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Whiteside, Shaun

Works: 118 works in 346 publications in 1 language and 18,490 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Anecdotes  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Religious fiction  Science fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Illustrator
Classifications: PT2680.L54, 833.914
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Publications about Shaun Whiteside
Publications by Shaun Whiteside
Most widely held works by Shaun Whiteside
The last dragon by Silvana De Mari( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,948 libraries worldwide
Struggling to survive in a post apocalyptic world after his village is destroyed, Yorsh, the earth's last elf, must embark on a perilous quest to decipher a powerful prophecy and find the last dragon, who holds the key to saving the world from the Dark Age that has begun
The weekend by Bernhard Schlink( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
Reuniting in a secluded country home after decades apart, a group of old friends and lovers exchange clandestine judgments on their divergent paths and celebrate the pardon of one of their number, a convicted murderer and terrorist
The weekend by Bernhard Schlink( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
Schlink offers the tale of old friends who come together for a remarkable reunion. One of the group is a convicted murderer and terrorist, fresh out of prison and joined by his devoted sister. But another guest has remained true to the cause that might spell trouble for them all
The last dragon by Silvana De Mari( file )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Struggling to survive in a postapocalyptic world after his village is destroyed, Yorsh, the earth's last elf, must embark on a perilous quest to decipher a powerful prophecy and find the last dragon, who holds the key to saving the world from the Dark Age that has begun
The whisperer : a novel by Donato Carrisi( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
Investigators Mila Vasquez and Goran Gavila unravel the layers of a series of twisted murders that begin with the discovery of the severed arms of five missing girls who were abducted in broad daylight
Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Four individuals team up after a drunken evening and form an agency that delivers apologies on behalf of paying clients who have committed deplorable acts, a wildly successful company that is shattered by a new customer's brutal murder
Perlmann's silence by Pascal Mercier( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
Prominent linguist and widower Philipp Perlmann contemplates drastic measures when he faces exposure after plagiarizing a colleague's work for his keynote address at an important academic gathering in Genoa
Q by Luther Blissett( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 libraries worldwide
With Europe convulsed in wars over religion, a young theology student finds himself siding with heretics and the disenfranchised while confronting an agent of the Vatican who intends to hunt down and destroy enemies of the faith
1913 : the year before the storm by Florian Illies( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 776 libraries worldwide
"It was the year Henry Ford first put a conveyer belt in his car factory, and the year Louis Armstrong first picked up a trumpet. It was the year Charlie Chaplin signed his first movie contract, and Coco Chanel and Prada opened their first dress shops. It was the year Proust began his opus, Stravinsky wrote The Rite of Spring, and the first Armory Show in New York introduced the world to Picasso and the world of abstract art. It was the year the recreational drug now known as ecstasy was invented. It was 1913, the year before the world plunged into the catastrophic darkness of World War I. In a witty yet moving narrative that progresses month by month through the year, and is interspersed with numerous photos and documentary artifacts (such as Kafka's love letters), Florian Illies ignores the conventions of the stodgy tome so common in 'one year' histories. Forefronting cultural matters as much as politics, he delivers a charming and riveting tale of a world full of hope and unlimited possibility, peopled with amazing characters and radical politics, bristling with new art and new technology, even as ominous storm clouds began to gather."--book jacket
My father's country : the story of a German family by Wibke Bruhns( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 768 libraries worldwide
In August, 1944, Major Hans Georg Klamroth was tried and executed for treason for his part in the July plot against Hitler. Wibke Bruhns, his youngest daughter, was six years old. Decades later, watching a documentary, she saw images of her father on-screen. "I stare at this man with the empty face. I don't know him. But I can see myself in him... I know I resemble him. I know I wouldn't be here without him. And what do I know about him? Nothing at all." How could her patriotic family succumb to Nazi sympathies? And what made her father finally renounce Hitler? With letters and diaries documenting the story of her family, from the time of Kaiser Wilhelm to the end of the Second World War, she unravels her family's history-- the experience of being German in the last century.--From publisher description
54 by Wu Ming (Writers collective)( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
In Hollywood, Cary Grant has grown weary of cinema's glamour, but Her Majesty's Secret Service will break his malaise with a bizarre diplomatic mission. In Naples, Lucky Luciano fixes horse races and begins to lay the foundation for the global heroin trade. And in Bologna, a bartender searches for true love and his missing communist father. It is 1954--the height of the Cold War--and these three are on a path toward an intersection that will involve the nascent KGB, Joseph McCarthy, Frances Farmer, Parisian lowlifes, Marshal Tito, David Niven, James Bond, and a very special television set called the McGuffin Electric. This book is a political thriller, a comic spy caper, a romance, and a social satire.--From publisher description
Love life by Kluun( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
Love Life is an account of a terminal illness that is devoid of glitz or fake sentiment. Distressing hospital situations and spot-on characterizations of doctors and therapists alternate with the many heart-wrenching moments through the course of Carmen's illness, as both she and Dan come to terms with what commitment really means
School's out by Christophe Dufossé( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
In this brilliant and surreal French thriller, a teacher commits suicide and a colleague takes over his class of strangely unsettling children. A novel that skates close to fantasy, it is also chillingly observant about society and the children it produces
Napoleon's exile by Patrick Rambaud( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
"Patrick Rambaud closes his epic trilogy, which began with The Battle, winner of the Prix Goncourt and the Grand Prix Roman de l'Acadrmie Francaise, and The Retreat, with this stunningly intimate look at Napoleon. In 1814 Napoleon is racing back to Paris from the debacle of his Russian invasion. A plot afoot in the capital--to return a royal to the throne--succeeds, and Napoleon's marshals force him to abdicate and go into exile. Octave Senecal, Napoleon's loyal aide and savior and one of Rambaud's marvelous creations, tells the tale of their journey south through the angry, mob-filled countryside to Elba, a tiny island off the coast of Tuscany. Here Patrick Rambaud brings to life not the Napoleon of the history books, but Napoleon the man--a man horribly bored by exile, gambling with his mother to pass the time, spearing the occasional tuna with local fishermen, and fretting constantly that secret agents and murderers surround him. He is soon planning his escape, while in France his former soldiers spend their evenings drinking to the return of "l'absent." They won't have long to wait."--Publisher's website
Brother of sleep by Robert Schneider( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
The story of Elias Alder, a 19th Century German peasant who could not read music, but could hear and could imitate every sound in the world. He learned to play the organ and his concert--to which he arrived barefoot--was a sensation. Too gifted for his station, he committed suicide by not sleeping
Manituana by Wu Ming (Writers collective)( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
From the authors of the acclaimed 'Q', an epic novel about the birth of a nation and the extermination of utopia
Limit by Frank Schätzing( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
"In 2025, entrepreneur Julian Orley opens the first-ever hotel on the moon. But Orley Enterprises deals in more than space tourists--it also operates the world's only space elevator, which in addition to allowing the very wealthy to play tennis on the lunar surface connects Earth with the moon and enables the transportation of helium-3, the fuel of the future, back to the planet. Julian has invited twenty-one of the world's richest and most powerful individuals to sample his brand-new lunar accommodation, hoping to secure the finances for a second elevator. On Earth, meanwhile, cybercop Owen Jericho is sent to Shanghai to find a young female hacker known as Yoyo, who's been on the run since acquiring access to information that someone seems quite determined to keep quiet. As Jericho closes in on the girl and the conspiracy swirling around her, he finds mounting evidence that connects her to Julian Orley as well as to the entrepreneur's many competitors and enemies. Soon, the detective realizes that the lunar junket to Orley's hotel is in real and immediate danger."--Publisher website
The book of proper names by Amélie Nothomb( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
"From her beginnings, Plectrude seems fated for a life like no other. Raised by an indulgent and adoring aunt, she is a dreamy child who is discovered to have enormous gifts as a dancer. Accepted at Paris's most prestigious ballet school, Plectrude devotes herself to artistic perfection, giving dance her heart and soul - and ultimately her body. As her world shatters as easily as her bones, she learns to survive in the only way she knows how - by committing an act of deadly self-preservation her mother would have understood best."--BOOK JACKET
Red love : the story of an East German family by Maxim Leo( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
The gripping story, lovingly told, of what held East Germany together - and what, in the end, destroyed it. Growing up in East Berlin, Maxim Leo knew not to ask questions. All he knew was that his rebellious parents, Wolf and Anne, with their dyed hair, leather jackets, and insistence he call them by their first names, were a bit embarrassing. That there were some places you couldn't play; certain things you didn't say. Now, married with two children and the Wall a distant memory, Maxim decides to find the answers to the questions he couldn't ask. Why did his parents, once passionately in love, grow apart? Why did his father become so angry, and his mother end her career in journalism? And why did his grandfather Gerhard, the Socialist war hero, turn into a stranger? The story he unearths is, like his country's past, one of hopes, lies, cruelties, betrayals, but also love. In Red Love he captures, with warmth and unflinching honesty, why so many dreamed the German Democratic Republic would be a new world and why, in the end, it fell apart
The confusions of young Törless by Robert Musil( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Like his contemporary and rival Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil boldly explored the dark, irrational undercurrents of humanity. The Confusions of Young TOrless, published in 1906 while he was a student, uncovers the bullying, snobbery, and vicious homoerotic violence at an elite boys academy. Unsparingly honest in its depiction of the author's tangled feelings about his mother, other women, and male bonding, it also vividly illustrates the crisis of a whole society, where the breakdown of traditional values and the cult of pitiless masculine strength were soon to lead to the cataclysm of the First World War and the rise of fascism. A century later, Musil's first novel still retains its shocking, prophetic power
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