Domestic fiction genre books (23)


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A Girl Returned by Donatella Di Pietrantonio EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
"Told with an immediacy and a rare expressive intensity that has earned it countless adoring readers and one of Italy's most prestigious literary prizes, A Girl Returned marks the English-language debut of an extraordinary literary talent. Set against the stark, beautiful landscape of Abruzzo in central Italy, this is a compelling story about mothers and daughters, about responsibility, siblings, and caregiving. Without warning or explanation, an unnamed 13-year-old girl is sent away from the family she has always thought of as hers to live with her birth family: a large, chaotic assortment of... continue

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An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
"In one of his most provocative essays, Ibsen offers a rebuke to the Victorian notion of community as well as to the blessings of democracy. His An Enemy of the People creates a situation in which one must stand alone to face the forces allied against him." "In a coastal town, a community-minded physician has promoted the development of public baths in order to attract tourists. When he discovers that the water supply for the baths is contaminated and attempts to publicize the failing and correct it, he encounters political cowards, sold-out journalists, shortsighted armchair economists, and a... continue

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And the Mountains Echoed : A Novel by Khaled Hosseini EN

Rating: 4 (19 votes)
Country: Asia / Afghanistan flag Afghanistan
Description:
An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those clo... continue

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Before the Queen Falls Asleep by Huzama Habayeb EN

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Country: Asia / Kuwait flag Kuwait
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Born a girl to parents who expected a boy, Jihad grows up treated like the eldest son, wearing boy's clothing and sharing the financial burden of head of the household with her father. Now middle-aged, each night Jihad tells her daughter a story from her life. As Malika prepares to leave home to attend university abroad, her mother revisits the past of their Palestinian family, tenderly describing their life in exile in Kuwait and her own experiences of love and loss as she grows up. Huzama Habayeb weaves a richly observed and affectionate portrait of a Palestinian family displaced from their ... continue

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Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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An utterly wonderful novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe - from one of Australia's most exciting new writers. Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way - not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer. But Eli's life is about to... continue

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Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Loved THE BOOK THIEF? take a look at this! Ten years in the making the epic new novel from the acclaimed, prize-winning, bestselling author of THE BOOK THIEF Here is a story told inside out and back to front: The five Dunbar brothers are living with their menagerie of animals in the perfect chaos of a house without grownups. Today, the father who walked out on them long ago is about to walk right back in. And so the life of Clay, the quiet one with a harrowing secret, is about to change forever. From a grandfather, whose passion for the ancient Greeks still lights up their lives, to a mother a... continue

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Catilinaires : by Amélie Nothomb FR

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Country: Europe / Belgium flag Belgium
Description:
La solitude à deux, tel était le rêve d'Emile et de Juliette. Une maison au fond des bois pour y finir leurs jours, l'un près de l'autre. Etrangement, cette parfaite thébaïde comportait un voisin. Un nommé Palamède Bernardin, qui d'abord est venu se présenter, puis a pris l'habitude de s'incruster chez eux chaque après-midi, de quatre à six heures. Sans dire un mot, ou presque. Et cette présence absurde va peu à peu devenir plus dérangeante pour le couple que toutes les foules du monde... C'est une comédie très noire, d'une lucidité tour à tour drôle et dévastatrice, que nous offre ici la roma... continue

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Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras EN

Rating: 5 (5 votes)
Description:
LibraryReads and Indie Next PickThis mesmerizing debut set in Colombia at the height of Pablo Escobar's violent reign is about a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid whose unlikely friendship threatens to undo them both. Inspired by the author's own life, Fruit of the Drunken Tree contrasts two very different, but inextricably linked, coming-of-age stories.

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Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera EN

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Country: Asia / Sri Lanka flag Sri Lanka
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A U.S. release of an award-winning first novel traces the experiences of two women on opposing sides of the Sri Lankan Civil War who connect in unexpected ways when a Tamil aspiring teacher is arrested by soldiers and placed in the path of a young woman from a loving Sinhala family.

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Kamer by Emma Donoghue NL

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
Een 5-jarige jongen heeft jarenlang met zijn moeder opgesloten gezeten en moet na zijn bevrijding leren hoe het er in de wereld aan toe gaat.