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Drews, Kristiina

Works: 72 works in 124 publications in 1 language and 146 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Science fiction  Love stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction 
Roles: Other, Translator
Classifications: PR9199.3.A8, 813.54
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Publications about Kristiina Drews
Publications by Kristiina Drews
Most widely held works by Kristiina Drews
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in Finnish and held by 11 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of Grace Marks, a maid who murdered her employer and his mistress in Canada in 1843. A stablehand who was her accomplice and who claimed she put him up to it was hung for the crime, while she ended up in a lunatic asylum. The novel analyzes the question: was she actually less guilty, crazy, or smarter?
Oryx and Crake : a novel by Margaret Atwood( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Finnish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters
The robber bride by Margaret Atwood( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in Finnish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
From the extraordinary imagination of Margaret Atwood comes her most intricate and subversive novel yet. Roz, Charis, and Tony - war babies all - share a wound, and her name is Zenia. Zenia is beautiful and smart and hungry, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, needy and ruthless, the turbulent center of her own never-ending saga. Zenia entered their lives when they were in college, in the sixties; and over the three decades since, she damaged each of them badly, ensnaring their sympathy, betraying their trust, and treating their men as loot. Then Zenia died, or at any rate the three women - with much relief - attended her funeral. But as The Robber Bride begins, she's suddenly alive again, sauntering into the restaurant where they are innocently eating lunch. In this consistently entertaining and profound new novel, Margaret Atwood reports from the farthest reaches of the war between the sexes, provocatively suggesting that if women are to be equal they must realize that they share with men both the capacity for villainy and the responsibility for moral choice. The group of women and men at the center of this funny and wholly involving story all fall prey to a chillingly recognizable menace, which is given power by their own fantasies and illusions. The Robber Bride is a novel to delight in - for its consummately crafted prose, for its rich and devious humor, and, ultimately, for its compassion
Back when we were grownups : a novel by Anne Tyler( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Finnish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Beck Davitch looks back on her thirty-year marriage to Joe and her role as a mother and manager of the Open Arms, wondering if she is living the life she was meant to live and reconsidering her dedication to the family business
Ladder of years by Anne Tyler( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in Finnish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A runaway wife leaves one domestic situation, only to fall into another. She is Delia Grinstead, 40, of Baltimore, the wife of a physician and mother of three. One day she decides she's had enough of being invisible, moves to another town and gets herself a job--caring for a boy whose mother has abandoned the family
A patchwork planet by Anne Tyler( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in Finnish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A lovable loser tries to get his life in order. He is Barnaby Gaitlin, 30, the black sheep of a rich Baltimore family, ex-juvenile delinquent who specialized in housebreaking for kicks. He works for Rent-a-Back, moving furniture for old people, and dreams of having a future
Kirjavaliot ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Finnish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Avioliiton lyhyt oppimäärä by Anne Tyler( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Finnish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Finnish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Homer's Odyssey is not the only version of the story. Mythic material was originally oral, and also local -- a myth would be told one way in one place and quite differently in another. I have drawn on material other than the Odyssey, especially for the details of Penelope's parentage, her early life and marriage, and the scandalous rumors circulating about her. I've chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. The maids form a chanting and singing Chorus, which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of the Odyssey: What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in the Odyssey doesn't hold water: there are too many inconsistencies. I've always been haunted by the hanged maids and, in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself. The author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin presents a cycle of stories about Penelope, wife of Odysseus, through the eyes of the twelve maids hanged for disloyalty to Odysseus in his absence
My son's story by Nadine Gordimer( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in Finnish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A schoolboy playing truant bumps into his revered father coming out of a cinema with a woman
How I live now by Meg Rosoff( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Finnish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land. "Every war has turning points and every person too." Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she's never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy. As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it's a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy's uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way
Kolmas konstaapeli by Flann O'Brien( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in Finnish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The porcupine by Julian Barnes( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in Finnish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The deposed Party Leader of a former Soviet satellite country is on trial
Flaubert's parrot by Julian Barnes( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in Finnish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
In an Appalachian city recovering from a plague called the Crumble, Anna waits for her friend's return and the plague's sole survivor Rory finds his solitary life interrupted by Eugenio, who is investigating the cause of the catastrophe
Kirjavaliot : neljä lyhennettyä menestysteosta ( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in Finnish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Hullabaloo in the guava orchard by Kiran Desai( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Finnish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Fired from his job, the good-for-nothing Indian postal clerk, Sampath Chawla, 20, climbs a guava tree in search of contemplation and becomes a famous holy man. All of which proves his grandmother's point that the world is round and what goes downhill often emerges on top at the other end
The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary by Simon Winchester( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Finnish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The creation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857, took seventy years to complete, drew from tens of thousands of brilliant minds, and organized the sprawling language into 414,825 precise definitions. But hidden within the rituals of its creation is a fascinating and mysterious story - a story of two remarkable men whose strange twenty-year relationship lies at the core of this historic undertaking. Professor James Murray, an astonishingly learned former schoolmaster and bank clerk, was the distinguished editor of the OED project. Dr. William Chester Minor, an American surgeon from New Haven, Connecticut, who had served in the Civil War, was one of thousands of contributors who submitted illustrative quotations of words to be used in the dictionary. But Minor was no ordinary contributor. He was remarkably prolific, sending thousands of neat, handwritten quotations from his home in the small village of Crowthorne, fifty miles from Oxford. On numerous occasions Murray invited Minor to visit Oxford and celebrate his work, but Murray's offer was regularly - and mysteriously - refused. Thus the two men, for two decades, maintained a close relationship only through correspondence. Finally, in 1896, after Minor had sent nearly ten thousand definitions to the dictionary but had still never traveled from his home, a puzzled Murray set out to visit him. It was then that Murray finally learned the truth about Minor - that, in addition to being a masterful wordsmith, Minor was also a murderer, clinically insane - and locked up in Broadmoor, England's harshest asylum for criminal lunatics
Kedon kukat by Sarah Harrison( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in Finnish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The hottest state by Ethan Hawke( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Finnish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
William makes the transition from youth to adult and experiences the ardor and ache of first love
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