Score: 4
From 156 Ratings

A God in Ruins


  • Author: Kate Atkinson
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 1688992 Bytes


This stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's #1 bestseller Life After Life, "one of the best novels I've read this century" (Gillian Flynn), follows Ursula's brother Teddy as he navigates an unknown future after a perilous war. "He had been reconciled to death during the war and then suddenly the war was over and there was a next day and a next day. Part of him never adjusted to having a future." Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again. A God in Ruins tells the dramatic story of the 20th Century through Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy -- would-be poet, heroic pilot, husba...

Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

A God in Ruins


  • Author: Leon Uris
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 2154363 Bytes


A God in RuinsSpanning the decades from World War II to the 2008 presidential campaign, A God in Ruins is the riveting story of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, an honest, principled, and courageous man on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political amibitions, threaten his life, and tear the country apart--a secret buried for over a half century--that even he does not know......

A God in Ruins
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

A God in Ruins


  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385671422


A God in Ruins Book Description :

The stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's #1 bestseller Life After Life, "one of the best novels I've read this century" (Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl). Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. Her new novel tells the story of Ursula Todd's beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father--as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is facing the difficulties of living in a future he never expected to have. The stunning companion to Life After Life, A God in Ruins explores the loss of innocence...

Life After Life
Score: 4
From 287 Ratings

Life After Life


  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-03-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409043799


Life After Life Book Description :

'Merging family saga with a fluid sense of time and an extraordinarily vivid sense of history at its most human level. A dizzying and dazzling tour de force' Daily Mail WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD: the acclaimed number one bestselling novel. What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to? Life After ...

A God in Ruins
Score: 2.5
From 5 Ratings

A God in Ruins


  • Author : Leon Uris
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061744336


A God in Ruins Book Description :

A God in Ruins Spanning the decades from World War II to the 2008 presidential campaign, A God in Ruins is the riveting story of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, an honest, principled, and courageous man on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political amibitions, threaten his life, and tear the country apart--a secret buried for over a half century--that even he does not know......

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Score: 3.5
From 50 Ratings

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  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385691543


Transcription Book Description :

From the bestselling author of Life After Life, a new novel that explores the repercussions of one young woman's espionage work during World War II. In 1940, eighteen-year-old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A...

Finding God in the Ruins

Finding God in the Ruins


  • Author : Matt Bays
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780781414258


Finding God in the Ruins Book Description :

When the reality of your pain doesn’t line up with what you’ve been taught in church, then what? While many abandon their faith or embrace hopelessness, it is possible to discover the God who heals your heart in the midst of the pain. Matt Bays has been where you are. His unforgettable stories of loss and healing will usher you into a life where gratitude overpowers anger, hope overcomes despair, and hunger for God replaces indifference to God. With a fresh and original writing style, Bays demonstrates that true redemption is far more powerful than the temporary fixes of sanitized Christianity....

The Yellow Birds
Score: 3.5
From 105 Ratings

The Yellow Birds


  • Author : Kevin Powers
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316219358


The Yellow Birds Book Description :

Finalist for the National Book Award, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive in Iraq "The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant...

Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Score: 4
From 62 Ratings

Behind the Scenes at the Museum


  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466842663


Behind the Scenes at the Museum Book Description :

A deeply moving family story of happiness and heartbreak, Behind the Scenes at the Museum is bestselling author Kate Atkinson's award-winning literary debut. National Bestseller Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets. Kate Atkinson's first novel is "a multigenerational tale of a spectacularly dysfunctional Yorkshire family and one of the funniest works of fiction to come out of Britain in years" (The New York Times Book Review)....

One Good Turn
Score: 3.5
From 93 Ratings

One Good Turn


  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-05-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307373243


One Good Turn Book Description :

Case Histories, once again featuring ex-cop turned private investigator Jackson Brodie. It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident – an incident 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 suspect. With Case Histories, Kate Atkinson showed how brilliantly she could explore the crime genre and make it her own. In One Good Turn she takes her masterful plotting one step further. Like a set of Russian dolls each thread of the narrative reveals itself to be related to the last. Her Dickensian cast of characters are all looking for love or money and find it in surprising places....

Big Sky
Score: 3.5
From 35 Ratings

Big Sky


  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385691567


Big Sky Book Description :

INSTANT INTERNATIONAL AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Iconoclastic detective Jackson Brodie returns in a triumphant new novel about secrets, sex, and lies Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an ageing Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It’s picturesque, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for a suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him across a sinister network—and back into the path of someone from his past. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new no...

Emotionally Weird

Emotionally Weird


  • Author : Kate Atkinson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-07-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409094616


Emotionally Weird Book Description :

From the NUMBER 1 bestselling author of BIG SKY and TRANSCRIPTION On a peat and heather island off the west coast of Scotland, Effie and her mother Nora take refuge in the large mouldering house of their ancestors and tell each other stories. Nora, at first, recounts nothing that Effie really wants to hear, like who her father was - variously Jimmy, Jack, or Ernie. Effie tells of her life at college in Dundee, where she lives in a lethargic relationship with Bob, a student who never goes to lectures, seldom gets out of bed, and to whom the Klingons are as real as the French and the Germans (more real than the Luxemburgers). But strange things are happening. Why is Effie being followed? Why is everyone writing novels? Is someone killing the old people...