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Kavenna, Joanna

Works: 8 works in 67 publications in 6 languages and 2,558 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6111.A88, 823.92
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Publications about Joanna Kavenna
Publications by Joanna Kavenna
Most widely held works about Joanna Kavenna
Most widely held works by Joanna Kavenna
Inglorious : a novel by Joanna Kavenna( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 812 libraries worldwide
A darkly comic novel about a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown, set against the backdrop of a London awash with faithless lovers, cutthroat strivers, and so-called friends One day successful young journalist and dedicated urbanite Rosa Lane sends her boss an e-mail that says "I quit" and then walks out of her job. She can't explain why--not to Liam, who's lived with her for years; not to her friends; not to her anxious, recently widowed father. All Rosa knows is that she needs to find enlightenment, to somehow understand her mother's death and do more than just earn her living. Thus begins the piercingly wise and bitingly funny odyssey of Rosa Lane. Along the way, she is deceived by her lover, evicted by her roommate, threatened by her bank manager, picked over by prospective employers, befuddled by philosophy, and tormented by omnivorous London. Brought very low indeed, Rosa in her desperation makes a final assault on those who have done her wrong, leading to the beginning of her return to normality--whatever that is. In a remarkable fiction debut, Joanna Kavenna displays lacerating wit, a perfect eye for social hypocrisies, and great depths of compassion to create a triumphant modern heroine
The birth of love : a novel by Joanna Kavenna( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 620 libraries worldwide
In Vienna, 1865, a physician is ridiculed for his claim that unwashed doctor's hands are the cause of childhood fever. In present day London, a young woman plans for a home birth, unprepared for the trials she is about to endure. Somewhere in 2153, when humans are birthed and raised in breeding farms, a woman is on trial for concealing a pregnancy.--From publisher's description
Come to the edge by Joanna Kavenna( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 235 libraries worldwide
A young woman tells the story of her decision to take a break from suburban life by moving to a shambolic, draughty farmhouse in a scenic country valley. Along with the farmhouse comes a new companion, a widowed survivalist called Cassandra White. Her crazy, utopian dream is to stop rich city-dwellers buying up rural second homes. Others who become involved include a banker - and scores of poor and elderly people with nowhere to go
The ice museum : in search of the lost land of Thule by Joanna Kavenna( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Joanna Kavenna has tried to unravel the myth of Thule and to find out just where, if ever, it was. Weaving the history of those who claimed to have found it with her own passion for cold snowy wastes, and erudite observation, Kavenna takes a terrific meandering journey that will delight and inspire. Originally published: London: Viking, 2005
Cassandras Zorn : Roman by Joanna Kavenna( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Derivă by Joanna Kavenna( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Romanian and held by 1 library worldwide
The ice museum by Joanna Kavenna( Book )
in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Zrození lásky by Joanna Kavenna( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Czech and held by 1 library worldwide
English (57)
German (3)
Czech (2)
Romanian (1)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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