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The Book Of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

Title The Book of Joan
Author Lidia Yuknavitch
Publisher Canongate Books
Release Date 2018-01-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781786892416
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE RESISTANCE STARTS NOW A 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 very well rewire your brain. 100 Notable Books of 2017, New York Times 25 Most Anticipated Books by Women for 2017, ELLE 32 Most Exciting Books Coming Out in 2017, BuzzFeed 15 Best Books of 2017, Esquire 33 New Books to Read in 2017, Huffington Post New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

The Book Of Joan by Melissa Rivers

Title The Book of Joan
Author Melissa Rivers
Publisher Crown Archetype
Release Date 2015-05-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781101903834
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This New York Times bestseller is a hilarious and inspiring tribute to the iconic comedian Joan Rivers by the person who knew her best--her daughter, Melissa. Joan and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time. If you think Joan said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian, you won’t believe what she said and did in private. Her love for her daughter knew no bounds—or boundaries, apparently. ("Melissa, I acknowledge that you have boundaries. I just choose to not respect them.") In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, Melissa shares stories (like when she was nine months old and her parents delivered her to Johnny Carson as a birthday gift), bon mots (“Missy, is there anything better than seeing a really good looking couple pushing a baby that looks like a Sasquatch who got caught in a house fire?”), and life lessons from growing up in the Rosenberg-Rivers household (“I can do tips and discounts and figure out the number of gay men in an audience to make it a good show. That’s all the math you’ll ever need.”). These were just the tip of the iceberg when it came to life in the family that Melissa describes as more Addams than Cleaver. And at the center of it all was a tiny blond force of nature. In The Book of Joan, Melissa Rivers relates funny, poignant and irreverent observations, thoughts, and tales about the woman who raised her and is the reason she considers valium one of the four basic food groups.

The Small Backs Of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch

Title The Small Backs of Children
Author Lidia Yuknavitch
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2015-07-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780062383266
Language English, Spanish, and French
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National Bestseller A masterful literary talent explores the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art. With the flash of a camera, one girl’s life is shattered, and a host of others altered forever. . . In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl flying toward the lens, fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. The image wins acclaim and prizes, becoming an icon for millions—and a subject of obsession for one writer, the photographer’s best friend, who has suffered a devastating tragedy of her own. As the writer plunges into a suicidal depression, her filmmaker husband enlists several friends, including a fearless bisexual poet and an ingenuous performance artist, to save her by rescuing the unknown girl and bringing her to the United States. And yet, as their plot unfolds, everything we know about the story comes into question: What does the writer really want? Who is controlling the action? And what will happen when these two worlds—east and west, real and virtual—collide? A fierce, provocative, and deeply affecting novel of both ideas and action that blends the tight construction of Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending with the emotional power of Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Small Backs of Children is a major step forward from one of our most avidly watched writers.

Title The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
Author Cherise Wolas
Publisher Flatiron Books
Release Date 2017-08-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781250081445
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Longlisted for 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award Longlisted for 2018 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction Kirkus Reviews’s Best Fiction of 2017 Kirkus Reviews’s Best Debut Novels of 2017 Booklist’s Top 10 First Novels: 2017 The New York Times Book Review’s Editors’ Choice Indie Next Pick for September 2017 Kirkus Reviews’s 13 Fiction Debuts & Breakthroughs That Live Up to the Hype Bustle’s 9 Fall Book Debuts By Women You’re Going To Want To Read Immediately Nantucket Magazine’s 7 for September 2017 Kirkus Reviews’s 9 Excellent Reads for Labor Day Weekend Entertainment Weekly’s Thirteen Books to Read in August San Diego Magazine’s Your Book Shelf: 5 Books to Read in August “[A] stunning debut...reminds me of my most favorite authors: J.D. Salinger, Carson McCullers, Truman Capote, Joan Didion.” —A.M. Homes I viewed the consumptive nature of love as a threat to serious women. But the wonderful man I just married believes as I do—work is paramount, absolutely no children—and now love seems to me quite marvelous. These words are spoken to a rapturous audience by Joan Ashby, a brilliant and intense literary sensation acclaimed for her explosively dark and singular stories. When Joan finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is stunned by Martin’s delight, his instant betrayal of their pact. She makes a fateful, selfless decision then, to embrace her unintentional family. Challenged by raising two precocious sons, it is decades before she finally completes her masterpiece novel. Poised to reclaim the spotlight, to resume the intended life she gave up for love, a betrayal of Shakespearean proportion forces her to question every choice she has made. Epic, propulsive, incredibly ambitious, and dazzlingly written, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby is a story about sacrifice and motherhood, the burdens of expectation and genius. Cherise Wolas’s gorgeous debut introduces an indelible heroine candid about her struggles and unapologetic in her ambition.

The Maid by Kimberly Cutter

Title The Maid
Author Kimberly Cutter
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2012-03-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781408821862
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The girl who led an army. The peasant who crowned a king. The maid who became a legend.

The Book Of Joan by Melissa Rivers

Title The Book of Joan
Author Melissa Rivers
Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Release Date 2016-04
Category Comedians
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781101903841
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The daughter of Joan Rivers presents a tribute to the iconic comedienne that shares insights into her life out of the spotlight, detailing their complicated but loving relationship and the lessons the author learned from her mother throughout their years together.

A Portrait Of Joan by Joan Crawford

Title A Portrait of Joan
Author Joan Crawford
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
Release Date 2017-01-12
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 282
ISBN 9781787208919
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of Hollywood’s greatest stars recalls her fabulous life: at nine, scrubbing floors in a Kansas City school; at twenty, motion picture stardom and marriage to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; in 1945, the Academy Award for her sensational comeback-triumph in Mildred Pierce; and today, a glamorous “double life” as Hollywood star and corporation executive. Richly illustrated with photographs throughout.

Dove And Sword by Nancy Garden

Title Dove and Sword
Author Nancy Garden
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2017-09-05
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 237
ISBN 9781504046626
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A young girl follows Joan of Arc into battle in this gripping historical novel. Having grown up in the quiet French village of Domremy, eleven-year-old Gabrielle can’t resist the promise of experiencing something new. So when her friend Jeannette d’Arc claims to have been chosen by God to restore the French king to the throne and end the war that has raged too long, Gabrielle joins her on her crusade. Disguised as a boy, young Gabrielle uses her skills as a healer to help those fighting for the cause. At first, she expects to find glorious adventure, but experiencing the horrors of war, she must come to terms with the true cost of courage in the face of the unthinkable. This “gripping, gritty tale” is a unique perspective on the heroine of the Hundred Years’ War who was later canonized as a Roman Catholic saint (Kirkus Reviews).

Joan S Book by Joan Littlewood

Title Joan s Book
Author Joan Littlewood
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2016-07-28
Category Drama
Total Pages 600
ISBN 9781474233248
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Once upon a time, the London theatre was a charming mirror held up to cosiness. Then came Joan Littlewood, smashing the glass, blasting the walls, letting the wind of life blow in a rough, but ready, world. Today, we remember this irresistible force with love and gratitude.' (Peter Brook) Along with Peter Brook, Joan Littlewood, affectionately termed 'The Mother of Modern Theatre', has come to be known as the most galvanising director of mid-twentieth-century Britain, as well as a founder of so many of the practices of contemporary theatre. The best-known work of Littlewood's company, Theatre Workshop, included the development and premieres of Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey, Brendan Behan's The Hostage and The Quare Fellow, and the seminal Oh What A Lovely War. This autobiography, originally published in 1994, offers an unparalleled first-hand account of Littlewood's extraordinary life and career, from illegitimate child in south-east London to one of the most influential directors and practitioners of our times. It is published along with an introduction by Philip Hedley CBE, previously Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East and Assistant Director to Joan Littlewood.

Spaceman Of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar

Title Spaceman of Bohemia
Author Jaroslav Kalfar
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2017-03-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780316273404
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A frenetically imaginative first effort, booming with vitality and originality . . . Kalfar's voice is distinct enough to leave tread marks."-Jennifer Senior, New York Times Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction's 2017 First Novel Prize New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Best New Fiction -- Wall Street Journal An intergalactic odyssey of love, ambition, and self-discovery Orphaned as a boy, raised in the Czech countryside by his doting grandparents, Jakub Procházka has risen from small-time scientist to become the country's first astronaut. When a dangerous solo mission to Venus offers him both the chance at heroism he's dreamt of, and a way to atone for his father's sins as a Communist informer, he ventures boldly into the vast unknown. But in so doing, he leaves behind his devoted wife, Lenka, whose love, he realizes too late, he has sacrificed on the altar of his ambitions. Alone in Deep Space, Jakub discovers a possibly imaginary giant alien spider, who becomes his unlikely companion. Over philosophical conversations about the nature of love, life and death, and the deliciousness of bacon, the pair form an intense and emotional bond. Will it be enough to see Jakub through a clash with secret Russian rivals and return him safely to Earth for a second chance with Lenka? Rich with warmth and suspense and surprise, Spaceman of Bohemia is an exuberant delight from start to finish. Very seldom has a novel this profound taken readers on a journey of such boundless entertainment and sheer fun.

The Trial Of Joan Of Arc by Daniel Hobbins

Title The Trial of Joan of Arc
Author Daniel Hobbins
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2009-06-30
Category History
Total Pages 267
ISBN 9780674038684
Language English, Spanish, and French
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No account is more critical to our understanding of Joan of Arc than the contemporary record of her trial in 1431. Convened at Rouen and directed by bishop Pierre Cauchon, the trial culminated in Joan's public execution for heresy. The trial record, which sometimes preserves Joan's very words, unveils her life, character, visions, and motives in fascinating detail. Here is one of our richest sources for the life of a medieval woman. This new translation, the first in fifty years, is based on the full record of the trial proceedings in Latin. Recent scholarship dates this text to the year of the trial itself, thereby lending it a greater claim to authority than had traditionally been assumed. Contemporary documents copied into the trial furnish a guide to political developments in Joan's career—from her capture to the attempts to control public opinion following her execution. Daniel Hobbins sets the trial in its legal and historical context. In exploring Joan's place in fifteenth-century society, he suggests that her claims to divine revelation conformed to a recognizable profile of holy women in her culture, yet Joan broke this mold by embracing a military lifestyle. By combining the roles of visionary and of military leader, Joan astonished contemporaries and still fascinates us today. Obscured by the passing of centuries and distorted by the lens of modern cinema, the story of the historical Joan of Arc comes vividly to life once again.

Joan Of Arc by Helen Castor

Title Joan of Arc
Author Helen Castor
Publisher Faber & Faber
Release Date 2014-09-30
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780571284641
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Acclaimed historian Helen Castor brings us afresh a gripping life of Joan of Arc. Instead of the icon, she gives us a living, breathing young woman; a roaring girl fighting the English, and taking sides in a bloody civil war that was tearing fifteenth century France apart. Here is a portrait of a 19-year-old peasant who hears voices from God; a teenager transformed into a warrior leading an army to victory, in an age that believed women should not fight. And it is also the story behind the myth we all know, a myth which began to take hold at her trial: that of the Maid of Orleans, the saviour of France, a young woman burned at the stake as a heretic, a woman who five hundred years later would be declared a saint. Joan and her world are brought vividly to life in this refreshing new take on the medieval world. Helen Castor brings us to the heart of the action, to a woman and a country in turmoil, a world where no-one - not Joan herself, nor the people around her, princes, bishops, soldiers or peasants - knew what would happen next.

Voices by David Elliott

Title Voices
Author David Elliott
Publisher HMH Books For Young Readers
Release Date 2019-03
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781328987594
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death in a fiery, evocative novel-in-verse."--Provided by publisher.

Title Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
Author Mark Twain
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2020-04-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 207
ISBN 9781504062428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The fictional memoir of the fifteenth-century French heroine by the author of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Mark Twain’s final novel—and, by his own account, his best—is a fictional record of the life of Joan of Arc, as recorded by her loyal page and secretary, the Sieur Louis de Conte. In it, the celebrated satirist shows his great admiration for the Maid of Orléans. Beginning with her humble childhood in the French village of Domrémy, de Conte recounts Joan’s visions of Archangels and her divine quest to take control of the French army and liberate her country from the English at the age of seventeen.From her remarkable defeat of the English at Orléans to her Bloodless March to Rheims and the coronation of King Charles VII, the story progresses to Joan’s tragic defeat and imprisonment, the high drama of her trial, and her execution at the hands of the English.

The Book Of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

Title The Book of Joan
Author Lidia Yuknavitch
Publisher Harper Perennial
Release Date 2018-02-13
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0062383280
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 The 25 Most Anticipated Books by Women for 2017, Elle Magazine The 32 Most Exciting Books Coming Out in 2017, BuzzFeed 50 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017, Nylon Magazine 33 New Books to Read in 2017, The Huffington Post Most Anticipated, The Great 2017 Book Preview, The Millions New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice National Bestseller “Brilliant and incendiary. . . . Radically new, full of maniacal invention and page-turning momentum. . . .Yuknavitch has exhibited a rare gift for writing that concedes little in its quest to be authentic, meaningful and relevant. By adding speculative elements to The Book of Joan, she reaches new heights with even higher stakes: the death or life of our planet.” — Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times Book Review (cover review) “Stunning. . . . Yuknavitch understands that our collective narrative can either destroy or redeem us, and the outcome depends not just on who’s telling it, but also on who’s listening.” — O, The Oprah Magazine “[A] searing fusion of literary fiction and reimagined history and science-fiction thriller and eco-fantasy. . . Yuknavitch is a bold and ecstatic writer.” — NPR Books “[The Book of Joan] offers a wealth of pathos, with plenty of resonant excruciations and some disturbing meditations on humanity’s place in creation . . . [It] concludes in a bold and satisfying apotheosis like some legend out of The Golden Bough and reaffirms that even amid utter devastation and ruin, hope can still blossom.” — Washington Post The bestselling author of The Small Backs of Children offers a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine—a reimagined Joan of Arc—poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history, in this provocative new novel. In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet’s now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has turned evolution on its head: the surviving humans have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin. Out of the ranks of the endless wars rises Jean de Men, a charismatic and bloodthirsty cult leader who turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. A group of rebels unite to dismantle his iron rule—galvanized by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force that lives within her and communes with the earth. When de Men and his armies turn Joan into a martyr, the consequences are astonishing. And no one—not the rebels, Jean de Men, or even Joan herself—can foresee the way her story and unique gift will forge the destiny of an entire world for generations. A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places—even at the extreme end of post-human experience—Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival.

Title The Year of Magical Thinking The Play
Author Joan Didion
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2009-04-02
Category Drama
Total Pages 80
ISBN 9780307498915
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir, Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful one-woman play. “This happened on December 30, 2003. That may seem a while ago but it won’t when it happens to you . . .” Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times called the memoir that was the basis for the play, “an indelible portrait of loss and grief . . . a haunting portrait of a four-decade-long marriage." The first theatrical production of The Year of Magical Thinking opened at the Booth Theatre on March 29, 2007, starring Vanessa Redgrave and directed by David Hare.

Title The Life and Times of Joan of Arc
Author Jim Whiting
Publisher Mitchell Lane
Release Date 2019-12-05
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9781545748381
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Until she was thirteen, Joan of Arc led a normal life. Then she began hearing voices. She believed these voices spoke for God. At first, they told her to be a good girl. A few years later, they told her that her destiny was to save France from its English invaders. Joan s inspirational leadership helped the French to defeat the English at the city of Orleans. Soon afterward, she persuaded the crown prince Charles to become King of France. A few months later, Joan was captured by her enemies. Charles refused to help her in spite of all she had done. After a one-sided trial, she was burned at the stake. She was not forgotten. Today she is honored with a national holiday in France.

Who Was Joan Of Arc by Pam Pollack

Title Who Was Joan of Arc
Author Pam Pollack
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2016-03-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 112
ISBN 9780399542947
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Joan of Arc was born in a small French village during the worst period of the Hundred Years' War. For generations, France had been besieged by the British. At age 11, Joan began to see religious visions telling her to join forces with the King of France. By the time she was a teenager, she was leading troops into battle in the name of her country. Though she was captured and executed for her beliefs, Joan of Arc became a Catholic saint and has since captured the world's imagination.

Dora A Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch

Title Dora A Headcase
Author Lidia Yuknavitch
Publisher Hawthorne Books
Release Date 2012-08-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780983850472
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 at a crucial moment—at a nearby hospital Ida finds her father suffering a heart attack. While Ida loses her voice, a rough cut of her experimental film has gone viral, and unethical media agents are hunting her down. A chase ensues in which everyone wants what Ida has.

The Story Of Joan Of Arc by E. M. Wilmot-Buxton

Title The Story of Joan of Arc
Author E. M. Wilmot-Buxton
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-09-21
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9780486148793
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Inspiring story of the fifteenth-century farm girl who answered a divine call to drive the English from France.