Download or read book The Book of Strange New Things written by Michel Faber and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2014-10-06 with total page 554 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'I am with you always, even unto the end of the world . . .' Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, he boards a flight for a remote and unfamiliar land, a place where the locals are hungry for the teachings of the Bible - his 'book of strange new things'. It is a quest that will challenge Peter's beliefs, his understanding of the limits of the human body and, most of all, his love for Bea. The Book of Strange New Things is a wildly original tale of adventure, faith and the ties that might hold two people together when they are worlds apart. This momentous novel, Faber's first since The Crimson Petal and the White, sees him at his expectation-defying best. WINNER OF THE SALTIRE BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4
Download or read book The Book Of Strange New Things written by Michel Faber and published by HarperCollins Publishers. This book was released on 2014-11-18 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the publication of The Crimson Petal and the White, Michel Faber became one of the most lauded and admired novelists at work today. This rich, brilliantly written and highly original work about the struggles, ambitions and progress of a nineteen-year-old prostitute in Victorian England was hailed as "a big, sexy, bravura novel" by The New York Times. It has sold nearly half a million copies in the U.S. alone. In 2011, it was made into an acclaimed mini-series by the BBC, starring Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Shirley Henderson, Richard E. Grant and Gillian Anderson. Faber's new book, his first in thirteen years, is full of emotion and deep humanity. The Book of Strange New Things is a mind-blowing work that fearlessly tackles the search for meaning in an unfathomable universe. It concerns Peter and Beatrice, whose marriage is tested when Peter travels as a missionary, spreading the Gospel to a faraway land, and Beatrice is left to deal with troubles at home. In the most extraordinary and spellbinding ways, it deals with faith-religious faith, to be sure, but also faith in oneself, faith in salvation and faith in those we love. Riveting, mysterious and eye-opening, Faber's latest novel is sure to be one of the most read and discussed books of 2014.
Download or read book Marion s 25 written by Marion Hill and published by Red Mango Publishing via PublishDrive. This book was released on 2019-10-01 with total page 60 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book you need to read when you don’t know what books to read! Reading is one of life’s great pleasures, and every time you discover a new book it brings a world of excitement and a new emotional journey into your life. It also creates a unique connection between you, the author, and the other readers who have experienced the book for themselves. But with so many books to choose from, how do you decide what to read? The amount of choice can be overwhelming for seasoned readers and those who are new to books alike. Marion’s 25 solves the problem by offering numerous ideas for great reads, all in one convenient place. Marion Hill, author of the popular Kammbia series of fantasy novels, brings you reviews of 25 of his favorite novels in a wide variety of genres, helping you to decide what to read next, no matter your literary tastes. Marion has reviewed over 160 novels of all genres in his career as a book review blogger since 2011, and here he offers a diverse selection of those he has enjoyed most. You will find reviews of award-winning novels including Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN / Faulkner Award for Fiction, 2002) and Emily St John Mantel’s Station Eleven, which received the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2015; popular fantasy novels including Helene Wecker’s debut novel The Golem and the Jinni and The Name of the Wind, first novel in Patrick Rothfuss’s popular Kingkiller Trilogy; the critically acclaimed science fiction novel Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson; and mystery novels including The Long Way Home by New York Times #1 bestselling author Louise Penny plus many more. Whatever types of books you enjoy, you can find something here to expand your reading repertoire and enable you to discover a whole world of exciting books and new authors. Since his early days as a bookstore assistant, Marion Hill has been a passionate reader. He loves the connection that recommending different books to other readers can bring. Now, as a successful author and book reviewer in his own right, he wants to share his love of books with you so you can experience the same joy he feels whenever he enters the world of a new book. Marion’s 25 is the book you need to read so you never again need to wonder what books to read!
Download or read book Under The Skin written by Michel Faber and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With an introduction by David Mitchell Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built and alone? An utterly unpredictable and macabre mystery, Under the Skin is a genre-defying masterpiece.
Download or read book Make Believe written by David Dickinson and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 2020-01-30 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: I will tell you a story that will make you believe in God." No story can guarantee being able to do this. Yet novelists can tell stories that make us think about what we believe about God and why. Despite repeated predictions of the death of the novel, thousands of works of fiction are published and read in Britain each year. Although Western society is less religiously observant than it was, many 21st-century novelists persist in pursuing theological, religious and spiritual themes. Make-Believe seeks to explain why. With chapters offering analyses of novels from several genres - so-called literary fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy and dystopia - David Dickinson discusses a wide spectrum of novelists. Authors who are avowedly atheistic and authors who have a vested interest in perpetuating biblical stories are both featured. Well-known writers such as Rushdie, McEwan, McCarthy and Martell rub shoulders with some you may be meeting for the first time. Appealing to literature students and people who simply enjoy reading, whether Christian or not, this study of God in novels invites us to open our minds and allow aspects of our culture to shape our understanding of God and to change our ways of talking about the divine.
Download or read book Prizing Scottish Literature written by Stevie Marsden and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2021-02-15 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This history of the Saltire Society Literary Awards demonstrates the significance the awards have had within Scottish literary and cultural life. The book explores how the prizes have influenced understandings of Scottish literature over eight decades and explores what they reveal about the wider mechanisms of how literary prize culture functions in the UK today.
Download or read book Perishing Heathens written by Julius H. Rubin and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2017-10 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Perishing Heathens Julius H. Rubin tells the stories of missionary men and women who between 1800 and 1830 responded to the call to save Native peoples through missions, especially the Osages in the Arkansas Territory, Cherokees in Tennessee and Georgia, and Ojibwe peoples in the Michigan Territory. Rubin also recounts the lives of Native converts, many of whom were from mixed-blood métis families and were attracted to the benefits of education, literacy, and conversion. During the Second Great Awakening, Protestant denominations embraced a complex set of values, ideas, and institutions known as “the missionary spirit.” These missionaries fervently believed they would build the kingdom of God in America by converting Native Americans in the Trans-Appalachian and Trans-Mississippi West. Perishing Heathens explores the theology and institutions that characterized the missionary spirit and the early missions such as the Union Mission to the Osages, and the Brainerd Mission to the Cherokees, and the Moravian Springplace Mission to the Cherokees. Through a magnificent array of primary sources, Perishing Heathens reconstructs the millennial ideals of fervent true believers as they confronted a host of impediments to success: endemic malaria and infectious illness, Native resistance to the gospel message, and intertribal warfare in the context of the removal of eastern tribes to the Indian frontier.
Download or read book The Fire Gospel written by Michel Faber and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2008 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: religious zealots worldwide." "A tour through sensationalist society, The Fire Gospel is a provocative novel about the power of words to resonate across centuries, and their continued ability to inspire and disrupt in equal measure." --Book Jacket.
Download or read book The Courage Consort written by Michel Faber and published by Houghton Mifflin. This book was released on 2004 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three novellas include the title story, in which an a cappella ensemble is torn by conflicting artistic temperaments and sexual needs; and "The Fahrenheit Twins," in which abandoned children of anthropologists create a ritual civilization.
Download or read book Some Rain Must Fall and Other Stories written by Michel Faber and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Playful, yet profoundly moving, wickedly satirical yet sincerely humane, these award-winning tales never fail to strike unexpected chords. The title story, 'Some Rain Must Fall' (winner of the Ian St James Award), juxtaposes the tragic circumstances of traumatised schoolchildren with the interior monologue of a teacher/psychologist enlisted to aid their recovery. In 'Fish' (winner of the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday competition in 1996) a mother tries to protect her child in a terrifying world.
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Download or read book Not One More Death written by John le Carré and published by Verso. This book was released on 2006-09-17 with total page 84 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pinter, le Carré, Eno and others demand an end to war. "The justification for the invasion of Iraq was that Saddam Hussein possessed a highly dangerous body of weapons of mass destruction, some of which could be fired in 45 minutes, bringing about appalling devastation. We were assured that was true. It was not true. We were told that Iraq had a relationship with Al Qaeda and shared responsibility for the atrocity in New York of September 11, 2001. We were assured that this was true. It was not true. We were told that Iraq threatened the security of the world. We were assured it was true. It was not true."-Harold Pinter, Art, Truth and Politics Prominent musicians, playwrights, scientists and writers look at how public opinion is wilfully ignored, and "democracy" used as a figleaf for US imperial ambitions in the Middle East. Not One More Death examines the record of US and UK troops in Iraq, questions Bush and Blair's position under international law, and considers the responsibilities of artists, writers and the wider public in a time of war and occupation.
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