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McEwan, Ian

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Atonement : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

294 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 8,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister, Cecilia, strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries and committed a crime that creates in her a sense of guilt that will color her entire life. Ian McEwan has in each of his novels drawn the reader brilliantly into the intimate lives and situations of his characters. But never before has he written on a canvas so large: taking the reader from a manor house in England in 1935, to the retreat to Dunkirk in 1941, to a London hospital soon after where the maimed, broken, and dying soldiers are shipped from the evacuation, to a reunion of the Tallis clan in 1999. Atonement is Ian McEwan's finest achievement. Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war. England and class, it is at its center a profound-and profoundly moving-exploration of shame and forgiveness, of atonement and the difficulty of absolution
Saturday : [a novel] by Ian McEwan( Book )

165 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 5,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the pen of a master-the #1 bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Atonement-comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man-a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before. On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne's day moves through the ordinary to the extraordinary. After an unusual sighting in the early morning sky, he makes his way to his regular squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug. To Perowne's professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him-with savage consequences that will lead Henry Perowne to deploy all his skills to keep his family alive
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan( Book )

145 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 4,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student who unexpectedly won her heart
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan( Book )

226 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 30 languages and held by 4,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the days that follow the funeral Clive & Vernon will make a pact that will have consequences neither has foreseen. Each will make a terrible moral decision, their friendship will be tested to its limits & Julian will be fighting for his political life
Sweet tooth : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

91 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 4,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1972. Britain is confronting economic disaster. The cultural cold war continues, the country is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism, and faces its fifth state of emergency. Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year as a student at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. Recruited into MI5 against a backdrop of the Cold War, Serena, a compulsive reader, is assigned to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer. England's legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named "sweet tooth". This 'secret mission' brings her into the literary world of writer Tom Haley. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one
Solar : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

117 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 4,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nobel prize-winning physicist Michael Beard's personal and professional lives begin to intersect in unexpected ways, an opportunity presents itself in the guise of an invitation to travel to New Mexico. Here is a chance for him to extricate himself from his marital problems, reinvigorate his career, and very possibly save the world from environmental disaster
The children act : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

81 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts. But Fiona's professional success belies domestic strife. Her husband, Jack, asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. His departure leaves her adrift, wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability; whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears. She decides to throw herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses. But Jack doesn't leave her thoughts, and the pressure to resolve the case--as well as her crumbling marriage--tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page"--
Enduring love : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

149 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homosexual attempts to lure a man away from his woman. It happens in England after the two men meet in a balloon accident. When the straight man declines the advances, the homosexual begins stalking him, contemplating ways to get rid of the woman. By the author of The Innocent
Nutshell : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

80 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home--a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse--but John's not here. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other
Atonement by Joe Wright( Visual )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Août 1935. Quand la jeune Briony âgée de treize ans surprend sa soeur aînée Cecilia dans les bras de Robbie, fils de domestique, sa réaction naïve face aux désirs des adultes va provoquer une tragédie et marquer à jamais le destin du jeune homme." [Source : jaquette]
The child in time by Ian McEwan( Book )

153 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: his only child, three-year-old Kate, is snatched from him in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realizes his daughter is gone. With extraordinary tenderness and insight, Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan takes us into the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie, on diverging paths as they each struggle with a grief that only seems to intensify with the passage of time. Eloquent and passionate, the novel concludes in a triumphant scene of love and hope
Black dogs by Ian McEwan( Book )

102 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Eastern Europe changes in 1989, Bernard Tremaine, a British political commentater and communist, takes stock of his life and his wife's conversion to spiritual faith
The cement garden by Ian McEwan( Book )

161 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tour de force of psychological unease, now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack, McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting or denying. "Possesses the suspense and chilling impact of Lord of the Flies."--Washington Post Book World
The comfort of strangers by Ian McEwan( Book )

142 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession
Atonement by Ian McEwan( Recording )

80 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1935, 13-year-old Briony Tallis wildly misinterprets the relationship between her sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner, childhood friends home from Cambridge. So when her young cousin is assaulted, Briony gives in to her hyperactive imagination and blames the atrocity on Robbie. It is a terrible decision that alters lives and fills Briony with an everlasting sense of guilt
The daydreamer by Ian McEwan( Book )

71 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imaginative ten-year-old boy, who is best understood by his family, recounts some of the adventures he has while daydreaming
First love, last rites by Ian McEwan( Book )

114 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taut, brooding, and densely atmospheric, this Somerset Maugham Award-winning collection of stories brought Ian McEwan instant recognition as one of today's most influential English writers. These tales horrify, but they are crafted with a lyricism and intensity that compel us to confront our secret kinship with the horrifying"--Amazon.com
In between the sheets, and other stories by Ian McEwan( Book )

90 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Call them transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of the psyche, the seven stories in this collection engage and implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. A two-timing pornographer becomes an unwilling object in the fantasies of one of his victims. A jaded millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress and plunges into a hell of jealousy and despair. And in the course of a weekend with his teenage daughter, a guilt-ridden father discovers the depths of his own blundering innocence.At once chilling and beguiling, and written in prose of lacerating beauty, In Between the Sheets is a tour de force by one of England's most acclaimed practitioners of literary unease
Solar by Ian McEwan( Recording )

42 editions published in 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Beard is fast approaching 60, a mere shell of the academic titan he once was. While his fifth marriage falls apart, Michael suddenly finds himself with an unexpected opportunity to reinvigorate his career and possibly save humankind from the growing threat of global warming
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan( Recording )

45 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around two newlyweds, Edward and Florence Mayhew both virgins who must struggle through their internal battles with sexual anxiety
 
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