club Bites

Author: Randy Susan Meyers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476751269
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Genre: Fiction

Find your group’s next great read with Atria Book Club Bites: a free sampling of ten books guaranteed to feed your discussion. Great books, dear friends, and fascinating conversation are the key ingredients in any book club. To help you decide what to read next, dip into Atria Book Club Bites: a free sampling of ten books guaranteed to feed your discussion. You’ll find excerpts from: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose The Mapmaker’s War by Ronlyn Domingue The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Heart Like Mine by Amy Hatvany The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz Bird of Paradise by Raquel Cepeda Out With It by Katherine Preston Whether your club enjoys contemporary women’s fiction, stories with moral and ethical dilemmas, or a fascinating memoir, we’ve got a great book guaranteed to get you talking.

The Edge of the Earth

Author: Christina Schwarz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451683677
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Fiction

Feeling restless in spite of her accomplishments and imminent marriage, Trudy is ostracized by her late nineteenth-century Milwaukee community when she falls in love with an enigmatic man and relocates to a California lighthouse.

Substitute Thoughts

Author: Kelly Hay
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595291809
Release Date: 2003-08
Genre: Poetry

From the author of Good Seats Still Available comes Substitute Thoughts, Kelly Hay's second collection of published poetry. This second compilation is seemingly an about-face from the first, delving into subject matter the reader merely glimpsed before. Good Seats was, for the most part, an encouraging exercise in hope and belief, purpose and love. But Substitute Thoughts takes the reader on a different journey, exploring the darker side of the human mystery, our depressions, our addictions, our heartache. It has been said "painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks " [Simondes]. In this collection, Hay paints an intimate portrait of life in the darkest shades of midnight from whence humanity's most discouraging nightmares come alive.

All Is Vanity

Author: Christina Schwarz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472239136
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: Fiction

ALL IS VANITY is the second novel by Christina Schwarz, the acclaimed author of number-one bestseller DROWNING RUTH. 'A page-turner' New York Times Book Review As they reach their mid-thirties, Margaret and Letty, best friends since childhood, begin to chafe at their sense that they are not where they ought to be in life. Margaret decides to quit her job and whips out a literary tour de force. But as Letty, a stay-at-home mother of four, begins to feel pressured to make a good showing in the upper-middle-class Los Angeles society, Margaret sees a plot unfolding that's better than anything she could make up. Desperate to finish her book and hungry for acclaim, she pushes Letty to take greater and greater risks and sacrifices one of the things most precious to her... Like DROWNING RUTH, ALL IS VANITY probes into the mysteries of the human heart and uncovers the passions that drive ordinary people to break the rules in pursuit of their own desires.

Mr Peardews Sammlung der verlorenen Dinge

Author: Ruth Hogan
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 9783843714709
Release Date: 2017-05-19
Genre: Fiction

Charmant, außergewöhnlich und liebenswert. Machen Sie sich mit Mr. Peardew auf die Suche nach verlorenen Dingen. Jeder Gegenstand, den Anthony Peardew auf der Straße findet, hat eine Geschichte. Er sammelt und archiviert sie alle in seinem gediegenen viktorianischen Haus und plant, sie eines Tages an ihre ursprünglichen Besitzer zurückzugeben. Denn er selbst sieht sich nur als Hüter der verlorenen Dinge. Vor Jahren hat er selbst etwas verloren, das er seitdem auf seinen Streifzügen sucht: ein Schmuckstück. Es gehörte seiner großen Liebe, und das Medaillon verbindet sie noch immer mit ihm. Anthony muss diese besondere Aufgabe jedoch an seine Erbin Laura weitergeben, ohne ihr von dem großen Geheimnis erzählt zu haben, das seine Sammlung umgibt.

Woman in Cabin 10

Author: Ruth Ware
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423432702
Release Date: 2017-12-27
Genre: Fiction

Wie kann eine Frau verschwinden, die es nie gegeben hat? Die Journalistin Lo Blacklock nimmt an der Jungfernfahrt eines exklusiven Luxuskreuzfahrtschiffs an der norwegischen Küste teil. Ein wahrgewordener Traum. Doch in der ersten Nacht auf See erwacht sie von einem Geräusch aus der Nachbarkabine. Sie hört, wie etwas ins Wasser geworfen wird. Etwas Schweres, ungefähr von der Größe eines menschlichen Körpers. Und die Reling ist blutverschmiert. Lo alarmiert den Sicherheitsoffizier. Die Nachbarkabine ist leer, ohne das geringste Anzeichen, dass hier jemand wohnte. Keine Kleider, kein Blut, kein Eintrag ins Passagierregister. Die Frau aus Kabine 10, mit der Lo noch am Vortag gesprochen hat, scheint nie existiert zu haben ...