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Shriver, Lionel

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Works: 71 works in 571 publications in 12 languages and 19,735 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Epistolary fiction  Tennis stories  Satire  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.H742, 813.54
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We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver( Book )
108 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,914 libraries worldwide
Eva never really wanted to be a mother and certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin's horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklyn
So much for that by Lionel Shriver( Book )
51 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,565 libraries worldwide
"A novel about a crumbling marriage resurrected in the face of illness, and a family's struggle to come to terms with disease, dying, and the cost of medical care in modern America"--Provided by publisher
The post-birthday world by Lionel Shriver( Book )
44 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,468 libraries worldwide
A tale told from the parallel perspectives of two possible timelines considers the life of American expatriate Irena McGovern, who in one reality stays faithful to her disciplined American intellectual partner, and in the other runs off with an exuberant British friend
Big brother : a novel by Lionel Shriver( Book )
28 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,094 libraries worldwide
When her massively overweight brother, a once slim, hip New York Jazz pianist, comes for a visit, Pandora is forced to choose between her exercise fanatic husband and her brother, who desperately needs her support in losing weight
The new republic : a novel by Lionel Shriver( Book )
25 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,518 libraries worldwide
Sent to a Portuguese backwater where a homegrown terrorist movement has recently emerged, foreign correspondent Edgar Kellogg hopes to make a name for himself, but soon discovers that things are not what they seem
Double fault : a novel by Lionel Shriver( Book )
27 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of a tennis romance. She is Willie, he is Eric and both are rising tennis stars, although she is the more famous of the two. But after they marry he overtakes her in fame, beating her on their first wedding anniversary, and after that the marriage goes downhill
So much for that by Lionel Shriver( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
Diagnosed with a grave illness, Shep's wife of 26 years desperately needs his health insurance. It soon becomes clear the health insurance company will only partially cover the staggering bills for her treatments and Shep's nest egg for retirement soon cracks under the financial strain
We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
Two years ago, Eva Khatchadourian's son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker, and a popular algebra teacher. Because he was only fifteen at the time of the killings, he received a lenient sentence and is now in a prison for young offenders in upstate New York. Telling the story of Kevin's upbringing, Eva addresses herself to her estranged husband through a series of letters
The female of the species by Lionel Shriver( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
"Still unattached and childless at fifty-nine, world-renowned anthropologist Gray Kaiser is seemingly invincible--and untouchable. Returning to make a documentary at the site of her first great triumph in Kenya, she is accompanied by her faithful middle-aged assistant, Errol McEchern, who has loved her for years in silence. When sexy young graduate assistant Raphael Sarasola arrives on the scene, Gray is captivated and falls hopelessly in love--before an amazed and injured Errol's eyes..."--p.[4] of cover
A perfectly good family by Lionel Shriver( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 libraries worldwide
"Following the death of her worthy liberal parents, Corlis McCrea moves back into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all three siblings. Her timid younger brother has never left home. When her bullying black-sheep older brother moves into "his" house as well, it's war. Each heir wants the house. Yet to buy the other out, two siblings must team against one. Just as in girlhood, Corlis is torn between allying with the decent but fearful youngest and the iconoclastic eldest, who covets his legacy to destroy it. A Perfectly Good Family is a stunning examination of inheritance, literal and psychological: what we take from our parents, what we discard, and what we are stuck with, like it or not"--P. [4] of cover
The new republic a novel by Lionel Shriver( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
Edgar Kellogg has always yearned to be popular. When he's offered the post of foreign correspondent in a Portuguese backwater that has sprouted a homegrown terrorist movement, Edgar recognizes the disappeared larger-than-life reporter he's been sent to replace, Barrington Saddler, as exactly the outsize character he longs to emulate. Infuriatingly, all his fellow journalists cannot stop talking about the beloved "Bear," who is no longer lighting up their work lives. Yet all is not as it appears. Os Soldados Ousados de Barba have been blowing up the world for years to win independence for a province so dismal, backward, and windblown that you couldn't give the rat hole away. So why, with Barrington vanished, do terrorist incidents claimed by the "SOB" suddenly dry up?
Checker and the Derailleurs : a novel by Lionel Shriver( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Beautiful and charismatic, nineteen-year-old Checker Secretti is the most gifted and original drummer that the club-goers of Astoria, Queens, have ever heard. When he plays, conundrums seem to solve themselves, brilliant thoughts spring to mind, and couples fall in love. The members of his band, The Derailleurs, are passionately devoted to their guiding spirit, as are all who fall under Checker's spell. But when another drummer, Eaton Striker, hears the prodigy play, he is pulled inexorably into Checker's orbit by a powerful combination of envy and admiration. Soon The Derailleurs, too, are torn apart by latent jealousies that Eaton does his utmost to bring alive
Game control by Lionel Shriver( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
"Eleanor Merritt, a do-gooding American family-planning worker, was drawn to Kenya to improve the lot of the poor. Unnervingly, she finds herself falling in love with the beguiling Calvin Piper despite, or perhaps because of, his misanthropic theories about population control and the future of the human race. Surely, Calvin whispers seductively in Eleanor's ear, if the poor are a responsibility they are also an imposition. Set against the vivid backdrop of shambolic modern-day Africa-- a continent now primarily populated with wildlife of the two-legged sort-- Lionel Shriver's Game Control is a wry, grimly comic tale of bad ideas and good intentions. With a deft, droll touch, Shriver highlights the hypocrisy of lofty intellectuals who would "save" humanity but who don't like people"--P. [4] of cover
The bleeding heart by Lionel Shriver( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
We need to talk about Kevin by Lynne Ramsay( visu )
33 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Een moeder kampt met gevoelens van verdriet en verantwoordelijkheid als haar vijftienjarige zoon een verschrikkelijke daad heeft begaan
Big brother by Lionel Shriver( file )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
When her massively overweight brother, a once slim, hip New York Jazz pianist, comes for a visit, Pandora is forced to choose between her exercise fanatic husband and her brother, who desperately needs her support in losing weight
A perfectly good family by Lionel Shriver( file )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Following the death of her worthy liberal parents, Corlis McCrea moves back into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all three siblings. Her timid younger brother has never left home. When her bullying black-sheep older brother moves into "his" house as well, it's war. Each heir wants the house. Yet to buy the other out, two siblings must team against one. Just as in girlhood, Corlis is torn between allying with the decent but fearful youngest and the iconoclastic eldest, who covets his legacy to destroy it
The post-birthday world by Lionel Shriver( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Children's book illustrator Irina McGovern enjoys a quiet and settled life in London with her partner, fellow American expatriate Lawrence Trainer, a smart, loyal, disciplined intellectual at a prestigious think tank. To their small circle of friends, their relationship is rock solid. Until the night Irina unaccountably finds herself dying to kiss another man: their old friend from South London, the stylish, extravagant, passionate top-ranking snooker player Ramsey Acton
Game control by Lionel Shriver( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
"Eleanor Merritt, a do-gooding American family-planning worker, was drawn to Kenya to improve the lot of the poor. Unnervingly, she finds herself falling in love with the beguiling Calvin Piper despite, or perhaps because of, his misanthropic theories about population control and the future of the human race. Surely, Calvin whispers seductively in Eleanor's ear, if the poor are a responsibility they are also an imposition. Set against the vivid backdrop of shambolic modern-day Africa-- a continent now primarily populated with wildlife of the two-legged sort-- Lionel Shriver's Game Control is a wry, grimly comic tale of bad ideas and good intentions. With a deft, droll touch, Shriver highlights the hypocrisy of lofty intellectuals who would "save" humanity but who don't like people"-- cover
Checker and the derailleurs a novel by Lionel Shriver( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Beautiful and charismatic, nineteen-year-old Checker Secretti is the most gifted and original drummer that the club-goers of Astoria, Queens, have ever heard. When he plays, conundrums seem to solve themselves, brilliant thoughts spring to mind, and couples fall in love. The members of his band, The Derailleurs, are passionately devoted to their guiding spirit, as are all who fall under Checker's spell. But when another drummer, Eaton Striker, hears the prodigy play, he is pulled inexorably into Checker's orbit by a powerful combination of envy and admiration. Soon The Derailleurs, too, are torn apart by latent jealousies that Eaton does his utmost to bring alive
 
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Alternative Names
Shriver, Lionel
Shriver , Margaret Ann
Shriver, Margaret Ann 1957-
שריבר, ליונל
שרייבער, ליונל
שרייבר, ליונל
シュライヴァー, ライオネル
Languages
English (399)
Spanish (16)
French (13)
Dutch (12)
Italian (5)
Polish (5)
Chinese (4)
German (3)
Danish (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
Finnish (2)
Korean (1)
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