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Anderson, Alison

Overview
Works: 51 works in 158 publications in 1 language and 14,506 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Sea stories  Nature stories  Humorous stories  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PQ2662.A6523, 843.92
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Alison Anderson
Publications by Alison Anderson
Most widely held works by Alison Anderson
The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 2,742 libraries worldwide
The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant, Kakuro Ozu
The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,243 libraries worldwide
The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant, Kakuro Ozu
The confidant : [a novel : secrets can be keep forever] by Hélène Grémillon( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 929 libraries worldwide
Through a series of condolence letters from an unknown correspondent, Camille Werner learns she may be the daughter of Annie and Louis, two teenage friends who lived in a small French town on the cusp of WWII. Set in Paris, 1975
Gourmet rhapsody by Muriel Barbery( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 830 libraries worldwide
A great food critic who can make or destroy the reputation of a chef with a stroke of his pen, Pierre Arthens faces his imminent death by trying to recall the one perfect flavor he sampled in his youth, a flavor that he believes forms the ultimate truth of his life
A novel bookstore by Laurence Cossé( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
A mysterious death, unusual car accident, and anonymous threats have one thing in common-- the victims are all members of the Good Novel bookstore's secret selection committee. Set in Paris, this tale combines mystery, romance, and French theology and literature
Hidden latitudes : a novel by Alison Anderson( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
The story of the aviatrix Amelia Earhart, some 40 years after her disappearance on her round-the-world flight. It is told as she spies on a young couple, repairing their boat on her island while sailing in the Pacific. She never reveals herself. A first novel
Hunting and gathering by Anna Gavalda( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
It is the captivating, funny, tenderly ironic story of a collection of misfits in contemporary Paris? a near-anorexic artist, a chef, his granny, and a sad-sack aristocrat? who together become something more than the sum of their parts and make for a perfect novel. Camille is doing her best to disappear. She barely eats, works at night as a cleaner, and lives in a tiny attic room. Philibert Marquet de La Durbellière is a stammering, erudite aristocrat who sells postcards outside a museum. One evening, he overcomes his own excruciating reticence to rescue Camille, unconscious, from her freezing garret, and install her in the large, ornate apartment he is caretaking downstairs. He already has an unlikely flatmate, the foul-mouthed, talented working-class young chef, Franck. Together, this curious, damaged quartet may be able to face the world
Onitsha by J.-M. G Le Clézio( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
A novel on white colonialism in Africa through the eyes of Fintan, a 12-year-old boy who joins his parents in Nigeria. He meets an African boy his age and participates in the world of the Africans, contrasting it with the world of the whites
Darwin's wink : a novel of nature and love by Alison Anderson( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
"Two naturalists find unexpected love as they work to save a rare bird species on an island off the coast of Mauritius. Both are haunted by old ghosts and hardened by past tragedies. Fran mourns the mysterious death of her Mauritian lover; Christian, a former International Red Cross worker, has recently arrived from Bosnia, where the woman he loved disappeared during the war. As the two of them slowly learn to trust again, they must also contend with strange threats to the island that put everything at risk." "Darwin's Wink is a story that weaves emotional explorations of love, fertility, evolution, and survival - all against an exotic, lush island setting. This is a book for the readers of Andrea Barrett, Barbara Kingsolver, and other writiers who marry story and nature."--BOOK JACKET
Hygiene and the assassin by Amélie Nothomb( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a reclusive and dying Nobel laureate novelist who grants access to five journalists for interviews. What they find is far from the literary luminary they imagined
An accident in August by Laurence Cossé( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
On the now infamous night of August 31, 1997, a young woman's life is thrown into turmoil when fortune places her at the scene of the fatal car crash in which Lady Diana Frances Spencer, then Princess of Wales, lost her life. Scared and alone, she flees the scene of the accident. While there are no immediate repercussions resulting from her flight, as news of the tragic event spreads and TV stations, papers and radio talk of nothing else for days, she is assailed by a growing sense of guilt. Terrified of being found out, questioned, arrested, and thrown headfirst into a media whirlwind, she finds herself paralyzed by fear, paranoia, and a growing sense of remorse
Tokyo fiancée by Amélie Nothomb( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Amlie is a young language teacher living in Tokyo. When she succumbs to the attentions of a student--the shy, wealthy, and oh-so-Japanese Rinri--the lovers find themselves swept along by an affair that is as unusual as it is tender
Mondo & other stories = Mondo et autres histoires by J.-M. G Le Clézio( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
A collection of eight short stories in which Nobel Prize-winning author J. M. G. Le Clézio examines a longing for life outside of the confines of modern existence
The most beautiful book in the world : eight novellas by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
One of Europe's most popular and best-loved authors, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt captivates the reader with his spirited, buoyant style and enchanting stories that move effortlessly from the everyday to the fantastical. The eight stories in this collection, his first to be published in English, represent some of his best writing and most imaginative storylines: from the love story between Balthazar, wealthy and successful author, and Odette, cashier at a supermarket, to the tale of a barefooted princess; from the moving story of a group of female prisoners in a Soviet gulag to the entertaining portrait of a perennially disgruntled perfectionist. Here are eight contemporary fables, populated by a cast of extravagant and affecting characters, about people in search of happiness. Behind each story lies a simple, if elusive, truth: happiness is often right in front of our eyes, though we may frequently be blind to it
Love, the painter's wife & the Queen of Sheba by Aliette Armel( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
My mother never dies : stories by Claire Castillon( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
In these nineteen stunning, disturbing short stories, literary provocateur Claire Castillon dissects the darkest aspects of the relationship between mothers and daughters. A woman tries so hard to be friends with her daughter that she begins to revert to her own adolescence; another woman finds her mother engaged in an illicit affair with a man they both know too well; a daughter rattles off all the reasons why she's disgusted with her invalid mother but realizes through her haze of teenage hatred that she is losing the only person who tells her the truth. Stunning, shocking, unflinching, and ultimately tender, these stories force us to look at the worst and best of mothers and daughters. Castillon won't let us avert our gaze from the terrible and true, any more than from the beautiful and true--because it all reveals the depth of our need for each other.--From publisher description
The woman with the bouquet by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
In these short stories, Schmitt probes the paradox that events that shape our lives are often the stuff of dreams, yet nonetheless true
I loved you for your voice by Sélim Nassib( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
The story of the Arab world's greatest and most popular singer, Umm Kulthum, told through the eyes of the poet Ahmad Rami, who wrote her lyrics and loved her in vain all his life. Spanning five decades in the history of modern Egypt, this passionate tale of love and longing provides a key to understanding the soul, the aspirations, and the disappointments of the Arab world
French leave by Anna Gavalda( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Siblings Simon, Garance, and Lola flee a dull family wedding to visit brother Vincent, who is working as a guide at a château in the heart of the charming Tours countryside. For a few hours, they forget about the many demands of adulthood and lose themselves in a day of laughter, teasing, and memories
Three women in a mirror by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Despite the centuries that divide them, the stories of three young women--Anne, a 16th century mystic; Hanna, a young 20th century noblewoman; and Anny, a Hollywood star of the 2000s--intersect in surprising ways
 
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