One Good Turn

One Good Turn
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2007
Genre: Brodie, Jackson (Fictitious character)
ISBN 13: 0552772445

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It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident - a near-homicidal attack which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander - until he becomes a murder suspect. As the body count mounts, each member of the teeming Dickensian cast's story contains a kernel of the next, like a set of nesting Russian dolls. They are all looking for love or money or redemption or escape: but what each actually discovers is their own true self..

One Good Turn

One Good Turn
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2007-09-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 9780316012829

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"Atkinson's bright voice rings on every page, and her sly and wry observations move the plot as swiftly as suspense turns the pages of a thriller."-San Francisco Chronicle Two years after the events of Case Histories left him a retired millionaire, Jackson Brodie has followed Julia, his occasional girlfriend and former client, to Edinburgh for its famous summer arts festival. But when he witnesses a man being brutally attacked in a traffic jam - the apparent victim of an extreme case of road rage - a chain of events is set in motion that will pull the wife of an unscrupulous real estate tycoon, a timid but successful crime novelist, and a hardheaded female police detective into Jackson's orbit. Suddenly out of retirement, Jackson is once again in the midst of several mysteries that intersect in one giant and sinister scheme. "Compelling and always entertaining." -USA Today "One Good Turn crackles with energy and imagination." -Chicago Tribune "Atkinson's tart prose sparkles." -Entertainment Weekly "Entertaining both as a murder mystery and as a sprawling multi-character study in the best post-Nashville tradition." -The Onion "A remarkable feat of storytelling bravado." -Washington Post.

Understanding Kate Atkinson

Understanding Kate Atkinson
Author: Brian Diemert
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2020-12-14
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 1643361546

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Best known for her Jackson Brodie series of detective novels, which were adapted into the BBC television series Case Histories, Kate Atkinson is the author of eleven novels, two plays, and a collection of short stories. Her literary awards include the 1995 Whitbread Award for a first novel and book of the year for Behind the Scenes at the Museum and the Costa Book Awards for best novel in 2013 and 2015 for Life after Life and A God in Ruins. In this first book-length study of Atkinson's literary career, Brian Diemert examines the evolution of her novels: the playful and self-conscious work of the 1990s, the detective series novels, the books that examine Britain's history and its legacy of conflict and trauma related to World War II, and the most recent return to mystery. Diemert identifies her pattern of weaving multiple narrative strands into intricate plots that create the mystery at the heart of all her tales. He traces her development of narrative technique and thematic preoccupations of women's vulnerability within patriarchy and the complications of absent or disengaged parents. While her fiction is marked by allusiveness and humor, it remains profound and often touching as it explores the myths of British history and, particularly, women's lives..

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 882
Release: 2006
Genre: American literature
ISBN 13:

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Cultural Representations of Gender Vulnerability and Resistance

Cultural Representations of Gender Vulnerability and Resistance
Author: María Isabel Romero Ruiz
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2022
Genre: Culture
ISBN 13: 3030955087

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This Open Access book considers the cultural representation of gender violence, vulnerability and resistance with a focus on the transnational dimension of our contemporary visual and literary cultures in English. Contributors address concepts such as vulnerability, resilience, precarity and resistance in the Anglophone world through an analysis of memoirs, films, TV series, and crime and literary fiction across India, Ireland, Canada, Australia, the US, and the UK. Chapters explore literary and media displays of precarious conditions to examine whether these are exacerbated when intersecting with gender and ethnic identities, thus resulting in structural forms of vulnerability that generate and justify oppression, as well as forms of individual or collective resistance and/or resilience. Substantial insights are drawn from Animal Studies, Critical Race Studies, Human Rights Studies, Post-Humanism and Postcolonialism. This book will be of interest to scholars in Gender Studies, Media Studies, Sociology, Culture, Literature and History. Maria Isabel Romero-Ruiz is Lecturer in Social History and Cultural Studies at the University of Málaga, Spain. She specialises in the social and cultural history of deviant women and children in Victorian England, as well as in contemporary gender and sexual identity issues in Neo-Victorian fiction. Pilar Cuder-Domínguez is Professor of English at the University of Huelva, Spain, where she teaches the literature and cultures of Great Britain and Anglophone Canada. Her research deals with the intersections of gender, genre, race, and nation. Grant FFI2017-84555-C2-1-P (research Project "Bodies in Transit: Genders, Mobilities, Interdependencies") funded by MCIN/AEI/ 10.13039/501100011033 and by "ERDF A way of making Europe."..

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2008
Genre:
ISBN 13:

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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
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Publsiher:
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2008
Genre: Talking books
ISBN 13:

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Cassette Books

Cassette Books
Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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Genre: Talking books
ISBN 13:

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When Will There Be Good News

When Will There Be Good News
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2009-08-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 0385666837

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International Bestseller When Will There Be Good News? is the brilliant new novel from the acclaimed author of Case Histories and One Good Turn, once again featuring private investigator Jackson Brodie. Thirty years ago, six-year-old Joanna witnessed the brutal murders of her mother, brother and sister, before escaping into a field, and running for her life. Now, the man convicted of the crime is being released from prison, meaning Dr. Joanna Hunter has one more reason to dwell on the pain of that day, especially with her own infant son to protect. Sixteen-year-old Reggie, recently orphaned and wise beyond her years, works as a nanny for Joanna Hunter, but has no idea of the woman’s horrific past. All Reggie knows is that Dr. Hunter cares more about her baby than life itself, and that the two of them make up just the sort of family Reggie wished she had: that unbreakable bond, that safe port in the storm. When Dr. Hunter goes missing, Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried, despite the decidedly shifty business interests of Joanna’s husband, Neil, and the unknown whereabouts of the newly freed murderer, Andrew Decker. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is looking for a missing person of her own, murderer David Needler, whose family lives in terror that he will return to finish the job he started. So it’s not surprising that she listens to Reggie’s outrageous thoughts on Dr. Hunter’s disappearance with only mild attention. But when ex-police officer and Private Investigator, Jackson Brodie arrives on the scene, with connections to Reggie and Joanna Hunter of his own, the details begin to snap into place. And, as Louise knows, once Jackson is involved there’s no telling how many criminal threads he will be able to pull together — or how many could potentially end up wrapped around his own neck. In an extraordinary virtuoso display, Kate Atkinson has produced one of the most engrossing, masterful, and piercingly insightful novels of this or any year. It is also as hilarious as it is heartbreaking, as Atkinson weaves in and out of the lives of her eccentric, grief-plagued, and often all-too-human cast. Yet out of the excesses of her characters and extreme events that shake their worlds comes a relatively simple message, about being good, loyal, and true. When Will There Be Good News? shows us what it means to survive the past and the present, and to have the strength to just keep on keeping on..

The Spectator

The Spectator
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Total Pages:
Release: 1842
Genre:
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World Authors, 2000-2005

World Authors, 2000-2005
Author: Jennifer Curry
Publsiher: Hw Wilson Company
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13:

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Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance. Each profile also includes critical evaluation,.

Current Biography Yearbook

Current Biography Yearbook
Author:
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Total Pages:
Release: 2007
Genre: Biography
ISBN 13:

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Library Journal

Library Journal
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Total Pages:
Release: 2006-04
Genre: Libraries
ISBN 13:

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Library Journal

Library Journal
Author: Melvil Dewey
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 894
Release: 2007
Genre: Libraries
ISBN 13:

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately..

The Country Gentleman

The Country Gentleman
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 846
Release: 1856
Genre: Agriculture
ISBN 13:

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A journal for the farm, the garden, and the fireside, devoted to improvement in agriculture, horticulture, and rural taste; to elevation in mental, moral, and social character, and the spread of useful knowledge and current news..

Beautifully Used

Beautifully Used
Author: Susan Griscom
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 316
Release:
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13:

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Sex with no strings. That’s the way I like it. Brodie That may sound heartless to you, but don’t judge a man until you’ve walked in his shoes. And believe me; you don’t want to tread in mine. I have a past. I’m not proud of it, but I haven’t cared … until Gabrielle entered back into my life. Gabrielle The first time I met him, I learned the hard way what type of guy Brodie was. His crude seduction attempt earned him a slap to his face, and I wasn’t exactly looking forward to another encounter with the cad. I had enough problems of my own to deal with, but unfortunately, my best friend is marrying his brother, and now Brodie and I will be forced to spend time together whether I liked it or not. When things in that small, quiet town of Turtle Lake turn dark and dangerous, Brodie and I only have each other to turn to for solace. But will we be capable of overcoming our aversion to one another while coping with our troubled pasts and dealing with the current dangers surrounding us? Or is our hostility just skating the fine line between love and hate? Beautifully Used is book 2 in the Beaumont Brothers series and can be read as a stand-alone. Buy your copy today!.

Cultivator and Country Gentleman

Cultivator and Country Gentleman
Author:
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Total Pages: 466
Release: 1868
Genre: Agriculture
ISBN 13:

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