The Chronology of Water
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

The Chronology of Water


  • Author : Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Publisher : Hawthorne Books
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780983304906


The Chronology of Water Book Description :

This is not your mother’s memoir. In The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch, a lifelong swimmer and Olympic hopeful escapes her raging father and alcoholic and suicidal mother when she accepts a swimming scholarship which drug and alcohol addiction eventually cause her to lose. What follows is promiscuous sex with both men and women, some of them famous, and some of it S&M, and Lidia discovers the power of her sexuality to help her forget her pain. The forgetting doesn’t last, though, and it is her hard-earned career as a writer and a teacher, and the love of her husband and son, that ultimately create the life she needs to survive....

The Book of Joan
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

The Book of Joan


  • Author : Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Publisher : Canongate Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-02-07
  • Genre: Dystopias
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786892423


The Book of Joan Book Description :

THE RESISTANCE STARTS NOWA group of rebels have united to save a world ravaged by war; violence and greed. Joan is their leader. Jean de Men is their foe. The future of humanity is being rewritten . . .Lidia Yuknavitch's mesmerising novel sees Joan of Arc's story reborn for the near future. It is a genre-defying masterpiece that may well rewire your brain....

A Night to Remember
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

A Night to Remember


  • Author : Walter Lord
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453238417


A Night to Remember Book Description :

#1 New York Times Bestseller: The definitive book on the sinking of the Titanic, based on interviews with survivors, by the author of The Miracle of Dunkirk. At first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip. In fact, it was the sound of the world’s most famous ocean liner striking an iceberg, and it served as the death knell for 1,500 souls. In the next two hours and forty minutes, the maiden voyage of the Titanic became one of history’s worst maritime accidents. As the ship’s deck slipped closer to the icy waterline, women pleaded with their husbands to join them on lifeboats. Men changed into their evening clothes to meet death...

Dora  A Headcase
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Dora A Headcase


  • Author : Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Publisher : Hawthorne Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780983850472


Dora A Headcase Book Description :

Dora: A Headcase is a contemporary coming-of-age story based on Freud’s famous case study—retold and revamped through Dora's point of view, with shotgun blasts of dark humor and sexual play. Ida needs a shrink . . . or so her philandering father thinks, and he sends her to a Seattle psychiatrist. Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, whom she nicknames Siggy, Ida begins a coming-of-age journey. At the beginning of her therapy, Ida, whose alter ego is Dora, and her small posse of pals engage in "art attacks." Ida’s in love with her friend Obsidian, but when she gets close to intimacy, she faints or loses her voice. Ida and her friends hatch a plan to secretly film Siggy and make an experimental art film. But something goes wrong ...

The Last Wish
Score: 3.5
From 40 Ratings

The Last Wish


  • Author : Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Release Date : 2010-08-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780575099913


The Last Wish Book Description :

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety. One reviewer said: 'This book is a sheer delight. It is beautifully written, full of vitality and endlessly inventive: its format, with half a dozen episodes and intervening rest periods for both the hero and the reader, allows for a huge range of characters, scen...

Geochronology

Geochronology


  • Author : Nils-Axel Morner
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2014-07-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535116431


Geochronology Book Description :

Chronology is the backbone of history, and there is a wise saying stating there is no history without a chronology. Earths evolutionary history is built up by geochronology, i.e. time benchmarks upon which the geological history is built up step by step over its total time period of about 4.5 billion years. The first marker in this history is the Jack Hills zircon from Australia dated at about 4.4 GA. The most detailed records come from seasonal changes within annual varves. Stratigraphy provides the basic chronological ordering of layers by layers, units by units, fossil assemblage by assemblage, varves by varves, growth zone by growth zone, etc. The radiometric techniques implied the introduction of absolute age determinations. This book includes a...

The Misfit s Manifesto

The Misfit s Manifesto


  • Author : Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501120060


The Misfit s Manifesto Book Description :

The author explores the status of being a misfit as something to be embraced, and social misfits as being individuals of value who have a place in society, in a work that encourages people who have had difficulty finding their way to pursue their goals....

The Small Backs of Children
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Small Backs of Children


  • Author : Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786892447


The Small Backs of Children Book Description :

In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. It becomes an icon for millions, winning acclaim and prizes - and a subject of obsession for one writer, the photographer's best friend, who has suffered a tragedy of her own. With the flash of a camera, one girl's life is shattered and another's is altered forever....

Verge
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Verge


  • Author : Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525534891


Verge Book Description :

Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year by Vogue, Buzzfeed, Hello Giggles, and more. A fiercely empathetic group portrait of the marginalized and outcast in moments of crisis, from one of the most galvanizing voices in American fiction. I tell you, do not go near that place. Do not go near it. Graywolves guard the ground there. Girls are growing from guts, enough for a body and language all the way out of this world. An eight-year-old trauma victim is enlisted as an underground courier, rushing frozen organs through the alleys of Eastern Europe. A young janitor transforms discarded objects into a fantastical, sprawling miniature city until a shocking discovery forces him to rethink his creation. A brazen child tells off a pack of schoolya...

The David Story  A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The David Story A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel


  • Author : Robert Alter
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-10-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393070255


The David Story A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel Book Description :

"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable ...