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Janeway, Carol Brown

Works: 36 works in 202 publications in 3 languages and 15,812 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Love stories  Short stories  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographical fiction  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Other
Classifications: PT2680.L54, 833.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carol Brown Janeway
The reader by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

52 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and German and held by 4,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schoolboy Michael Berg, 15, meets an older woman and they have an affair, which she breaks off and disappears. Seven years later Berg, now a law student attending a trial, sees her in the dock, accused in a crime dating back to World War II and the death camp at Auschwitz. By a German writer
Embers by Sndor Mrai( Book )

16 editions published between 1942 and 2003 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a secluded woodland castle, an old General prepares to receive a rare visitor, a man who was once his closest friend but whom he has not seen in forty-one years. Over the ensuing hours host and guest will fight a duel of words and silences, accusations and evasions. They will exhume the memory of their friendship and that of the General's beautiful long-dead wife. And they will return to the time the three of them last sat together following a hunt in the nearby forest- a hunt in which no game was taken but during which something was lost forever
The reader by Bernhard Schlink( Recording )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former lover of a German attorney refuses to defend herself when she is accused of a hideous crime. The attorney gradually realizes that the woman may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder
Measuring the world by Daniel Kehlmann( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world, as Alexander von Humboldt journeys to unexplored regions of the planet, and Carl Friedrich Gauss uses his mathematical skills to solve some of the greatest puzzles of his age
Fame : a novel in nine episodes by Daniel Kehlmann( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man buys a mobile phone and starts receiving calls intended for someone else. After some initial hesitation, he begins to play with his new identity. From one day to the next, an actor's phone falls dead silent, as though someone had stolen his life. A writer takes a pair of trips with a woman whose worst fear is to end up in one of his works. A somewhat confused Internet blogger wants nothing more than to become a character in a novel. A detective-story writer goes missing while on a journey through Central Asia, a fictional old woman on her deathbed quarrels with the writer who created her, and a managing director at a mobile phone company goes crazy trying to manage his double life with two women
Crazy by Benjamin Lebert( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern autobiographical coming-of-age novel written when the author was sixteen-years-old. Benni, the protagonist, is partially paralyzed and a serial failure (he's been kicked out of four boarding schools in his short life and has just entered his fifth). So he's a little odd, but he's cool and he finds other strange boys to hang with. Together they set out to experience what they can: girls, booze, sex, philosophy, drugs, sex, books, music, sex₆pretty much everything whatever. For young adult
Summer lies by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conversation between strangers on a long-haul flight will change lives for ever; one night in Baden-Baden will threaten to tear a couple apart; a meeting with an ex-lover will give a divorcee a second chance; holiday lovers will struggle in the harsh reality of daily routine...As Schlink's characters navigate their lives, we discover the many faces of love: the small betrayals, hidden truths and abiding affections. In Schlink's trademark spare prose, we come face to face with the desires and jealousies that define our daily lives, with the fragility of happiness and with the abiding possibility of hope. Tender yet unsentimental, achingly personal yet utterly universal, SUMMER LIES asks what it means to love, to deceive and, ultimately, to be human
The storm by Margriet de Moor( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of January 31, 1953, a mountain of water, literally piled up out of the sea by a freak winter hurricane, swept down on the Netherlands, demolishing the dikes protecting the country and wiping a quarter of its landmass from the map. It was the worst natural disaster to strike the Netherlands in three hundred years. The author interweaves the stories of two sister, deftly alternating between the cataclysm and the long years of its grief-strewn aftermath
F : a novel by Daniel Kehlmann( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having a profound experience on a hypnotist's stage in spite of not believing in magic, Arthur abruptly abandons his family in the middle of the night and becomes a famous author while his sons grow into men shaped by loss and doubt
Lost by Hans Ulrich Treichel( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ordinary German family flees from the advancing Russian army in 1945 to start over: but in the refugee trek west there was a victim--their firstborn son, Arnold. The little brother soon discovers that finding lost Arnold is his parent's dream--and his own nightmare
Crime : stories by Ferdinand von Schirach( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine stories features a coolly intelligent protagonist who makes compassionate observations about such characters as an abused small-town doctor, a pair of privileged but neglected siblings, and the card-playing youngest member of a family of petty criminals
Me and Kaminski by Daniel Kehlmann( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the internationally bestselling author comes a provocative and wickedly funny novel about two unpredictable men--one an artist and the other a journalist--who together embark on an unexpected adventure with uproarious results
Yosl Rakover talks to God by Zvi Kolitz( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the German tanks destroy the Warsaw Ghetto, one of the few remaining fighters, Yosl Rakover, writes out his last words to God, seals the text in a glass bottle, and thrusts it into the rubble before preparing to die. The text surfaces in Europe in the 1950s, is passed from hand to hand, is broadcast on Radio Berlin where it is acclaimed by Thomas Mann as a religious masterpiece, is anthologized and translated into many languages."--Jacket
Desolation : [a novel] by Yasmina Reza( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old man reflecting upon his life, marriages, friendships, love affairs, and the enragingly separate existence of his spoiled and lost only son
Mrs. Sartoris by Elke Schmitter( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international sensation, Elke Schmitter's explosive debut novel presents a modern-day twist on Madame Bovary. Margarethe can remember very clearly the last time she was happy: she was eighteen, prized for her beauty, and swept off her feet by her wealthy, dashing boyfriend. Then he left her. For the last twenty years she has lived in a provincial German town with her dependable husband, her self-directed daughter, and her adoring mother-in-law. Her life has been one of numbing predictability'until she meets Michael, a married man who stirs her from her resignation, delivering her to heights of rapture only to ignite far more destructive passions. An erotic, psychologically charged thriller narrated with chilling dispassion, Mrs. Sartoris opens a bracing portal onto obsession and the crucible of love. From the Trade Paperback edition
Measuring the world [a novel] by Daniel Kehlmann( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the 18th century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, Alexander von Humboldt, fought his way through jungles and across the steppes. The other, mathematician and astronomer Carl Friedrich Gauss, stayed at home in Gottingen, and proved that space is curved. In "Measuring the world", acclaimed German author Daniel Kehlmann reinterprets one of the most amazing en counters that cultural history has to offer: in 1828 Humboldt met the mathematician and astronomer Gauss during a conference in Berlin. One of them had traveled the whole globe, while the other had remained in a small German town to study, but, they had one thing in common: they both wanted to understand and measure the world in their own manner. With imagination and a great deal of humor, Daniel Kehlmann depicts the lives of two geniuses, their longings and their weaknesses, their balancing act between loneliness and love, absurdity and greatness, failure and success
Embers by Sndor Mrai( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old General and a friend he hasn't seen in 41 years, meet to come to truth about the moment that changed their relationship forever
Crime by Ferdinand von Schirach( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A nameless lawyer invites us to read an extraordinary dossier of violent and unspeakable acts. All the crimes have one thing in common: the guilty are never convicted in a court of law. But however heinous the crime, the narrator shows how the human circumstances behind events can tell a different story."--Back cover
F : a novel by Daniel Kehlmann( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family. Faith. Fraud. Fate. Fiction. --F. Never believing in magic, when Arthur Friedland is called onstage for a hypnotist's act, his life changes: he empties his family's bank account and leaves his three sons to fend for themselves as he goes off to write internationally lauded novels. Years later, his sons--Martin, a priest; Eric, an investment banker; and Ivan, an artist in crisis--are forced to come to terms with who they are in the world and how a fateful day--and their father's novelistic influence--unravels their world even further
Guilt : stories by Ferdinand von Schirach( Book )

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

On a sweltering day in August, a small town drunkenly celebrates its six-hundredth anniversary with a funfair when an anonymous tip leads police to find a young woman brutally beaten, raped, and thrown under the floorboards of the very stage on which her attackers had just played a polka. An eight-member brass band composed of respectable family men with respectable day jobs is charged with the crime. A neophyte defense lawyer, still wet behind the ears and breaking in his attache case, takes on the trial, only to lose his innocence in the process
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.16 for The reader ... to 0.73 for Mrs. Sarto ...)

The reader
Alternative Names
Brown, Carol Janet

Brown Janeway, Carol

Carol Brown Janeway British editor and translator

Janeway, Carol

Janeway, Carol B.

EmbersThe readerMeasuring the worldFame : a novel in nine episodesCrazyThe stormLostCrime : stories