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Thien, Madeleine 1974-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 207 publications in 17 languages and 4,255 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Novels  Juvenile works  Children's films  Film adaptations  Animated films  War stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.T447, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Madeleine Thien
Do not say we have nothing : a novel by Madeleine Thien( Book )

27 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. I was ten years old."Master storyteller Madeleine Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations--those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking answers in the fragile layers of their collective story. Her quest will unveil how Kai, her enigmatic father, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming's father, the shy and brilliant composer, Sparrow, along with the violin prodigy Zhuli, were forced to reimagine their artistic and private selves during China's political campaigns and how their fates reverberate through the years with lasting consequences
Certainty : a novel by Madeleine Thien( Book )

48 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A documentary maker, Gail Lim has devoted her professional life to getting to the heart of a story, and she is both tenacious and compassionate in her pursuit. But the one story that has remained hidden from her is that of her father's past in war-torn Asia, a past that fiercely grips her imagination." "As a child, Matthew Lim lived in a Malaysian village occupied by the Japanese. He and his beloved Ani wandered the jungle fringe under the terrifying pall of war. The aftermath of the occupation shattered their families, splitting the two apart until a brief reunion years later. But the secrets Matthew and Ani shared cast a shadow over his life that his daughter now desperately seeks to understand."
Dogs at the perimeter by Madeleine Thien( Book )

42 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Cambodia during the regime of the Khmer Rouge and in present day Montreal, Dogs at the Perimeter tells the story of Janie, who as a child experiences the terrible violence carried out by the Khmer Rouge and loses everything she holds dear. Three decades later, Janie has relocated to Montreal, although the scars of her past remain visible
Simple recipes : stories by Madeleine Thien( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and German and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Simple recipes -- Four days from Oregon -- Alchemy -- Dispatch -- House -- Bullet train -- A map of the city
Do not say we have nothing by Madeleine Thien( Recording )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations--those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution and their children, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square. At the center of this epic story are two young women, Marie and Ai-Ming. Through their relationship Marie strives to piece together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking answers in the fragile layers of their collective story. Her quest will unveil how Kai, her enigmatic father, a talented pianist, and Ai-Ming's father, the shy and brilliant composer, Sparrow, along with the violin prodigy Zhuli were forced to reimagine their artistic and private selves during China's political campaigns and how their fates reverberate through the years with lasting consequences
The Chinese violin by Madeleine Thien( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Chinese child immigrates to Canada with her father, and their hardship is relieved by the beautiful music of Chinese violins
The Chinese violin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl and her father leave everything familiar behind when they move to Canada from China. The only piece of home they bring with them is a Chinese violin. As they face the huge challenges of starting new lives in a new place, the music of the violin connects them to the life they left behind - and guides the girl to a musical future. The Chinese Violin is part of the NFB's Talespinners collection. Created for children aged five to nine, Talespinners uses vibrant animation to bring popular stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly : -- and more sing-along favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of musical stories full of toe-tapping fun. Find out what the old lady fit in her stomach. Fall in love with the frog ; learn to love this land, your land, and more
The Journey Prize stories( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now in its twenty-eighth year, the celebrated annual fiction collection showcasing the best stories by the best new writers in Canada, all contenders for the prestigious Writers' Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. The Journey Prize Stories showcase the best short stories published each year by some of Canada's most exciting new and emerging writers. The stories included in the anthology are contenders for the $10,000 Journey Prize, which is made possible by Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener's donation of Canadian royalties from his novel Journey. The three finalists, selected by a jury composed of writers Kate Cayley, Brian Francis, and Madeleine Thien, are: Charlie Fiset for "If I Ever See the Sun," Colette Langlois for "The Emigrants," and J.R. McConvey for "How The Grizzly Came to Hang in the Royal Oak Hotel." The 2016 winner will be announced by the Writers' Trust of Canada in November 2016"--Provided by publisher
A novel by Madeleine Thien( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of a cold Montreal winter, a Cambodian woman separates from her husband and son. She takes refuge in the apartment of her friend, until one day he disappears
Sag nicht, wir hätten gar nichts Roman by Madeleine Thien( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dogs at the perimeter by Madeleine Thien( Recording )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dogs at the Perimeter begins one winter when Janie, a researcher in Montreal, suddenly leaves her husband and young son. She retreats to the home of her friend and mentor, the neurologist Hiroji Matsui, who has mysteriously disappeared. Their friendship, and the world Janie begins to reclaim in the wake of Hiroji's disappearance, are the heart of the novel. Thirty years earlier, in 1975, Janie is a child in Cambodia. When the Khmer Rouge take control of the country, the fallen city of Phnom Penh is emptied. Together with her parents and her younger brother, Sopham, she is forced into the countryside. In the terror that follows, when to remember one's own past becomes a crime against the revolution, her father, a translator, is taken away, and gradually her mother weakens. Survival depends on escape, and ultimately Janie and Sopham must undertake a treacherous journey through the flooded caves at the border, across the sea, and toward a new existence. Now, as she moves among Hiroji's belongings, Janie salvages fragments of his past and, slowly, her own. Needing to find a truth she can be reconciled with, to make amends, she follows Hiroji's story to Southeast Asia where she believes he has gone in search of his brother, James, a Red Cross doctor who went missing in Cambodia many years earlier, and whose own story comes vividly, powerfully to life
Une recette toute simple : nouvelles by Madeleine Thien( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de nouvelles mettant en scène des enfants qui ont souffert du comportement des adultes dans leur enfance et qui conserveront cette blessure toute leur vie
Zekerheid by Madeleine Thien( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Door beschrijvingen van de belevenissen van allerlei mensen over de hele wereld vanaf het einde van de Tweede Wereldoorlog tot heden wordt een beeld geschetst van hun onderlinge band
Simple recipes by Madeleine Thien( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven stories in this haunting collection circle around and through the territory of family relationships - often within families that have splintered - and examine the experience of alienation, weaving in the conflict between generations and cultures
Certainty by Madeleine Thien( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her parents' hidden past in wartorn Asia continues to shadow Gail Lim's life. When she meets a man who was a war photographer in Jakarta, she is brought closer to the truth she's been seeking. This is a story of the legacies of loss, the dislocations of war, and the redemptive qualities of love. 2006
Vished by Madeleine Thien( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certitudine by Madeleine Thien( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talespinners collection : 8 animated tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[V. 1.] The Chinese Violin (8:21) A young girl and her father leave everything familiar behind when they move to Canada from China. The only piece of home they bring is a Chinese violin, which helps them face the challenges of starting new lives -- [v. 2.] Friends of Kwan Ming (6:51) Kwan Ming makes three friends on his journey from China to the New World. Once the men arrive, they finally find work, but Kwan Ming lets his friends have the best jobs. His generosity pays off when his friends come to his aid -- [v. 3.] From Far Away (6:39) Saoussan, a young girl, struggles to adjust to life in Canada after being uprooted from her wartorn homeland -- [v. 4.] Lights for Gita (7:25) Eight-year-old Gita can't wait to celebrate Divali, the Hindu festival of lights, in her new home. But Canada is nothing like India, and an ice storm threatens to ruin her plans for a party [v. 5] Roses Sing on New Snow (7:04) Maylin cooks mouth-watering meals at her father's restaurant in Chinatown, but her father and brothers take all the credit. When a dignitary from China visits and tastes one her dishes, Maylin finally earns recognition -- [v. 6.] Christopher Changes His Name (6:23) Christopher hates his name--it's just too common! He changes it to Tiger, then finds a better name. When he has trouble cashing a birthday cheque, he realizes how special his real name truly is -- [v. 7.] Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room! (6:58) Christopher is a terrific kid but he's messy! His shoes smell funky and his fish bowl stinks. The fish and the roaches hatch a plan -- [v. 8.] The Magic of Anansi (6:30) Anansi the spider is tired of being looked down on by all the jungle animals--especially Mr. Tiger. His wily schemes win him respect
No digáis que no tenemos nada by Madeleine Thien( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

En Canadá, en 1990, Marie, de diez años, y su madre acogen en su casa a una joven que ha huido de China después de las protestas de la Plaza de Tiananmen. Su nombre es Ai-ming. Ai-ming cuenta la historia de su familia en la China revolucionaria, desde las casas de té llenas de gente en los primeros días del ascenso del Presidente Mao, al conservatorio de Shanghái en los años 60 y los acontecimientos que llevaron a las manifestaciones de 1989 en Pekín. Es una historia de idealismo, música y violencia revolucionaria, en la que el tímido y brillante compositor Gorrión, la violinista prodigio Zhuli y el enigmático pianista Kai, unidos por su amor a la música clásica, luchan durante la incesante Revolución Cultural para permanecer fieles unos a otros y a la música, cuando la música que aman ha sido prohibida, sus instrumentos destrozados y su virtuosismo considerado como debilidad moral y traición al Pueblo. Escrita con exquisita sensibilidad, ingenio y complejidad moral, No digáis que no tenemos nada recrea uno de los regímenes políticos más significativos del siglo xx y su legado traumático, que todavía resuena para las nuevas generaciones. El resultado es una emocionante evocación del poder persuasivo de la revolución y sus efectos sobre la identidad nacional y de cada individuo a la vez que una meditación inolvidable. (Fuente: La casa del libro)
 
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Certainty : a novel
Alternative Names
Madeleine Thien Canadees auteur

Madeleine Thien écrivaine canadienne

Madeleine Thien escritora canadiense

Madeleine Thien Kanada kirjanik

Madeleine Thien kanadische Schriftstellerin

Madeleine Thienová

Thien, Madeleine

Тьен, Мадлен

טין, מדלן, 1974-

תיין, מדלן, 1974-

תין, מדלן, 1974-

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