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Boo, Katherine

Overview
Works: 16 works in 78 publications in 11 languages and 5,236 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction 
Classifications: HV4140.M86, 305.5690954792
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Most widely held works by Katherine Boo
Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo ( Book )
41 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 4,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work of narrative nonfiction tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In it, based on three years of reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. The events recounted are real, as are all the names. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter, Annawadi's "most-everything girl," will soon become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times they call "the full enjoy." But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed. And so, too, are the imaginations and courage of the people of Annawadi
Behind the beautiful forevers life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity by Katherine Boo ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annawadi is a settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are filled with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal
Een beter bestaan : leven in de sloppen van Mumbai by Katherine Boo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reportage over het leven in de sloppenwijk Annawadi bij de luchthaven van Mumbai (Bombay)
Mei hao yong yuan de bei hou : xie zhu " mei hao yong yuan " de ji chang bian qiang bei hou zheng shang yan zhu zhong duo bu mei hao de gu shi by Katherine Boo ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annawadi, oder, Der Traum von einem anderen Leben by Katherine Boo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bag det evigt smukke by Katherine Boo ( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Danish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annawadi : vie, mort et espoir dans un bidonville de Mumbai by Katherine Boo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zawsze piękne : życie, śmierć i nadzieja w slumsach Bombaju by Katherine Boo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work of narrative nonfiction tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In it, based on three years of reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. The events recounted are real, as are all the names. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter, Annawadi's "most-everything girl," will soon become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times they call "the full enjoy." But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed. And so, too, are the imaginations and courage of the people of Annawadi
Belle per sempre by Katherine Boo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un maravilloso porvenir : vida, muerte y esperanza en los suburbios de Bombay by Katherine Boo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Itsumademo utsukushiku : indo munbai no suramu ni ikiru hitobito by Katherine Boo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Helping youth decide : a workshop guide by Donna Marie Duquette ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Me-aḥore ha-yafim la-netsaḥ by Katrerine Boo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Charlie Rose ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Interviews with Charles Murray; Robert Harris; Katherine Boo
Mei hao yong yuan de bei hou by Katherine Boo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Boo, Kate
Boo, Kate, 1964-
Boo, Katherine J., 1964-
Languages
English (59)
Chinese (4)
Danish (4)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Polish (2)
German (1)
French (1)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)