The Girl in the Red Coat
Score: 3.5
From 544 Ratings

The Girl in the Red Coat


  • Author : Kate Hamer
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571313259


The Girl in the Red Coat Book Description :

She is the missing girl. But she doesn't know she's lost. Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, 8-year-old Carmel realises that this man believes she has a special gift... While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is - and who she might become....

The Girl in the Red Coat
Score: 3.5
From 543 Ratings

The Girl in the Red Coat


  • Author : Kate Hamer
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612195001


The Girl in the Red Coat Book Description :

* 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 gri...

The Girl in the Red Coat
Score: 3.5
From 543 Ratings

The Girl in the Red Coat


  • Author : Kate Hamer
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612195018


The Girl in the Red Coat Book Description :

• 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 t...

The Girl in the Red Coat
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings

The Girl in the Red Coat


  • Author : Roma Ligocka
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250111227


The Girl in the Red Coat Book Description :

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 eve...

The Man in the Red Coat
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Man in the Red Coat


  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2020-02-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735279957


The Man in the Red Coat Book Description :

The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty, revelatory tour of Belle Époque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi. IN THE SUMMER OF 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' shopping: a prince, a count and a commoner with an Italian name. In time, each of these men would achieve a certain level of renown, but who were they then and what was the significance of their sojourn to England? Answering these questions, Julian Barnes unfurls the stories of their lives, playing out against the backdrop of the Belle Époque in Paris. Our guide through this world is Samuel Pozzi, the society doctor, free-thinker and man of science with a famously complicated private life, and...

The Red Coat

The Red Coat


  • Author : Dolley Carlson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510743328


The Red Coat Book Description :

Think Downton Abbey, set in the heart of Boston Irish domestic worker Norah King's decision to ask her wealthy employer, Caroline Parker, for an elegant red coat that the Beacon Hill matriarch has marked for donation ignites a series of events that neither woman could have fathomed. The unlikely exchange will impact their respective daughters and families for generations to come, from the coat's original owner, marriage-minded collegian Cordelia Parker, to the determined and spirited King sisters of South Boston, Rosemary, Kay, and Rita. As all of these young women experience the realities of life – love and loss, conflict and joy, class prejudices and unexpected prospects – the red coat reveals the distinction between cultures, generations, and ...

The Doll Funeral
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

The Doll Funeral


  • Author : Kate Hamer
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571313877


The Doll Funeral Book Description :

My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They're not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say. I'm supposed to say that the bruises on my arms and the black eye came from falling down the stairs. But there are things I won't say. I won't tell them I'm going to hunt for my real parents. I don't say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady I saw on the way to bed. I did tell Mick that I saw the woman in the buttercup dress, hanging upside down from her seat belt deep in the forest at the back of our house. I told him I saw death crawl out of her. He said he'd give me a medal for lying. I wasn't lying. I'm a hunter for lost souls and I'm going to be with my real family. And I'm not going to let Mick stop m...

Girl in the Blue Coat
Score: 3
From 20 Ratings

Girl in the Blue Coat


  • Author : Monica Hesse
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316260640


Girl in the Blue Coat Book Description :

The bestselling, "gripping" (Entertainment Weekly), "powerful" (Hypable), "utterly thrilling" (Paste.com) winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. Perfect for readers of Kristin Hannah and Ruta Sepetys. Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion. On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Expecting to hear that Mrs. Janssen wants meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman's frantic plea...

Crushed

Crushed


  • Author : Kate Hamer
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571336685


Crushed Book Description :

'Mesmerising, compulsive, deliciously dark - and so good on the complex and thorny bond between friends. Kate Hamer's writing is incandescent.' Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party Phoebe stands on Pulteney Bridge, tights gashed from toe to thigh. The shock of mangled metal and blood-stained walls flashes through her mind as she tries to cover her face so she won't be recognised. It wouldn't do to be spotted looking like this. She's missing a shoe. She feels sick. Phoebe thought murder and murder happened. Thoughts are just thoughts, they said. Now she knows they were wrong. At home, Phoebe arranges the scissors and knives so they point toward her mother's room. She is exhausted, making sure there's no trace of herself - not a single hair, not eve...

The Girl in the Red Coat
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings

The Girl in the Red Coat


  • Author : Roma Ligocka
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Holocaust survivors
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0340819065


The Girl in the Red Coat Book Description :

Roma Ligocka has lived muliple lives over the past 50 years - artist, theatrical designer, bohemian nomad, political activist, wife and mother - but she was first a girl from the Krakow ghetto. It was only when she saw the little girl in the red coat in the film of Schindler's List that she recognized her own childhood and realised the extent of her failure to come to terms with the anguish of it. This memoir revisits the horror of her early years and reveals how far its effects have reached throughout her life. Leading an apparently successful life, she has nonetheless often been at the mercy of depressions. Now after 50 years, she is able to write about honestly examining the scars of a traumatic childhood and getting past sorrow while still acknow...