WorldCat Identities

Hall, Louisa 1982-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 57 publications in 2 languages and 2,132 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Science fiction  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epistolary fiction 
Roles: Author, Signer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Louisa Hall
Speak by Louisa Hall( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Puritan woman travels to the New World with her unwanted new husband. Alan Turing, the renowned mathematician and code breaker, writes letters to his best friend's mother. A Jewish refugee and professor of computer science struggles to reconnect with his increasingly detached wife. An isolated and traumatized young girl exchanges messages with an intelligent software program. A former Silicon Valley Wunderkind is imprisoned for creating illegal lifelike dolls. Each of these characters is attempting to communicate across gaps -- to estranged spouses, lost friends, future readers, or a computer program that may or may not understand them
The carriage house : a novel by Louisa Hall( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After their wealthy father awakens from a stroke to find them less extraordinary than he remembered, three former tennis champion daughters resolve to prove themselves by fixing up a carriage house their grandfather built
Speak : a novel by Louisa Hall( Recording )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thoughtful, poignant novel that explores the creation of Artificial Intelligence?illuminating the very human need for communication, connection, and understanding. In a narrative that spans geography and time, from the Atlantic Ocean in the seventeenth century, to a correctional institute in Texas in the near future, and told from the perspectives of five very different characters, Speak considers what it means to be human, and what it means to be less than fully alive. A young Puritan woman travels to the New World with her unwanted new husband. Alan Turing, the renowned mathematician and code breaker, writes letters to his best friend's mother. A Jewish refugee and professor of computer science struggles to reconnect with his increasingly detached wife. An isolated and traumatized young girl exchanges messages with an intelligent software program. A former Silicon Valley Wunderkind is imprisoned for creating illegal lifelike dolls. Each of these characters is attempting to communicate across gaps?to estranged spouses, lost friends, future readers, or a computer program that may or may not understand them. In dazzling and electrifying prose, Louisa Hall explores how the chasm between computer and human?shrinking rapidly with today's technological advances?echoes the gaps that exist between ordinary people. Though each speaks from a distinct place and moment in time, all five characters share the need to express themselves while simultaneously wondering if they will ever be heard, or understood
A novel by Louisa Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' is brought into the 21st century by Louisa Hall in a novel of family and forgiveness, set in contemporary suburban America. Elizabeth, Diana and Izzy, are three sisters who have lived a privileged life in suburban America. But the idyllic facade masks a family who is in turmoil
Trinity : a novel by Louisa Hall( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the acclaimed author of Speak comes a kaleidoscopic novel about Robert Oppenheimer--father of the atomic bomb--as told by seven fictional characters J. Robert Oppenheimer was a brilliant scientist, a champion of liberal causes, and a complex and often contradictory character. He loyally protected his Communist friends, only to later betray them under questioning. He repeatedly lied about love affairs. And he defended the use of the atomic bomb he helped create, before ultimately lobbying against nuclear proliferation. Through narratives that cross time and space, a set of characters bears witness to the life of Oppenheimer, from a secret service agent who tailed him in San Francisco, to the young lover of a colleague in Los Alamos, to a woman fleeing McCarthyism who knew him on St. John. As these men and women fall into the orbit of a brilliant but mercurial mind at work, all consider his complicated legacy while also uncovering deep and often unsettling truths about their own lives. In this stunning, elliptical novel, Louisa Hall has crafted a breathtaking and explosive story about the ability of the human mind to believe what it wants, about public and private tragedy, and about power and guilt. Blending science with literature and fiction with biography,Trinity asks searing questions about what it means to truly know someone, and about the secrets we keep from the world and from ourselves"--
The carriage house : a novel by Louisa Hall( Recording )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After their wealthy father awakens from a stroke to find them less extraordinary than he remembered, three former tennis champion daughters resolve to prove themselves by fixing up a carriage house their grandfather built
Joanna of Naples by Louisa J Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms of release : the escape poetry of Hester Pulter, Anne Bradstreet, Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost by Louisa Hall( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The four poets in this dissertation--Hester Pulter, Anne Bradstreet, Thomas Hardy, and Robert Frost--write poems that resist domestic confinement. In these poems, houses become prisons from which the poet must enact an escape. Pulter, Bradstreet, Hardy and Frost--writers drawn from two sides of the Atlantic and two different centuries--are nevertheless linked by the urge to create poems that will provide doorways to less confined states of existence. They are also linked by the formal strategies they use for the attainment of such poetic release, and by the scale of their rebellion against enclosing structures. All four poets make claustrophobic domestic spaces the topic of their poetry, but rather than writing their objections into the unbounded space of free verse, they mimic the confinement of small rooms in the restrained dimensions of their poems. Rather than discard the enclosure of poetry, they accept its confinement. Their forms of release, then, are more pointed; they emerge at brief instances, as opposed to making wholesale departures. Instead of using their poems to create boundless spaces, unrestricted by walls and ceilings and floors, they use their poems to create rooms similar to those occupied by their personae. In poems such as these, poetic freedom is less absolute than relative to the extent of confinement, and it is made sweeter by the awareness of inescapable limits
200 years of the visual arts in North Carolina : North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 12 September - 24 October 1976( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

MAN'S LIFE by Louisa Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seamus Heaney's poetry of identification by Louisa Hall( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Louisa Hall American writer and squash player

Louisa Hall Amerikaans squasher

Languages
English (55)

French (2)