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|Author||: Emma Donoghue|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor's garden for seven years. Her five year old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma's games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.
|Author||: Emma Donoghue|
|Editor||: HarperCollins Canada|
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world. It’s where he was born. It’s where he and Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack’s imagination: the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells; the imaginary world projected through the TV; the coziness of Wardrobe, where Ma tucks him in safely at night, in case Old Nick comes. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where she’s been held since she was nineteen—for seven long years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation, and she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely. Told in the inventive, funny and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience—and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.
|Author||: Emma Donoghue|
|Editor||: Pan Macmillan|
A major film starring Brie Larson. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize. With an introduction by John Boyne. Today I'm five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I'm changed to five, abracadabra. Jack lives with his Ma in Room. Room has a single locked door and a skylight, and it measures ten feet by ten feet. Jack loves watching TV but he knows that nothing he sees on the screen is truly real – only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits there is a world outside. Devastating yet uplifting, Room by Emma Donoghue is a luminous portrait of a boundless maternal love. It has sold more than two million copies, was a number one bestseller and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange prizes. Few books have reached modern classic status so swiftly.
|Author||: Emma Donoghue|
Jack is five. He lives in a single, locked room with his Ma. Room by Emma Donoghue is an extraordinarily powerful story of a mother and child kept in isolation, and the desire for, and price of, freedom.
|Author||: Anthea Hatfield,Michael Tronson|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
The care that a patient receives in the first hours after surgery is crucial to minimizing the risk of complications such as heart attacks, pneumonia, and blood clots. As the patient awakes from their drug-induced coma, they remain unable to care for themselves, and at increased risk of harm. It is an environment where many skills and equipment are brought together, and successful development of recovery room units has significantly reduced the number of deathsfrom preventable conditions. This is a new edition of an established text that enables those working in the postoperative environment to manage day-to-day problems, but also make difficult decisions. It is a practical guide to setting-up, equipping, staffing, and administering this acute care unit.
|Author||: Lynne Reid Banks|
|Editor||: Random House|
In this bestselling novel which became a famous film, Janet Graham, alone and pregnant, retreats to a bug-infested attic bedsit in Fulham where she finds unexpected companionship, happiness and love.
|Author||: Nicci French|
One little secret between a married woman, her lover, and a killer. In this thrilling standalone from the internationally bestselling author of the Frieda Klein series, a married woman’s affair with her boss spirals into a dangerous game of chess with the police when she discovers he’s been murdered and she clears the crime scene of all evidence. It should have been just a mid-life fling. A guilty indiscretion that Neve Connolly could have weathered. An escape from twenty years of routine marriage to her overworked husband, and from her increasingly distant children. But when Neve pays a morning-after visit to her lover, Saul, and finds him brutally murdered, their pied-à-terre still heady with her perfume, all the lies she has so painstakingly stitched together threaten to unravel. After scrubbing clean every trace of her existence from Saul’s life—and death—Neve believes she can return to normal, shaken but intact. But she can’t get out of her head the one tormenting question: what was she forgetting? An investigation into the slaying could provide the answer. It’s brought Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Hitching, and Neve’s worst fears, to her door. But with every new lie, every new misdirection to save herself, Neve descends further into the darkness of her betrayal—and into more danger than she ever imagined. Because Hitching isn’t the only one watching Neve. So is a determined killer who’s about to make the next terrifying move in a deadly affair….
|Author||: Virginia Woolf|
|Editor||: Les explocrapatouilleurs|
« J’aime souvent les femmes. J’aime leur anticonformisme. J’aime leur complétude. J’aime leur anonymat... » Redécouvrez cet essai qui bouleversa toute la condition féminine à l’échelle de son siècle, dans son édition originale. Résumé : Une chambre à soi (titre original : A Room of One's Own) est un essai de Virginia Woolf, publié pour la première fois en 1929. Il se base sur plusieurs conférences que celle-ci a données en octobre 1928 dans deux collèges pour femmes de Cambridge, Newnham College et Girton College. Le sujet principal de ce texte est la place des écrivaines dans l'histoire de la littérature, principalement dans le contexte britannique. Woolf se penche sur les facteurs qui ont entravé l'accession des femmes à l'éducation, à la production littéraire et au succès. L'une de ses thèses principales, qui a donné son titre à l'ouvrage, est qu'une femme doit au moins disposer « de quelque argent et d'une chambre à soi » si elle veut produire une œuvre romanesque. Ce texte est considéré comme tenant une place importante dans l'histoire du féminisme. Dans un style mêlant évocation, questionnements et ironie, Virginia Woolf détaille les conditions matérielles limitant l'accès des femmes à l'écriture : difficultés pour les femmes à voyager seules pour s'ouvrir l'esprit, à s'installer à la terrasse d'un restaurant pour prendre le temps de réfléchir, à s'asseoir dans l'herbe à la recherche d'une idée ou encore à accéder à la bibliothèque des universités anglaises traditionnelles (où elles devaient être accompagnées par un membre de la faculté). Woolf s'attarde sur les contraintes liées au mariage, à la charge des enfants et du ménage, ne laissant plus le temps aux femmes de se consacrer à l'écriture. À un évêque qui déclarait qu'il était impossible qu'une femme ait eu dans le passé, ait dans le présent ou dans l'avenir le génie de Shakespeare, elle répond « il aurait été impensable qu'une femme écrivît les pièces de Shakespeare à l'époque de Shakespeare » en comparant les conditions de vie de Shakespeare et celles de sa sœur (fictive). Quand bien même les femmes voulaient écrire dans ces conditions, elles devaient braver le discours dominant qui leur faisait douter de leurs capacités et tentait de les décourager : « La caractéristique de la femme, disait avec emphase M. Greg, c'est d'être entretenue par l'homme et d'être à son service. Il existait une masse immense de déclarations masculines tendant à démontrer qu'on ne pouvait rien attendre, intellectuellement, d'une femme. » Woolf dégage deux éléments indispensables pour permettre à une femme d'écrire : avoir une chambre à soi qu'elle peut fermer à clé afin de pouvoir écrire sans être dérangée par les membres de sa famille ; disposer de 500 £ de rente lui permettant de vivre sans soucis. Elle rappelle à ce titre que les femmes ne pouvaient pas posséder l'argent qu'elles gagnaient, et déclare, à l'époque où les femmes se voient accorder le droit de vote : « De ces deux choses, le vote et l'argent, l'argent, je l'avoue, me sembla de beaucoup la plus importante. » Quand bien même...
|Author||: Jonas Karlsson|
Funny, clever, surreal, and thought-provoking, this Kafkaesque masterpiece introduces the unforgettable Bjorn, an exceptionally meticulous office worker striving to live life on his own terms. Bjorn is a compulsive, meticulous bureaucrat who discovers a secret room at the government office where he works--a secret room that no one else in his office will acknowledge. When Bjorn is in his room, what his co-workers see is him standing by the wall and staring off into space looking dazed, relaxed, and decidedly creepy. Bjorn's bizarre behavior eventually leads his co-workers to try and have him fired, but Bjorn will turn the tables on them with help from his secret room. Debut author Jonas Karlsson doesn't leave a word out of place in this brilliant, bizarre, delightful take on how far we will go--in a world ruled by conformity--to live an individual and examined life.
|Author||: Harry Harrison|
|Editor||: Rosetta Books|
A stark, unbridled vision of planet Earth on the brink of collapse, and the inspiration behind the classic sci-fi film, Soylent Green. At the close of the twentieth century, a planet overwhelmed by rampant overpopulation teeters on the edge of self-destruction. In New York City alone, 35 million people are squeezed into its packed boroughs, scrambling like rats for the world’s dwindling resources. The only food available is a product called Soylent. And while the government tries to maintain order, the rich get richer and the poor stay underfoot. Finding a killer in this broken world is one hell of a job. But that’s exactly what detective Andy Rusch has been assigned to do. If he can stay alive long enough, he might just solve the biggest case he’s ever been on—unless humanity finally fulfills its promise and destroys itself first.
|Author||: Edward Estlin Cummings|
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|Author||: Ira Levin|
|Editor||: Samuel French, Inc.|
Twenty year old Susan, a Boston University student, is accosted in a restaurant by a charming elderly Irish couple who think she resembles a long-dead daughter of the family for whom they work. Susan is induced to impersonate Veronica and once locked in her room, find herself in the role or is she really Veronica?
|Author||: Kelly Yang|
|Editor||: Scholastic Press|
New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang is back with another heartwarming and inspiring story of Mia and friends Mia Tang is going for her dreams After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her family -- to China A total dream come true Mia can't wait to see all her cousins and grandparents again, especially her cousin Shen. As she roams around Beijing, witnessing some of the big changes China's going through, Mia thinks about the changes in her own life, like . . . 1. Lupe's taking classes at the high school And Mia's own plans to be a big writer are . . . stuck. 2. Something happened with Jason and Mia has no idea what to do about it. 3. New buildings are popping up all around the motel, and small businesses are disappearing. Can the Calivista survive? Buckle up Mia is more determined than ever to get through the turbulence, now that she finally has . . . room to dream
|Author||: Michael Holley|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Bill Belichick is one of the titans of today’s game of football. Now, sports commentator and bestselling author Michael Holley follows three NFL teams—the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, and Atlanta Falcons—from training camp 2010 through the Super Bowl and into the April draft, opening a new window into Belichick’s influence on the game. This one-of-a-kind exploration takes football fans behind the scenes of the most popular sport in America, with unprecedented insider access to the head coaches, scouts, trainers, and players who make the game what it is—including new insights from Bill Parcells, Todd and Dick Haley, and Belichick himself. For true fans of the game, and for readers of Badasses, Patriot Reign, and Boys Will Be Boys, Holley’s War Room is not to be missed.
|Author||: Henri Cellarius|
A translation of La danse des salons (1847), this manual provides important information on mid-nineteenth-century ballroom dance. Following a format utilized by many manuals, the work begins with introductory comments on dance, followed by a description of the French quadrille. This is followed by discussion of round dances--the polka, numerous waltzes including waltze à trois temps, and waltze à deux temps--as well as steps and figures for another type of quadrille known as the mazurka quadrille. The manual contains eighty-three figures for a series of dance games, called the cotillon (also known as the German or German cotillon). The manual includes eight full-page prints by Paul Gavarni.
|Author||: Antonia Michaelis|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Achim is eleven years old when he moves from the orphanage to the house by the sea. Here everything is strange and new. But one day he discovers an unusual door that leads to a circular room with walls made of rough stone. The light coming through the window is hazy, as if the room is under water. It is a magic room—which he calls “The Adopted Room”—belonging to another world. And on a bed in the room sits a boy who is waiting to take Achim with him into the realm of the powerful Nameless One. Achim learns that the boy, Arnim, is the long-dead son of Achim’s new parents. When he died in a car accident at the age of four, Arnim was supposed to have become a bird and flown free to the land of the dead, which can be seen through the window of The Adopted Room. But the Nameless One has somehow locked Arnim inside, so he cannot leave. Achim, however, finds he can turn into a bird, slip through the window, and fly across the strange land. And thus begins a journey in which Achim must fight the Nameless One and free Arnim so he can finally leave his parents and they can let go of their grief. Antonia Michaelis’s fresh voice helps to address the delicate issues of death, grief, and mourning, portraying them as an essential part of life. The Secret Room is full of humor and adventure, but also brings to light these difficult life issues in a way that young readers can understand. The first in a trilogy, with its sequel, The Secret of the Twelfth Continent, to follow next spring, this captivating mid-grade novel is sure to become a favorite series with young readers.
|Author||: Book Club in a Box,Allison Cannon|
Five-year-old Jack and his Ma live in Room, an eleven-foot-square shed in the backyard of their abductor and captor, Old Nick. Ma came to Room from outside, but Jack was born into it and has never known anything else. Despite their confinement, Ma creates an extraordinary situation for her son, filled with learning, creative activities, and fantastic stories like Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. But Jack is growing and Ma knows they must somehow escape. The challenge is how to do it. Ma and Jack have a plan that is a brave and scary, and they succeed against many odds. Room is a complex and richly thematic novel told from the innocent outlook and perspective of the small Jack. Included in the discussion guide is an exclusive Bookclub-in-a-Box interview with Emma Donoghue. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style and interesting background information on the novel and the author.