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Shriver, Lionel

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Works: 101 works in 923 publications in 19 languages and 22,888 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Epistolary fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Short stories  Tennis stories  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Interviewee, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.H742, 813.54
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We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver( Book )
182 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 3,884 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 )
77 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,512 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 )
77 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,342 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 )
55 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,251 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 Mandibles : a family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver( Book )
40 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,765 libraries worldwide
It is 2029. The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune filtering down when their 97-year-old patriarch dies. Yet America's soaring national debt has grown so enormous that it can never be repaid. Under siege from an upstart international currency, the dollar is in meltdown. A bloodless world war will wipe out the savings of millions of American families. Their inheritance turned to ash, each family member must contend with disappointment, but also -- as the effects of the downturn start to hit -- the challenge of sheer survival. Recently affluent Avery is petulant that she can't buy olive oil, while her sister Florence is forced to absorb strays into her increasingly cramped household. As their father Carter fumes at having to care for his demented stepmother now that a nursing home is too expensive, his sister Nollie, an expat author, returns from abroad at 73 to a country that's unrecognizable. Perhaps only Florence's oddball teenage son Willing, an economics autodidact, can save this formerly august American family from the streets. This is not science fiction. This is a frightening, fascinating, scabrously funny glimpse into the decline that may await the United States all too soon, from the pen of perhaps the most consistently perceptive and topical author of our times
The new republic : a novel by Lionel Shriver( Book )
28 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,449 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 )
37 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 982 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
Property : stories between two novellas by Lionel Shriver( Book )
5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
"Ten short stories and two novellas that explores the idea of property in every meaning of the word ... These pieces illustrate how our possessions act as proxies for ourselves, and how tussles over ownership articulate the power dynamics of our relationships"--Amazon.com
The female of the species by Lionel Shriver( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 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. As he follows the progress of their affair with jealous fascination, Errol watches helplessly from the sidelines as a proud and fierce woman is reduced to miserable dependence through subtle, cruel, and calculating manipulation." --
So much for that by Lionel Shriver( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 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 )
28 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 477 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
A perfectly good family by Lionel Shriver( Book )
27 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 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 )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 389 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."--Publisher
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
"The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories range in setting from Japan at the outset of World War II to a remote cabin in the woods of Wyoming, and the characters that inhabit them range from a misanthropic survivor of an apocalyptic flood to a unicorn hidden in a suburban house. Whether fantastical or realistic, gothic or lyrical, the stories here are uniformly breathtaking. They are accompanied by the editor's introduction, essays from the eminent jurors on their favorites, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines"--
Game control by Lionel Shriver( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 339 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
We need to talk about Kevin by Lynne Ramsay( visu )
46 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined
The new republic : a novel by Lionel Shriver( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 298 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
The bleeding heart by Lionel Shriver( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 292 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 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 in which if 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 like running in place. In deadlocked Northern Ireland, it has become harder and harder to believe that anything is happening at all
Big brother by Lionel Shriver( file )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 220 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 Mandibles : a family 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
With dry wit and psychological acuity, this near-future novel explores the aftershocks of an economically devastating US sovereign debt default on four generations of a once-prosperous American family. Down-to-earth and perfectly realistic in scale, this is not an over-the-top Blade Runner tale. It is not science fiction.In 2029, the United States is engaged in a bloodless world war that will wipe out the savings of millions of American families. Overnight, on the international currency exchange, the "almighty dollar" plummets in value, to be replaced by a new global currency, the "bancor." In retaliation, the president declares that America will default on its loans. "Deadbeat Nation" being unable to borrow, the government prints money to cover its bills. What little remains to savers is rapidly eaten away by runaway inflation.The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune filtering down when their ninety-seven-year-old patriarch dies. Once the inheritance turns to ash, each family member must contend with disappointment, but also--as the US economy spirals into dysfunction--the challenge of sheer survival.Recently affluent, Avery is petulant that she can't buy olive oil, while her sister, Florence, absorbs strays into her cramped household. An expat author, their aunt, Nollie, returns from abroad at seventy-three to a country that's unrecognizable. Her brother, Carter, fumes at caring for their demented stepmother, now that an assisted living facility isn't affordable. Only Florence's oddball teenage son, Willing, an economics autodidact, will save this formerly august American family from the streets.The Mandibles is about money. Thus it is necessarily about bitterness, rivalry, and selfishness--but also about surreal generosity, sacrifice, and transformative adaptation to changing circumstances
 
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Alternative Names
Lionel Shriver American writer
Lionel Shriver Amerikaans journaliste
Lionel Shriver écrivaine américaine
Lionel Shriver escritora estadounidense
Lionel Shriver US-amerikanische Autorin
Lionel Shriver yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija
Shriver, Lionel
Shriver , Margaret Ann
Shriver, Margaret Ann 1957-
ליונל שרייבר סופרת אמריקאית
שריבר, ליונל
שרייבער, ליונל
שרייבר, ליונל
شرايفر، مارجريت آن، 1957-
ليونيل شرايفر، 1957-
لیونل شریور ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی
슈라이버, 라이오넬 1957-
シュライヴァー, ライオネル
ライオネル・シュライヴァー
蘭諾·絲薇佛
Languages
English (536)
German (41)
Spanish (32)
French (31)
Dutch (17)
Swedish (12)
Italian (10)
Chinese (5)
Polish (5)
Hebrew (5)
Russian (4)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
Finnish (2)
Danish (2)
Korean (1)
Slovenian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Catalan (1)
Czech (1)
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