A God in Ruins

A God in Ruins
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN: 9780316176507
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A God in Ruins Book Excerpt:

One of the Best Books of 2015--TIME, NPR, Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Seattle Times, The Kansas City Star, Kirkus, Bookpage, Hudson Booksellers, AARP The stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's #1 bestseller Life After Life, "one of the best novels I've read this century" (Gillian Flynn). "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, husband, father, and grandfather-as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have. An ingenious and moving exploration of one ordinary man's path through extraordinary times, A GOD IN RUINS proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the finest novelists of our age.

A God in Ruins

A God in Ruins
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN: 140904369X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A God in Ruins Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA NOVEL AWARD AND BESTSELLING LITERARY PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 'Atkinson's finest work, and confirmation that her genre-defying writing continues to surprise and dazzle' Observer A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd – would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have. This gripping, often deliriously funny yet emotionally devastating book looks at war – that great fall of Man from grace – and the effect it has, not only on those who live through it, but on the lives of the subsequent generations. It is also about the infinite magic of fiction. Few will dispute that it proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the most exceptional novelists of our age. 'A dazzling read...ends on one of the most devastating twists in recent fiction' DAILY TELEGRAPH

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson Conversation Starters

A God in Ruins  by Kate Atkinson   Conversation Starters
Author: dailyBooks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-09-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson Conversation Starters Book Excerpt:

A God in Ruins: by Kate Atkinson | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson is the companion novel to her popular book Life After Life. A God in Ruins focuses on Teddy, the little brother of Ursula from Life After Life. In Life After Life, Teddy has died in World War II. However, in A God in Ruins, Teddy is still alive after the War with a wife and a daughter. During World War II, Teddy joins the Royal Air Force to escape the monotony of civilian life. He vows that if he makes it out alive, he will live a life of kindness no matter what life brings him. The novel fast forwards to the future where Teddy is facing his wife's illness, a daughter who hates him, and two grandchildren who are often neglected. Yet, Teddy handles it all with kindness and courage as he vowed to do many years ago. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson was awarded the Costa Book Award and was on the longlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction in 2015. It was called “one of the best novels” of the century by author Gillian Flynn. EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of A God in Ruins. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

A God in Ruins A Novel by Kate Atkinson Trivia On Books

A God in Ruins  A Novel by Kate Atkinson  Trivia On Books
Author: Trivion Books
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 73
Release: 2016-09-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A God in Ruins A Novel by Kate Atkinson Trivia On Books Book Excerpt:

Trivia-on-Book: A God in Ruins: A Novel by Kate Atkinson Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson Summary Analysis

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson   Summary   Analysis
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 41
Release: 2015-06-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson Summary Analysis Book Excerpt:

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson | Summary & Analysis Preview: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson is a novel set primarily in England that is about the horrors of war, the joys and challenges of family, and the fear and sadness of terminal illness. In 1925, young Teddy goes for a walk with his Aunt Izzie. He tries to share his love and knowledge of things in nature with her, but she does not seem interested. Teddy is upset by the fact that Izzie claims to have eaten a skylark. Izzie asks him questions about his likes and dislikes. She later uses his answers to write a series of books loosely based on him even though the main character is nothing like Teddy. Teddy hates the books and the fact that they are dedicated to him. When World War II begins, Teddy signs up. He is relieved to be escaping work at the bank with his father… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of A God in Ruins • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

A God in Ruins

A God in Ruins
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2023
ISBN: 9780316264280
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Summary of A God in Ruins

Summary of A God in Ruins
Author: Instaread Summaries
Publsiher: Idreambooks
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2016-03-28
ISBN: 9781945048630
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Works

Works
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A God in Ruins

A God in Ruins
Author: Leon Uris
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 9780061744334
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A God in Ruins Book Excerpt:

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...

Understanding Kate Atkinson

Understanding Kate Atkinson
Author: Brian Diemert
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2020-12-14
ISBN: 1643361546
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Kate Atkinson Book Excerpt:

Best known for her Jackson Brodie series of detective novels, which were adapted into the BBC television series Case Histories, Kate Atkinson is the author of eleven novels, two plays, and a collection of short stories. Her literary awards include the 1995 Whitbread Award for a first novel and book of the year for Behind the Scenes at the Museum and the Costa Book Awards for best novel in 2013 and 2015 for Life after Life and A God in Ruins. In this first book-length study of Atkinson's literary career, Brian Diemert examines the evolution of her novels: the playful and self-conscious work of the 1990s, the detective series novels, the books that examine Britain's history and its legacy of conflict and trauma related to World War II, and the most recent return to mystery. Diemert identifies her pattern of weaving multiple narrative strands into intricate plots that create the mystery at the heart of all her tales. He traces her development of narrative technique and thematic preoccupations of women's vulnerability within patriarchy and the complications of absent or disengaged parents. While her fiction is marked by allusiveness and humor, it remains profound and often touching as it explores the myths of British history and, particularly, women's lives.

Is There a God in Health Care

Is There a God in Health Care
Author: William F. Haynes,Geffrey B. Kelly
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN: 1608997537
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is There a God in Health Care Book Excerpt:

In this book, a physician, well-known for praying with his patients, and an award-winning professor of theology share their insights on how religious faith can provide help in the healing process of today's health care ministry. The authors avoid rehashing analytical theories on suffering and the "miracles" of healing they may have seen, instead examining how personal faith can enhance the immune system, how a spiritual outlook can help bear the burden of suffering and grief, and how forbearance and forgiveness are crucial in maintaining a healthy attitude toward life.

Life After Life

Life After Life
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 1409043797
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life After Life Book Excerpt:

The PRIZE-WINNING BESTSELLER, now a major BBC1 DRAMA SERIES starring Thomasin McKenzie, Sian Clifford and James McArdle, directed by BAFTA award-winning John Crowley. 'Dazzling, witty, moving, joyful, mournful, profound... one of the best novels I've read this century' Gillian Flynn, bestselling author of GONE GIRL 'A box of delights ... it grips the reader's imagination on the first page and never lets go.' HILARY MANTEL, author of THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT ___________________________________ 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 Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life's bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here she is at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves. ____________________ '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 'Absolutely brilliant...it reminded me a bit of her first book Behind the Scenes at the Museum, which is one of my most favourite books ever.' Marian Keyes, author of Rachel, Again 'An exceptional writer' Guardian '[A] magnificently tender and humane novel' Observer 'A ferociously clever writer...a big, bold novel that is enthralling, entertaining' New Statesman 'Exceptionally captivating' New York Times 'Truly brilliant...Think of Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife or David Nicholl's One Day.. a rare book that you want to start again the minute you have finished.' The Times

The Christian code or Rules for the conduct of human life taken from the holy Scriptures with notes by H T J Macnamara

The Christian code  or  Rules for the conduct of human life  taken from the holy Scriptures  with notes by H T J  Macnamara
Author: Henry Tyrwhitt J. Macnamara
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christian code or Rules for the conduct of human life taken from the holy Scriptures with notes by H T J Macnamara Book Excerpt:

Shrines of Gaiety

Shrines of Gaiety
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publsiher: Doubleday UK
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2022-08-30
ISBN: 9780857526564
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shrines of Gaiety Book Excerpt:

1926, and in a country still recovering from the Great War, London has become the focus for a delirious new nightlife. In the clubs of Soho, peers of the realm rub shoulders with starlets, foreign dignitaries with gangsters, and girls sell dances for a shilling a time. The notorious queen of this glittering world is Nellie Coker, ruthless but also ambitious to advance her six children, including the enigmatic eldest, Niven whose character has been forged in the crucible of the Somme. But success breeds enemies, and Nellie's empire faces threats from without and within. For beneath the dazzle of Soho's gaiety, there is a dark underbelly, a world in which it is all too easy to become lost. With her unique Dickensian flair, Kate Atkinson brings together a glittering cast of characters in a truly mesmeric novel that captures the uncertainty and mutability of life; of a world in which nothing is quite as it seems.

When Will There Be Good News

When Will There Be Good News
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-11-10
ISBN: 1409093670
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Will There Be Good News Book Excerpt:

The third Jackson Brodie novel, winner of Richard & Judy's Best Read: literary crime from the number-one bestselling author of Big Sky and Transcription. 'An exhilarating read. Her wry humour, sharp eye for the quirks of human behaviour and subtle characterisation are a constant joy' Daily Mail In a quiet corner of rural Devon, a six-year-old girl witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie, wise beyond her years, works as a nanny for a G.P. But her employer has disappeared with her baby, and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is a former acquaintance – Jackson Brodie – himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.

Not the End of the World

Not the End of the World
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publsiher: Doubleday UK
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Imagination
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not the End of the World Book Excerpt:

Playful and profound, this collection of stories explore the world we think we know while offering a vision of another world which lurks beneath the surface of our consciousness, a world where the myths we have banished from our lives are startingly present & where imagination has the power to transform reality.

Abandonment

Abandonment
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781854596017
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abandonment Book Excerpt:

A play about love, death, identity and evolution, from the bestselling and highly acclaimed novelist. Elizabeth, forty-something, childless, recently separated, just wants to be alone. She's moved into a converted Victorian mansion, alive with history, character, woodworm and rot. But worse than that she's besieged by invaders of the human kind. Her best friend, her sister, their mother, the builder and a photographer are all determined to make their mark. And a former inhabitant of the house, disturbed from her resting place by Elizabeth's arrival, revisits her own long-forgotten past. Kate Atkinson's play Abandonment was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 2000.

Transcription

Transcription
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN: 9780316176668
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcription Book Excerpt:

A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life 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 both 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 bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time.

Winter by Degrees

Winter by Degrees
Author: John Smolens
Publsiher: Avon Books
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1990-02
ISBN: 9780380709434
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winter by Degrees Book Excerpt:

When the son of a powerful local family disappears and Nelson Rideout's no-account brother is implicated in apparent murder, Nelson investigates to exonerate his brother but finds a long-concealed scandal, involving corruption, incest, and murder, standsi

Festive Spirits

Festive Spirits
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publsiher: Doubleday UK
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-10-03
ISBN: 9780857527127
Category: Christmas stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Festive Spirits Book Excerpt:

The perfect Christmas gift: three festive tales from the brilliant pen of Kate Atkinson.