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Grant, Linda 1951-

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Works: 88 works in 324 publications in 11 languages and 8,433 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Textbooks  Self-instruction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6057.R316, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Linda Grant
The clothes on their backs : a novel by Linda Grant( Book )
34 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,582 libraries worldwide
In a red brick mansion block off the Marylebone Road, Vivien, a sensitive, bookish girl grows up sealed off from both past and present by her timid refugee parents. Then one morning a glamorous uncle appears, dressed in a mohair suit, with a diamond watch on his wrist and a girl in a leopard-skin hat on his arm. Why is Uncle Sandor so violently unwelcome in her parents' home? This is a novel about survival - both banal and heroic - and a young woman who discovers the complications, even betrayals, that inevitably accompany the fierce desire to live. Set against the backdrop of a London from the 1950s to the present day, The Clothes on Their Backs is a wise and tender novel about the clothes we choose to wear, the personalities we dress ourselves in, and about how they define us all
When I lived in modern times by Linda Grant( Book )
32 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,378 libraries worldwide
An unsentimental, iconoclastic coming of age story of both a country (Israel) and a young immigrant, Grant's first novel introduces an unusually appealing heroine, narrator Evelyn Sert, and provides an unforgettable glimpse of a time and place rarely observed from an unsparing point of view. Na ve and idealistic, 20-year-old Evelyn, an incipient Zionist, leaves London for Palestine in April 1946 under false pretenses. Devoid of useful skills, she barely survives a stint on a kibbutz. Later, in Tel Aviv, she gets a job in a hairdressing salon, passing herself off as Priscilla Jones, the wife of a British soldier. To her neighbors she acknowledges that she's a Jew, but she's puzzled that she has more in common with the British colonials than with the motley collection of Jews from many lands and widely disparate religious, social and economic backgrounds, all of them busy reinventing themselves. After falling in love with a chameleon-like man she knows as Johnny, who impersonates a British army officer, she's not really surprised to find that he's a terrorist with the Irgun underground, working cold-bloodedly to end the British Mandate. Unwittingly, Evelyn gives Johnny information that results in violence. The quiet force of this astonishingly mature novel comes in watching Evelyn's simplistic worldview gradually give way to disillusionment as she becomes aware of the moral ambiguities and paradoxes on all sides. Readers will be struck by the timeliness of Grant's narrative, for she captures the excitement and danger of a volatile society and the desperate measures of a homeless people convinced that they must create a state. The implications of this cautionary tale keep unfolding even after the bittersweet denouement
We had it so good : a novel by Linda Grant( Book )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
Reflecting on his wild 1970s youth, unexpectedly long-term marriage, and inability to understand his children, Stephen Newman approaches late middle age at the turn of the century only to see his successes crumbling in revelatory ways
Still here by Linda Grant( Book )
26 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 590 libraries worldwide
Alix Rebick, midaldrende, single, jøde og let kynisk, vender hjem til sin moders dødsleje i Liverpool, og dermed også moderens sidste ønske: få familiens ansigtscreme-fabrik i Dresden tilbage; samtidig møderAlix den amerikanske arkitekt Joseph Shields
Sexing the millennium : women and the sexual revolution by Linda Grant( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
On the heels of heated debate about the backlash against women, Grant examines the rise in violent sex crimes, the prevalence of misogyny, the brutality of porn, and the rarer but compelling phenomenon of violent female response. Emerging from the failed attempt to merge male and female into something androgynous and liberated, and from a lack of interest in co-opting traditional male pleasure forms, women are reconstructing their weapons and desires
The thoughtful dresser : the art of adornment, the pleasures of shopping, and why clothes matter by Linda Grant( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
"The Thoughtful Dresser" is a thinking woman's guide to her relationship with clothes, how to dress to look her best, and why it matters
Remind me who I am, again by Linda Grant( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 289 libraries worldwide
In 1993 Linda Grant's mother, Rose, was diagnosed with multi-infarct dementia. With Rose's memory deteriorating, a whole world was in the process of being lost. This book looks at the issues of identity, memory & autonomy that dementia raises
The cast iron shore by Linda Grant( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
The clothes on their backs by Linda Grant( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
"In a red brick mansion block off the Marylebone Road, Vivien, a sensitive, bookish girl grows up sealed off from both past and present by her timid refugee parents. Then one morning a glamorous uncle appears, dressed in a mohair suit, with a diamond watch on his wrist and a girl in a leopard-skin hat on his arm. Why is Uncle Sandor so violently unwelcome in her parents' home?"--Publisher's website
Well said : pronunciation for clear communication by Linda Grant( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Offering a lively and communicative approach for increasing pronunciation and speaking skills, Well Said second edition provides students with the pronunciation and speaking tools they need to communicate in social, academic, business, and professional settings
The thoughtful dresser by Linda Grant( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
We had it so good by Linda Grant( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
American Rhodes scholar Stephen Newman remains in England to avoid the Vietnam War. He marries an Englishwoman, and together they raise their family, experiencing all the cultural and personal touchstones of the Baby Boomer generation
The people on the street : a writer's view of Israel by Linda Grant( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and French and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Upstairs at the party by Linda Grant( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Well said : advanced English pronunciation by Linda Grant( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
We zijn er nog by Linda Grant( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Een man en een vrouw van middelbare leeftijd bouwen met vallen en opstaan een relatie op
Well said [pronunciation for clear communication] by Linda Grant( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Designed for adult learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) at the high intermediate to advanced level
Random access murder by Linda Grant( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Well said intro : [pronunciation for clear communication] by Linda Grant( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Provides beginning to intermediate students with pronunciation and speaking skills to communicate in social, academic, and professional settings
Remind me who I am, again by Linda Grant( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
A story of the trauma of a total memory loss and a second generation's lack of identity whose parents have erased their past
 
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Alternative Names
Grant, Linda
Грант, Линда 1951-
Languages
English (190)
Spanish (6)
Dutch (6)
French (4)
Chinese (2)
Italian (2)
Vietnamese (1)
Turkish (1)
Polish (1)
Russian (1)
Czech (1)
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