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Hunter, Adriana

Works: 60 works in 176 publications in 1 language and 13,958 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Young adult works  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PQ2625.A95, 843.92
Publication Timeline
Publications about Adriana Hunter
Publications by Adriana Hunter
Most widely held works by Adriana Hunter
When I was a soldier : a memoir by Valérie Zenatti( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,327 libraries worldwide
The story of one girl's experience in the Israeli national army where strict routines, grueling marches, poor food, and lack of sleep are the norm, but service has its rewards as well
Once on a moonless night by Sijie Dai( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,400 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of the search for an ancient silk scroll inscribed with a lost Buddhist sutra, and one woman's search for her lost love
The girl who played go by Sa Shan( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
In a remote Manchurian town in the 1930s, a sixteen-year-old girl is more concerned with intimations of her own womanhood than the escalating hostilities between her countrymen and their Japanese occupiers. While still a schoolgirl in braids, she takes her first lover, a dissident student. The more she understands of adult life, however, the more disdainful she is of its deceptions, and the more she loses herself in her one true passion: the ancient game of go. Incredibly for a teenager-and a girl at that-she dominates the games in her town. No opponent interests her until she is challenged by a stranger, who reveals himself to us as a Japanese soldier in disguise. They begin a game and continue it for days, rarely speaking but deeply moved by each other's strategies. As the clash of their peoples becomes ever more desperate and inescapable, and as each one's untold life begins to veer wildly off course, the girl and the soldier are absorbed by only one thing-the progress of their game, each move of which brings them closer to their shocking fate. In The Girl Who Played Go, Shan Sa has distilled the piercing emotions of adolescence into an engrossing, austerely beautiful story of love, cruelty and loss of innocence
Fear and trembling by Amélie Nothomb( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
This stunningly funny novel about the gap between East and West, and the story of a young Western woman who falls straight into it through her job for a Japanese corporation, was a sensation in France, where it sold half a million copies and won the Grand Prix de l'Academie Francaise and the Prix Internet du Livre
The conflict : how modern motherhood undermines the status of women by Elisabeth Badinter( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
In this book the author Identifies vulnerabilities in today's parenting models for women, arguing that current recommendations are imposing 1950s era limitations at the expense of women's health, fatherhood, and child independence. Progressive modern motherhood is seen as a threat to women's freedom. The author names a reactionary shift that is intensely felt but has not been clearly articulated until now, a shift that America has pioneered. She reserves special ire for the orthodoxy of the La Leche League, an offshoot of conservative Evangelicalism, showing how on demand breastfeeding, with all its limitations, curtails women's choices. Moreover, the pressure to provide children with 24/7 availability and empathy has produced a generation of overwhelmed and guilt laden mothers, one cause of the West's alarming decline in birthrate. The author has for decades been in the vanguard of the European fight for women's equality. In this book she points her finger at a most unlikely force undermining the status of women: liberal motherhood, in thrall to all that is "natural." Attachment parenting, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, and especially breast-feeding, these hallmarks of contemporary motherhood have succeeded in tethering women to the home and family to an extent not seen since the 1950s. She argues that the taboos now surrounding epidurals, formula, disposable diapers, cribs, and anything that distracts a mother's attention from her offspring have turned childrearing into a singularly regressive force. This work is a scathing indictment of a stealthy zealotry that cheats women of their full potential
Chez moi by Agnès Desarthe( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
At forty-three, Myriam has been a wife, mother, and lover'but never a restauranteur. When she opens Chez Moi in a quiet neighborhood in Paris, she has no idea how to run a business, but armed only with her love of cooking, she is determined to try. Barely able to pay the rent, Myriam secretly sleeps in the dining room and bathes in the kitchen sink, while struggling to come to terms with the painful memories of her past. But soon enough her delectable cuisine brings her many neighbors to Chez Moi, and Myriam finds that she may get a second chance at life and love. Redolent with the sights, smells, and tastes of Paris, Chez Moi is a charming story that will appeal to the many readers who fell in love with Joanne Harris's Chocolat and Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate
Enough about love by Hervé Le Tellier( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
Anna and Louise could be sisters, but they don?t know each other. They are both married with children, and for the most part, they are happy. On almost the same day, Anna, a psychiatrist, crosses paths with Yves, a writer, while Louise, a lawyer, meets Anna?s analyst, Thomas. Love at first sight is still possible for those into their forties and long-married. But when you have already mapped out a life path, a passionate affair can come at a high price. --publisher
Balzac's omelette : a delicious tour of French food and culture with Honoré de Balzac by Anka Muhlstein( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Balzac uses food and the art of the table as a connecting thread in his novels, showing how food can evoke character, atmosphere, class, and social climbing more suggestively than money, appearances, and other more conventional trappings. Full of surprises and insights, "Balzac's Omelet" invites readers to taste anew Balzac's genius as a writer
Alexander and Alestria : a novel by Sa Shan( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
A tale inspired by the mythological affair between Alexander the Great and the Amazon warrior woman Alestria finds them falling in love after meeting on the battlefield and struggling with political and cultural factors that challenge their relationship
The disappearance by Geneviève Jurgensen( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
A book of letters to a friend, in which Jurgenson discusses different aspects of her bereavement after her two young daughters are killed in a car accident, "The Disappearance" combines raw honesty with the solidly balanced craft of the French epistolary novel. An elegiac, lyrical memoir about living when your children live no more. What do you do, how do you live, when your two precious daughters are killed, their lives ended by a drunk driver at just four & seven years of age? How do you stay in a world from which they've been removed? How do you cope when you turn to them, & they are not there? Genevieve Jurgensen lost her two daughters a dozen years before she began this clear, precise, breathtaking book in an attempt to answer these questions to herself, to her friends, to the world. The outcome is a heart-stopping, powerful testament, in all its anguish surprisingly hopeful. While never forgetting her two daughters & the impact they had on her life, Jurgensen & her husband, Laurent (the moving portrait of their marriage is worth the price of this book alone), go on to have two more children. Told without an ounce of sentiment, The Disappearance will make you miss, for at least a passing moment, two lively little girls you never actually met- & thus have a sense of what it must be like for Jurgensen to miss them every waking hour, every day. It is a story, told brilliantly, of compelling & universal interest
A bottle in the Gaza Sea by Valérie Zenatti( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Tal Levine of Jerusalem, despondent over the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, puts her hopes for peace in a bottle and asks her brother, a military nurse in the Gaza Strip, to toss it into the sea, leading ultimately to friendship and understanding between her and an "enemy."
How I became stupid by Martin Page( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
"Tortured by the depth of his own intellect, plagued by his overwhelming sense of self-awareness and the moral implications of every action he makes, Antoine, a twenty-five-year-old Aramaic scholar, is at the end of his rope, with only one viable solution in sight: he must denounce his intelligence, by any means necessary. What follows in Martin Page's satire is an odyssey unlike any other as Antoine walks the streets of Paris trying everything from alcoholism to stock-trading to the prescription drug Happyzac in order to lighten the burden of his mind on his soul, and to fulfill his dream of becoming stupid enough to be a happily functioning member of society."--BOOK JACKET
Death in the Dordogne by Louis Sanders( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Members of the Caminade family keep dying in suspicious circumstances, and the doctor knows more about it than he's prepared to reveal
Climats by André Maurois( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
A man marries a beautiful but unreliable woman against his family's wishes and then drives her away with his possessiveness and jealousy. In a reversal, when he marries again, it is he who is the loved one but does not love in return
Noir by Olivier Pauvert( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
A man wanders the streets of Paris haunted by the memory of a young woman's bloodied corpse and tormented by the possibility that he was her murderer." "He rushes home, but his wife recoils from him, the neighbourhood he loves is violently hostile and when he looks in the mirror, he sees nothing. Terrified by the world in which he finds himself and pursued by the secret police, he has no choice but to flee
The woman in the row behind by Françoise Dorner( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
"Nina and Roger have a humdrum marriage, not helped by the pressures of their work running a newspaper kiosk on the shaded side of a busy street in Paris. Shuttling between her straitlaced husband, her selfish mother, the father she has never known, and her best friend who has - inconveniently - just split up with her brother-in-law, Nina one day decides to leaf through the girlie magazines she sells. She glimpses a world of pleasure and desire, and innocently believes she has found a way of rekindling something that may never have been there. As she explores her own longings and discovers how attractive she is to other men, how can she fail to win back the attention of the man she loves?"--BOOK JACKET
The unforeseen : a novel by Christian Oster( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
The unnamed narrator claims that he lives with a constant low-level cold, and that he inevitably infects every woman with whom he is in a relationship. He loves his partner, Laure, who has, for the past year, proven impervious to infection. As the two set off in their car for a friend's birthday party on the distant island of Braz, Laure is seized with cold symptoms. It shocks her, and the resulting chain of events, closely observed from the narrator's perspective, makes up the rest of the book
Life is short and desire endless : a novel by Patrick Lapeyre( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
A love triangle involving two men and a woman from different countries is challenged by marital strife and a possessive rivalry in the face of the woman's flighty inability to commit to either lover
Eléctrico W by Hervé Le Tellier( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
By the celebrated Oulipo writer, this brilliant and witty novel set in Lisbon explores love, relationships, and the strange balance between literature and life. Journalist, writer, and translator Vincent Balmer moves to Lisbon to escape from a failing affair. During his first assignment there, he teams up with Antonio'a photographer who has just returned to the city after a ten-year absence'to report for a French newspaper on an infamous serial killer's trial. While walking around the city together to take notes and photos for the article, they visit the places of Antonio's childhood, swap stories from their pasts, and confide in each other. But the more they learn about each other, the more their lives become inextricably intertwined. With a structure that parallels Homer's Odyssey, Electrico W recounts their nine days together and the adventures that proliferate to form a constellation of successive ephemeral connections and relationships
Someone else by Tonino Benacquista( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
"Who hasn't wanted to become 'someone else'? The person you've always wanted to be ... the person who won't give up half way to your dreams and desires?" "One evening two men who have just met at a Paris tennis club make a bet: they give each other exactly three years to radically alter their lives. Thierry, a picture framer with a steady clientele, has always wanted to be a private investigator. Nicolas is a shy, teetotal executive trying not to fall off the corporate ladder. But becoming someone else is not without risk; at the very least the risk of finding yourself."--BOOK JACKET
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