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Straus, Peter 1960-

Works: 494 works in 748 publications in 17 languages and 1,338 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Paranormal fiction  Drama  Bildungsromans 
Classifications: PR6068.U757, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Peter Straus
The gathering by Anne Enright( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him - something that happened in their grandmother's house in the winter of 1968. As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations, she shows how memories warp and secrets fester."--Jacket
The white tiger : a novel by Aravind Adiga( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balram Halwai tells us the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life--having nothing but his own wits to help him along
The story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel set in Ireland in the 1920s charts the progress of a young girl whose entire life seems to be falling apart when the threat of arson drives the family from their country home
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 10 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the affairs of his dead wife, a British publisher discovers compromising pictures of the foreign secretary who was her lover. An opportunity for revenge on both the political and personal level
Chatterton by Peter Ackroyd( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young poet and an elderly novelist engage the mystery of Thomas Chatterton by trying to decode the clues found in an old manuscript, only to discover that their investigation discloses other riddles for which there are no solutions
Moon tiger by Penelope Lively( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudia, a best-selling writer, recalls her life of adventure as a newspaper correspondent, novelist, lover, and mother, while the people close to her file past her hospital bed
Last orders by Graham Swift( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England three working-class buddies, united by pub-drinking and World War II experiences, drive the ashes of the fourth to the sea. In the process emerge the lives of four families and the reason no wife came. By the author of Ever After
The great fire by Jim Murphy( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, [the author] constructs a ... narrative that recreates the events ... And finally, he reveals how, even in a time of deepest despair, the human spirit triumphed, as the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again.-Dust jacket
John Fowles : the collection ; books from the library of John Fowles by Charles Cox (Firm)( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar & Lucinda by Peter Carey( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent--a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms--could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions of the Divine become allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex. And only the prodigious imagination of Peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback
The Sirian experiments : the report by Ambien II, of the five by Doris Lessing( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the story of the education of a woman, Ambien II, who is one of the extremely long-lived administrators of the Sirian Empire
The god of small things by Arundhati Roy( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncorrected computer printout typescript of the novel, preceded by a title page, copyright notice, quote, and table of contents
Disgrace by J. M Coetzee( Book )

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

"David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, is a scholar fallen into disgrace. After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, he has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry - willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to an isolated smallholding owned by his daughter Lucy." "For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rhythms of the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. He helps with the dogs in the kennels, takes produce to market, and assists with treating injured animals at a nearby refuge." "But the balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship."--Jacket
Midnight's children : [a novel] by Salman Rushdie( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in 6 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Saleem Sinal, born precisely at midnight, August 15, 1947, the moment India became independent. Saleem's life parallels the history of his nation
On beauty : a novel by Zadie Smith( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering professor at Wellington, a liberal New England arts college. He has been married for thirty years to Kiki, an American woman who no longer resembles the sexy activist she once was. Their three children passionately pursue their own paths: Levi quests after authentic blackness, Zora believes that intellectuals can redeem everybody, and Jerome struggles to be a believer in a family of strict atheists. Faced with the oppressive enthusiasms of his children, Howard feels that the first two acts of his life are over and he has no clear plans for the finale. Or the encore. Then Jerome, Howard's older son, falls for Victoria, the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps, and the two families find themselves thrown together in a beautiful corner of America, enacting a cultural and personal war against the background of real wars that they barely register. An infidelity, a death, and a legacy set in motion a chain of events that sees all parties forced to examine the unarticulated assumptions which underpin their lives. How do you choose the work on which to spend your life? Why do you love the people you love? Do you really believe what you claim to? And what is the beautiful thing, and how far will you go to get it? Set on both sides of the Atlantic, Zadie Smith's third novel is a brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, intersections of the personal and political, and an honest look at people's deceptions. It is also, as you might expect, very funny indeed
Headlong : a novel by Michael Frayn( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invited to assess some old paintings, a young art historian is convinced that one of them is a lost work by Breugel. He risks everything he has in his efforts to establish its provenance and then trick it from its owner
Haroun and the sea of stories by Salman Rushdie( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Czech and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of The Satanic Verses returns with his most humorous and accessible novel yet. This is the story of Haroun, a 12-year-old boy whose father Rashid is the greatest storyteller in a city so sad that it has forgotten its name. When the gift of gab suddenly deserts Rashid, Haroun sets out on an adventure to rescue his print
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