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Hamnet
Title Hamnet
Author
Publisher Knopf
Release DateJul 21, 2020
Category Best Literature & Fiction
Total Pages 321
ISBN 0525657606
Book Rating 4 out of 5 from 3162 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
Book Review & Summary:

England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young, alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on in this national best seller and winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. “All too timely ... [An] exceptional historical novel.” —The New Yorker A young Latin tutor—penniless and bullied by a violent father—falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down—a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists.

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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

Title Hamnet
Author Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher Knopf Canada
Release Date 2020-07-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780735280182
Language English, Spanish, and French
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[An] exceptional winner.... It expresses something profound about the human experience that seems both extraordinarily current and at the same time, enduring." --Martha Lane Fox, Chair of The Women's Prize for Fiction judges TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A PLAGUE THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an eccentric young woman: a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles on the Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband. His gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their beloved twins, Hamnet and Judith, are afflicted with the bubonic plague, and, devastatingly, one of them succumbs to the illness. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing and seductive, an impossible-to-put-down novel from one of our most gifted writers. Published as Hamnet in the US and the UK.

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

Title Hamnet
Author Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher Vintage Books Canada
Release Date 2021-05-18
Category
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0735280193
Language English, Spanish, and French
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WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER [An] exceptional winner.... It expresses something profound about the human experience that seems both extraordinarily current and at the same time, enduring. --Martha Lane Fox, Chair of The Women's Prize for Fiction judges TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A PLAGUE THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an eccentric young woman: a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles on the Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband. His gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their beloved twins, Hamnet and Judith, are afflicted with the bubonic plague, and, devastatingly, one of them succumbs to the illness. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing and seductive, an impossible-to-put-down novel from one of our most gifted writers. Published as Hamnet in the US and the UK.

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

Title Hamnet
Author Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2020-07-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780525657613
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe In 1580’s England, during the Black Plague a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman in this “exceptional historical novel” (The New Yorker) and best-selling winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down—a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists.

Title The Scent of Buenos Aires
Author HEBE UHART
Publisher Archipelago
Release Date 2019-10-15
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 484
ISBN 9781939810359
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From one of Argentina's greatest contemporary storytellers, The Scent of Buenos Aires gathers twenty-five of Hebe Uhart's most remarkable and incandescent short stories in English for the first time. The Scent of Buenos Aires offers the first book-length English translation of Uhart's work, drawing together her best vignettes of quotidian life: moments at the zoo, the hair salon, or a cacophonous homeowners association meeting. She writes in unconventional, understated syntax, constructing a delightfully specific perspective on life in South America. These stories are marked by sharp humor and wit: discreet and subtle, yet filled with eccentric and insightful characters. Uhart's narrators pose endearing questions about their lives and environments - one asks "Bees - do you know how industrious they are?" while another inquires, "Are we perhaps going to hell in a hand basket?"

Where Snow Angels Go by Maggie O'Farrell

Title Where Snow Angels Go
Author Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher Candlewick Press
Release Date 2021-10-05
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 72
ISBN 9781536219371
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What happens to a snow angel after you leave it behind? A little girl discovers she has an unusual protector in a modern fairy tale with gorgeously detailed illustrations. One night Sylvie awakens to an incredible sight: a glowing figure tiptoeing across her floor, with enormous feathery wings wafting from his back. He's muttering to himself, trying to remember his orders, for this is his first flight. Could he really be the same angel she made last winter in the snow? Sylvie's angel says she isn't supposed to see him. He has been sent to save her life, and when the danger is past, she won't remember he was there. But she does remember. She thinks of him every day. And when nothing Sylvie does, no matter how risky, can make him reappear, she realizes he'll always be there unseen when she truly needs him. In a contemporary tale told with humor and warmth, paired with Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini's enchanting artwork, Maggie O'Farrell weaves the story of a spirited girl who finds a way to bring magic into her own house--and enlist it to bring a sense of wonder to those she loves.

Shakespeare S Wife by Germaine Greer

Title Shakespeare s Wife
Author Germaine Greer
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Release Date 2009-02-24
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781551992150
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A polemical, ground-breaking study of Elizabethan England that reclaims Ann Hathaway’s rightful place in history. Little is known about the wife of the world’s most famous playwright; a great deal, none of it complimentary, has been assumed. The omission of her name from Shakespeare’s will has been interpreted as evidence that she was nothing more than an unfortunate mistake from which Shakespeare did well to distance himself. Yet Shakespeare is above all the poet of marriage. Before him, there were few comedies or tragedies about wooing or wedding. And yet he explored the sacrament in all its aspects, spiritual, psychological, sexual, sociological, and was the creator of some of the most tenacious and intelligent heroines in English literature. Is it possible, therefore, that Ann, who has been mocked and vilified by scholars for centuries, was the inspiration? Until now, there has been no serious critical scholarship devoted to the life and career of the farmer’s daughter who married England’s greatest poet. Part biography, part history, Shakespeare’s Wife is a fascinating reconstruction of Ann’s life, and an illuminating look at the daily lives of Elizabethan women, from their working routines to the rituals of courtship and the minutiae of married life. In this thoroughly researched and controversial book, Greer steps off the well-trodden paths of orthodoxy, asks new questions, and begins to right the wrongs done to Ann Shakespeare.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Title Hamlet
Author William Shakespeare
Publisher Independently Published
Release Date 2019-02
Category Drama
Total Pages 144
ISBN 1795629096
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness-from overwhelming grief to seething rage-and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

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Author Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher Tinder Press
Release Date 2009-11-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 230
ISBN 9780755372256
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gripping, insightful and deft, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Maggie O'Farrell is a haunting story of the way our families shape our lives, from the award-winning author of HAMNET. It was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller and won the Somerset Maugham Award. On a cold February afternoon, Stella catches sight of a man she hasn't seen for many years, but instantly recognises. Or thinks she does. At the same moment on the other side of the globe, in the middle of a crowd of Chinese New Year revellers, Jake realises that things are becoming dangerous. They know nothing of one another's existence, but both Stella and Jake flee their lives: Jake in search of a place so remote it doesn't appear on any map, and Stella for a destination in Scotland, the significance of which only her sister, Nina, will understand.

Hamnet by Dead Centre

Title Hamnet
Author Dead Centre
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2017-09-21
Category Drama
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9781786822321
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dead Centre’s new solo work for an eleven -year-old boy is devoted to Shakespeare’s only son, Hamnet, who died in 1596, only eleven himself. A single letter separates Hamnet from the philosophical heights of Hamlet. Unlike the Prince, he cannot ask ‘to be or not to be’. Condemned not to be, he now seeks to understand the world from which he has been wrested. Hamnet is too young to understand Shakespeare. We are too old to understand Hamnet. Two generations, asking each other what they want to pass on and receive.

My Lover S Lover by Maggie O'Farrell

Title My Lover s Lover
Author Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher Tinder Press
Release Date 2009-11-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 190
ISBN 9780755372249
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the Costa Award winning Maggie O'Farrell comes the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller MY LOVER'S LOVER, an intense, unnerving and passionate story of betrayal, loss and love, with all the frisson and psychological intensity of Rebecca. When Lily moves into Marcus's flat and plunges headlong into a relationship, she must contend not merely with the disapproval of flatmate Aidan, but with a more intangible, hostile presence. Could it be that Sinead, Marcus's ex, is trying to communicate with her? When Lily begins to 'see' Sinead, first about the flat, and then on the streets of London, she must question not merely her sanity, but whether the man she loves is someone she can, or indeed ought, to live with at all.

Summary Of Hamnet by Alexander Cooper

Title Summary of Hamnet
Author Alexander Cooper
Publisher BookSummaryGr
Release Date 2021-08-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 186
ISBN 9791220874434
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Summary of Hamnet The thrее-ѕеntеnсе ѕummаrу: Hamnet іѕ essentially a fаmіlу-tуре drama tеllіng thе bасkgrоund bеtwееn Wіll Shаkеѕреаrе and hіѕ wife Agnes. It fоllоwѕ thеіr relationship as thеу dеаl with thеіr grief over thе death of thеіr son Hаmnеt, thе implications оf Will's career аnd Will's infidelity. In the еnd, Will writes the рlау Hаmlеt аѕ a fаrеwеll tо hіѕ son -- іt'ѕ a play where thе father dіеѕ іnѕtеаd оf thе ѕоn and thе ghost's final line is "Remember mе." (Thе bооk ореnѕ wіth a fеw historical nоtеѕ. A соuрlе іn Stratford hаd thrее сhіldrеn, twіnѕ Hаmnеt and Judіth, and dаughtеr Suѕаnnа. Hamnet, dіеd іn 1596, aged еlеvеn. Rоughlу fоur years lаtеr, hіѕ fаthеr writes the рlау Hаmlеt, іntеrсhаngеаblе аt thе time wіth name Hаmnеt.) Thе chapters jumр back аnd fоrth bеtwееn two tіmеlіnеѕ. In 1596, Hаmnеt is a уоung bоу whose twіn ѕіѕtеr Judіth hаѕ ѕuddеnlу fаllеn іll. Hаmnеt ѕеаrсhеѕ fоr аn аdult, but thе only реrѕоn home іѕ hіѕ drunk and аbuѕіvе grаndfаthеr Jоhn Shakespeare. Jоhn іѕ a dіѕgrасеd glоvе maker, duе tо his illicit wool trаdіng, аmоng other thіngѕ. Hаmnеt'ѕ fаthеr (William Shakespeare, thоugh hе іѕ never nаmеd іn the bооk) is іn Lоndоn, аѕ usual. Hаmnеt'ѕ mоthеr, Agnes, is away. Hе fаllѕ аѕlеер nеxt tо Judіth, сrуіng. In аn еаrlіеr tіmеlіnе, Jоhn Shаkеѕреаrе оwеѕ a dеbt tо a (dесеаѕеd) ѕhеер farmer.Jоhn and thе fаrmеr'ѕ (second) wife Jоаn hаvе аn arrangement fоr hіѕ ѕоn Wіllіаm tо wоrk оff thе debt bу tutoring Joan's ѕоnѕ. It results in the tutоr (Wіll Shаkеѕреаrе) mееtіng Agnes. Agnеѕ and hеr brоthеr Bаrthоlоmеw are thе farmer's сhіldrеn with his first wіfе. Agnes hаѕ ѕресіаl аbіlіtіеѕ, whеrе ѕhе is able to dіvіnе information about реорlе, аnd ѕhе іѕ аlѕо good wіth рlаntѕ. Agnes аnd Wіllіаm fall іn lоvе. In 1596, Agnеѕ finally comes hоmе and trіеѕ tо treat Judіth, соnfіrmіng thаt ѕhе hаѕ "the реѕtіlеnсе" (the рlаguе). Thе doctor shows uр and wаrnѕ thеm that nо оnе іѕ tо lеаvе the house untіl it has раѕѕеd. Whеn nothing wоrkѕ, Elіzа (Wіllіаm'ѕ ѕіѕtеr) wrіtеѕ tо hеr brоthеr іn London to tell hіm tо соmе hоmе tо say gооdbуе. To be continued... Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Title Summary of Hamnet by Maggie O Farrell
Author Peter Cuomo
Publisher Peter Cuomo
Release Date 2022
Category Study Aids
Total Pages 41
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A high-quality summary of Maggie O'Farrell´s book Hamnet, including chapter details and analysis of the main themes of the original book. About the original book: England, 1580: The Black Death spreads over the country, posing a constant threat to the healthy, sick, elderly, and young equally. The end of the world is approaching, yet life continues on. A young Latin tutor falls in love with an unusual, quirky young woman despite being impoverished and being harassed by his abusive father. Agnes is a wild creature that travels her family's farm with a falcon on her glove and is well-known across the countryside for her extraordinary healing abilities, knowing plants and potions better than people. She becomes a passionately protective mother and a staunch, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is only getting started when his adored little son succumbs to a severe fever once they have settled on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon.

I Am I Am I Am by Maggie O'Farrell

Title I Am I Am I Am
Author Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher Vintage Books Canada
Release Date 2019-03-26
Category
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0735274134
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain's bestselling novelists, for fans of Wild, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Year of Magical Thinking. We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her in the hospital for nearly a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a serial killer on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers. Seventeen discrete encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and a restrained emotion, O'Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty and mysteries of life itself.

The Hamnet Shakspere by William Shakespeare

Title The Hamnet Shakspere
Author William Shakespeare
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1881
Category
Total Pages 186
ISBN NYPL:33433074891726
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Hamnet Shakspere according to the first folio spelling modernised with remarks on Shakspere s use of capital letters in his manuscript and a few notes by A P Paton
Author William Shakespeare
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1881
Category
Total Pages 186
ISBN OXFORD:555073816
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bogeywoman by Jaimy Gordon

Title Bogeywoman
Author Jaimy Gordon
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2011-09-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780307946904
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Los Angeles Times Best Book or the Year National Book Award Winner Jaimy Gordon’s bold and daring coming of age novel combines the teenaged angst of Catcher in the Rye with the humor and tragedy of Girl, Interrupted. Ursie Koderer knows herself to be a monster--doomed to be different from other girls--very different. When she’s discovered cutting herself at camp, she goes AWOL, and lands in a Baltimore psychiatric hospital. Ursie, now known as the Bogeywoman, joins up with the other misfits on the adolescent ward. They start a bughouse rock group, steal a nitrous oxide machine. As a mental patient Ursie is a success. But then she’s implicated in the accidental burning of a friend. Locked away, the Bogeywoman meets the beautiful, mysterious Doctor Zuk, a woman psychiatrist from somewhere east of the Urals. Their affair is the main event in this gorgeous novel of love, crime, liberation, and flight to something like a new world.

Title The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Author Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2006
Category Fiction
Total Pages 245
ISBN 9780151014118
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Iris Lockhart is stunned when she receives news that her great-aunt Esme, a previously unknown woman edited out of her family's history, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital, where she has been confined for more than sixty years, and soon discovers that Esme holds the key to long-hidden family secrets that could change her life forever.

Title A Children s Bible A Novel
Author Lydia Millet
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2020-05-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781324005049
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Apple Books, Literary Hub, The Millions, and The Week An indelible novel of teenage alienation and adult complacency in an unraveling world. Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet’s sublime new novel—her first since the National Book Award long-listed Sweet Lamb of Heaven—follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion. Contemptuous of their parents, who pass their days in a stupor of liquor, drugs, and sex, the children feel neglected and suffocated at the same time. When a destructive storm descends on the summer estate, the group’s ringleaders—including Eve, who narrates the story—decide to run away, leading the younger ones on a dangerous foray into the apocalyptic chaos outside. As the scenes of devastation begin to mimic events in the dog-eared picture Bible carried around by her beloved little brother, Eve devotes herself to keeping him safe from harm. A Children’s Bible is a prophetic, heartbreaking story of generational divide—and a haunting vision of what awaits us on the far side of Revelation.

War How Conflict Shaped Us by Margaret MacMillan

Title War How Conflict Shaped Us
Author Margaret MacMillan
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2020-10-06
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780735238039
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED for the 2021 Lionel Gelber Prize Thoughtful and brilliant insights into the very nature of war--from the ancient Greeks to modern times--from world-renowned historian Margaret MacMillan. War--its imprint in our lives and our memories--is all around us, from the metaphors we use to the names on our maps. As books, movies, and television series show, we are drawn to the history and depiction of war. Yet we nevertheless like to think of war as an aberration, as the breakdown of the normal state of peace. This is comforting but wrong. War is woven into the fabric of human civilization. In this sweeping new book, international bestselling author and historian Margaret MacMillan analyzes the tangled history of war and society and our complicated feelings towards it and towards those who fight. It explores the ways in which changes in society have affected the nature of war and how in turn wars have changed the societies that fight them, including the ways in which women have been both participants in and the objects of war. MacMillan's new book contains many revelations, such as war has often been good for science and innovation and in the 20th century it did much for the position of women in many societies. But throughout, it forces the reader to reflect on the ways in which war is so intertwined with society, and the myriad reasons we fight.

Fools And Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

Title Fools and Mortals
Author Bernard Cornwell
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2017-10-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780007504138
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, FOOLS AND MORTALS takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history.

Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

Title Homeland Elegies
Author Ayad Akhtar
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2020-09-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780316496438
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A "profound and provocative" new work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced and American Dervish: an immigrant father and his son search for belonging—in post-Trump America, and with each other (Kirkus Reviews). One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020 Finalist for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A Best Book of 2020 * Washington Post * O Magazine * New York Times Book Review * Publishers Weekly "Passionate, disturbing, unputdownable." —Salman Rushdie A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home. Ayad Akhtar forges a new narrative voice to capture a country in which debt has ruined countless lives and the gods of finance rule, where immigrants live in fear, and where the nation's unhealed wounds wreak havoc around the world. Akhtar attempts to make sense of it all through the lens of a story about one family, from a heartland town in America to palatial suites in Central Europe to guerrilla lookouts in the mountains of Afghanistan, and spares no one—least of all himself—in the process.

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