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Shriver, Lionel

Overview
Works: 64 works in 608 publications in 17 languages and 19,500 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Epistolary fiction  Fiction  Tennis stories  Satire 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Creator, Narrator
Classifications: PS3569.H742, 813.54
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We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver( Book )
133 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,391 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
The post-birthday world by Lionel Shriver( Book )
55 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,357 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
So much for that by Lionel Shriver( Book )
58 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,295 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
Big brother : a novel by Lionel Shriver( Book )
39 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,055 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 Dutch and held by 1,406 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 951 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 561 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 480 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. Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become, she confesses to a deep, long-standing ambivalence about both motherhood in general and Kevin in particular. How much is her fault
The female of the species by Lionel Shriver( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 477 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 ..."--Page 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 408 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"--Page 4 of cover
Checker and the Derailleurs : a novel by Lionel Shriver( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
From the Orange Prize winning author of We Need to Talk About Kevin this is a novel about what it takes to make it in music. How charisma is worth its weight in gold. And how jealously can grow until it has eaten away at a musician's heart. He has that thing that they'd all pay for but can't buy: on stage and off, the 19-year-old rock drummer Checker Secretti is electric. When he plays with his band The Derailleurs, the natives of Astoria, Queens clamour for a piece of him. But charisma comes at a price. A Salieri to Checker's Mozart, the fiercely envious fellow drummer Eaton Striker is eager to sow discord among the Derailleurs, that he might replace the exasperatingly popular goody-goody in the close-knit neighbourhood's affections. An examination of the passion, the jealousy and the friendship of young musicians trying to break out, Checker and The Derailleurs is also about cycling, rock lyrics, glass blowing, the marriage of convenience, and-most of all-the mystery of joy
We need to talk about Kevin by Lynne Ramsay( visu )
34 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 317 libraries worldwide
This thriller explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son
The bleeding heart by Lionel Shriver( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
The new republic a novel by Lionel Shriver( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 311 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
Game control by Lionel Shriver( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 310 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"--Page 4 of cover
Big brother by Lionel Shriver( file )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 205 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 )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 143 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
Mr. Bridge by Evan S Connell( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Portret van een geslaagd jurist uit Kansas City in de jaren dertig van de twintigste eeuw, een toonbeeld van fatsoen en gezond verstand
The post-birthday world by Lionel Shriver( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 111 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
Ordinary decent criminals by Lionel Shriver( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
For ten years, Estrin Lancaster has fled Philadelphia. From the Philippines to Berlin, she's been a traveler without a destination, an expatriate without a motherland. In each of the cities Estrin favors, she manages an apartment, a job, a lover, and she never tarries past the first signs of ennui. Her latest destination is Belfast, in Northern Ireland. After twenty years of ritualized violence, this city too is exhausted--a town where when one more bomb explodes in the city center, old ladies blow the dust off their treacle cakes and count their change. Here the lanky and spiteful Farrell O'Phelan, former purveyor of his own bomb-disposal service, technically Catholic but everyone's aggravation, wrangles through the maze of factions in the North by despising every side. Farrell's affair with the curious Estrin is nonetheless a meeting of two loners; like hers, Farrell's marathoning around the planet has become a running in place. In deadlocked Northern Ireland, it has become harder and harder to believe that anything is happening at all.--
 
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Alternative Names
Lionel Shriver US-amerikanische Autorin
Shriver, Lionel
Shriver , Margaret Ann
Shriver, Margaret Ann 1957-
ליונל שרייבר
שריבר, ליונל
שרייבער, ליונל
שרייבר, ליונל
لیونل شریور ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی
シュライヴァー, ライオネル
蘭諾·絲薇佛
Languages
English (396)
German (35)
French (20)
Spanish (20)
Dutch (16)
Italian (7)
Polish (5)
Hebrew (4)
Russian (3)
Finnish (2)
Swedish (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
Danish (2)
Korean (1)
Slovenian (1)
Catalan (1)
Czech (1)
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