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Anderson, Alison

Works: 69 works in 242 publications in 2 languages and 19,534 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Sea stories  Suspense fiction  Nature stories  Short stories, French  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Contributor
Classifications: PQ2662.A6523, 843.92
Publication Timeline
Publications about Alison Anderson
Publications by Alison Anderson
Most widely held works by Alison Anderson
The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,366 libraries worldwide
Life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege and power are seen through the eyes of a 54-year old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl
Even silence has an end : my six years of captivity in the Colombian jungle by Ingrid Betancourt( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,533 libraries worldwide
Ingrid Betancourt tells the story of her captivity in the Colombian jungle, sharing teachings of resilience, resistance, and faith. Born in Bogotá, raised in France, Betancourt at age 32 gave up a life of comfort and safety to return to Colombia to become a political leader in a country that was being slowly destroyed by terrorism, violence, fear, and hopelessness. In 2002, while a candidate in the Colombian presidential elections, she was abducted by the FARC. She spent the next six and a half years in the depths of the jungle as their prisoner. Chained day and night for much of her captivity, she succeeded in getting away several times, always to be recaptured. The facts of her story are astounding, but it is Betancourt's indomitable spirit that drives this very special account, bringing life, nuance, and profundity to the narrative.--From publisher description
The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
An enchanting New York Times and international bestseller and award-winner about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl. Renée Michel is the 54-year-old concierge of a luxury Paris apartment building. Her exterior ("short, ugly, and plump") and demeanor ("poor, discreet, and insignificant") belie her keen, questing mind and profound erudition
Gourmet rhapsody by Muriel Barbery( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 934 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 734 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
The life of elves by Muriel Barbery( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 720 libraries worldwide
Two girls from France and Italy who possess uncanny respective abilities to communicate with nature and perform music at a preternatural level come into contact with magical and malevolent forces before meeting each other in world-changing ways
The circle by Bernard Minier( Book )
6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
"They find the boy by the swimming pool, dolls floating on its surface. Inside the house, his teacher lies dead. But he claims to remember nothing. June 2010. In the middle of a World Cup match, Martin Servaz receives a call from a long-lost lover. A few miles away in the town of Marsac, Classics professor Claire Diemar has been brutally murdered. As if that weren't disturbing enough, Servaz receives a cryptic e-mail indicating that Julian Hirtmann, the most twisted of all serial killers, is back, and hitting a little too close to home. With death and chaos surrounding the small university town in Southern France where he was once a student and where his daughter is now enrolled, Servaz must act quickly. With the help of detectives Irene Ziegler and Esperandieu, Servaz will have to uncover a world of betrayal and depravity to connect the dots between these gruesome murders that keep re-opening wounds from his past. After the success of The Frozen Dead, Bernard Minier plunges readers once again into a perfectly constructed, dark and oppressive atmosphere, driven foreward by a gripping plot, pushing the limits of the genre"--
Hidden latitudes : a novel by Alison Anderson( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 621 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 )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Camille is doing her best to disappear. She barely eats, works at night as a cleaner, and lives in a tinyattic room. Philibert Marquet de La Durbelliere is a stammering, erudite aristocrat who sells postcards outside a museum. One evening, he overcomes his own execruciating reticence to rescue Camille, unconscious, from her freezing garret, and install her in the large, ornate apartment he is taking care of downstairs. He already has an unlikely flatmate--the foulmouthed, talented young chef Franck, who is made more obnoxious by guilt about his beloved grandmother--who in turn forms an unlikely bond with hes new friends. Apart, they may be hopeless, but together, this curious, damaged little quartet may be able to face the world
Onitsha by J.-M. G Le Clézio( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 528 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 )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 445 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."--Jacket
Hygiene and the assassin by Amélie Nothomb( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 353 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
Tokyo fiancée by Amélie Nothomb( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 330 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 330 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 301 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 portr
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Alternative Names
Anderson, Alison G. 1965-
English (80)
Spanish (1)
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